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i still do but theyre so expensive! i mean i have to go online to find them cheaper. they shouldnt cost over $6. i mean, $18 for fricking no doubt? i think the cost is a huge reason to why ppl dl instead of buy. its one of the main reasons for me. i mean some stores have sales but there are cds i want that arent on sale and sell for like $14. the other reason is i dont get to listen to the songs first to decide ifi want to buy it. do you still buy cds? if they were cheaper, say $9 would you?

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disinclination loops (unregistered), Saturday, 4 October 2014 00:49 (four years ago) Permalink

Do you still buy CDs? - Art of Manliness

Posted by Augustin on June 1, 2014 at 7:40pm in General Discussion

I was about to buy some albums, but I realised the digital downloads are cheaper on Amazon.

I like having a physical copy of albums (though I rarely buy them), but now I'm wondering whether it's worth it.

Do you still buy CDs?
If you look at the way technology is moving, do you think CDs are very close to becoming obsolete?

disinclination loops (unregistered), Saturday, 4 October 2014 00:51 (four years ago) Permalink

Who still buys CDs? - Mr.Beer® Fans Forum

Look, something strange happened to me today. Not one, but two people came up to me and called me old school, cause I bought 3 CDs today. The weird thing is, as some of you might know, I'm only 14. I'm one of the few people who still buy CDs, when most of my generation buy off iTunes and Limewire. The CDs I have been buying lately are not really from "my generation"(Rage Against Machine, Guns 'n' Roses, stuff like that). What do you think, how do you get your music?
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disinclination loops (unregistered), Saturday, 4 October 2014 00:54 (four years ago) Permalink

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disinclination loops (unregistered), Saturday, 4 October 2014 00:56 (four years ago) Permalink

The Escapist : Forums : Off-topic Discussion : Poll: Do you still buy cd's ?

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POSTED: 12 August 2008 10:19 pm

I do, I love cd's. Of course they don't have the vintage charm of vinyls, but I'll take them over downloading (legal or not, that's not the question) any day.

I think it's because I don't feel like I am really buying something when I shop on iTunes. I need something real, something material to feel good about buying music, or else it's just not the same. And there's the collector in me too, I'm very proud of my cd collection, it impresses people :-P

So, what do you think about cd's? Are they here to stay, or obsolete?

disinclination loops (unregistered), Saturday, 4 October 2014 01:21 (four years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/gUwE7Wz.jpg

disinclination loops (unregistered), Saturday, 4 October 2014 01:24 (four years ago) Permalink

that f3d0r4 l0ung3 site is more amusing when you read threads about this kind of stuff, it doesnt really have anything to do with mra culture, its just profoundly not cool people getting to be cool together in a safe space and then give each other consumer advice about gauche shit

C21H23NO5 (nakhchivan), Saturday, 4 October 2014 01:32 (four years ago) Permalink

10-27-2010, 05:04 AM

I prefer print myself, though both have their place. I still buy CDs, though I also load them onto my iPod. The thing holding me back from eBooks, of course, is that unlike my CDs and iPod, I can't exactly buy 'real' books and convert them to digital in a few seconds. Nevertheless, an ebook reader (such as the Kindle - the iPad, with its backlit screen, is not an ebook reader but a tablet computer, and a very different beast) is something I would like to have for travelling with. When the price comes down to about GBP20.00 (and eventually it will), I will get myself one.

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C21H23NO5 (nakhchivan), Saturday, 4 October 2014 01:33 (four years ago) Permalink

07-21-2014, 04:13 AM

I like MP3s purely because space is tight here, I do still buy CDs of albums that are important to me, and vinyls for the really special ones. (Though I have no record player yet)

C21H23NO5 (nakhchivan), Saturday, 4 October 2014 01:35 (four years ago) Permalink

that f3d0r4 l0ung3 site is more amusing when you read threads about this kind of stuff, it doesnt really have anything to do with mra culture, its just profoundly not cool people getting to be cool together in a safe space and then give each other consumer advice about gauche shit

couldn't the last part of that statement equally apply to ilx?

tbf I spent about a week researching double-edged shaving gear/techniques, which meant lurking on a bunch of Art of Manliness style message boards. it's kind of cute to see guys with Teddy Roosevelt avatars peacocking their artisanal shaving brushes and belt buckles in front of an audience of other guys with Teddy Roosevelt avatars, but the subtext of "wouldn't we all be better off if we lived like our great-grandfathers" is pretty gross, even on forums without a pronounced MRA agenda. also it's weird how the same dudes who pride themselves on their frugal DIY construction projects are the ones who are spending crazy money on old-timey pocket knives or whatever.

disinclination loops (unregistered), Saturday, 4 October 2014 02:20 (four years ago) Permalink

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/85621-Vinyl-Records

http://i.imgur.com/q8roAaD.jpg

04-15-2009, 03:55 PM
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Vinyl Records

Is there anyone else out there still collecting records? I love sitting back and listening to my vinyl; it's so relaxing! There's something about that delicious crackle that comes only with LPs... I think this thread could be a nice thread to converse in general about records, so feel free to do so, but I'm also wondering if anyone out there has some vinyl they would like to part with. I'm frequently interested in picking up little collections that are presently unused. Feel free to send a PM!

disinclination loops (unregistered), Saturday, 4 October 2014 02:26 (four years ago) Permalink

theres a relativist nightmare in determining what if any internet community that phrase could (not) apply to but unlike ilx the f3d0r4 lounge is explicitly about instrumentalizing cool via an object that was widely purported to be cool, 'music' is not really specific enough as a referent

maybe it does seem apt to the particular epoch of belle n seb / girls aloud era brit ilx where the object of common affection were more ideologically coherent and specific rather than just current ilx' normcore common culture of canonical rock music, sitcoms, the nfl etc

the final twilight of all evaluative standpoints (nakhchivan), Saturday, 4 October 2014 02:37 (four years ago) Permalink

why did you spend about a week researching double-edged shaving gear/techniques

the final twilight of all evaluative standpoints (nakhchivan), Saturday, 4 October 2014 02:39 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Did you purchase a new CD at a store in 2014? [Started by Brio2 in November 2014, last updated 17 minutes ago by everyday sheeple (Michael B) on I Love Music] 70 new answers POLL closes: January 01 (in 1 month)

GYBE ALFOTHAD download from mediafire - Type: .rar Size: 53.25 MB (unregistered), Sunday, 30 November 2014 01:00 (three years ago) Permalink

why did you spend about a week researching double-edged shaving gear/techniques

I hate having facial hair & I've never been able to get a close shave with electric/cartridge razors

but I can't bring myself to invest in ~$75 of old-timey shaving gear even thought it might pay off in the long run

GYBE ALFOTHAD download from mediafire - Type: .rar Size: 53.25 MB (unregistered), Sunday, 30 November 2014 01:04 (three years ago) Permalink

fwiw I bought 11 new CDs at brick-and-mortar stores in 2014

GYBE ALFOTHAD download from mediafire - Type: .rar Size: 53.25 MB (unregistered), Sunday, 30 November 2014 01:12 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I went to a store and bought some CDs today

(just thought you guys should know)

i ain't marchant anymore (unregistered), Sunday, 1 February 2015 04:02 (three years ago) Permalink

how did it ~feel~?

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Sunday, 1 February 2015 21:39 (three years ago) Permalink

I felt like a fuddy-duddy.

all these college-aged kids were hanging out in the CD section strictly for tel lulz ("oh my god, the Jonas Brothers! I loved them so much when I was like 12" "I honestly can't remember the last time I bought a CD") while I was all alone in the jazz corner scowling at RVG editions for 15 minutes. I should really only shop for music on weekday afternoons when the only other patrons are crusty old men like myself.

thank you for your concern.

i ain't marchant anymore (unregistered), Sunday, 1 February 2015 22:22 (three years ago) Permalink

there must be plenty of college kids who never bought a cd

No-Neck Blue's Banned - Craig Bellamy (nakhchivan), Sunday, 1 February 2015 22:38 (three years ago) Permalink

there must be plenty of college kids for whom CDs are more dorky and old-mannish than vinyl (or even cassettes)

i ain't marchant anymore (unregistered), Sunday, 1 February 2015 22:45 (three years ago) Permalink

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy) wrote this on thread D'Angelo - Black Messiah (2014) on board I Love Music on 15-Dec-2014

Walked into a record shop and bought this on cd earlier.

No-Neck Blue's Banned - Craig Bellamy (nakhchivan), Sunday, 1 February 2015 22:49 (three years ago) Permalink

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy) wrote this on thread Caribou / Manitoba (Dan Snaith) - Classic or Dud? on board I Love Music on 07-Oct-2014

Opening this up from a CD through big speakers and it sounds absolutely amazing, which is obviously no surprise.

No-Neck Blue's Banned - Craig Bellamy (nakhchivan), Sunday, 1 February 2015 22:50 (three years ago) Permalink

i buy used cds now for the same reason i bought vinyl in the 90s -- better bargains

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Sunday, 1 February 2015 22:52 (three years ago) Permalink

otm

languagelessness (mattresslessness), Monday, 2 February 2015 23:59 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

my purchases this weekend:

-Jerry Reed greatest hits CD (used): $5.99
-Porter Wagoner greatest hits CD (new): $6.99
-Aiwa Cross Trainer portable CD player (manufactured in June 1999): $6.99
-CueCat (probably unused): $1.99
-3 used paperbacks @ $0.50 apiece and 1 for $1.00

the CDs are birthday gifts for my grandfather, but the discman and CueCat are worrying symptoms of premature retrofetishization

the geographibebebe (unregistered), Sunday, 5 April 2015 05:22 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I'm even contemplating re-purchasing certain things on CD that I've already bought FLAC downloads of, just so I have some kind of permanent, tangible copy of that music that will stick around even in the event of catastrophic data loss or some other calamity.

nakhchivan, Wednesday, 22 April 2015 17:09 (three years ago) Permalink

CD's disintegrate quick. If you have a CD from the 80s you will know about this. Old CD's go quiet.

― Arctic Noon Auk, Thursday, April 23, 2015 9:31 AM (4 hours ago)

xp What do you mean "disintegrate?" You mean oxidize? Peel? Are rendered useless?

― Jimmywine Dyspeptic, Thursday, April 23, 2015 9:37 AM (4 hours ago)

Yes, and they get quieter, no matter how loud you set your speakers.

― Arctic Noon Auk, Thursday, April 23, 2015 10:20 AM (3 hours ago)

the geographibebebe (unregistered), Thursday, 23 April 2015 18:03 (three years ago) Permalink

in high school my cds were often eaten by a strange tropical fungus but that seems to have ceased, probably due to better practices on either the manufacturers' parts or mine.

difficult listening hour, Thursday, 23 April 2015 20:08 (three years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

I bought a used copy of Global Communication's 76:14 for $1.50 (£0.97) last week. 'wow, you're really breaking the bank with this one', said the cashier. I didn't laugh.

scarlett bohansson (unregistered), Tuesday, 3 November 2015 02:50 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

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He is talking slow and he references clothing, sex and possibly drug use. I'm not sure if he has a speech impediment or not, but he sounds slightly retarded.

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3 months pass...
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Über, Über mensch (wins), Sunday, 20 December 2015 23:28 (two years ago) Permalink

I bought some CDs today

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small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Monday, 28 December 2015 01:34 (two years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...
one year passes...

Bull Moose Music HAUL (3/24/17):

Steve Roach - Structures From Silence ($1.48)
->an original West German pressing!!! gonna go brag about it on forums.stevehoffman.tv probably

Amanda Petrusich - Do Not Sell At Any Price ($0.50)
->kinda pricy, but I feel a special connection to the author because she writes p4k reviews and she may have even posted on ilm a few times (so fucking awful that the search function is still down and I can't verify this):

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