I just cleaned the lens and the inside of the lcd display on one of my MD decks: a Sony MDS-JE520 from 1999.Â Here’s one reason I still use the MiniDisc format today: I like to make compilations. MiniDisc forces you to interact with your music. You have to go through your record collection to select the tracks you want to record. Often, I stumble upon music I had forgotten about. Sometimes I have different versions of certain tracks, remixes or edits that I can choose. Most of the time, the lesser known tracks end up on the disc.