RIP Cd’s

Get ‘em while you can my friends.. big labels are trying to kill our beloved cds.

I can still remember my first one: Britney Spears- Hit Me Baby One More Time.

Music just sounds better on a cd.. and no, I don’t mean that in a pretentious hipster and vinyl kind of way.

I have just always been one of those people who enjoys buying cds over downloading music.. probably because everytime I attempt to make a cd full of downloaded music it usually craps out after a few plays.

So naturally, I was floored by this news I read on the music site Side Line. The major record labels are planning to kill off the CD format by the end of next year to make way for digital downloads only. The only CDs that will go on sale through 2013 and beyond will be special editions and albums from the biggest artists..

The news has not yet been confirmed by any major record label.

Do you still buy cds? Or are you an ipod/zune/whatever/intergalacticplanetary/ digital all the way? What do you think about this predicted death of the cd?

I feel the sudden urge to hit up Best Buy..

More here (including a gut wrenching update) :(