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At the beginning of the last decade of the Twentieth century a new media for the storage and playback of music came into the picture The compact disc was a phenomenon of sorts causing people to completely rebuild record collections that had taken years to build It was a situation of out with the old in with the new There seemed to be no place for the vinyl records that had been so true to so many for so long Compact discs do have several benefits over the vinyl records of the past but there is also something about a record on vinyl that sets it apart from its digital counterpart Convenience is likely the most noticeable benefit that compact discs have over vinyl records They are easily stored in a binder or on a small shelf You can load some stereos up with several at a time and have continuous play of music for hours with out having to deal with changing anything The compact disk also brought the concept of quality sound out of the home and into the cars and walkways of the world something the cassette never quite managed to do Essentially for the busy lifestyle that was embodied by the nineties in America the compact disc made sense convenience wise Before too long the major record companies stopped producing vinyl releases of many of the albums they released in favor of the new cheaper to produce compact discs Less and less could you buy new releases on vinyl and even more rarely could you buy reissues of older albums If you wanted to listen to new music or a copy of past favorite you were left with compact disc as the only quality choice Therefore availability of new music became a strong benefit of compact discs Another commonly mentioned benefit of compact discs is there durability and easy of care You can play a compact disc millions of times and
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