Written by Nick Heer.

Forty Years of the CD

Daryl Worthington, the Quietus:

Just as much as cassettes or LPs, CD’s have qualities and quirks. And they also have affordances that make them ideal for certain kinds of music. But, despite being 40 years old, and gradually being replaced by downloads and streaming, they don’t seem to trigger the same nostalgia and whimsy.

What a great dive into the unique properties of the CD, and the ways different artists have experimented with what, on its face, seems like a cold and inflexible medium.