At least it makes my purchasing decisions easier

Flemish vocal goddesses Lais have released a new album. Unfortunately, what it’s released on is a shiny disk that may or may not cause music to be played if it is placed in a CD player. So I’ll wait for it to either go to mid-price or be released on CD. Instead, I bought the new Finntroll album Nattfödwhich had also just arrived in the shops. It plays in anything! And it’s quite alright even if it’s not as good as Jaktens Tid.

Seriously, I’ve had so many playback problems with the last batch of CDs that I bought that had so-called copy control technology on them that I’m losing patience with them even as cheap reissues of albums I already know to be essential. I won’t boycott them outright, but it’s a huge strike against any album if it’s unplayable in my discman or computer.