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When's the last time you bought a CD?
Posted 21 February 2019 - 10:11 PM
It's so easy to just stream especially when the number of record stores have finished down to almost none. Best Buy doesn't sell CDs anymore. The selection of what I'm looking for I can't find at Walmart. Thankfully I have an actual record store close to me that carries all yours if music. Haven't been there in a while, but I'd be surprised if I walk out if there without at least 3 CDs.
Posted 22 February 2019 - 02:16 AM
Haven't bought a CD for years, generally these days listen to most stuff on streaming and if I really like an album, I'll buy the record/vinyl version of it.
Though I've been getting all the super deluxe Metallica boxsets when they've been released which come with a whole bunch of CD's (among other things) so don't know if that counts.
Posted 22 February 2019 - 02:51 AM
Posted 22 February 2019 - 02:18 PM
I've bought CDs for other people as recently as this past December. But for myself, it's been years (approaching a decade?), and even then, it was a rare event, like supporting a local band or a new release from a band I had listened to for years. The fringe benefit of working in a technology profession, is helping other people back up their saved files before reformatting a PC or device, and then asking if I can have a copy of their music files. Or trading files with other techs. I have hard drives full of music that I horde, and never listen to.
And yet I listen to the same crap I have listened to for over 20 years.
Posted 22 February 2019 - 04:22 PM
What I like about streaming is that I can listen time of bands on just a recommendation. The downside is that if the song doesn't grab me off that bat it is usually a one and done listen. When I buy the album I'll give the while thing at least two listens before I shelve it or put it into rotation.
Posted 22 February 2019 - 11:11 PM
The last CD I bought was for the marching band of one of the universities I attended. I enjoy marching arrangements of songs, so I wanted it, but the only CD player I actually really have right now is the one in my car (other than I guess my bluray player?). I haven't listened to the CD at all in the over a year that I have had it.
Posted 26 February 2019 - 09:46 AM
The last one I remember was a Rammstein CD about ten years ago, which itself was about ten years old at the time. But it isn't because the format is outdated that I don't often buy CDs, because I am someone who likes to physically own things; it is because I don't listen to music often enough to do so. I like what I like, but it's rarely a whole album.
Posted 04 March 2019 - 05:37 PM
Just recently I bought my first physical CD in years. I picked up a collection of 80s Japanese ambient/new age called Kankyō Ongaku, but mostly as a collector's item.
While I don't buy CDs anymore, I'll still pick up digital albums if I've got cash to spend. Usually I'll buy directly from artists on Bandcamp or otherwise buy merch if it's available.
Honestly it's a hassle to not just store CDs but to even play them. My desktop and laptop don't have disc drives and when driving I just stream music from my phone to the car's stereo through bluetooth. Convenience wins!
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