I grew up listening to LPs. Vinyl disks that played just fine at at 33 rpms.
Then along came cassettes, and 8-track, and reel-to-reel; oh, so much better. In college I converted all my Rolling Stones LPs to 8-track cassettes thinking I was advancing with the crest of the historical curve.
Yeah. I threw those 8-track cassettes out recently.
What was the next perfect thing? CDs!
Yeah. I have lots of CDs, all of "albums" from the 60s 70s & 80s, but you know what, they practically all skip.
My LPs hardly ever skipped. This is progress, right?
Or maybe it's merely hype. I understand that there is burgeoning a return to turntables and LPs.
I shouldn't have thrown out all those clunky LPs in the 90s. I threw out my turntable earlier, thanks to my "understanding" of "progress."
So now I'm assiduously rubbing my skipping CDs with toothpaste (a mild abrasive) and hoping they don't chunk-chunk-chunk next time in my CD player as I sit waiting to be reminded of when I was young. I wish I was back in 1972 loading up my turntable with LPs, of which maybe one would develop and repeat a scratch on one track.