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Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:13 PM Reply

I still like to buy CDs of my favorite bands. I see them as collectibles and there's just something special about owning a physical copy of every album by your favorite band.

On another note, I'd like to own a few vinyls and a record player. What about you NG?


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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:16 PM Reply

>buying music
>2012+1

Do You Still Buy Cds?


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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:17 PM Reply

I bought a CD a few weeks ago. Got it for about $20 and it has a track list of 42 songs so I think it was a good deal. Vinyl is great option if you're into the older stuff otherwise it's too much money for me. Most records over here are about $30. Fuck that. Shame too since I found a great Rega at like $200 on Ebay.


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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:17 PM Reply

i have to when they don't have it in stock on vinyl in a record store i go to. which happens a good few times


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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:17 PM Reply

I download straight from the artist on things like Bandcamp if I like the music enough to pay.


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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:19 PM Reply

At 1/28/13 06:17 PM, TheColourAwesome wrote: I bought a CD a few weeks ago. Got it for about $20 and it has a track list of 42 songs so I think it was a good deal. Vinyl is great option if you're into the older stuff otherwise it's too much money for me. Most records over here are about $30. Fuck that. Shame too since I found a great Rega at like $200 on Ebay.

Fortunately? my favorite bands aren't very big so even their "special edition" vinyls rarely pass the $30 mark and the CDs are around $10 or $15.


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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:19 PM Reply

the last cd i bought was john cena's


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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:20 PM Reply

At 1/28/13 06:17 PM, Otto wrote: I download straight from the artist on things like Bandcamp if I like the music enough to pay.

Does that make a difference in how much the artists actually receive? If so I'll have to start buying this way more often.


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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:22 PM Reply

At 1/28/13 06:19 PM, DickChick wrote:
At 1/28/13 06:17 PM, TheColourAwesome wrote: I bought a CD a few weeks ago. Got it for about $20 and it has a track list of 42 songs so I think it was a good deal. Vinyl is great option if you're into the older stuff otherwise it's too much money for me. Most records over here are about $30. Fuck that. Shame too since I found a great Rega at like $200 on Ebay.
Fortunately? my favorite bands aren't very big so even their "special edition" vinyls rarely pass the $30 mark and the CDs are around $10 or $15.

Ok.. so go for it. The more obscure, the more expensive in my area. All I listen to is mostly indie. Import tax means if the records aren't selling they go up.


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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:24 PM Reply

At 1/28/13 06:22 PM, TheColourAwesome wrote: Ok.. so go for it. The more obscure, the more expensive in my area. All I listen to is mostly indie. Import tax means if the records aren't selling they go up.

If we're having an indie wank off the CD I bought is from this guy.


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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:28 PM Reply

At 1/28/13 06:20 PM, DickChick wrote:
At 1/28/13 06:17 PM, Otto wrote: I download straight from the artist on things like Bandcamp if I like the music enough to pay.
Does that make a difference in how much the artists actually receive? If so I'll have to start buying this way more often.

The artist receives 100% of the money given I am pretty sure. I just got a full album of music I love for just under the price of a drink in a pub, so it's very pleasing.


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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:33 PM Reply

I still buy cds. I LOVE buying them as well as vinyls AND cassettes.
I dont know why but theres something about actually being able to physically hold the music you bought that you can never get when you get your music digital. Granted digital is more practical and easy to listen to on the go. But it will never be the same as popping in a cd or putting having that feeling of putting the needle down on a vinyl.

The last cd I bought was the Led Zeppelin Celebration Day 2 CD + 1 DVD set thingy. Before that it was Circuital by My Morning Jacket.
The last vinyl I bought was....fuck I dont remember xD though I have a split 7" of Red Fang and ASG pre-ordered off of Relapse Records' website. I got it in white vinyl and its limited to only 500 copies.


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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:35 PM Reply

I buy CDs if I like the artist enough, then import them to iTunes. I like the artwork.

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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:36 PM Reply

It depends on the artist for me. I usually buy greatest hits and mixed cds.


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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:38 PM Reply

At 1/28/13 06:36 PM, mizzjuicyflava wrote: It depends on the artist for me. I usually buy greatest hits and mixed cds.

Toni Braxton's greatest hits


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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:40 PM Reply

Let me see... The last CD I bought was in the spring of 2011, and it was Rage Against The Machine's first album. I dug up it up in a store for $15. Well worth the purchase.

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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:47 PM Reply

I "buy" music online, then if I like them I buy them and use them when im in the car. I only buy the albums I really really like though.

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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:50 PM Reply

I haven't bought any CDs since 2007, and even then, you could easily make the argument that buying CDs went out of style a long time ago.

It's still important to show my favorite bands support whenever and wherever possible. That's why I invest in their merch and go to gigs. I haven't been able to go to nearly as many gigs lately as I used to, but I plan on changing that.


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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:51 PM Reply

The last CD I remember buying was Bryan Adams: The Best of Me, and that must have been 3 or 4 years ago.

I still buy DVD's and Blu'Ray's all the time, though.

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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:52 PM Reply

My collection of almost 900 CDs has quite a say on that matter and they keep flooding shelves in both of my bedrooms. ;) Generally I prefer getting them on CD as it feels like I have something in my possession and not just a bunch of files on my computer. I don't have many vinyls (infact, just one) but I'll get the best of the best for them.


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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:53 PM Reply

At 1/28/13 06:50 PM, GoryBlizzard wrote: I haven't bought any CDs since 2007, and even then, you could easily make the argument that buying CDs went out of style a long time ago.

Who buys music because it's in style?


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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:53 PM Reply

At 1/28/13 06:16 PM, Boomstick wrote: >buying music
>2012+1

>not buying cd master race to listen on the car
>2013 the year of our lord jesus christ

Do You Still Buy Cds?


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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:54 PM Reply

I buy the CDs yes. Having a physical copy of it which the music can be ripped from for use on the computer is best, that way you always have the CDs spare incase needed.


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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:57 PM Reply

At 1/28/13 06:52 PM, Bahamut wrote: My collection of almost 900 CDs has quite a say on that matter and they keep flooding shelves in both of my bedrooms. ;)

I have the same problem with DVD's.

I'm running low on placed to put them all.

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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:58 PM Reply

At 1/28/13 06:57 PM, Darthdenim wrote: I have the same problem with DVD's.

I'm running low on placed to put them all.

I only have once DVD. It's a copy of Rush Hour that I never opened.


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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 06:58 PM Reply

At 1/28/13 06:53 PM, Slint wrote: >not buying cd master race to listen on the car
>2013 the year of our lord jesus christ

Why would you waste time and space switching out CDs and storing them when you could just use your MP3 player


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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 07:01 PM Reply

At 1/28/13 06:58 PM, Oolaph wrote: Why would you waste time and space switching out CDs and storing them when you could just use your MP3 player

My CD player holds 4 CDs

4 albums in a row is enough for a pretty long drive


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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 07:01 PM Reply

At 1/28/13 06:58 PM, Oolaph wrote:
At 1/28/13 06:53 PM, Slint wrote: >not buying cd master race to listen on the car
>2013 the year of our lord jesus christ
Why would you waste time and space switching out CDs and storing them when you could just use your MP3 player

Mainly because I listen to them with friends/parents. And my parents used to dislike me being so quiet in my own world listening to my iPod while they were talking and having a good time. So I started buying them so I could force them to listen to the shit I do.


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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 07:02 PM Reply

At 1/28/13 06:58 PM, Oolaph wrote:
At 1/28/13 06:53 PM, Slint wrote: >not buying cd master race to listen on the car
>2013 the year of our lord jesus christ
Why would you waste time and space switching out CDs and storing them when you could just use your MP3 player

Cause some people like collecting things, and some people like getting something physical for their money.

I have lots of books too, but I would rather keep them than get a Kindle.

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Response to Do You Still Buy Cds? Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 07:05 PM Reply

I actually wondered about this too. How do musicians make money anymore? Everything is pirated beyond control. Why buy something you can get for free?