minor dilemmas of the modern age: iTunes is cheap, but I really do notice and appreciate the richer sound quality of cds. I remember missing the analog noise of tapes; nothing is so painful as the sharp edged noise of flattened out and compressed computer file music as $19 cds. it looks as though major retailers are disappearing. by all accounts the music industry is spectacularly bad at what it does.
my considered opinion is, to quote Nice Cave, iTunes goes "jingle-jangle" and soundscapes are worth double, yet I am willing to pay only 150%.
10 hours ago