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Do you still buy CDs even though Spotify has a huge selection of niche metal?

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Cromulent, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Cromulent

    Cromulent Member

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    Yeah this is exactly why I am a premium subscriber and have been for at least a couple of years. Plus being able to listen to any music I want on my mobile phone without having to worry about syncing it is a god send.
     
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    Unfortunately aside from a couple overpriced music stores, the only places to get rarities locally are Savers/Goodwill (can be good, but often crap and you have to deal with stolen CDs all the time), and garage sales which aren't always worth the effort. I wish I lived in a more hip and music-appreciating city.
     
  3. matt schrauben

    matt schrauben Curse You All Men!

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    Pretty much this. I'm pretty young. 26 to be exact, but I embrace the old school way of acquiring music. I still buy lots of CDs and vinyl and agree there is no better feeling than popping in a new purchase and just letting it all soak in while flipping through the booklet or vinyl jacket. The artwork and craft that goes into a physical release can't be replaced.

    I don't use spotify, because I just don't care for streaming all that much. I have an iPod with all my albums on it that I use at work. I spin records daily. Love it.
     
  4. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    I don't have an MP3 player and I don't feel like using the space on my phone so I shelled out 25 bucks a year to use Amazon's music service. 25 bucks a year and up to 250,000 songs you can stream (you upload them from your collection). Worth the money.

    Also, if you buy CDs that have the AutoRip feature, it will download the music to your amazon music account so you can listen to it before you get the CD.
     
  5. matt schrauben

    matt schrauben Curse You All Men!

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    I love auto-rip. Especially when purchasing vinyl.
     
  6. Cromulent

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    The cool thing about Amazon AutoRip is if you buy someone a CD for Christmas / Birthday / whatever you get a free copy of it as well on your account :). Now I buy music for people that I also like and get a free copy :p.
     
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    I dig that most people are getting into Spotify. I know its the future (or present).

    But for me, I want physical copies, or digital copies direct from the band (e.g. Bandcamp) so I can support them directly. And I prefer to go through stuff as albums, not individual songs.

    There's an experience to be had y'know? Artwork, liner notes, thank you's, lyrics, packaging. Especially with limited edition stuff. Nothing beats opening that package coming from other part of the world, checking out the details.
     
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    zerostatic Damned in Flames

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    Like some others here, I still prefer to buy physical copies, usually cds. I rip them onto my computer, and I am still rocking my old 30 gig Microsoft Zune.

    Vegas has a Zia Records and it is fun to browse the used metal section. This year I have found a few gems such as Flotsam and Jetsam's No Place for Disgrace, and Immolation's Here in After.

    I should give Spotify a chance. I used to stream through Microsoft's market place and it was a great way to screen new releases and get a chance to listen to old, rare, out of print, classic metal albums.
     
  9. socialleper

    socialleper New Metal Member

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    I still buy CDs when I've found something I really like.
    When I was growing up metal wasn't as fractured as it is today, so you had a pretty good idea of what was what. Diversification has allowed some really interesting niches to be created, but its also allowed for some really odd ball stuff to develop as well.
    Digital streaming allows me to hear something before I spend my money on it. If I like it enough I will buy it. Spotify has allowed me to try out so many bands its ridiculous. However I still like owning a CD.
     
  10. Cnaiür urs Skiötha

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    I never used Spotify and I am not really interested atm.
    Most of the time I buy CDs online whenever there are sales. There are maybe 10-15 Releases each year I Need to have at release date for the full Price.
    Sometimes I buy download Albums only when they are very cheap compared to the disc.
    I often use YT for checking out something (samples are too short) and I then order the CD.
     

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