Remembering The Days When We Had To Walk Uphill In The Snow (Both Ways) To Buy An Album

Jay Smooth on the lost excitement surrounding albums’ release dates, and the migration of the “event” that constituted an album dropping from the managed-by-labels excitement around going to a specific place on a specific day to the more chaotic, less social way that albums are “released” these days. I found myself nodding wistfully at a lot of his points, although I maintain that holding Radiohead up as a way to do things now is a bit of a trick for any band without a home base of rabider-than-rabid fans. [Current via Soup]