Almost Unbelivable: The Changing World of Music

Luke Singer

It’s genuinely insane how easily we can access music today. Cleaning out my grandmother’s house, I stumbled upon a cassette case. 20ish cassettes of old mid-80s music from when my parents were my age. Old mixes with handwritten song lists and homemade covers. It was almost foreign to me. Yes, I grew up with CDs and 99 cent iTunes songs. And I even have a record player in my room, but my access to music is almost instantaneous. With apps like Apple Music and Spotify, I can listen to a song the second it is released. I can even go back in time and listen to some of my favorite bands like Lumineers and Counting Crows. Music has become automatic. From turntables to playlists, music has transformed from an experience to a constant.