Maybe it’s the warmer, more realistic sound. Maybe in this age of increasing digitization, people want something they can touch, something not on a screen. Whatever the case, vinyl record sales are on the rise. Recent reports indicate that the public are buying records in increasing numbers as a higher fidelity alternative to mp3s.

CNN reports:

This spring, an employee intending to order a special CD-DVD edition of R.E.M.’s latest release “Accelerate” inadvertently entered the “LP” code instead. Soon boxes of the big, vinyl discs showed up at several stores.

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