We have dozens of vinyl records. Those that I bought, I think I can remember where, when and why I bought them. I can remember the first time I played them. I remember the horror of scratches, dust and static.
I don’t have those memories with downloads. The digital convenience age, where instant gratification is god, comes complete with a memory vacuum. I have thousands of tracks on countless drives and I don’t remember what I’ve got.
Worse, I don’t remember why I’ve got them.
So when you next listen to a vinyl records, with all the technical imperfections, just remember, it’s perfect.