Hey man if you love tapes so much, why are you including download codes?
Listen I’m a realist. I know that most of you probably have phones the size of a cassette or smaller that carry say about 1000x more music on them. I’m one of these people too. It never ceases to blow my mind how far technology has come in such a short period of time. But portability and ease of use is for great for when you’re out and about in the world. On a subway. Hitting the pavement. Riding a bus. And so on. When you’re home you should have the luxury of sacrificing portability for sound quality. Too lazy to flip the sides of a record? Hey man get a tape deck with auto-reverse.
I can’t tell you how many times it happens that I’m listening to a digital version of an album on my ipod while running around with my day to day, and then I get to finally throw down the analog copy with a cup of coffee on a Saturday morning and it’s like I’m listening to something entirely different. Something better. Fuller. Wider. More Expansive. I’d be willing to bet that many folks would say they don’t care. They just want the music and that’s enough. I respect that too. I really do. But I’m giving you both options just in case. Give it a chance, your ears will thank you.