Rough Guides

Read our handy guides and how-tos, from music genre deep-dives to tips on vinyl care, re-sale and the best turntable setup.
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Rough Guides

A Rough Guide To: The Best Gift Ideas for Vinyl Lovers

Vinyl record sales have been on the rise for the last 15 years, even overtaking CD sales in 2022. A combination of OG collectors adding to…

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A Rough Guide To: Vinyl Cleaning, Restoration and Storage

Part of any record collector’s routine involves maintaining and restoring old vinyl. Over time, vinyl material can wear and tear, leading to the loss of…

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A Rough Guide To: Valuing and Selling Your Vinyl Records

How to value and sell your vinyl records - a guide Parting with a particular record can be hard for vinyl lovers – especially if it’s…

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A Rough Guide To: Sampling - How An Abstract Concept Evolved Modern Music

'Good artists copy, great artists steal.' - Pablo Picasso Words by Will Bradbury In the 1940s, Pierre Schaeffer pioneered 'musique concrète', an…

Turntable Setup: The Best Record Players & Speaker Systems from Budget to Professional

Guide written by Will Bradbury The enduring appeal of records comes as no surprise to us. In an increasingly digital world, having a physical relationship with…

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A Rough Guide To: Recycling Vinyl

Can You Recycle Vinyl Records? For decades, vinyl enjoyed its reign as the most popular way to listen to music. But with the emergence of CDs…

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A Rough Guide To: Contemporary Emo

Loud, blistering and emotional. The emergence of the term 'emo' seemed a clever label around the year of 1985, as spearhead bands such as…

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A Rough Guide To: Slacker Rock

...Just mere lazy lizards, sunning themselves in the Californian sun (no doubt the most slacker of all the suns out there). A genre which is very…