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Where to put the Modest Mouse CD? 

I didn’t want to put it right up front — too obvious that I was proud of it. But didn’t want to bury it too deeply. How would I find it easily? More importantly, what if someone browsing my collection didn’t get how important that album was to me?

These were the questions I asked myself while organizing my CD binders.

For you Gen Z kids out there, CD carrying cases were physical binders filled with pages where you would sheathe your favorite discs and album art. That way, you could consolidate your music collection into one browsable, portable package. Read more…

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