Article: Physical albums are back... 20% increase compared to last year... 80s/90s singers comebacks renew interest in albums
Source: Herald News via Naver
1. [+112, -5] There's something about owning albums that makes you feel content
2. [+80, -6] It's fun collecting good albums one by one~
3. [+67, -5] Digital songs are definitely easier to listen to but physical albums allow you to focus on every individual song in it aside from the title tracks which is why it's worth owning it.
4. [+62, -5] There's a different type of contentment that comes with buying albums than digital songs... It satisfies an analog part of you that digital things can't.
5. [+41, -16] Everything's digital purely for the sake of ease.. CD players are too big to carry around compared to cellphones or USBs. Unless they make CDs the size of a nail or give it to the storage space of a USB, the physical album market will continue to drop.
6. [+18, -1] Albums tell a full story and it's an expression of what the singer wants to tell you. There's a rhythm and flow to all of the songs that combine into one big piece. At least that's the reason why I buy albums.
7. [+14, -0] Instead of criticizing idol fans for obsessing over idols and buying their albums, we should all be purchasing the albums of our favorite singers too. Idol fans are not wrong, what they're doing is actually right. The reason Lee Sun Hee, Park Hyo Shin, and Im Chang Jung are losing rank wise to idols is because their albums aren't selling.
8. [+15, -1] There's definitely a fun to collecting albums... I hope the rate of purchase continues to go up.
9. [+15, -1] The older artists definitely spend more effort on their physical albums so they're high quality and worth owning. You can tell Lee Seung Hwan spent a lot of money on his album quality.
10. [+15, -3] The album market needs to grow even further for our music industry as a whole to grow... Japan has the #2 music market in the world and are close contenders for #1 because they have a huge market for physical albums. Korea's digital market isn't even doing that well either.