From 2015, this piece by Steven Hyden on the advantages of compact discs still rings true.
I collect vinyl, too, and I’ve held on to some old cassettes. And of course I have two hard drives full of MP3s and a paid subscription to a music streaming service. But at heart I’m a CD collector. I still own CDs I purchased when I was 14. I haven’t retained anything else from when I was 14, except for my teeth. It’s possible my copy of the Singles soundtrack will outlive my molars.
These are consonant with the thoughts I had when I pulled out my copy of Wish by The Cure from 1992, and it sounded better than ever.