Published on March 22nd, 2018 | by Alan Cross


Don’t ever do this. Ever.

For the last time, this is NOT and has never has been the plural of “vinyl” (Via Jason)



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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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2 Responses to Don’t ever do this. Ever.

  1. Doug says:

    If I saw that in a ‘record store’, I’d turn around and walk out.

    And that sentence has an extra ‘has’ in it.

  2. anon says:

    Don’t have a problem with ‘vinyls’. The vinyl generation gave up on the medium and so should forfeit title rights.

    We call them records, 78s, LPs, cassettes, 8-tracks, 45s, CDs, DVDs, tunes, downloads.
    Why wouldn’t they be ‘vinyls’?
    The 1995 genX flic Empire Records has neon signs in the store window and in store that say ‘Vinyls’ and ‘New Vinyls’.
    I can’t call them ‘vinyls’ because of my age. I would have a problam if I heard records being called ‘waxes’.
    I’m sure one of your writers has used ‘vinyls’ on this blog, it was fine.

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