I think I've seriously ran across at least one article like this every year for the past 15 years, but nonetheless I love reading it every time (from today's Trib):
... in one of the more interesting comebacks in today's world of compressed music files and fingernail-size speakers jammed into your ears, the format of choice during the Reagan administration has become popular again, to a point, for a simple reason: vinyl sounds better.
In somewhat related news, I went over to Virgin Megastore on Saturday to check out how the clearance sale is going and while CDs were only down to 35% off (i.e. still not cheaper than Best Buy), they were clearing out a lot of the vinyl at 50%. Things were already looking pretty picked over, but there were some surprising gems still buried in the stacks. I ended up walking away with a beautiful 180gm gatefold copy of the Good, The Bad and The Queen record for only 15 bucks! If you're looking for vinyl bargains, I'd recommend getting over there ASAP, but if you're looking to pick up some cheap CDs you definitely should wait at least another week or so. According to the clerk that checked me out, store officially closes on July 14.