Back in the early 2000s, I was in high school and would often drive over to Best Buy at least once every couple weeks to check out their assortment of DVDs, video games, and CDs. It’s where I bought my copy of Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory, which was glued into my CD player through my junior year. Those were the days.

I’ll admit, it’s been a long time since I’ve played a CD. Filling my computer with mp3s or streaming music on my phone has become way more convenient than clogging up my car with dozens of CD cases. I also don't miss taking a $20 gamble on an album that had only one good song. That being said, there’s still something I miss about buying an album, taking the CD cover out, and looking at the art or reading the lyrics while popping it into my car's CD player for the first time.

So while it’s not a surprise, it’s still a bit sad that Best Buy recently announced that they won’t be selling CDs anymore starting July 1. It really won’t have much of an effect on me as a music listener, but it’s still kind of a bummer to see something I grew up with going away. On the bright side, they’ll still be selling vinyl albums for a couple years if you’re into that.

R.I.P. Compact Discs. You were fun, even though you were pretty expensive for this former high school student.

Source: Billboard

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