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2.3 - Vinyl Record Sizes

In addition to different weights, there are three standard sizes for vinyl records: 7-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch. Each of these sizes of records can, as you might have guessed, hold a differing number of minutes of recorded music on each side. 

7-inch records often contain singles, whereas 10 and 12-inch records are album-length. 12-inch records became the standard for albums in the latter half of the 20th century and have held their place ever since. 

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