But then, he does have a format of his own to support...
Neil Young

Neil Young has long embarked on the search for perfect sound.

Taking meticulous care over each release, the songwriter recently teamed up with a number of technicians to launch his very own PONO music player.

Supporting the format with a series of interviews, Neil Young recently spoke to Californian radio show Frame.

Asked about the vinyl resurgence, the singer gave a less than complimentary reply: "A lot of people that buy vinyl today don’t realise that they’re listening to CD masters on vinyl and that’s because the record companies have figured out that people want vinyl. And they're only making CD masters in digital, so all the new products that come out on vinyl are actually CDs on vinyl, which is really nothing but a fashion statement."

However Neil Young did offer from praise for the resurgence, stating that "it's a great niche and it's a wonderful thing and I hope people continue to enjoy vinyl and it continues to grow because it's a good thing," but added that "this is a convenience-oriented society and vinyl is not a convenient thing."

So what's your view? Does Neil Young have a point? Get involved in the debate on Twitter.

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