To be honest, my preferred way to listen to music is on CD, as unfashionable as that might be. You push a button, the music plays, and then itâs over â”Â no ads, no privacy terrors, no algorithms!
If you compare the act of playing a CD to that of allowing a streaming service to choose which music you listen to, then what the author says makes sense.
But, with streaming services:
- You don’t have ads if you pay for music
- I’m not sure what privacy terrors he’s talking about; at least with Apple Music
- And there are no algorithms when you select an album, or create your own playlists
The above was an off-the-cuff comment in an interview, and it was promoted to being the headline, but it’s a bit clueless.