You can ditch all your CDs, cassettes, vinyl. You can also ditch your stereo except for the speakers.
The above is from a web forum post I was following (spelling corrected), and the author or forum specifics aren't important but the point is, that's not where we should be.
Playing records is such a physical thing, the odd crackle almost enhances the experience. It adds character and memories of a time when that was all there was for listening to recorded sound. MP3's also aren't quite the same quality as CDs or uncompressed good quality sound, but that's not what my point is about.