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Tumblr of the Week: YVYNYL

Not that we're opposed to reading, but once in a while we want a straightforward summary of why an album is worth a listen. We're also interested in playlists with obscure artists we've never heard of. Plus, we appreciate some cool vinyl cover art when we see it.

We do our one-stop shopping for all of those things at YVYNYL.

More on what's awesome about this week's Tumblr of the Week after the jump...

Jeans Wilder, with one of the best album covers...ever?
The blog features an MTV Behind The Music section of sorts in which people write letters to YVYNYL explaining their music-making and listening process (these letters can be funny, or deeply moving).

There's also a wealth of music videos with some sick visuals and artistic pizzazz. In addition, they've got bands with cool names and even cooler album artwork (take Jeans Wilder, for example).

YVYNYL serves as an outlet for unknown artists to debut their music. There's even some shitty dubstep song that's an "ode to the 1995 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon, an American classic." Now I've heard everything.

On top of all of that, YVYNYL has well-selected mixtapes that you can download for free.

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Lenni Rosenblum