Long Live the Cassette, the Walkman is Dead (Ten Must-Own Tapes for the Casual Collector)

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Sony was gonna retire the Walkman. Then it wasn’t. But really, how much more time could that ol’ black rectangle have? Everyone knows the vintage ones are the coolest anyhow. But how about the tape? Well, weirdly enough, the little spooly guy has been making a comeback. Here’s a highly subjective, but totally awesome list: Ten Must-Have Cassette Classics, From ‘Da Da Da’ to Deathrock to ‘Do Me!’ (Bel Biv DeVoe, bitches.)