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This Floral Record Player Is Pretty, Not Gritty

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Today's pick comes from Racked Miami editor Ashley Brozic.

Crosley AV Room Portable USB Record Player, $160 at Urban Outfitters

I'm a die-hard Spotify Premium user, but I'm also nostalgic over the good old days of music. You know: when people used real instruments, not synthetic beats; when they made complete albums, not just hit singles; when you listened to songs as they were, not auto-tuned and edited versions. So for the past few months I've been itching to get a record player, and this pink floral Crosley portable player is at the very top of my wish list.

It's an Urban Outfitters exclusive, and at $160 it's not a bad deal for such a cool toy. You can play 7 and 12-inch records and can easily integrate your MP3 player to play those songs that don't have a record counterpart. It's also got a set of full-range stereo speakers, and it's small enough that you can carry it from the quiet confines of your room to the wide-open spaces of a block party.
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