My TT back in the 70s was well above the 'LLoyds' fare. I had a higher end Dual TT with a nice cartridge that I immediately got rid of when CDs came on the scene.
Unless things have changed, it was easy to damage a record (clicks) just slipping it in & out of its jacket & that often would cause static build up (pops). Out would come my anti static gun & my anti static record cleaning cloth, ha!
Presently I don't use any fancy streaming or cloud stuff. When I want to listen to an album (or up to 5), I just put them into the tray of one of my 3 CD/SACD players - all take 5 discs - & press Play.
Each to his own...