This picture (via Center Point Audio) illustrates the difference between digital audio and vinyl records - assuming they are done properly. When music is digitized, the original wave is sampled, meaning that it is measured over extremely short time intervals and stored as ones and zeros. In order to play it back, the processor must connect the dots again. As you can see, the result is akin to reconstituted orange juice at best.
Edit: How sampling works is not up for debate (unless you’d also like to debate gravity, 2+2=4, or whether the sky is blue). Yes, DACS do output a nice analog signal, but it is /= the original analog wave, no matter the sampling rate used. Death to false audiophilia.