They are gaining popularity in dorm rooms, at sleepovers and in living rooms. Flashy new vinyl records with a wonderful sound have come back, to the delight of music executives.

Many in the iPod generation are buying new turntables specifically for LPs. The new fans like the warm sound, but they also appreciate the elaborate album covers and liner notes that come with albums. They especially like sharing their music with friends as opposed to listening alone though earbuds.

Young people often rediscover LPs when they look through their parents’ collections and listen to one or two, only to discover music they may not have heard before.

Baby boomers are coming back to vinyl records as well. They’re not only rediscovering the sound but capturing a nostalgia for their youth.