So I’ve been using the Apple Music Store for a couple of months now. The other night at around 2 AM I got it stuck in my head that I had to buy Boston’s first album, and the whole transaction took 10 minutes and less than 10 bucks.
But this one in particular is one of those albums that just defined my childhood. I never actually owned it, but whenever I went to anyone’s house you could always see that album cover standing out. Dude, it’s got a big spaceship!
I finally, legitimately, bought Boston’s first record, but I don’t get the album cover or the liner notes or any of the stuff I saw as a kid. It shouldn’t matter, but does it? How important are the album covers and liner notes to the whole process of presenting or buying an album? What’s the best alternative with something like online music – websites, Flash presentations, what?