Objects in Mirror

Is the album dead?

Posted at 3:47 PM on December 18, 2007 by Julia Schrenkler

Last week DJ Mark Wheat wondered if Led Zeppelin was the greatest band ever and of course people had a few things to say about that. This week Wheat's wondering aloud again. Is the album dead? Some excerpts from various replies:

"Hmm... I hope it isn't dead quite yet."

"I hate to think that the album format will die out but my kid's generation (early 20's ) have gone the way of downloading songs they hear instead of buying full length CDs anymore..."

"When the album dies, my relationship with music as a consumer will most likely die with it."

"I don't think the album is going extinct anytime soon. At least, I hope not. I understand that a band today can make an impact with just a single."

"I hope it's not dead. I find when I download a song, even an album, that it doesn't resonate nearly as deeply as when I have the physical product."

Weigh in and tell Wheat whether or not the album is dead.

Oh, and wondering if Led Zeppelin is the greatest band ever? After reading, counting, and considering all the comments, Wheat posted results.

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