The current mainstream music device has replaced CDs with smartphones. With a subscription system, you can listen to almost all music anytime, anywhere for about 1000 yen a month.
This subscription is convenient, the sales of CDs etc. are falling, and the opportunity to buy music directly is decreasing. I also use this subscription to listen to music, but I feel that the value of music is low.
However, the retro boom has arrived as if going back in time. The retro boom is the renewal of the culture of the 80’s in modern times. For example, in fashion, the clothes of the parents’ generation a long time ago were popular, and old public baths, coffee shops, and film cameras were popular in shops.
Meanwhile, records became popular in music culture. There are many reasons to choose records in this digital age. The first is that the album jacket is big and fashionable. LP record jackets are about twice as large as CDs, and they come in a variety of materials, with various gimmicks hidden depending on the item.
The second is that it is cheap. Basically, it is often purchased second hand, so if it is cheap, you can buy it from a few hundred yen. The third is that preservation is effective. If stored properly, it will have a longer life than a CD. Finally, the good thing I think is that it takes time and effort. Therefore, I can listen to music firmly with that effort.
Here are some recommended albums.
David bowie/Scary monsters(1980)
This album is my favorite jacket. The first song begins with a Japanese narration, with a guitar with an unpleasant tone. However, it is a fun album that the tone of the song changes at once with the next song, and it is hard to understand.
Soft machine/The soft machine(1968)
This is the album I want most now. This jacket has a gimmick, and when you turn the gear, the face of the band member comes out.
Emerson, Lake & palmer/Pictures At an Exhibition(1971)
It’s a live album, and arranging classic and orchestra with band sound. Each blank picture on the jacket has a song title.