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View Poll Results: Will CDs be the last physical form of music media?
Yes 16 61.54%
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:50 PM   #31 (permalink)
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For me it's way more convenient to have access to a hard drive with 1000s of albums instead of a CD with 1 (or 10 if they're in MP3). Even a stick you can get 8GB reusable storage for under $10 instead of 700MB of single use on a CD.

Still I guess this is avoiding the question of whether CDs will be the last physical form of music. I guess if you are talking about the paradigm of walking into a store and purchasing an album then maybe CDs will be the last form. I imagine maybe you could go into a store and transfer files directly onto a portable music device which kind of gets away from the physical form. So maybe that's a yes on CDs being the last.

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Old 07-26-2012, 05:41 AM   #32 (permalink)
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For me it's way more convenient to have access to a hard drive with 1000s of albums instead of a CD with 1 (or 10 if they're in MP3). Even a stick you can get 8GB reusable storage for under $10 instead of 700MB of single use on a CD.

Still I guess this is avoiding the question of whether CDs will be the last physical form of music. I guess if you are talking about the paradigm of walking into a store and purchasing an album then maybe CDs will be the last form. I imagine maybe you could go into a store and transfer files directly onto a portable music device which kind of gets away from the physical form. So maybe that's a yes on CDs being the last.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:06 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:06 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I'd still like to see a digital equivalent to the album art. They could do something really cool if they felt like it.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:22 AM   #35 (permalink)
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500,000 cultural elitists will attempt to prop up sales by condescending people who buy efficient forms of music. You heard it here first.
God this is such Horsesh*t. My observation, just by participating on this site, is that a lot of this elitism and condescension seems to be coming from those who believe the only way one should listen to music is the latest way, in this case, digital downloads. I don't know why so many people here are so threatened by the idea that other people still listen to vinyl. Why do you even care?!?

Vinyl works for me because I was lucky enough to grow up with it and for a number of reasons, it's a lot of fun to collect, just as comic books and baseball cards are fun to collect for other people. My attachments may be romantic and aesthetic, but I'm not hurting anyone by having them, and I'm not shoving them down anyone's throats.

I am quite happy to embrace CD's and digital downloads also because they both have their place and I think all of these formats can co-exist. Quit buying into the idea that you have to reject the past in order to embrace the future - that's just a corporate/media construct designed to get you to buy more things.

Sorry for going off topic but this same drumbeat gets really tiresome. Think for yourself, live and let live, and be happy with what you have to be happy with.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:28 AM   #36 (permalink)
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God this is such Horsesh*t. My observation, just by participating on this site, is that a lot of this elitism and condescension seems to be coming from those who believe the only way one should listen to music is the latest way, in this case, digital downloads. I don't know why so many people here are so threatened by the idea that other people still listen to vinyl. Why do you even care?!?

Vinyl works for me because I was lucky enough to grow up with it and for a number of reasons, it's a lot of fun to collect, just as comic books and baseball cards are fun to collect for other people. My attachments may be romantic and aesthetic, but I'm not hurting anyone by having them, and I'm not shoving them down anyone's throats.

I am quite happy to embrace CD's and digital downloads also because they both have their place and I think all of these formats can co-exist. Quit buying into the idea that you have to reject the past in order to embrace the future - that's just a corporate/media construct designed to get you to buy more things.

Sorry for going off topic but this same drumbeat gets really tiresome. Think for yourself, live and let live, and be happy with what you have to be happy with.
I haven't really noticed that. To me it seems like most people are ambivalent to how others listen to music. I know I am. I buy the occasional record myself, though I guess I do mostly listen to mp3s.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:40 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I still have a pile of cassettes in my car The radio takes both CD's and cassettes, but I have more tapes in there than discs for some reason.
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i still buy cassettes

they're cheap and a lot of out-of-print stuff are on tapes
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:58 AM   #39 (permalink)
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i still buy cassettes

they're cheap and a lot of out-of-print stuff are on tapes
Same can be said for vinyl. I can spend 20 bucks and come away with an armload of cool stuff. Veritable tons of very cool music never made it to CD. It's a great way to experiment also - if I can buy a record for a buck or two, I might take a chance on a cool album cover or concept. That's when you find yourself getting into those obscure little collecting grooves like trying to find all the Prestige album covers that Don Martin did.

About the only format I would agree might best be left in the past is 8-tracks, though I know the format has it's fans. I just never thought it worked very well, especially when the track change happened in the middle of a favorite song. Kunk-a-chunk-a-chunk-click click click. Pretty hilarious, but I do remember when people thought 8-track was the absolute bomb and the Mod gizmos that were invented to play them were the epitome of Groovy, soooo for those who do enjoy collecting them, more power to you!
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I still have a pile of cassettes in my car The radio takes both CD's and cassettes, but I have more tapes in there than discs for some reason.
My car stereo only takes cassettes, and my choices are a bit on the limited side considering the only cassettes I own at the moment are The Replacements - All Shook Down, The Fall - Seminal Live and Blondie - Parallel Lines. But fortunately I have a cassette adapter so I can hook up my iPod to it.
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