Here's one reason to buy CDs:
Some CDs have lots of cool pieces of art in the sleeve. The art can help you get inside the music as you listen to it. With some bands, I can't understand the words of a song at all. But if I bought the CD, I can easily read the lyrics since many bands supply them inside the sleeve. Once I've read the lyrics to a song I couldn't normally understand, I can then easily remember the words and understand them every time I listen to them after that.
Here's some of the artwork within a CD I just recently purchased: Leviathan by the band, Mastodon.
|The album cover. The album is a concept album based on the novel Moby Dick.|
|This piece of art gives an idea to the craziness that lurks beneath the sea!|