By the time I was really old enough to buy music things had progresses from vinyl records to cassette tapes. I do remember when MTV first started and all the rap videos had cool dudes scratching that I tried to scratch on my dad's record player and wound up getting grounded for ruining his Thriller album.
Unless you are a DJ into old school vinyl the best use for old vinyl albums to you may be as dinnerware or possibly Frisbees. An artist by the name of Jeff Davis takes old unplayable vinyl LPs and turns them into bowls. You can get smooth or stepped versions depending on your style.The bowls are 12 inches in diameter and three inches deep and have a Mylar coating to protect the album label. While you don’t get to ask for specific artists records for your bowl, you can choose between music types like crooners, female pop, rock, and show tunes. Either type of bowl sells for $29 and looks pretty cool. Image via Eco-artware.com