A well-constructed defense of the compact disc

No internet required. No problem
Open deck. No problem
Open deck. No internet required. Insert disc. Press play. “The connection was cutting in and out, the volume was doing all kinds of strange things, and after awhile I just kind of got fed up and I said: ‘you know what, why don’t I just pull out one of my David Bowie CDs?’,” he explains. I’m always nervous about the streaming services and things being pulled off.”
Keep reading. No WiFi? It sounded pretty glorious and I thought, ‘why are CDs suddenly the worst thing ever invented by mankind?’” Browne says. “It was easy. “His death made me sad, but it also made me want to hear a lot of his music again. It sounded pretty glorious and I thought, ‘why are CDs suddenly the worst thing ever invented by mankind?’” Browne says. So I called up one of my streaming services to hear the Low album,” he recalls. “It’s interesting that people hate them so much right now.”
The beauty of CDs, he explains, lies within the reliability of the physical disc. He rediscovered the value of compact discs over streaming. Not to mention improved sound quality. “It was easy. Insert disc. That was always my fear. Not to mention improved sound quality. While I almost never listen to any of them–I’m too busy rediscovered my vinyl collection–I can’t ever see getting rid of that collection. It was in that moment that streaming technology failed Browne. Press play. It’s crammed with maybe 10,000 compact discs dating back to sometime around 1986. This article from CBC Radio articulates why. The death of David Bowie provoked an epiphany for Rolling Stone editor David Browne. “What if your hard drive screws up? No WiFi? I have a room off my office I call the CD Vault.
A well-constructed defense of the compact disc