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Yeah so I still buy my music on CD if I can help it. Less convenient than instantly downloading stuff sure, BUT, you get a physical copy for the car AND you can import it to your iTunes account, marvellous right. 

Last couple of years or so I've been dropping into HMV just after payday and buying a couple of CDs to expand my collection. But recently Music Magpie have started selling CDs though Amazon at like dirt cheap prices. It's perfect for buying older stuff that are probably no longer on the shelves. So I've been expanding my collection using that.

Just bought these:

We Are The Dynamite

The Blackout! The Blackout! The Blackout!

The Best In Town

All by the Blackout, for 3p. Including postage, it's cost me £3.81. Amazing. 

 

There's no real point to this, other than I like CDs, and if you do too, check out Music Magpie. 

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I also like CDs for the exact reasons you've listed, which is why I've bought, like, 25 this year.

Gonna have to check our Music Magpie though because the price for those is filthy.

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You can tell you're Welsh. :P (I also liked the Blackout, third gig I ever went to >_>)

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I can't drive and I don't have iTunes, but I still buy CDs. Can't beat them for me, having a physical copy is best and I like having my collection on the shelf to look at. Plus I do use the CDs in the house if I'm pottering about, cleaning or whatever.

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I'm into the CD scene as well.

No I'm not saying that just to get into the out of context quote thread. :shifty:

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I would love to still be able to collect CDs, but to be honest, there's no way I could afford it. Spotify is so much cheaper, especially for just walking around the house.

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Yeah, for my purposes I stick with vinyl and spotify. Vinyl is for the house, and spotify is for the car/gym. 

I would have stuck with my Ipod had it not shit the bed, that was fucking ideal. At this point, I might start buying CDs because there are some albums not on spotify that I'd like to hear in my car so CD is viable. Some stuff is only on CD, find that problem with a lot of 90s music. CDs are cool though. 

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I've been priced out of vinyl really. Can't afford to pay between £15-25 when I can get stuff so much cheaper on CD. 

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I don't blame you, vinyl can get fucking crazy. Oh look, a 30 dollar pressing because the band is sorta unique. Fuck off. 

I've spent some decent money on a few vinyls, but it was for older stuff that wasn't pressed much, but never more than 40. 

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I still buy vinyl and CDs. Nothing is better than that record sound and when driving a CD sounds way better than bluetoothing your phone to the car or using a cord to play your phone. And like noted before that physical copy is unbeatable.

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Just bought these New Found Glory albums:

Sticks + Stones

Catalyst

Resurrection 

for £2.92. And £2.16 of that was Resurrection. Music Magpie is amazing. 

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I don't know what it is about New Found Glory, but I just can't get into them.

Great set of bargains though.

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Fair enough. I thought they were decent enough, but then I was super impressed by them at Slam Dunk. 

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They were very, very good at Slam Dunk to be fair.

You gonna go see them on their UK tour this year?

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Well, if it helps sway your decision, the Birmingham show on September 30th they're playing Sticks & Stones and the self-titled album in full, and the Bristol show on October 5th has Sticks and Stones and Catalyst in full. I'm assuming those are the two closest to wherever you may be.

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So there's an entertainment store in the shopping centre in Cardiff that's having a closing down sale, and uh, clearly they over bought some random stuff and are having a hard time shifting it. For example, they had one copy of Carly Rae Jepsen's newest album for £4. They had loads of copies of the deluxe edition of the same album for £3. Okay, sure. They didn't have any Green Day, YMAS, and a few other mainstream artists, but they also had like seven copies of a Neon Trees album. £3? Fuck it, why not. Also picked up a Young Guns record because it was only £6. 

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I still buy CDs from time to time, but increasingly rarely. Unless it's something I really want - and those releases are few and far between these days, and usually just a new release by one of a small number of artists I buy everything from - I'm unlikely to order CDs online, but Jersey's bizarrely lucky enough to have three independent record shops, though only one that deals with new releases, and I'll pop in there every now and then and have a look through what they've got and see if anything catches my eye. I'll tend to buy CDs from bands at gigs, too, and my ex recently got back from Japan and bought me a lovely boxset of Les Rallizes Denudes stuff.

Silly part is, though, that I don't even own a CD player anyway. I end up ripping them to my laptop and listening to them on my iPod anyway.

I used to have a few thousand CDs, but got rid of the majority when I moved house - mostly given away to my parents or my brother, depending on what they were. Still got probably around a thousand or so, but struggling to find space for them, or justification to keep them.

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57 minutes ago, Cymbols said:

So there's an entertainment store in the shopping centre in Cardiff that's having a closing down sale, and uh, clearly they over bought some random stuff and are having a hard time shifting it. For example, they had one copy of Carly Rae Jepsen's newest album for £4. They had loads of copies of the deluxe edition of the same album for £3. Okay, sure. They didn't have any Green Day, YMAS, and a few other mainstream artists, but they also had like seven copies of a Neon Trees album. £3? Fuck it, why not. Also picked up a Young Guns record because it was only £6. 

Which shop's closing down?

Also, which Young Guns album?

Also also, good to see that they recognise adding more Carly Rae Jepsen actually reduces the value of any CD.

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9 minutes ago, Jericode said:

Which shop's closing down?

Also, which Young Guns album?

Also also, good to see that they recognise adding more Carly Rae Jepsen actually reduces the value of any CD.

The one up by John Lewis

Ones and Zeroes

Actually a terrible opinion

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Meh, their selection was usually shit anyway, no real loss.

Haven't heard that one, I keep meaning to try listening to Young Guns more but I just never actually bother.

Can literally only name one song of hers anyway tbh.

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I buy CDs.

Here's my collection: https://rateyourmusic.com/~Larmer28

I do rip them and put them on Google Play Music (it's free) so I can stream my collection anywhere. I hardly ever have to do that though, since I play my CDs at home (hifi system) and in the car (car stereo only plays CDs).

I order a lot from Amazon. But also a lot of other online stores and there's still quite a few brick and mortar shops where I live.

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Regarding the statement in the thread title: no they're bloody not.

i used to work in HMV when I was a little undergrad - FIVE YEARS AGO NOW - and whenever anyone bought a CD I just thought "omg you lame ass punk".

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