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How big is your Metal Cd collection?

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Wolves83, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. Vossyrus

    Vossyrus Member

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    I've said this many times before but I download as a tool to explore what music is out there and find bands that I would have never have even heard of. Listening to one song from an album hardly does anything to convince me to buy the album. If anything, downloading only increases my awareness and opens me up to new bands so therefore I am actually buying more cds in the process. 95% of the music I listen to I've discovered on my own through downloading. The only bands lose on my part are bands that I am only a casual fan of - without downloading I might have purchased their new album but at this point I don't care enough to so a downloaded copy is as much as I need. I really only care to buy albums that I really like, or from bands that I really enjoy. The albums I often want to buy are quite overpriced and almost impossible to obtain. I love collecting cds but if metal cds were cheaper and easy to obtain, I'd be buying a lot more.
     
  2. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    I almost always download then buy. Unless I hate the said download.
     
  3. Koude Haat

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    same here.

    i don't get all the hate about downloading. if you like the album you downloaded, then buy it!
     
  4. Alter

    Alter Banned

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    Maybe 'cuz most people dont want to pay $15 for something that they already have.

    (Sorry if my posts are not up to par. I have been away from a keyboard for three weeks)
     
  5. Old Murder Soul

    Old Murder Soul iPirate

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    In the future this type of thought will be irrelevant. A music collection is a music collection. But I'll leave you alone on that.
     
  6. Rabid Headbanger

    Rabid Headbanger New Metal Member

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    You need to shut up.

    And leave.
     
  7. zoidberg

    zoidberg Mallcore Kid

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    i download unless i can find an album on CDNOW or CDbaby for 6 dollars or something....
     
  8. Evil?

    Evil? omghaxlol!1

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    Counting mp3's as part of a music collection is like saying you collect stamps but really only have a bunch of pictures of stamps on your pc.
     
  9. Rabid Headbanger

    Rabid Headbanger New Metal Member

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    Excellent Similie.
     
  10. Babykabob

    Babykabob Jake-RTM

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    this very moment, I have maybe 4 or 5 albums. had to sell all of 'em while I was on tour cuz i was broke...luckily I had almost all of them backed up on my computer
     
  11. Old Murder Soul

    Old Murder Soul iPirate

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    mu·sic /ˈmyuzɪk/ Pronunciation[myoo-zik]
    –noun
    1.an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color.
    2.the tones or sounds employed, occurring in single line (melody) or multiple lines (harmony), and sounded or to be sounded by one or more voices or instruments, or both.
    3.musical work or compositions for singing or playing.

    It doesn't matter what the medium is. Music is sound, not a stamp.

    I don't see why theres such a backlash against downloading. It's basically the same thing as the old cassette swaps of the 80's, just on a larger scale.
     
  12. Satanstoenail

    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    You're obviously extremely intelligent. Do you have a newsletter of some sort?
     
  13. J.

    J. Old Fart

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    You are doing nothing to help keep the underground alive. It is really that simple.If you are sampling, then buying, fine. If you are downloading full albums with no intention to support the underground, fuck off.
     
  14. V.V.V.V.V.

    V.V.V.V.V. Houses Ov Mercury

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    I download full albums with intent to eventually purchase the ones I can find with simplicity/moderate difficulty. Everytime I go to the CD store, I basically drop all the money I have, yet I download all the fucking time. I don't think there's really anything wrong with that, since it's how I've been doing it for years...

    I own upwards of 230 or 240 CDs and a bunch of tapes and a few LPs/etc. vinyls, so I consider myself a supporter of metal, definitely, but I also enjoy discovering new music without having to drop my minimum-wage-earned cash.

    I highly disagree with mp3s being thought of as part of a collection. That is ridiculous.
     
  15. J.

    J. Old Fart

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    dunno, maybe im an old man (29) stuck in his ways, but ive never downloaded an entire album, nor would i even know how. i still randomly buy an album if reviews make it sound like something i would like.

    nowadays, people will download and then read reviews to see if they simply agree with it. read the Reviews section and you'll see what i mean.

    i guess it comes down to whether you like saving a few bucks or like the element of surprise.

    just two days ago i purchased an album ive never heard a note from, and im giddy with anticipation. id miss that feeling if i downloaded all the time

    ive been doing that since the late 80s and ill stick with it. keeping things old school, you know.
     
  16. V.V.V.V.V.

    V.V.V.V.V. Houses Ov Mercury

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    Yeah, I like blind buys too, but only do it if the album is under 10 bucks and if I at least know SOMETHING about the band (have heard/seen their name somewhere, like on last.fm, or something). Also sometimes buy used things in stores just cuz they're cheap...did this with Acid King's III...got it for 4 bucks. Love it. Great stoner doom.
     
  17. thisisaformicatable

    thisisaformicatable New Metal Member

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    ~230 CDs, ~30 Cassettes, a handful of LPs and 7"s, ~500 CDRs, and 300-500 albums on my computer at any given time. Maybe 60%-70% of that is metal. Yeah, lots of CDRs but I buy most of my stuff used so it isn't like the bands are getting a lot of my money anyway. Most of my metal dollar goes to concerts.
     
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    MFF New Metal Member

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    I haven't counted my cd's for a long time but the last time I did that I ended up around 600 cd's.
     
  19. s_a_o

    s_a_o The Face of Melinda

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    Really no CDs. A lot of my stuff is downloaded or sent by friends, or purchased on iTunes. I just hate having to organize all of the CDs... just really annoys me.

    However, I do own a few (a few!).

    The entire Akercocke discography
    The entire Kamelot discography
    Katatonia - Last Fair Deal Gone Down
    Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance
    Katatonia - Tonight's Decision
    Norther - Mirror of Madness
    Norther - Til Death Unites Us
    Norther - Death Unlimited
    Children of Bodom - Follow the Reaper
    Within Temptation - Mother Earth
    Within Temptation - The Heart of Everything
    My Dying Bride - The Light at the End of the World
    Opeth - Blackwater Park
    Opeth - Orchid
    Nachmystium - Instinct : Decay
    Tyr - Ragnarok
    Naglfar - Vitra
    Naglfar - Pariah
    The Wolves in the Throne Room discography
    Decapitated - the Negation

    That's from memory... I have more but I honestly can't be arsed into remember it now.
     
  20. Patrick Bateman

    Patrick Bateman I like to Dissect Girls

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    My collection has peaked at around 150 CDs. In this information age though CDs are becoming needless. I now only ever find myself buying CDs if I am a particular fan of the band in question and I want the artwork and/or lyrics.
     

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