Paul Hinrichs waxes nostalgic for the long-playing album:
This is the sound of a needle dropping on a vinyl LP. It lasts about 3/10 of a second and it’s still one of my favorite sounds. Big Jackets, good artwork, liner notes big enough to read.
While I miss album covers, I can live without the sound of the needle as it gets accidentally bumped and scratches across the record. There's an old Monty Python bit where, at the end of the side, someone screams "Not this record!" and then you hear the noise of the needle being dragged over the vinyl. I still shudder at that gag...
HInrichs goes on to rip The Church of Anthrax for computer playback.