I think much of the 'experience' of music went out the window when the larger format of vinyl album covers declined. I used to really enjoy the album art, inlays and sometimes even a 12x12 book(let) with a new record. CD's still do it to a degree but you need a magnifying glass.
Sadly, most of my CD's are now digitised, including all of my classical collection - about 400 of the buggers or about 60Gb of files. The CD's now reside in the loft as we don't have space and the music resides on the PC, to be transported to phone, car and cloud as needed. It just doesn't sound the same, particularly with classical. Everything is so clipped.
Another problem with digital media is the transition between tracks on 'progressive' albums. Dark Side of the Moon, for example, has little gaps just as you're getting into the swing of things.
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