8-Tracks Were More Popular Than Digital Albums Are

    For some reason, the fine folks at Digital Music News have compiled a chart to show that 8-track albums, the alternative to Vinyl in the ’70s, were more popular in their day than digital albums are right now. Okay, I guess, but that ignores a bunch of things, namely that the alternative to digital albums is FREE, which means buying them costs real money, whereas when you were buying an 8-track, you saved money vs. a record. I’d be more interested in the numbers of free, illegally downloaded albums vs. the total sales of all albums ever. I bet the gap isn’t much. [DMN]