I used to want the product in my hands.
See the artwork, read the lyrics (hopefully), even go through the credits and look for surprises and quirks.
No longer though. When some were released as downloads only it removed the ability to have a perfect collection. Same with the cardboard cases (for me at least). I wanted all mine in jewel cases.
But the quality of digital downloads is the same.
For that reason I still collect DVD's as quality of downloads still varies.
Netflix etc has kind of helped with that, but I often wonder if I'll always have access to everything I want streaming.
In the end my DVD collection is doomed.
In the end everyone's CD collections will be quirky keepsakes.
Soon releases will be online only.
This isn't something I am hoping for, but just the way it will happen.
Hey mate. You love your music your way. That's what its all about. I'm with CureTheSane. I don't really need to have the physical object in my hands. I'm quite happy with digital. Far more convenient. As mentioned before however, there was a time before the digital (Internet)l revolution when I wasn't happy unless I owned the actual CD. Cassette tape recordings and CD burns were okay, but I had to have the disc. Thankfully I've well and truly gotten over that. As long as my files are tagged with cover art, I'm happy and so is my wallet.
Thanks for posting this mate. I have to say that I'd never heard of the guy before, but after some checking I've discovered thst he's quite prolific. Heaps of solo stuff and a couple of albums with a band called "Cyanide Scream". I've only just started listening to his back catalog and I like what I'm hearing. This guy rocks! Thanks again for the tip.
For me the keepers were
Cross My Heart
Otehr Than Me
Burnout To Fade
Life Is A River
Tesla are a weird band in that Jeff's voice is so unique and can be really abrasive, or quite delicate at times.
When I hear a new album, I generally find it pretty easy to know what I'll not like from first listen.
This posted song is an exception as I initially think it's average, but there is potential after a few listens.
Some nice melodies and interesting guitar bits in it that are unique enough to get my interest.
I have no doubt I'll find between 4 and 6 songs that I'll really enjoy on this.
I haven't bought physical CD's for years.
And purchasing greatest hits, best ofs, ultimate collections, etc electronically is pretty pointless when you already have everything electronically.
Admittedly, most of my HS is still CD, but I'll get around to ripping this and the rest of my collection one day.
In 5 years this is a moot post, as for the first time since their 'comeback' vinyl sales have declined.
this coupled with the massive decline in CD sales is just reiterating that CD's are the new 'Blockbuster'