This feature, more or less, is about the way we listen to music now &mdash how it's changed, how it could continue to change, and how it's stayed the same. And who better to ask than the artists releasing things on these formats and engaging with the medium? Of course, if you've grown up in the last twenty years with CDs and mp3s as your primary means of music consumption, some of the technical and cultural talk about vinyl and tape can be a little daunting or confusing so I've also asked the artists in this feature to drop some knowledge on some releases on at least one of the two formats that they think are essential for you to hear.
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MP3: "Sleep Forever" (Sleep Forever)
Crocodiles on Myspace