why are vinyl rips so hard to find, even those of very known albums? there are literally zero copies of Ben Frost's A U R O R A for example, even on what, and that's not the only one i'd like.
because it's a helluva lot easier to do a CD/WEB rip than it is to a good vinyl rip
depends on release too, if there's vinyl-exclusive tracks or significant difference in mastering (usually with older albums), someone's more likely to bother to rip it
Just go into Audacity and add a fucking noise track underneath if you're desperate for "muh crackle". Surface noise only sounds good when the album is designed with that in mind (Gas, for example). Highly digital music like Ben Frost sounds terrible on physical media.