Are music CDs making a comeback?

The compact disc gave us our first taste of digital music – and we loved it.

Upon its arrival in the US in March 1983, the sleek 4.7-inch plastic and aluminum disc – about the size of a coaster – promised crisp, clean digital music reproduction without the pop heard on vinyl records or the hiss of cassette tapes .

The CD had some flaws. The coffee table sized Vinyl cover and lyrics were lost due to the size of the new format.

And CDs were originally sold in not so environmentally friendly cardboard long boxes to prevent theft. The plastic boxes also had pesky little metal band seals called dog bones that required a razor-sharp tool to cut through.

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