I swear, I used to be cool. There was a time I cared a lot about music, which is the thing you care about when you’re cool. And now I’m old and not cool and don’t really care anymore and I mostly just listen to the radio or the Spotify top 50 while I’m at the gym. And even though I don’t care, I still have a box of my old CDs under my bed that I haven’t touched in years.
This box represents my musical taste from high school and college, approximately 1996–2004. It’s horrible. I’m deeply embarrassed by this box. At the time, I thought I had very cool taste in music, but a lot of that era has not aged well, and some of the buzzy bands of the early aughts have faded into obscurity (Longwave, anyone?). I’ll be blunt: There’s a lot of mid-’90s ska revival… More at BuzzFeed.
I know a few people who still buy all of their music on CD. For starters, they see more value in having a physical product and secondly, they just love CDs.
I own no CDs at all now apart from my Queen collection. All of my music if digital and it’s starting to get to the point that I am only streaming it these days. I own little music which is kind of sad.