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Physical music
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last post: Aug 5, 2019
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Physical music

1 Name: Anonymous : 2019-06-01 21:06
Does anyone here collect physical music? Cassettes, vinyl, CDs, etc.

I personally have two vinyls (and a very cheap record player).
2 Name: Anonymous : 2019-06-01 21:56
>>1
I don't have a lot, but I like buying CDs of albums I like. I feel the same way about media in general: it's nice to have a physical copy on your shelf that you can take down to look at or loan to a friend or something.
3 Name: Anonymous : 2019-06-01 22:15
>>2
Agreed. I personally love having physical media of any sort. It's a shame everything's going digital nowadays.
4 Name: Anonymous : 2019-06-02 12:42
CD's are my favorite things ever. I still have some old ones I burned during highschool. My prized possession is a burned copy of Somewhere in the Between by Streetlight Manifesto.
5 Name: Paperplane : 2019-06-02 15:18
I have a dozen or so vinyls at my place but those aren't mine. I know that some people like their sound better but I personally don't hear a difference. Digital is enough for me.
Other than unusal presses (like cool color patterns and stuff) I don't see the worth in them.
CDs and cassettes are just obsolete and I'm glad I finally got to install an AUX converter into my old car that only took CDs before that.
6 Name: Anonymous : 2019-06-02 16:56
I have a sizable CD collection, a small cassette collection, and will likely eventually expand into vinyl. I have an illogical fixation on physical media, and love all the trappings they come with.
7 Name: Anonymous : 2019-06-02 17:45
I have a small collection of Blu-rays, DVDs and Laser Discs with idol live shows. I don't collect albums, but sometimes I buy CDs when I can't find them anywhere online.
8 Name: Anonymous : 2019-06-02 23:47
>>6
I would love to collect more physical media than I do, but my wallet doesn't always agree with that sentiment.
9 Name: Anonymous : 2019-06-04 09:50
I've been a DJ since the late 90's so perhaps unsurprisingly have a very large collection of music. The footprint on my living space and the realisation of the environmental impacts of manufacture and distribution have seen me offloading it at varying speeds continuously for the past 10 or so years. I've also been digitising the delicate items of my collection.
I only buy physical copies if there really is no digital option (Bandcamp is gold). I learned long ago that "limited editions" are a complete sham.
10 Name: Anonymous : 2019-06-05 01:23
Physical music
electronic body music (EBM)
11 Name: Anonymous : 2019-06-05 11:29
>>9
(Bandcamp is gold)
Indeed, it is. I love Bandcamp if only for all the underground music/artists there. Also you can buy physical copies through it, which is convenient for me.
12 Name: Anonymous : 2019-06-06 21:19
I started collecting things I like when I saw my dad had a collection of cd's from his youth, and seeing how much he enjoys going through that every now and then.
Recently bought some old albums which luckily have been re-released and weren't too expensive, like Zappa's Hot Rats and Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds but thrift stores have also been a goldmine, lots of cheap CD's but also lots of opportunities to discover new things.

From some CD's I make backups but really, I've been surprised that 30+ year old CD's still play without hiccups.
But the independence of it is what makes me most interested, not needing any connections or services from companies who may or may not take the same songs down for whatever reason, even if the chances are slim, the anxiety of those things is something I just can't deal with. And it's also a sort of time capsule of things I listened to in the past.

So I pop a CD in my CD player, and listen without worries and even when all my computers fail and I'm too poor for internet I can still pop in a slice of plastic and have some of my music.
13 Name: Anonymous : 2019-06-08 07:22
>>12
My local thrift store sells used CDs and tapes for a buck or two, and it's really fun to take a chance on something I probably wouldn't otherwise. I've made some neat discoveries, like a local ragtime artist; as well as picked up some well-known stuff I wasn't hip to, like Frank Sinatra.
14 Name: Anonymous : 2019-06-08 11:21
>>13
There's a store near me that has thousands of old CDs, Records, Cassettes, and even a few Mini Disks. They're shutting down unfortunately, which makes me really sad, but with the internet and all to compete with I guess it's inevitable.
15 Name: Anonymous : 2019-06-09 09:38
>>14
I've always been kind of interested in minidiscs. I occasionally think about buying a player and a bunch of blank discs off the internet just for the hell of it. But then I feel like that's kind of a silly use of my limited spending money. I already own several portable devices that play music.
16 Name: Anonymous : 2019-06-09 09:42
>>5
I like the dirty low-fi sound of vinyl for certain kinds of music, like blues and classic rock, but anybody that thinks it sounds "better" than digital audio should have their head examined.
17 Name: Paperplane : 2019-06-09 17:14
>>16
The thing is, with modern audio editing you can emulate that kind of sound for digital recordings too.
18 Name: Anonymous : 2019-06-09 17:18
>>16
I'm not sure if it's really "better", but a lot of people say it has a different sound that they like better than digital.

I personally don't own a high-end record player (only a cheap one which sounds very poor/crackly anyway) so I can't say if a vinyl on a high end player sounds better than digital or not.
19 Name: Anonymous : 2019-06-20 16:16
I have about 20 cassette tapes sitting on my desk right now, and about 25 CDs sitting in a shelf above said desk. I almost want to get into collecting vinyl but I don't have a working record player.

I wish physical media was a bit more popular in the current year.
20 Name: Anonymous : 2019-06-28 01:50
Kind of, I used to buy lots of vinyls because I dj but I wish everything were released on digital. Dealing with vinyls is a pain, it's overpriced, fragile, it weighs a ton, and record shops suck so much my feet hurt just thinking about them.
21 Name: Anonymous : 2019-06-29 11:11
My bro found at goodwill “great men of music - Ludwig Van Beethoven” with the most cheesy portrait on the record face. We bought it instantly, also had us laughing for about half an hour.
22 Name: Anonymous : 2019-06-29 21:20
>>21
https://www.discogs.com/Ludwig-van-Beethoven-Great-Men-Of-Music/release/2718459
Is this it? That is kind of goofy-looking.
23 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-30 19:15
I collect CDs mostly of bands I like, though I'd like to have more space so I can start into vinyl. Music is important to me.
24 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-03 03:32
I was in des moines for a flaming lips concert and picked up a record called "We All Inherit The Moon", labeled as "2008 post rock, $10". It's a 12" EP and the blank side has a cool drawing of an astronaut scratched into it. I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet, I'm excited to give it a listen.
25 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-05 02:43
One of my favorite things to do in a foreign country is to pick up a local CD. Sometimes they're in a store exclusively selling indie records; sometimes they're picked up for a dime in a street market. I wouldn't have found them through conventional streaming platforms because of the language barrier, so I enjoy this method for the gems I find in between the mediocre albums.
26 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-16 19:19
I usually buy CDs from artists I really, really like, so I don't have much. But my father has a quite considerable collection

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