I just listened to Lady Gaga's new album and while I could write up a lot about it (short version: it's awesome) this is the first time that I can remember listening to something right as it came out via streaming. I've had Apple Music for over a year now and have pre-loaded a few albums but I usually wait a day or so to really dig in and listen through the whole thing.
This got me thinking about back in the day when an album release was a huge thing and you'd go in at midnight to get it or ASAP after school on Tuesday sometimes carpooling with whoever could get a ride to the store. I have so many memories of those big releases back then and all that effort that went into getting them. But now I just plugged in my headphones and opened the app.
Do you have any good memories of major album releases? Do you miss it VS today where most people just get their music digitally and through streaming services?