Jennifer Otter Bickerdike is a familiar name in the world of pop culture. An academic, writer and historian, Jennifer remains enthralled by vinyl, and has embarked on a journey to share her passion - and the passion of like-minded stars - with the world. She has authored several books on the topics of music, fandom and celebrity cultism, such as Fandom, Image and Authenticity: Joy, Devotion and the Second Lives of Kurt Cobain and Ian Curtis (2014) and The Secular Religion of Fandom (2015).
Music is essential to life beyond the existential flatline of the day-to-day. Vinyl is its coolest messenger. That's why vinyl matters.--Henry Rollins To many, vinyl is indeed here to stay, which is what makes Why Vinyl Matters such a fun and timely celebration of the format.--LA Weekly A return for near death celebrated.--The Herald A chatty dipper of a book, aimed squarely at those of us who continue to revel in this classic format.--The Arts Desk If you still need convincing that the resurgence of vinyl is merely a passing fad then this is the book for you.--Northern Soul The care placed on every page of Why Vinyl Matters, reveals that we are dealing with a work done with love.--Rua De Baixo There are few back from the dead stories that are as impressive as the tale of the resurgence of vinyl records.--antiMusic Celebrates vinyl's rich history and promising future.--M Magazine London