A FUNERAL NO ONE ATTENDED
The digital disc, which has been hanging on by a thread in the record store ever since the late ‘90s, has finally made its exit. They’ve been piled into the darkness of a storage unit somewhere in the city.
The CD racks have been removed from the space they inhabited at Record Breakers and a blank floor is waiting for the new vinyl racks in construction. Hipsters just don’t appreciate the digital quality of a CD, walking around with your CD player isn’t back “in”, and we really don’t know what to do with all the cardboard boxes filled with breakable, plastic jewel cases. Maybe we need to give it another ten years.
It’s a funeral that no one attended. CD’s are in the awkward space between being the latest technology (they’ve since been overrun by iTunes) and being “vintage,” and therefore trendy – a position currently held by vinyl, and for the diehards, cassette tapes. The good news – our vinyl space has doubled!
Come celebrate our growing vinyl collection on the grave of those old, out-of-date but not quite vintage CD’s – we’re getting new arrivals every week and buying more vinyl than usual to fill up our recent vacancies. We also buy + trade.