In one of SM's most recent blog posts , he talks about buying a ton of vinyl for CDs he already has. This is definitely cool, as I'm in the process of doing the same thing. But many of the LPs he's buying are really new (past 10-15 years), and this reminded me of a conversation I had a few months back.
I was talking to my friend Oresti, a student at the NYU Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music, and he mentioned to me his disdain for buying vinyl on albums recorded digitally. He said, "You should buy the format for which the recording intended. Digital recordings are meant to be put on a CD, and they sound better on a CD."
This question isn't the typical "what sounds better, vinyl or CD." Instead, the questions are: how does the method of recording influence the medium? How does the medium influence the recording? And is my friend Oresti right in his statement?