Davy Minor on music consumption

From Ohmpark’s Top 2010 albums.

Technology, specifically enabling anyone to be able to download anything for free, has shifted the way people listen to music. When you could only afford to buy so many records, people spent a lot more time with their music, and that benefited music that had a lot of depth, carefully crafted records. Now people blow through as much music as fast as possible, so the sort of music that people celebrate is the kind that catches one’s ears right away, even if there is nothing to it beyond the surface.