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    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
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    Do you still buy physical music?

    I remember a few years ago I started a poll asking for people's favourite music format. But as the years go by, CDs are becoming less popular, vinyl probably going at the same pace now that it was a decade ago.

    I still buy albums on CD (and the special few I get on vinyl too) and for the Gallaghers and a select few others I will buy all the singles on whatever formats they release physically. But I'm much more likely to get an EP or single from iTunes compared to years back when I'd get everything on CD.

    And yes I know some of you will get it all for free but let's not have the mods shutting us down eh
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    I don't think I've ever actually bought a CD in my life. I've had a couple bought for me, and I think I used a gift voucher to get one once which almost counts I suppose.

    EDIT: Oh, and I've bought CDs for other people as well. But yeah, firm no for me.
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    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
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    Think this is the first time I've ever noticed you in a music thread

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    Same as PEWS. Have exchanged CDs as gifts, and had my parents buy me a few when I was kid, but that's about it. I think I must have been about 12 when Napster got taken down, so I've been downloading music for at least as long as I've had any concept of taste.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Think this is the first time I've ever noticed you in a music thread
    It's quite hard to make a standardised average for music.

    And in answer to the question. I think I've bought about four or five CDs ever, and none for as long as I can remember. In most circumstances I'd only listen to a couple of songs on a specific CD and so it's not worth the cost. Added to that, it's much quicker to download it all, rather than mess around with putting CDs in and out of laptops.

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    Don't think I've ever bought a CD. Quite sad really.
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    Used to have a **** ton of CDs.

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    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
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    Yeah I feel like an old man now

    Come on Brumby, where are you?

    (not because you're old but because I know you won't give me this 4 or 5 CDs ****, seem to buy that a week)

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    Copyright is a dinosaur. Downloading ftw.

    Last time I bought a CD in a shop must have been when I was in 6th form, which was in 2006.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Copyright is a dinosaur. Downloading ftw.

    Last time I bought a CD in a shop must have been when I was in 6th form, which was in 2006.
    The music you listen to only available to listen to when you flush the toilet with your left hand IIRC

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    Me and the porcelain bowl, we make beautiful music together.

    Several cones have been poured down the hatch tonight btw, posts may have to be taken with a pinch of salt.

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    Guess I have somewhere between 900-1000 albums on CD now. I've never got past having something tangible to hold.

    Can't beat browsing in a record shop either, IMHO. Seeing a bargain still gives me a buzz.
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    I'm headed to a couple tomorrow to pick up some vinyl for record store day, might do some Brumby style bargain browsing as well

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    If you saw His 'n' Hers for £3 would you buy it? Assuming you don't own it already that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    I'm headed to a couple tomorrow to pick up some vinyl for record store day, might do some Brumby style bargain browsing as well
    Hope some of then are Captain Beefheart tbh. If not, you owe me a round.

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