We Can Agree to Agree
In his essay, "Can We Agree to Disagree," Peter W. Mitchell states:
Whenever I read a statement in The Absolute Sound or Stereophile suggesting that the LP is the most lifelike and natural-sounding music medium, I am both annoyed and amused. I have only to play an LP of a Brahms symphony from CBS or DG to make such an assertion seem ludicrous on its face. But I think I understand why my LP-loving friends and I disagree so profoundly, even though none of us are cloth-eared numbskulls.
PWM's three-part thesis is interesting. The funny thing is: I agree with him, but I still prefer vinyl.