Does anybody buy CD’s anymore in this age of downloading?  The reason I ask is that, recently out of frustration in looking for a certain ONE song in my mp3 databank of 5000+, I bought a CD. 

Unbelievably, I bought Trace Adkins.  Don’t ask me why.  I think it’s his song, “You’re Gonna Miss This“, which was my ex-husband’s ring tone, because NO one puts baby in the corner…but I digress.  I ended up listening to the whole thing, and liked some of it.

In this age of downloaded bits, I never get to hear all of the songs I would never download, because I’m looking for ONE song only, and believe me, I have a boatload of crap CDS, that had I not joined Columbia House, I would have never bought. 

Think about it.  My sister and I used to listen to the Eagles’ 8 Track of their Greatest Hits, and we knew when the song would get that CLUNK sound when it was changing tracks.  Remember this album? 

  Hotel California really told a STORY.  What if I had downloaded only ONE song from that album…maybe Hotel California….but I would have missed Wasted Time, or Pretty Maids All In A Row

 Do you know these songs in order?  I do.  I was in 6th grade, and we listened to this over and over and over.  We didn’t have the luxury of lifting the needle…well, we did but really you just played it.  As it was meant to be heard.  Maxwell’s Silver Hammer would have been completely missed in today’s downloading climate.

So, what am I doing?  Buying CDs.  I just bought No Line On the Horizon, U2’s latest effort.  Beautiful.  I don’t know if the youtube I posted is currently on the radio’s playlist, but I’m sure glad I didn’t miss it. 

Give it a listen.  Then go pull out a whole CD and listen to it the way the artist arranged it.

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4 thoughts on “CD Love

  1. I love this post! But I do have to say for some reason my parents used to listen to the Eagles album when i was growing up, and it gave me nightmares. Is that weird?

  2. I love listening to entire albums, and I still buy them. What I love that I can do now is hear a song I like, go check out the band/singer’s myspace page or actual webpage, and hear several of their songs before I decide to buy the entire album.

    There are few things better than an entire album you can listen to over and over again!

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