April 30, 2004

The Grand Parade of Suckass Packaging, Vol. 3

So I got my cussing-intact copy of Nellie McKay's "Get Away From Me" today (which readers may recall I inadvertently bought in its "clean" version a couple weeks back). I am loving the CD (when I'm not feeling jealous about how much better her songs are than the ones I was writing when I was 19), but...I once again have packaging issues.

It's another example of one of the things that drove me crazy about the OutKast CD. When did record companies decide plonking stickers directly on a CD case was a good idea? I believe most CDs are sold in wrappers. Therefore I will still see the sticker, even if it is on the wrapper and not the CD case. And I will only see it for as long as the wrapper is still on the CD. Once the wrapper is off, that means that I have actually bought the CD and no longer need to be convinced to buy it via a promotional sticker.

But Nellie is so cute I almost don't care OMG did you know she has MP3s online?

Posted by Francis at 01:50 AM