I may be in danger of being mocked here but I do have very fond memories of older TDK cassette tapes from the 80s - the ones with black enclosures before cassettes all started to be enclosed in clear plastic.
I feel this has something to do with the fact that this was the last period that tapes were the best and a serious option for home recording and playing in the car and I was using tapes extensively (just before minidisc and CDRs etc). The process (almost "occasion") of playing a tape being almost that of vinyl on a high end deck (I had a Pioneer CT-F1250) was great and I always liked the sound when well set-up. It's a shame many of our cassette decks have been resigned to the loft but that's progress after all! Alex