The CD is fast approaching its 30th anniversary, and it's looking a bit tired. Funny, the LP is more than twice as old and its resurgence is ongoing. Not just among oldsters playing records they bought decades ago; a fair percentage of young bands are releasing new vinyl pressings.
CD box sets and remastered CDs, like the Beatles catalog that came out in 2009, still sell in big numbers. I remember when the CD was introduced, the media predicted the LP would be gone in just a few years. Now it's starting to look like the LP will outlast the CD. SACD, DVD-Audio, and Blu-ray music formats don't seem to be going anywhere, so it may come down to LPs and downloads. We'll see.
What do you think: how long will the CD, the original uncompressed, lossless digital consumer format be around? Vote in the poll and share your thoughts in the Comments section.