Back in the day, Sab wrote:Now that we've got CD burners and MP3s, what's going to happen to the album? We're left trading, ripping, uploading, and burning singles; will there be any room for anything else? Increasingly, I find myself not even using my album or CD collection anymore—it's easier to fire up the MP3 player and listen to an endless random selection of my music. But this does not come without a price.
This topic keeps coming up. What 's the answer?
I know my iPod has changed the way I listen to music, but I've been trying to listen to whole albums (in order!) in it lately. Then after a while I just put it on shuffle and mix everything up. I think it's the only compromise that will work. Moderation. Singles in moderation balanced by albums in moderation.
But how will I feel when Apple opens up its music store to Windows users? We'll see, I guess.