The Language I Learned From Cassettes

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The cassette tape was the first mass-produced and widely adopted, portable and recordable audio format — and because of that, became foundational to the stories of many music fans... like the critic and author Ben Ratliff.

The author and critic Ben Ratliff came up in the halcyon days of cassette tapes, when they were as close to a streaming service as you could get.

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