There is a big trend out there now, and it is one that many of my friends prescribe to, where people are insisting that vinyl records sound better than their digital counterparts.
I’ll say this, they sound different. Vinyl sounds warmer, especially if you use an amplifier that utilizes vacuum tubes, and it has a bunch of pops and hums and all that stuff that is a sign of how imperfect it is. People find that shit endearing apparently.
Here is the flat out truth: if the album is short, like 30 minutes or less, and pressed on a 12” LP, then that album can have better resolution than a CD, or even a high density audio file.
But there are a lot of factors. The main one is that it has to be a short album. Anything pushing an hour and the needle has a lot less room to track the song, giving up fidelity and volume (you can go read on your own why that happens). The needle, just through the act of playing the album, creates scratches on it that reduce the fidelity. And let’s not forget that most people today are using a solid state power amp or a digital receiver to amplify the sound that reduces the quality.