There are thousands of vinyl records to choose from at The Sound Garden in Syracuse. And for Marissa Moore, that's music to her ears.
"I want that one too because I don't have that one either,” said Moore, a Syracuse resident. "I can't help but stop here whenever I get the chance to. I've been collecting for about over 10 years now. I have about 135 records which I'm definitely trying to expand more."
Moore isn’t alone in her quest to collect vinyl. The store's general manager Nick Shelton has his own fair share.
"I have about 1,500 records I've been collecting since 16,” said Shelton.
Classic albums have made a huge come back through the years as vinyl records experience resurgence from collectors and music lovers alike.
"I would probably say that even in December we had probably double what we sold in November,” said Shelton.
Shelton says as record sales continue to rise, CD sales drop.
According to the Recording Industry Association of America’s 2019 mid-year report, vinyl revenue grew about 13% in the first half, while CDs were about 1%.
If the trends continue, records could outsell CDs for the first time in decades.
"This makes me really excited that people are still into the medium and not just want to stream things on their phones and the computers,” said Moore.
Shelton says people of all ages are buying records and listening to all genres of music from the latest albums to the classics.
"To listen to a record is a bit more of an involved process than to hit play on Spotify,” said Shelton. “Looking at the artwork, the notes and all that, having to put it on the platter, drop the needle down."
"Just being able to take it out of the record player and switch it, there's nothing that beats it,” said Moore.
It’s a strong musical connection becoming a resounding favorite yet again.
According to the RIAA, streaming music still dominates the industry. Vinyl records only account for 4% of total revenues in the first half of 2019.