To be fair, though, there were also loads of stores selling physical records. I grew up in a fairly crap town but even we had a small record store. Bought the cassette that changed my life (Master of Puppets) there in 1986 as was browsing and the cover jumped out at me. Doesn't work like that now. Admittedly you're less likely to buy an absolute stinker, but you don't get the excitement of finding new stuff via trading tapes.