Next time you pass by your favourite budget vegetable shop for brocolli, consider getting yourself a set of turntables. The German discount supermarket Lidl is now stocking turntables.
Coming with a pleasant price-tag (£50), thean all-in-one ION record player has a 3 Year Warranty, a playback system and is able to spin and convert 33¹⁄³, 45 and 78 rpm records. We have to say, next to that it’s quite a decent looking design. However Lidl is by far not the first supermarket to smell the vinyl resurgence, it begun with Wholefoods, Tesco, Aldi and Sainsbury’s selling vinyl.
In any case, the accessibility of vinyl players, means a growing demand of vinyl. As a matter of a fact, for the past 8 years in a row the vinyl sales curve in UK has only been going up. BPI even claims in 2015 vinyl sales reached the level of the golden 1994 – the years of Nirvana, Oasis and Pet Shop Boys. However producing vinyl is still accessible not for everyone, which may be said to serve the market of accessible art as a certain margin for the real talent.
In any case, the day Lidl starts selling turntables, consider vinyl as officially mainstream and so it is wonderful!