Personally, I think CDs and MP3 players have ruined the concept of "listening to music fully". In the good old anicent days; with LPs (cassettes) and Vynil records, it was rather hard not to listen to an album fully. That meant bands had to create A+ materail from start to finish, if they hoped to have someone bother to buy or listen to their records. If they didnt, the album would be considered a failed effort by the band. Nowadays, thank to CDs and mp3 players, most of the albums out there are mainly consisting of 2 tracks which are hits and popular, while the rest of the album is merely a filler. That means an album usually has 9-10 average (at best) songs. Thanks to the function Skip, most people simply float by the fillers and listen to the hits (and sometimes they have every right to do so). another problem with cds, is the fact they allow up to 80 minutes of music, whil LPs tended to have a max of 50. This leads a band to not pick the best of their work to include in the album. They now have the ability to jam pack everything into the record, both good and bad material. Why bother? People will skip and listen to the hits only anyhow. and they will still pay for a full record. Ofcourse bashing CDs and MP3s is rather gfutile and silly. there is now way in hell I could be able to sustain a collection if it wasnt for mp3s. But, do you agree/disagree with the fact these features can lead to a downfall in musical essence & quality? Discuss.