The cassette revival

8 Responses

  1. RAJ says:

    I hate the sound of the crackle from vinyl records. I hate the sound of hiss from tapes. I will never be a vinyl or tape "purist". I am one who embraced the digital age with open arms! I will never understand these two movements…but I have no problem with them doing it as it will never cause the digital age to disappear. Whatever gives them pleasure.

  2. Unknown says:

    So sales are up to 9 from 6?

    I hate cassettes. They are garbage. I loved it when they went away and I want them to stay away, hipsters be damned.

  3. BWSmythe says:

    In the UK at least cassettes, just like VHS tapes, could easily be found in charity shops for as little as 10p until recently, but in the last few years the shops have been asking that no-one donate them as they're impossible to sell – thus there'll be thousands of 'collectables' going into the rubbish. But I agree with the above: they were good at the time, but awful in retrospect šŸ™‚

  4. James Percival says:

    Apart from nostalgia I can't see the appeal either. Most pre-recorded tapes used fairly low grade tape. What do they offer that solid state formats like MP3 don't do better including accessing the music you want to hear? Vinyl I can understand because sonically a well mastered and pressed LP on a good turntable offers something CD can't quite match (and I hung on to my vinyl thankfully). But not cassettes.

  5. vagma says:

    I guess the next Big Thing will be Betamax.

  6. arrownet says:

    You haven't heard Sgt Pepper until you've heard it on wax cylinder.

  7. Terence Daniel Collier says:

    If you listen to Tomorrow Never Knows getting chewed up in a tape player it sounds like John is saying ""Wiggum forever, Barney never…"

  8. Unknown says:

    U.K. Beatles first issue paper label cassettes are as close as you can get to the Master tapes.

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