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« Jan 7, 2022 13:17:53 GMT »
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pitchfork.com/news/cd-sales-have-increased-for-the-first-time-in-17-years/

I might as well get a head of the curve here and start this thread.

Has ANYBODY here bought a CD recently? The last CD I remember buying was The National - Trouble Will Find Me (2013).




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« Jan 7, 2022 14:04:39 GMT »
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According to my RYM, I've bought 80 CDs in 2021 alone.

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« Jan 7, 2022 14:14:53 GMT »
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Wow.

Any reason why you're keeping your CD collection going? Is it "rare" stuff that's not on vinyl or maybe not on streaming services?

I think I remember Karl saying he was going to get rid of his CD collection.

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« Jan 7, 2022 15:27:10 GMT »
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No reason in particular Steve - I think as much as I love streaming I just like to own music and to have a collection, as if I were building a personal library or a radio station archive. My collection is not big, but it tells a lot about my life during these 25 years of being into music.

And yeah, some of the stuff I buy because it's not on vinyl, or because the original vinyl is too expensive and possibly not worth the price, or because I despise modern vinyl pressings. I don't think vinyl is an absolute superior format. It depends.

But I also buy a lot of stuff more casually - a lot of second hand CDs are being sold for two or three euros a piece, so if I go into a shop and see something I want to listen to, for that price I usually buy it. Why not? It's still music that you own, in amazing sound quality. Those 2 or 3 euros I would probably waste on a can of coke when I order delivery food. I'd rather have the CD, thanks.

I think people will eventually go back to CDs early or late. New vinyl is a nightmare to produce for labels, and a nightmare for buyers who now have to fork out £30+ a piece for new releases and deal with faulty pressings, bad mastering etc. Streaming is supercool for us but not cool for musicians, most of whom aren't making any money out of it apparently. Every 25 or so years there seems to be a major shift in the music industry, simply because the old generation dies out and a new generation, whith a different mindset, ideas and approach to technology, comes in. I actually predict we'll eventually go back to a more DIY, guerrilla-style, punk approach to music distribution in the future, and CD might complement streaming excellently in that regard.

Plus CD is getting harder to find because they don't press nearly as many as they used to. Shops don't stock them like back in the day, and they've become the more obscure format of the three. We are exactly where we were at with vinyl and CD in the late '80s, only now the situation is reversed. So I strongly recommend people not to get rid of their CD collections.


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« Jan 7, 2022 15:31:20 GMT » -
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According to my RYM, I've bought 80 CDs in 2021 alone.


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« Jan 7, 2022 15:53:33 GMT »
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Wow.

Any reason why you're keeping your CD collection going? Is it "rare" stuff that's not on vinyl or maybe not on streaming services?

I think I remember Karl saying he was going to get rid of his CD collection.

That was Krburg. Mine are all up in the loft. I've a feeling that many of them will actually regain some sort of value within the next 15-20 years. Not sure I'll ever play them again but for people that want to actually collect physical media it's literally a golden age. Most charity shops sell them for about 4 for a quid right now. Vinyl has become impossible to find for reasonable prices so CD's are a cheap and practical alternative.  

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« Jan 7, 2022 17:08:00 GMT via mobile »
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I've kept my collection. I took time growing it and appreciated it along the way. It's not huge (600 or 700) but there's some good stuff in there.

Every couple of years I think about shifting them, but the return vs effort just isn't worth it.

It doesn't feel like there's any early signs of a revival in terms of prices rising but if the demand is up for the first time, who knows. And all the logic in these posts seems sound.

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I've kept my collection. I took time growing it and appreciated it along the way. It's not huge (600 or 700) but there's some good stuff in there.

Every couple of years I think about shifting them, but the return vs effort just isn't worth it.

It doesn't feel like there's any early signs of a revival in terms of prices rising but if the demand is up for the first time, who knows. And all the logic in these posts seems sound.
Exactly how I feel - I don't have a huge CD collection maybe 200+ and I was going to try and offload them but the return is not great so why bother. I might as well hold onto them and dig them out someday and have a listen. 

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« Jan 7, 2022 17:15:49 GMT »
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I might as well hold onto them and dig them out someday and have a wank. 


That's why Rod will never get rid of his collection of scud mags.


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« Jan 11, 2022 13:11:58 GMT »
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I found my CD player. I am gonna set it up and go ahead and get ahead of the curve.

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« Jan 20, 2022 23:45:51 GMT via mobile »
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« Jan 21, 2022 11:16:00 GMT »
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That's a great article!
I mean, any article that mention Nuggets is great, but this one is in particular.

There's definitely a change is how CDs are perceived and as usual, it's young people setting the trend.
Youtube is a good indicator. Lots of kids showing off their CD collections. And more and more will follow because it's just so affordable now.
Then take a look at the so called "vinyl community" and it's mostly old pensioners with ugly wives reminiscing about those days you could find Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield in the bargain bin.

When friends come over I usually hide my records away because I don't want them to think I'm one of these old blokes who can't get laid.

a quick Youtube search for vinyl community and you feel like in a geriatric intensive-care unit:






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« Jan 21, 2022 11:52:09 GMT »
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I guess we can blame this thread for my recent purchases: The Stone Roses compilation, Bill Evans' Explorations with bonus from Portrait and, for the only reason that I saw it and it was cheap and a double, Lulu (which I don't think I had fully heard before).

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« Jan 21, 2022 12:09:29 GMT »
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That's a great article!
I mean, any article that mention Nuggets is great, but this one is in particular.

There's definitely a change is how CDs are perceived and as usual, it's young people setting the trend.
Youtube is a good indicator. Lots of kids showing off their CD collections. And more and more will follow because it's just so affordable now.
Then take a look at the so called "vinyl community" and it's mostly old pensioners with ugly wives reminiscing about those days you could find Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield in the bargain bin.

When friends come over I usually hide my records away because I don't want them to think I'm one of these old blokes who can't get laid.

a quick Youtube search for vinyl community and you feel like in a geriatric intensive-care unit:




I know exactly what you mean ! 

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« Jan 21, 2022 14:11:27 GMT »
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I got rid of all my official CDs. I have around 50 vinyls.

I do however have a couple of hundred bootleg CDs :)

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« Jan 21, 2022 21:30:00 GMT » -
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Fuck you Simone, X Junkie is the man!

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« Jan 24, 2022 18:39:39 GMT via mobile »
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When friends come over I usually hide my records away because I don't want them to think I'm one of these old blokes who can't get laid.

a quick Youtube search for vinyl community and you feel like in a geriatric intensive-care unit



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« Feb 4, 2022 12:08:24 GMT »
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« Feb 4, 2022 15:28:14 GMT »
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I pre ordered a CD Tuesday Steve. I've made the revival a reality.

Tho it was just because it was about £15 cheaper than the vinyl so I could get into a British Sea Power instore gig.

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« Feb 4, 2022 18:10:37 GMT » -
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Good stuff!

I haven't taken my collection out of storage yet but boy I can't wait to display my three copies of Sam's Town.

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