Do You Still Showcase Your Physical Media Collections?

Do You Still Showcase Your Physical Media Collections?

Anthony Nguyen
May 27, 2011

It wasn't so long ago when we all owned CD towers and CD booklets, placed out in the open with loving care and pride. These days with iTunes and cloud music players taking the mainstream, however, it seems there is less and less of a need to hold onto physical media. For others, that's the exact reason why showcasing their collections is still so important.

We must admit there was something undeniably awesome about the feeling of going into a store and purchasing a CD, walking home with it as you browsed through the album art, and the act of placing the CD into the player and waiting for the experience to kick in. It was tangible. It gave you that feeling of ownership.

Digital media today seems to have lost all but the 'mixtape'-like features of previous generation's ownership attributes in the form of user-curated 'playlists.' We love the idea of having access to the entire universe of music right at our fingertips without having to own a 7000 square foot garage filled with physical media. But what about your favorite albums? Where can you show off your wonderful taste in music without letting people probe through your entire iTunes collection? Let us know what your approach towards physical collections is!

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[Image: Psykfallet, Ars Technica]

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