Tag: Compact Disc

  • Format Wars: CDs Versus Vinyl – Which Is The Least Rubbish?

    Format Wars: CDs Versus Vinyl – Which Is The Least Rubbish?

    The Great R.E.M. CD Hunt (Part 2) In the last article we asked some of the fundamental questions of the universe. For example:  With the re-release of Paul Weller’s Stanley Road for no less than £32.99, have we reached Peak Vinyl?  Are we doing the right thing selling our CD collections twenty years after we […]

  • Everything You Need To Know About Cassette Store Day

    Everything You Need To Know About Cassette Store Day

    “Music sounds great on cassette. I have a big collection of original albums on cassette from artists like Dylan , The Rolling Stones, The Byrds, MC5 & Suicide. I also have great compilation tapes I made to play on Primal Scream tours. Cassette is a cool medium to listen to music on. Warm and fat. […]

  • Can You Use Spotify And Still Be An Ethical Music Buyer?

    Can You Use Spotify And Still Be An Ethical Music Buyer?

    Calls to control a growing internet menace has reached fever pitch this week. “Protect the vulnerable!” goes the cry. It’s a dirty, filthy business everyone is agreed. No, not the government’s crackdown on online pornography, but the far murkier issue of the music industry, and the question as to whether Spotify is its saviour, or […]

  • Look Out For…Sweet Billy Pilgrim: Download Their Album For Free. Yes. Free.

    Look Out For…Sweet Billy Pilgrim: Download Their Album For Free. Yes. Free.

    Regular readers will know that my favourite album of last year was Sweet Billy Pilgrim‘s “Crown and Treaty”. I wasn’t the only one. Mojo Magazine slotted it neatly into their Top 50 albums, calling it an instant five star classic, and it made many other end-of-year lists. Simply put, it is a towering work of […]