Minor Annoyance #278: Compact Disc Packaging

Why are CD’s packaged with both a sealed cellophane wrapper AND these incredibly annoying, hard-to-remove sticky labels?

Sticky label on a new CD (LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver

Surely the cellophane is sufficient to prevent (or show) tampering? Why do I also have to spend 10 minutes every time I buy a CD trying to remove all of the fragments of these infuriating stickers?

With this kind of disrespect for the consumer, it’s no wonder that file sharing networks are so popular.

(This particular CD — LCD Soundsystem’s Sound of Silver — is actually very good, however).

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