Your Favourite Music Format

Discussion in 'Other Music archive (read-only)' started by Girl-with-the-Thorn, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. Girl-with-the-Thorn

    Girl-with-the-Thorn If you hit me it's murder

    May 2, 2009
    Lincoln UK
    What's the format you prefer to buy or have music in? Vinyl, cassette, CD, mp3, etc?

    I always used to be more into mp3- file sharing mostly as it's so easy- but lately I've been starting to buy CDs more and more. I like having all the tracks in a physical form, with the lyrics and artwork, and the feeling of contributing to an artist's career. I think it's because I've been becoming more passionate about music in the last 6 months or so. I've been listening to it more intently, having stronger opinions about it etc.

    I don't buy all the CDs of every single artist I have on my iPod through downloads- many of them I don't like enough, and only have a few songs. And anyway, I'd go broke because I binge on music. :p But I have started to buy the music of the artists whose songs I really love and listen to a lot. So to answer my own question, mp3 for convenience, but CDs for conscience, posterity and passion.

    Sorry for the long post, just wanted to know what other people think. :)
  2. kyleleonard

    kyleleonard Jeff Buckley Is God

    Nov 20, 2006
    cassette cos they're retro and sexy, and the spines look better, and easier to read than cds/vinyls :)
  3. I am a Ghost

    I am a Ghost New Member

    Apr 25, 2006
    78's and cylinders.:thumb:
  4. Sphinx

    Sphinx I am less than nothing

    Apr 24, 2006
    Vinyl - physical format is divine - 12" artwork and gatefold sleeves do I need to go on
  5. GingerSnap

    GingerSnap New Member

    Mar 12, 2009
    Southern Maine
    I agree. I miss the experience of unwrapping the plastic and having the whole experience of coverwork, inner artwork and more extensive liner notes. I miss the days when everything was automatically being sold in vinyl.
  6. Shipwrecked Escapologist

    Shipwrecked Escapologist Junior Member

    May 20, 2006
    St. Helens
    Couldnt agree more. Just replaced my turntable.

    I still like my I Pod as well though !
  7. kurious oranj

    kurious oranj b'dum b'dum

    May 8, 2009
    West Yorkshire
    I switch between buying CD and vinyl.

    I know I probably should be more into mp3s and filesharing given my age (18) but i've never really enjoyed it at all. Yeah, you can get music quickly and free but it's a pain in the arse to be faffing about with technology constantly (I don't like the idea of my music collection existing only on my hard drive) and I really enjoy artwork, liner notes and knowing that a band gets paid. I also like simply going out and buying records and perhaps straying down musical avenues that I wouldn't have if I had just downloaded from itunes. The idea of there being nowhere to buy physical music in the future sickens me.

    I really love vinyl but I can't buy as much of it as I would like. CDs are cheaper a lot of the time, especially on new releases when you might end up paying at least £5 more for vinyl. Also I like being able to put music onto my ipod because I listen a lot on the move. I buy quite a lot of old vinyl though which is much more reasonably priced and both sounds and looks wonderful. I have around 300 singles from the 60s/70s that i've amassed from various old or dead relatives and many LPs old and new. I don't buy many new vinyl singles now, but then again I don't buy many singles full stop. Oh and I sometimes get old cassettes, gotta love 'em. So in conclusion, i'm for physical formats but vary within that category.
  8. Billtwasreallynowt

    Billtwasreallynowt Member

    Jul 11, 2009
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    Vinyl, though I find 12" awkward (oo-er missus)

    I love the 7" format, hence most of my Smiths/Moz stuff is the 7" variety.
    The physicality of vinyl wins hands down.
  9. mikael

    mikael mispressed

    Sep 7, 2007
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    I recently started entertaining the idea of getting a lot of music that I love (mostly 50s-60s stuff) on 7"s instead of CDs or mp3s. I put maybe a dozen 7"s of songs that I love on watch on ebay. One sold for $990 and another for £660. So as much as I would love to have a lot of original 7"s of my favourite artists and songs, it'll probably never happen:(
  10. ref227

    ref227 New Member

    Aug 2, 2009
    I used to collect CDs but then for a while I got really in to foreign music that was terribly expensive to buy, seriously $40 for a CD? No thanks. So I got used to using my ipod for everything to the point where I don't even have a decent CD player anymore and it's a pain to rip songs from CDs on to my computer. I still buy CDs from the artists I really, really love but I do it a lot less.

    I'm trying to get in to the habit of buying vinyl because I love having cover art and everything but I have so little right now and my record player really stinks.

    All and all I really love being able to open things and have something nice and tangible but at the same time I love the simplicity of my ipod and mp3 files.

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