Last updated on October 5th, 2017
Remember when compact discs were the cutting-edge way to listen to music? Remember when we carried around portable CD players to school? The good old days!
In the early ’90s, the sound quality, ease-of-use, and affordability caused audio CD’s to explode in popularity. CD’s brought us new revelations that we never thought possible with music. We could now easily skip from song to song and search through each track. We could even program our very own playlist on each CD!
By the mid-’90s, CD’s were everywhere. They lined the shelves of music stores, replacing the nearly extinct vinyl records and cassette tapes. Every kid back then had a CD carrying case.
Unfortunately, it was a short run for this groundbreaking way of listening to music. Technology was advancing quickly, and the late ’90s would signal the beginning of the end for audio CD’s. With the rise of the internet, peer-to-peer networks started showing up, enabling people to digitally share music with each other. That evolved into digitally streaming music and digital music download services, which are the preferred way to get music these days.
Today, it’s tough to find many people who buy CD’s for anything other than nostalgic purposes. But, let us remember a simpler time when CD’s ruled the music world. Here is my collection of ’90s music CD’s: