Toronto Mike

Ongoing History of My Music Formats


I started collecting music when I was about 9 years old.  In the very beginning, I collected both vinyl albums and cassette tapes.  I'm not sure when I stopped buying vinyl, but it was after 1987 because I remember buying a 45 of Billy Idol's live cover of Mony Mony.

I stopped buying cassettes shortly after getting my first CD player in 1988.  Then, it was all CDs until I digitized my CD collection in 2003.  Here's something I wrote here about that process of ripping my CDs to MP3s.

For almost a decade now, I've been an MP3 guy instead of a CD guy, but throughout my life I've dabbled in four different formats.  Here's 30 years of music change in 30 seconds.


What about you guys?  When did you switch formats?

[via Alan Cross]

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