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Thread started 11/14/11 8:32am

sosgemini

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Are There Artist You Must Own The Physical Albums For?

As I contemplated getting Meshell Ndegeocello and Kate Bush's new works, I decided that I had to own the physical CD so that I could review the booklet as I listened to the album for the first time. Yet, other artist, I could give a rat's arse about these things and I quie up my Itunes for a digital copy. Who do you have to have the CD or LP of when they release their work?

Mine:

Wendy & Lisa

Kate Bush

MeShell Ndegeocello

Bjork

Janet

Sade

Used to but gave up:

Mary J Blidge

Maxwell

Seal (I just stopped buying the dudes work entirely LOL)

Radiohead (the last one was the first download release)

Prince (again, I just stopped purchasing the work)

(When I mentioned digital purchases, I mean legally purchasing downloads lol )

[Edited 11/14/11 9:07am]

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Reply #1 posted 11/14/11 8:42am

sextonseven

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I still buy physical copies of almost every release, but if I had to convert them all to digital at some point in the future, I'd still keep hard copies of all my Prince, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Tori Amos and Saint Etienne albums.

The new thing with me is seeking out vinyl copies of albums by newer artists I consider very special. They are rare:

Goldfrapp

Dum Dum Girls

The Horrors

The Black Belles

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Reply #2 posted 11/14/11 9:04am

JoeTyler

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If I'm a FAN, then I buy the Cds, including the Special Edition if I truly like the album. I want the physical thing, the booklet, the quality of the remaster, etc.

if I'm not a fan, I just download the songs I like, usually 6-7; for example, I have 7 songs of Britney Spears on my mp3, lol

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Reply #3 posted 11/14/11 9:06am

sosgemini

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JoeTyler said:

Easy

If I'm a FAN, then I buy the Cds, including the Special Edition if I truly like the album. I want the physical thing, the booklet, the quality of the remaster, etc.

if I'm not a fan, I just download the songs I like, usually 6-7; for example, I have 7 songs of Britney Spears on my mp3, lol

Purchased downloads?

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Reply #4 posted 11/14/11 9:08am

JoeTyler

sosgemini said:

JoeTyler said:

Easy

If I'm a FAN, then I buy the Cds, including the Special Edition if I truly like the album. I want the physical thing, the booklet, the quality of the remaster, etc.

if I'm not a fan, I just download the songs I like, usually 6-7; for example, I have 7 songs of Britney Spears on my mp3, lol

Purchased downloads?

man, I've been downloading stuff since 2001...

hope that answers your question mr.green , lol

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Reply #5 posted 11/14/11 9:25am

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I still purchase physical cd and lps of everything. I don't think I will ever get rid of my cds and lps. I hate buying digital downloads.

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Reply #6 posted 11/14/11 9:26am

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All of them. The only downloading I do is free downloads and that's usually rare and hard to find stuff or old songs that are decent but not something I love enough to spend money on since money is so tight these days. I never pay for a download though. I absolutely refuse to pay for a download.

Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #7 posted 11/14/11 9:26am

Graycap23

Every artist that I like......I BUY the actual cd if it is available.

Support the artist or they will cease 2 exist.

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Reply #8 posted 11/14/11 9:28am

mjscarousal

Graycap23 said:

Every artist that I like......I BUY the actual cd if it is available.

Support the artist or they will cease 2 exist.

Pretty much sums up my thoughts..

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Reply #9 posted 11/14/11 9:32am

vainandy

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Graycap23 said:

Every artist that I like......I BUY the actual cd if it is available.

Support the artist or they will cease 2 exist.

That's why I encourage today's youth to not only download, but make copies for their friends. evillol

Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #10 posted 11/14/11 10:06am

Whatsinit4me

I'm not in2 downloading, it is not my thing.

I have an mp3 player and it is still in the box, waiting 2 be regifted. lol

I only like hard copy and it is usually 99% Prince's discography.

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Reply #11 posted 11/14/11 10:30am

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Graycap23 said:

Every artist that I like.....I BUY the actual cd if it is available.


Support the artist or they will cease 2 exist.



Yep, this. Plus, there's always the option of selling on a physical copy at a later date... not necessarily for very much, but the option's there. smile And a lot of the CDs that I buy are reissues with extensive liner notes anyway.

But yeah, downloads feel too soulless to me. It's the same as with eBooks for me, having the physical thing is part of the appeal.
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Reply #12 posted 11/14/11 10:35am

Graycap23

ChickenMcNuggets said:

Graycap23 said:

Every artist that I like......I BUY the actual cd if it is available.

Support the artist or they will cease 2 exist.

Yep, this. Plus, there's always the option of selling on a physical copy at a later date... not necessarily for very much, but the option's there. smile And a lot of the CDs that I buy are reissues with extensive liner notes anyway. But yeah, downloads feel too soulless to me. It's the same as with eBooks for me, having the physical thing is part of the appeal.

True............except I can take a few hundred books with me on my e-reader. It is extremely convenient.

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Reply #13 posted 11/14/11 10:54am

rialb

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JoeTyler said:

Easy

If I'm a FAN, then I buy the Cds, including the Special Edition if I truly like the album. I want the physical thing, the booklet, the quality of the remaster, etc.

if I'm not a fan, I just download the songs I like, usually 6-7; for example, I have 7 songs of Britney Spears on my mp3, lol

I trust that one of those seven is "Anticipating." If not correct that immediately!

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Reply #14 posted 11/14/11 10:57am

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A download is like porn. It's OK if you're in a pinch but there's nothing like being able to actually hold either 7 or 12 inches in your hand. evillol

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Reply #15 posted 11/14/11 11:00am

Whatsinit4me

vainandy said:

A download is like porn. It's OK if you're in a pinch but there's nothing like being able to actually hold either 7 or 12 inches in your hand. evillol

eek .......biggrin .......lol ........wink ........cool

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Reply #16 posted 11/14/11 11:24am

TheBigSky

If it's a band or artist that i'm a fan of, then I buy the physical cd and in some cases a vinyl copy too. If it's a band or artist that i'm not sure about, then I will grab a free download or stream the album if I can. If I like it, I will buy the physical copy.

If it's an band or artist that i'm particularly fond of then I download all the bootlegs that I can get hold of too, radio sessions, demos, live shows etc.

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Reply #17 posted 11/14/11 11:42am

JoeTyler

rialb said:

JoeTyler said:

Easy

If I'm a FAN, then I buy the Cds, including the Special Edition if I truly like the album. I want the physical thing, the booklet, the quality of the remaster, etc.

if I'm not a fan, I just download the songs I like, usually 6-7; for example, I have 7 songs of Britney Spears on my mp3, lol

I trust that one of those seven is "Anticipating." If not correct that immediately!

nod

it's basically Baby One More Time, Oops I did It Again (CLASSIC), Anticipating, Toxic, Gimme More, Womanizer and Till the World Ends

am I missing something?

and no, I dont like Hold It Against Me, lol

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Reply #18 posted 11/14/11 11:45am

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JoeTyler said:

it's basically Baby One More Time, Oops I did It Again (CLASSIC), Anticipating, Toxic, Gimme More, Womanizer and Till the World Ends

am I missing something?

The most underrated Britney song ever:

heart heart heartheart heart heart heart heart heart heart

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Reply #19 posted 11/14/11 11:53am

JoeTyler

sextonseven said:

JoeTyler said:

it's basically Baby One More Time, Oops I did It Again (CLASSIC), Anticipating, Toxic, Gimme More, Womanizer and Till the World Ends

am I missing something?

The most underrated Britney song ever:

heart heart heartheart heart heart heart heart heart heart

hmmm, noble effort, yes, but when I listen to Britney I just want jams, jams and jams. I don't despise her ballads, but hell I prefer the upbeat dance numbers

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Reply #20 posted 11/14/11 12:07pm

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JoeTyler said:

hmmm, noble effort, yes, but when I listen to Britney I just want jams, jams and jams. I don't despise her ballads, but hell I prefer the upbeat dance numbers

It's more than just a ballad, it's Britney's ballad to end all ballads--her "Purple Rain", her "Wild Horses", her "One". The fact that it isn't recognized as such is a travesty.

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Reply #21 posted 11/14/11 12:16pm

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Yea but only for three people. The beatles,prince,and mary j blidge.
Why does there have to be a soundcheck? I don't have a songcheck. You don't have a clothescheck.
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Reply #22 posted 11/14/11 1:00pm

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Physical album always. Force of habit.

But then I don't waste money on the trendy stuff.


Liner notes are essential.
I'm guessing that over time, even these will become mandatory with dls.



Music for adventurous listeners


tA

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Reply #23 posted 11/14/11 1:12pm

rialb

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JoeTyler said:

rialb said:

I trust that one of those seven is "Anticipating." If not correct that immediately!

nod

it's basically Baby One More Time, Oops I did It Again (CLASSIC), Anticipating, Toxic, Gimme More, Womanizer and Till the World Ends

am I missing something?

and no, I dont like Hold It Against Me, lol

"I've Just Begun (Having My Fun)" is a good song even if it does bite "Hella Good."

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Reply #24 posted 11/14/11 1:23pm

JoeTyler

sextonseven said:

JoeTyler said:

hmmm, noble effort, yes, but when I listen to Britney I just want jams, jams and jams. I don't despise her ballads, but hell I prefer the upbeat dance numbers

It's more than just a ballad, it's Britney's ballad to end all ballads--her "Purple Rain", her "Wild Horses", her "One". The fact that it isn't recognized as such is a travesty.

anyway, now that I think about it, Britney is not known for her ballads hmmm he's a dance/club popstar, and hell that's fine ...

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Reply #25 posted 11/14/11 2:02pm

rialb

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JoeTyler said:

sextonseven said:

It's more than just a ballad, it's Britney's ballad to end all ballads--her "Purple Rain", her "Wild Horses", her "One". The fact that it isn't recognized as such is a travesty.

anyway, now that I think about it, Britney is not known for her ballads hmmm he's a dance/club popstar, and hell that's fine ...

For me that is one area where Britney and Janet are similar. I quite like their uptempo songs but when they try to sing ballads it just underscores how weak their voices are.

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Reply #26 posted 11/14/11 3:54pm

JoeTyler

rialb said:

JoeTyler said:

anyway, now that I think about it, Britney is not known for her ballads hmmm he's a dance/club popstar, and hell that's fine ...

For me that is one area where Britney and Janet are similar. I quite like their uptempo songs but when they try to sing ballads it just underscores how weak their voices are.

falloff you DON'T wanna feel the rage of Janet's fans again, do you? lol not after the "RiRi has more nº1s than Janet" thread falloff giggle

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Reply #27 posted 11/14/11 4:29pm

aardvark15

Janet

Michael Jackson

Prince

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Reply #28 posted 11/14/11 5:03pm

rialb

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JoeTyler said:

rialb said:

For me that is one area where Britney and Janet are similar. I quite like their uptempo songs but when they try to sing ballads it just underscores how weak their voices are.

falloff you DON'T wanna feel the rage of Janet's fans again, do you? lol not after the "RiRi has more nº1s than Janet" thread falloff giggle

I fear the wrath of no stans!

Besides, even diehard Janet fans can admit that she is not a fantastic singer. Can't they?

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Reply #29 posted 11/14/11 5:10pm

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rialb said:

JoeTyler said:

falloff you DON'T wanna feel the rage of Janet's fans again, do you? lol not after the "RiRi has more nº1s than Janet" thread falloff giggle

I fear the wrath of no stans!

Besides, even diehard Janet fans can admit that she is not a fantastic singer. Can't they?

Well yeah. Better than Britney by far though. She's pretty great in I Get Lonely amoungst others though.

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