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Wire - Pink Flag
the amount of admin there must be in terms of what albums are or aren't licensed on that thing is crazy.
Really annoying that stuff you've starred / playlisted vanishes when its removed too. Sometimes it greys out, sometimes it's just gone without any notification. A stark reminder that you don't own any of this music.
but it's not really there ya know?
you can't TOUCH it.
but what is touching anyway man?
Periodically, for that true Spotify experience, I lose one.
tool before buying/stealing/fucking it off for so long. I thought maybe I'd finally shift over to it and my only music purchases would be vinyl from then on.
Then I considered how sentimental i am about my currently rather big (well, by the average persons standards, not on here) digital collection and how it's backed up and will always be there (i have a couple of hundred CDs still knocking about too which I thought I'd sold most of but keep been allured by cheap second hand amazon stuff... and poundland). Also, I don't own a smart phone and they drain battery pretty quick I'm told, which would suck as I use my iPod Nano for like 3 or 4 days on end without charging it. Then there's that hollow feeling that this is me listening to this album... but I don't own it, it's just odd, I won't have any attachment or memories of it's entry into my life other than I streamed it a few times. I know downloading isn't that different but I can remember exactly more or less when I got most my digital albums and how, whether it be by ripping a cd i bought, was lent or even just got off amazon mp3.
I do a majority of my listening out the house, I know there's the offline mode but it's just still so unappealing to me. What's wrong with me? I've always been a sentimental, backwards fuck. There's literally no point to this post other than to put a current mental ocd into words.
Them being The Bends, Nevermind and The Great Escape. I wasn't interested in any music until I heard The Bends when I was 17, then I quickly developed an obsession for Radiohead, then similar Britpop-ish bands, then within a few months I joined Spotify and my proper unhealthy obsession for music started there. But my memory of all the stuff I first discovered is a bit vague, and I don't associate any of the albums I've come across with anything other than with their wikipedia pages or Pitchfork/Allmusic reviews. Still, I can't bear to delete my earliest Spotify playlists, or those few songs I randomly favourited way back in 2010.
I know exactly what you mean about the hollow feeling bit - thanks to Spotify I get that even for studio albums which weren't part of my childhood by bands who were. But I like how you can now 'save' albums to your collection - in fact I'm currently having fun trying to recapture the essence of my slightly-younger years by building a sentimentally exclusive 'just me' sort of collection - it's going well. So far it's a nice, cosy little collection of classic-period albums of some bands I grew up exposed to as a youngster (Cure, Radiohead, Siouxsie, Manics etc.), excluding anything either too recent or just plain shit.
Cool, sounds like you are using it in a way I probably would have done had I grown up with it. I was 16 when I got heavily into music through Bloc Party and Radiohead but I got all my subsequent albums including those through sharing odd tracks over MSN and then using my part time job money to buy CD's off amazon. Used to make lists of albums i wanted each month to buy on payday, mostly informed by talking on forums, youtube and pitchfork. I miss that but haven't really been able to let go, the euphoria of the postman dropping those cd packages in the post before college was like the same buzz i'd get opening pokemon cards as a 10 year old. Still need cheap CDs in my life cos of it! haha
with the rest being CDs and legit downloads.
because they are as cheap as paid for downloads (or cheaper), I like to read the lyric sheets if they're provided, and the cover art is part of the experience for me (I tend to associate the artwork with the music when I'm listening). I also get NO sense of satisfaction for paying for a download but thoroughly enjoy having a CD to hold, open, read, look at, etc. It's part of the experience.
Wincing The Night Away by The Shins
Ferment by Catherine Wheel
Flagpole Sitta (single) by Harvey Danger
Pretty much Placebo's back catalogue
...at least Year Zero by Nine Inch Nails is back
Explosions In The Dunny
fink abaaaaht it.
PINK FLAG IS BACK!!!
but now I can admire the artwork
I never hear adverts anymore.
and then just not playing the last song.
or there wasn't when I last looked (over a year ago).
Maybe. I don't know.