VINYL: The greatest album you’ve never heard of

Andrew Heskins's vinyl obsession began early, with his parent's collection of Motown, pop and disco.

Then, in the 1990s, Heskins discovered acid jazz, a genre that was influenced by 70s funk and disco. Easy access to car boot sales and charity shops allowed Heskins to snap up older records for cheap. Now 43, Heskins has more than 8,000 records stored in his lounge and loft, which he estimates to be worth approximately GBP25,000 ($39,000). The value of the collection is, however, beside the point.

Vinyl offers a richer sound than CDs or digital, said Heskins, a graphic designer and founder of Asian film website “It became part of the   ...........

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