Rant: Pre-Orders in music

periphery-alpha-largeBack in the 90s and early 00s, when an album came out, you went to the closest music store to get it the day it comes out. And, while you were there, you could browse what other music they had in stock and, if you found the cover art interesting enough, buy another CD or cassette, and take a chance in listening to a new artist. This was kind of a bet however, as there was no way the store would allow you to listen to the music before you bought it, and there wasn’t much available on the Internet … Read more