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Does this make me a terrible person?
Probably does actually. There's no hope for us. Oh, the shame, we should throw ourselves into the sea or something.
Simple reason is I don't have a vinyl player. I wonder if, when I have enough disposable income to have this kind of hobby, I'd be better switching from collecting CDs to vinyl, since the former doesn't hold any real lasting value.
I can walk into charity shops and buy handfuls for pennies. That's if they're not in landfill already. Anyone seeing their music collection as an investment is an idiot, fashions change and so does perception of value. I'm not saying CDs will fare any better, they obviously won't, but the only real reasons for having a physical collection are for sentimental reasons and for showing it off.
a) I lost an entire external hard drive's worth of music this year. Technology is not infallible, physical copies remain the best insurance.
b) I am not an audiophile but I fail to see how anyone can compare the sound you get from a computer's soundcard with that coming from a proper amp rigged up to some decent turntable or CD player.
proper amps, proper soundcards
haha amazing logic going in in this post
records will never be valuable because records which aren't valuable aren't valuable.
people need to see that I own 11 Less Than Jake albums.
(apart from the Seymour record that comes with Blur's 21 box set)
I tend to use it with records that I particularly love and want to invest the time/money with, or with music that will sound particularly good. For me personally, it sort of helps me stop treating that music so disposably, which is how I think it's easy to see things with Spotify etc.
But no, it doesn't make you a bad music fan or whatever. Everyone has a different relationship to music. Just enjoy yours, whatever it is.
Like it was mandatory to have some records if you liked music a lot. Realised it was expensive, took up room, was more shit to lug around (I'm facing another ten years of house-sharing), and impractical. MP3 is better and unless you only listen to it on a minority of occasions, which you don't because you are alive in 2013, then it's just not something I see a point to.
The only one I've got is The Shins' Simple Song 7" single that came with the album pre-order and which I can't even get sold.
Just don't see the point.
what do you talk about at parties?
Giving me some good feels atm
could record all your favourite mp3s for when you've got a dj gig
cementimental only has himself to argue with now
His "Ru" post and subsequent explanation was one of the funniest things I have read on this site.
Just keep your CDs and listen to it in the proper way.
He fucking hates you.
just fill your life with whichever things you want
he'd said he doesn't own any board games.
I have a rare special edition version of Lord Of The Rings Risk.
1) lots of great music is only available on vinyl. Villalobos, Parrish, general house/techno bobbins. gonna exclude vinyl rips because they don't sound very good.
2) lots of vinyl masters sound amazing in ways you can't really get with other formats. those Andy Stott EPs from 2011, for example.
mainly because when I buy CDs they just get ripped and chucked in a box now and having spent my student years as a rampant downloader I can't quite bring myself to pay for digital music. Spotify seems to be giving artists a pittance and I'd like to support the dudes whose music I love, so going full vinyl wanker seems to be a good way to do it.
but no one really cares and this debate has been done to death
I`ve got a few, but I imagine they`re all scratched to fuck from when I was a careless little shit with a pair of decks back in the 90`s. Knackered decks, knackered records, knackered dreams.
besides, the vast majority of them are probably really shit
(did someone make a joke along these lines already? I can't be bothered to read the thread for a response as low quality as this)
as the sound of vinyl records in comparison with mp3s
complete waste of space and time
DID YOU LIKE MY PAUL MCCARTNEY IMPREDSION?
This definitely makes me a bad person.
Am I still OK?