Important Questions Raised By...

The Stories Behind Homemade Mixtapes People Have Been Given

“If he knew me at all, he'd know I hate these bands.”
Daisy Jones
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Frank Ocean Shits on Your Terrible Product Release Strategies

His new limited-edition drop of 'Endless' transfers it from its original video format to VHS, CD, vinyl, the deepest corners of your mind.
Noisey UK Staff

How the Death of the CD Single Killed the Shit House Remix Forever

For a while, remixers like the Freemasons were on the b-side of every top ten CD single in the charts.
Josh Baines

What Does Your Preferred DJing Format Say About You as a Person?

Vinyl? USB? CDJs? What does it really say about you as a person though?
Josh Baines
Important Questions Raised By...

Does Anyone in the World Still Buy CDs?

We went down to HMV, Fopp and Rough Trade to ask people: why?
Daisy Jones
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New Study Suggests That Streaming Services Slightly Encourage Record Sales

The numbers are far from unequivocally strong but they're there nonetheless.
Alexander Iadarola
Who Actually Listens To...

Humans of the CD Street Stall: Who Still Buys Pirated Discs?

The Indonesian government's recent crackdown on online and streaming music websites hasn't seemed to have affected the pirate CD stalls of Jakarta.

This CD Box Set Looks Like an Incan Temple

Representing their collective cultural legacy in stunning CD covers, Youth Experimental Studio builds a 9-disc set for composer Manongo Mujica.
Nathaniel Ainley

We've Got Podcasts Now, So Are Dance Music Mix CDs Obsolete?

With such a wealth of online mixes, should we even bother with the humble CD?
VICE Thump