Kelly Kendall laments a casualty of the downloadable music age: the album cover. It started out as a 13"x13" cardboard 'poster', doubling duty as protection for fragile albums. Then shrunk to fit on 8-tracks, cassettes, and CDs...but now that songs are downloadable, requiring no sales packaging, and something is lost. Come to think of it: if you're a musician today, and devoting your songs entirely to digital distribution, who's going to run across an old copy at a rummage sale and hear you for the first time? Songs on a iPod are deleted as fast as attention spans wane, but the music doesn't end up in the basement for future generations to discover.
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