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Vinyl Gore is the internet trend where people share photos of disfigured records

Ever ordered a record that arrives broken in the mail? Or left your vinyl next to a radiator for too long? That's Vinyl Gore

  • Mixmag
  • 18 March 2021
Vinyl Gore is the internet trend where people share photos of disfigured records

Vinyl Gore is the internet trend where people share photos and video footage of disfigured records.

This community of brilliantly self-deprecating vinyl diehards lives in the Vinyl Gore subreddit where tales of warped, snapped and smashed records are posted and commented on with plenty of dry humour and withering Discogs rating references.

Ever ordered a record that arrives broken in the mail? Or left your vinyl next to a radiator for too long? That's Vinyl Gore and the weathered souls who've been through it all before are here to help you through your pain.

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Trust reddit to house a community that understands the disappointment of a seriously bent sleeve or 12" that's been bent beyond the forces of gravity.

The subreddit isn't for the faint of heart due to the amount of smashed up vinyl on display.

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But it will help you through the dark times as there's plenty of advice on how to deal with dodgy Discogs orders, comforting messages from collectors who understand what it feels like to unpack a mailer only to find a thousand pieces inside instead of just one 7" and – when things get too terminal – lashings of lovingly acerbic internet humour.

Remember – it happens to the best of us!

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