I know, I know, I’m at risk of sounding like an oldster. First the books and now the music. But I care not – I am loud and proud on this one – physical format music forever! That feeling when you buy a new cd – ahhhh! It’s the getting home and admiring the cover. . .
It’s listening to it whilst opening up the case and removing the sleeve. What’s inside? Maybe it’s the lyrics
Maybe it’s amazing artwork. Maybe it’s the ‘thank you’s’.
Either way it’s usually a band you love and you want to see what they have added to their already great music for your perusal. My argument for physical format with music does not fall foul of the ‘well it’s more convenient’ camp. For a cd can be brought home, touched, loved and enjoyed and then uploaded to the computer / iPod / generic mp-whatever player. It’s the best of both worlds.
Now there may be doubters reading who’s stance is ‘Why buy a whole album when I can buy just the songs I love for less? It gives me greater choice!’ To you I say ‘SILENCE!’ Stop! Think! There are tracks on every album that any of us have bought where’s there’s a gem of a track that one would not have discovered had it not been for the listening to the whole album. You download a track and you get the music, you buy a cd and you buy the music and get the cd, the artwork, the whole tactile experience. And my how tactile they can be. . .