Do you still buy music CDs?

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    Jul 22, 2008 6:40 AM GMT
    I do. I still prefer to go to the shop to see, touch, feel, smell and listen (if allowed) to the music CDs before buying them. I don't have to taste --since I already got great taste in music. HA!
    Anyway, I still cannot settle for mp3s sold online e.g. iTunes 'cos I still want the real thing --casing, booklet, lyric sheet, photos and artwork.
    If they're not released locally, I'd still source out ways to get them.
    How about you? And if so, what was your last music CD purchase?
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    Jul 22, 2008 6:56 AM GMT
    I just end up ripping my CDs to my hard drive and tossing the cases/cover art/etc..., so there's no sense buying real CDs anymore (unless I can't find a song online).

    When I first ripped my collection, I took the CDs to one of those used CD places and got cash. But, taking one CD there is a big waste of time and I hate the clutter. So, it's all electronic for me now.
  • GQjock

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    Jul 22, 2008 6:58 AM GMT
    No...
    I haven't in over a year
    Like halltd said, all they do is get downloaded into my systems anyway never to be seen again
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    Jul 22, 2008 6:58 AM GMT
    usually its itunes for me. There are only 4 artists i have enough respect for to go and buy their CD.

    1. Janet Jackson

    2. Madonna

    3. Jay-Z

    4. Coldplay
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    Jul 22, 2008 8:06 AM GMT
    I still buy CDs, since the digital music on sale is still pretty low-res.
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    Jul 22, 2008 8:09 AM GMT
    Nope, haven't bought one since probably middle school.
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    Jul 22, 2008 8:53 AM GMT
    I like buying the CDs and physically owning the music - it's just more satisfying knowing that I hold, within my hands, the very music I listen to icon_razz.gif and to nerd out even more the latest CD i ran out and bought was the Xanadu soundtrack. LOVE it! Cheyenne Jackson = my future husband
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    Jul 22, 2008 8:58 AM GMT
    outofthegrey saidI still buy CDs, since the digital music on sale is still pretty low-res.


    i totally agree. the quality of downloaded music sucks. i like at least 250 kbps quality
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    Jul 22, 2008 9:34 AM GMT
    I download, and then my bf goes and buys the $20 LP
    He has a thing for vintage stuff, and you guys would be amazed at the amount of artists that still put their stuff in LPs
    We've found LPs from Radiohead, White Stripes, Coldplay, Gorillaz, Flaming Lips, all kinds of stuff.
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    Jul 22, 2008 9:48 AM GMT
    I buy all of my cds.. i HATE people who steal music off line, but buying off of itunes is okay i guess lol
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    Jul 22, 2008 10:11 AM GMT
    Ikaros saidI download, and then my bf goes and buys the $20 LP
    He has a thing for vintage stuff...

    I am vintage... I heart your BF... can I add him? icon_twisted.gif
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    Jul 22, 2008 10:22 AM GMT
    Nope, I spell my music store "ITUNES".

    Now I am stuck with 800 CDs that I purchased in the 1980 and 90s before the digital revolution. I still have a few classical CDs I want to rip onto my IPod.
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    Jul 22, 2008 10:28 AM GMT
    I still buy cd's. I just go to Target or Best Buy and get them when they are on sale...But with the state of music being the way it is....I havent bought a cd in months.
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    Jul 22, 2008 10:30 AM GMT
    outofthegrey saidI still buy CDs, since the digital music on sale is still pretty low-res.


    ditto (that's a 16 bit uncompressed 'ditto')

    Most people don't seem to care about the quality of the recording. Most of the online stuff is fine for pop/rock and other music where detail and fine resolution are essentially irrelevant, but when that detail is important, the compression artifacts become horrible.

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    Jul 22, 2008 11:31 AM GMT
    who buys music?
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    Jul 22, 2008 12:03 PM GMT
    I download most of my music, but there are some bands that I will always the cd from. Part of it wanting all the packaging, and part of it is supporting the bands I really like.
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    Jul 22, 2008 12:42 PM GMT
    I do buy CDs. Zimmy, I'm with you on this one. It's just the satisfaction of having the disc in my hand, or depending on what the album is, tape or vinyl record.

    Spin it!

    My last CD purchase was the soundtrack to Sweeney Todd (the complete soundtrack, not the highlights), Absolute Garbage by Garbage(their best of CD which is awesome), and Bitchin' by The Donnas.

    But I also download when it's stuff that I know I can't find in the stores, or when I'm just lethargic.
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    Jul 22, 2008 1:54 PM GMT
    I buy and download. I like to have the liner notes and cover art and things because there's a LOT of great artwork in a lot of those.
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    Jul 22, 2008 2:07 PM GMT
    Combination of both... but the funny thing is that I tend to buy CDs after I have already heard the whole album. If I only like a couple of songs, then I will just buy the songs from iTunes.

    --Adam
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    Jul 22, 2008 2:18 PM GMT
    i buy and download, depends on where i am at. if i am in a store and see it ill buy it, if i am on itunes and see it i will buy it. also depends if i want a tangible version of the album art work. if i do, ill buy it as a cd.
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    Jul 22, 2008 2:20 PM GMT
    Actually I still buy some specific artists CD's
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    Jul 22, 2008 2:24 PM GMT
    If it's a new artist/group I'm looking into I'll download first. If their music isn't that great I won't buy the CD and it usually gets cleared off of my system (recent example... Fall Out Boy. Yuck.)

    However if I know the music is going to be good I'll go get the CD. Or if someone in the record store suggests a new album to me. Sometimes you just can't find it online either.
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    Jul 22, 2008 4:15 PM GMT
    i didn't buy a CD in like 5 years until last month when the new Bravery CD was cheaper to buy on Amazon then downloading it on ITunes. Go figure....its a double CD too.
  • auryn

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    Jul 22, 2008 4:19 PM GMT
    I only buy the cd if I can't find the project on iTunes. Not a lot of space in my small apartment for the jewel cases, so I put everything on my harddrive and store the actual disks. Thank goodness prices for external harddrives are cheaper.
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    Jul 22, 2008 4:20 PM GMT
    I enjoy just having the cases and artwork. That being said, I haven't bought a new CD in over a year (more because I've been very out of the new music scene lately).