Most of all I missed the moment when a piece of music transports you to a particular time and a place. You know the feeling. Three bars in and you can smell the car seat, see the friend’s silhouette in the sun, feel the frosty night, hear the traffic of a foreign city, shudder with relief that a break-up is over. I wanted these associations again.
Very nice and informative read from the folks at The Telegraph. I know that ever since I've owned an iPod I now have a tendency to immediately rip new purchases to iTunes as soon as I get home. I may listen to a new CD on the way home from the record store which is oftentimes the only time new purchases get listened to in their entirety. Of course, that is not true across the board but unfortunately, most of the time it is.
On a very similar note, Johnny Marr weighs the experience of listening to mp3's against that of listening to entire albums on vinyl in this clip that was recently posted on the Record Store Day website.