CD and Vinyl Owners Unite!

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  1. alphie

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    So in today's society downloadable content is the thing to do but I bet there are still a few out there that still buy CDs or even vinyls. Lets showcase your favorite, the rare or just what you got lately. :D 
     
  2. KidDynamite

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    I still buy vinyl, but have sold off most of the rare stuff over the years. The rarest/most valuable thing I had was probably the first Five Iron Frenzy 7" from before they were signed. I bought it from the band back when it was released for 2 or 3 dollars and sold it a few years ago for $200. So that worked out well for me.

    I have the Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros records that were put out for Record Store Day last year. Those are kind of rare.

    One of my favorite albums ever is Botch- We Are the Romans. There was a vinyl reissue announced a few months back, they finally opened it up for pre-orders this morning, and by the time I got the email and went to preorder it was sold out. So kinda pissed about that.
     
  3. Inikalord

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    A few of my collection include 2 copies of "The Sting" soundtrack, a record of Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer" along with other Rag songs he made.

    Monty Python's "The Life of Brian" was quite interesting for me to pick up.

    I have a moderately sized collection but I need to go digging to see if there's anything else worth mentioning.

    I'd really love to own some Daft Punk Vinyl's, especially some of their really early stuff.
     
  4. Razerwire

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    I'm trying to unload all of my CDs. :( 
     
  5. Gingerchris

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    I've gotten rid of almost all my vinyl. I'm really only keeping some things because they're more collectors stuff to me than musical media I'd actually put on to play. As for CDs, are they really that dead? Bummer.
    Really not a fan of downloaded music. I prefer to own a proper physical copy of something.

    I still use my VHS for recording shows. And I shall continue to do so for as long as I can.
     
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    I still buy a lot of CDs because, as long as I'm willing to wait a bit for the album, a used CD can be purchased for half to a third of the cost of legally downloading the MP3 version. I do also like owning a physical copy of the media, although that's more a secondary concern, since I always burn CDs for any MP3s I download anyway.
     
  7. Primal_Grimlock

    Primal_Grimlock Gettin' outta collectin'

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    I rarely buy music, but when I do I never download - I always buy CDs.

    The last one I bought was Weird Al's Alpocalypse.
     
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    the rarest i have is a caleb lionheart vinyl that is on "slimer green" only 6 exist :D 
     
  9. adamthered

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    I still buy CDs and I love buying vinyl (old, new, doesn't matter). My favorite is when the vinyl comes with a download code for the album so I can put it on my iPod and also burn a CD for the car if I want. Even better is when the vinyl also comes with a CD too.

    Too this day I'm still not a fan of buying digital. Sometimes I will when Amazon has a brand new album available for a fiver but most times I want the physical object in my hand.

    And, going shopping at Cheapo and Half Price Books for old vinyl is fun. I scored a copy of the Robotech BGM Volume 1 collection at HPB a few weeks back for $3. How random is that? Or the day at Cheapo when I found a copy of The Selector's first album in the Recent Arrivals bin.

    My favorite piece is that I have every single The Soviettes release on vinyl (barring color variations). All their EPs, all their splits, all their full lengths. It's awesome.
     
  10. alphie

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    The rarest CD that I own is Shaded Red - Shaded Red which came out in 1997. Seen one go on Ebay for around $100. Funny thing was, ex-boyfriend of mine gave it me. :lol  Also have about twenty cd covers that are signed from various bands like Kutless, RED, East West and many others.
     
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    I have a few rare vinyls from Direktiv 17/West Montrose (Skydiggers) and Los Falanas (Southern Culture on the Skids)...

    My rarest cds are the first Southern Culture on the Skids album (Too Much Pork), the first issue of Collective Soul's debut album Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid (that included a track - Beautiful World - that eventually got deleted on the proper release) and the promo version of Lemonheads' Car, Button, Cloth with the track Purple Parallelagram (co-written with Oasis) that eventually got deleted for the propre release.

    I still buy cds. I only buy non-album tracks in mp3 form.
     
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    I've got an autographed LP of Pantera's "Far Beyond Driven" with the banned cover art. It's really nice.
     
  13. Deefuzz

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    I have never bought an album digitally. If I buy music it's a CD.

    But now I REALLY want to get into vinyl, so I think I may start trying to head down that path.
     
  14. KidDynamite

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    I straddle the line. When I buy physical media, it's always vinyl. I don't think I've bought a CD in 10 years. But I've bought most things digitally for several years now. The handful each year that I really liked the most, I tried to go back and buy on vinyl if it was released on the format and wasn't already out of print. This means I ended up buying some albums twice; I justified it because double-buying a handful cost less overall in the long run than buying everything on vinyl, which is typically 2-3 times more expensive than an mp3 album. Takes up way less space too.

    I use past tense because a few months back I started using Rdio, and this has completely eliminated my purchasing individual mp3 albums. It's the best 10 dollars I spend every month. Still buying the vinyl for my absolute favorites though.
     
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    I used to be a physical media kind of guy until I moved last year. I packed thousands of CDs into boxes and realized some I had never even taken out of the case since that one and only time I put it in itunes so I could put it on my ipod.

    I also discovered that once your ipod/MP3 player is full you need to be really selective on what you always keep on it. I began to realize there are very few "albums" I love and on most I only enjoy a couple of songs. I also had not used my "stereo" in years, so I gave it away since my computer set up was nicer, and I didn't have to change CDs.

    Then suddenly a switch went off in my head and I didn't care about it anymore. I just buy albums or songs I like digitally now. It is as simple as that. Sure I pick up the odd movie score on CD if I can (I think the Rocky IV score was the last CD I bought).

    I really want that Nevermind Super Deluxe Edition though, but don't really think it is worth $130 plus tax in Canada.
     
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    Sounds like a pretty decent way to do things. Physical vinyl and MP3 for other albums.

    Is Rdio something like Spotify?
     
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    I've still got 400+ CDs in boxes in the garage, which were packed up when I moved house two years ago and I never got around to unpacking them (I play all music through my PC anyway).

    I still buy vinyl from time to time, mostly by bands I 'collect'. As an example, Feeder released some early EPs and their first 15 or so singles on coloured/clear 7" and I've got nearly everything. I mostly get unusual recent/current single releases.
     
  18. KidDynamite

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    Yep, same basic thing. I started using it a few months before Spotify came out in the US. Spotify's catalog is supposedly bigger so I signed up for it for a month to check it out, but I ended up staying with Rdio. Even though their catalog is smaller overall, it's still rare for me to search for something and have it not be available, and my perception was that it felt like they have more indie bands than Spotify. I like Rdio's iPhone app better too, though that could be because I was just more used to it. It really comes down to personal preference, they're the same price and basic feature set. Mog is another similar service I tried out as well.
     
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    I have around 600 or so CD's, but I rarely listen to the physical disc. I burn it and put it on the MP3 player. I will always buy discs of certain bands (Dream Theater, Amorphis, Iron Maiden, etc.), but I'm finding myself downloading albums more often now. Mostly because it's less expensive than purchasing the disc, but it's also easier to find certain albums that way. I had been looking for a copy of Conway Twitty's "Final Touches" for years before I found it on Amazon.

    I do love records, though. Something about them just really works for me. Here's a picture of a few that I have on the wall of my toy room:
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    Nothing better than listening to vinyl metal albums! Dio's "Holy Diver" still finds it's way onto my turntable about once a month!
     
  20. Gingerchris

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    I did used to have several hundred CDs stacked up in my room but I decided one week to rip everything to mp3 and then copy those files to DVD. Now I've got about eight discs in a drawer with my whole CD collection on. I want to play something specific at home I still have it on my computer and the DVD copies are a useful back-up or way to copy onto my sister's computer if she wants something I have. And I still have my original discs stored away just in case.
    Sure it was a lot of buggering about to rip and burn everything, but now it's done handling my music is massively easier.
     

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