Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 00:05 UTC
Multimedia, AV "On October 1 1982, Joel's sixth studio album, 52nd Street, was the first commercially released CD album... Which means CDs are 30-years-old today. It's worth noting here that 52nd Street wasn't a new album - it was launched initially in 1978, but it was selected for relaunch on the new digital audio disc, rolling out alongside the first CD player - the Sony CDP-101 - in Japan. But of course, the CD didn't spring up overnight - the road to launch started long before 1982." I'm still 100% CD when it comes to music. The act of physically holding a new album in your hands for the first time and gently placing the disk in the tray can't be matched by pressing a download button behind a computer.
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RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e
by WereCatf on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 07:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kwan_e"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

I have long abandoned the CDs and I take all my music on the psy-music forum. I don't see any quality difference, and I get all I need instantly. I can dispose what I don't like, which is not the case of a CD that you usually buy before knowing if it's good or bad. Oh, and I wouldn't be able to buy so many CDs every month.


My problem with CDs is that there's usually only 1-3 songs that I like and the rest is crap, plus I don't listen to music per album anyways; I listen to it all in random shuffle mode, all in one, large collection and no playlists whatsoever. As such CDs just don't fit my usecase.

Also, I'm one of those people who doesn't really get attached to physical objects. Every time I move I just slap half of everything I own in the trash and I would have absolutely no qualms about just throwing it all away if I could afford to buy the basic necessities all over again. Therefore I get no more satisfaction in owning a physical disc than I get from owning a digital copy.

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RE[3]: Comment by kwan_e
by OSNevvs on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 11:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e"
OSNevvs Member since:
2009-08-20

100% agreed!

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