Vinyl sales led by millennials, Music Watch says

Resurgence for buying records continues

SAN ANTONIO – Vinyl records left the mainstream in 1991, courtesy of CDs, but to some it's as if they never left.

"I mean but they got a bunch of cool stuff," said Cooky Carreon, as she thumbed through records at Hog Wild Records and Tapes.

Carreon didn't know Aug. 12 is National Vinyl Day. She said she'll buy records, regardless, any day of the year.

"Vinyl. It’s old, it's original and doesn't scratch very easy if you take care of it," Carreon said.

A prominent consumer music research company, Music Watch, reported that 72 percent of people who buy vinyl are 35 years of age or younger. Cooky is in her 30s. She said her favorite music initially began as an accouterments to the big screen.

"I'm a soundtrack guru, so I'm actually looking for “Labyrinth” with David Bowie," Carreon said.

Like others shopping at Hog Wild Records, just north of downtown San Antonio, Carreon said there's just something about the feel of a record, its artwork and the intangibles that you can't put into words but that fit nicely into an album sleeve.

"Repeats itself, time repeats itself," Carreon said.

No clicks or downloads needed.

"A little simplicity behind it. I like it,” Carreon said.

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