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Music lovers lined up for blocks and sellers reported bumper trade on Record Store Day, a sign of the rebirth of vinyl in one bright point for the long-troubled recording industry.The United States is by far the largest vinyl market and saw 9.2 million records sold last year, up 260 percent since 2009, according to industry tracker Nielsen.Despite the rapid expansion, vinyl still counted for just 2 percent of the $15 billion global recording industry.Many audiophiles swear that vinyl offers a greater sound quality and are willing to pay prices than run significantly higher than CDs or digital music.Vinyl also offers an aesthetic value in an age where virtually all music can be found instantly online.
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