Monday, January 23, 2012
Neil Young's anti-digitalsound gripe: "I'm finding that I have a little bit of trouble with the quality of the sound of music today," he said. "I don't like it. It just makes me angry. Not the quality of the music, but we're in the 21st century and we have the worst sound that we've ever had. It's worse than a 78 [rpm record]. Where are our geniuses? What happened?... [consumers of music only hear ]5 percent [of the data of an original recording in an MP3 file... the warmth and the depth at the high end is gone] It's like Occupy Music — the 5 percent, that's who we are now"