Quality depends largely on the speakers more than it does the fact that the music storage is via digital or analog tape. True some producers during the end of the 8-track era didn't care that much and split songs with the track changes. But... early tapes were very carefully arrange so that the changes only occurred between songs. But to use a blanket judgmental statement such as you did in your post is disingenuous and ignorant. Nobody is forcing you or anyone to choose the format. You don't like it and you have a right to your opinion. I happen to believe and KNOW that the quality is and can sound as good as a CD with the right system. Very sorry you have your mind closed to the funkiest and most fun way to listen to tunes in the vintage automobile. Have a great rest of your weekend. By the way, to all you who are interested, I finally picked up a nice in-dash AM/FM 8-track player to restore. Working on the article and will post soon as I can.