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I can't listen to new bands/music.
5 December 2013
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I'm pretty sure 99% of everything I listen to was made before 1999*. I get people saying 'why don't you like newer bands?', and I try to listen but I just can't seem to like them. So...any help?

 

*The only exception being artists before 1999 who have made music after 1999.

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5 December 2013
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LikeASir said
I'm pretty sure 99% of everything I listen to was made before 1999*. I get people saying 'why don't you like newer bands?', and I try to listen but I just can't seem to like them. So...any help?

 

*The only exception being artists before 1999 who have made music after 1999.

I am the same - and not because I am stuck in the past - I quite like some of the stuff my daughters listen to but not enough to buy it.

The most recent band I listen to regularly are Pearl Jam, and they miss your cut-off date, so I can't help there, sorry.  I don't mind Coldplay but they formed in 1996.

 

5 December 2013
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Same here. There are a few good songs i have bought but not many. I reach into the past for my music.

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5 December 2013
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I used to own a record store, so I've tried to make it my goal to always know as much as possible about new music.

But alas...  The internet sort of ruined things for me.  

It used to be that the record labels, music writers and radio hosts would "curate" new music with listeners, but now all rules are off and the internet is just a massive wall of *everything*.  Younger people tell me that "good music is out there, you just have to look for it", but that statement is absurd when every few days there's some hot new act I'm supposed to be aware of that promptly disappears.  There was a time when good music found the listeners and the media helped.

 

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6 December 2013
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I like some new music, but a lot the music I love is from the 50's through the 90s. So, mostly everything I like was made before I was born or in the case of the 90s I was really young when it came out (like Nirvana). Even with the new music I like, I just can't get into the way I do older music. So, I can't help ya. 

6 December 2013
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SatanHimself said
I used to own a record store, so I've tried to make it my goal to always know as much as possible about new music.

 

What?!

That is so freaking awesome.  

That's too bad about the internet though.  How long ago was that?  Seems like vinyl has really come back in the last 5+ years..  or at least where I live it has.  The record shops in town are quite popular.  Might be partially do to the large amount of "hipsters" that are around…    

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

6 December 2013
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LongHairedLady said

SatanHimself said
I used to own a record store, so I've tried to make it my goal to always know as much as possible about new music.

 

What?!

That is so freaking awesome.  

That's too bad about the internet though.  How long ago was that?  Seems like vinyl has really come back in the last 5+ years..  or at least where I live it has.  The record shops in town are quite popular.  Might be partially do to the large amount of "hipsters" that are around…    

I don't know whether to laugh or be scared of that picture. 

I think vinyl has made a come back in a lot of areas. I prefer sound quality to vinyl vs a cd, for its more clear and plus there is something about that crackling sound that I just love. 

6 December 2013
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Sky999 said
I don't know whether to laugh or be scared of that picture. 

I think vinyl has made a come back in a lot of areas. I prefer sound quality to vinyl vs a cd, for its more clear and plus there is something about that crackling sound that I just love. 

I love that crackle.  

I have a lot of digital music, which is great for listening to on the computer, or in the car or walking/bussing with an iPod.  I then like to get the albums on vinyl to listen to in the house, and also to have an actual physical copy.  Especially with old records because that's how they came out back then.  With the CD you miss out on all those little extras!  Gotta have that Sgt Pepper cut-out cardboard moustache!  a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

6 December 2013
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Sky999 said
I don't know whether to laugh or be scared of that picture. 

I think vinyl has made a come back in a lot of areas. I prefer sound quality to vinyl vs a cd, for its more clear and plus there is something about that crackling sound that I just love. 

I love that crackle.  

I have a lot of digital music, which is great for listening to on the computer, or in the car or walking/bussing with an iPod.  I then like to get the albums on vinyl to listen to in the house, and also to have an actual physical copy.  Especially with old records because that's how they came out back then.  With the CD you miss out on all those little extras!  Gotta have that Sgt Pepper cut-out cardboard moustache!  a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

Gotta play Revolution 9 backwards! I love buying old records because of the history. :)

6 December 2013
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LongHairedLady said

Sky999 said
I don't know whether to laugh or be scared of that picture. 

I think vinyl has made a come back in a lot of areas. I prefer sound quality to vinyl vs a cd, for its more clear and plus there is something about that crackling sound that I just love. 

I love that crackle.  

I have a lot of digital music, which is great for listening to on the computer, or in the car or walking/bussing with an iPod.  I then like to get the albums on vinyl to listen to in the house, and also to have an actual physical copy.  Especially with old records because that's how they came out back then.  With the CD you miss out on all those little extras!  Gotta have that Sgt Pepper cut-out cardboard moustache!  a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

I hate that crackle with a passion - which is partly why I sold all my LPs all those years ago.  I think I had one of the first 10 CD players in the country, it had a heat sink on the back the size of a Mac truck.  So I bought a lot of CDs of new music back then, but all of that is old now for the purposes of this thread, so ima going to quiet down and back slowly out ....

 

PS  But also check the thread on CD packaging - yes, I do miss all the great packaging on LPs.  Of course, there is no reason not to give it to us now but I guess they have conditioned us to think cheap.  I mean, the Concert for Bangladesh comes in a box already, yet we get a cut down version of the original booklet (page count).

 

6 December 2013
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trcanberra said

 

I hate that crackle with a passion - which is partly why I sold all my LPs all those years ago.  I think I had one of the first 10 CD players in the country, it had a heat sink on the back the size of a Mac truck.  So I bought a lot of CDs of new music back then, but all of that is old now for the purposes of this thread, so ima going to quiet down and back slowly out ....

 

You hate the crackle?….  with a passion?  a-hard-days-night-ringo-14  

CD's are my least favourite, they just get screeched to shit, worse than records do in my experiences.  I have so many that are useless to me now from moving around dozens of places with them over the years.  So much money wasted, they just get destroyed.  ahdn_paul_01  

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

6 December 2013
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LongHairedLady said

trcanberra said

 

I hate that crackle with a passion - which is partly why I sold all my LPs all those years ago.  I think I had one of the first 10 CD players in the country, it had a heat sink on the back the size of a Mac truck.  So I bought a lot of CDs of new music back then, but all of that is old now for the purposes of this thread, so ima going to quiet down and back slowly out ....

 

You hate the crackle?….  with a passion?  a-hard-days-night-ringo-14  

CD's are my least favourite, they just get screeched to shit, worse than records do in my experiences.  I have so many that are useless to me now from moving around dozens of places with them over the years.  So much money wasted, they just get destroyed.  ahdn_paul_01  

Interesting - had hundreds of CDs for many a year and nary a scratch on one.  LPs on the other hand ......

 Oh - and you can get most scratched CDs repaired.

6 December 2013
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trcanberra said

LongHairedLady said

trcanberra said

 

I hate that crackle with a passion - which is partly why I sold all my LPs all those years ago.  I think I had one of the first 10 CD players in the country, it had a heat sink on the back the size of a Mac truck.  So I bought a lot of CDs of new music back then, but all of that is old now for the purposes of this thread, so ima going to quiet down and back slowly out ....

 

You hate the crackle?….  with a passion?  a-hard-days-night-ringo-14  

CD's are my least favourite, they just get screeched to shit, worse than records do in my experiences.  I have so many that are useless to me now from moving around dozens of places with them over the years.  So much money wasted, they just get destroyed.  ahdn_paul_01  

Interesting - had hundreds of CDs for many a year and nary a scratch on one.  LPs on the other hand ......

 Oh - and you can get most scratched CDs repaired.

Hmmm I don't know about that.  I'd believe it when I see mine able to be fixed.  I have a core set of CD's that I bought about 15 years ago (in high school).  They are all so badly scratched going from car to house and back again, moved multiple times etc.  I kept them good for a while but it just didn't last forever.  I tried uploading some onto my mac recently and it just wouldn't have any of it.  I guess everyone is different with their CD's, I was never inclined to be that careful.

As far as the vinyl goes:  Most of the ones I own -save for about 20 that I have bought new or used on my own- are ones that belonged to my parents in the 60/70/80's.  For that reason, there is something more sacred about them, because they are all in good shape.  Some better than others, but all at least listenable.  The worst one is probably "The White Album" and it still plays, only skips in a couple of spots.

So maybe it was a generation thing.  Records were always just more precious to me.  One of the first things I remember was my dad teaching me how to properly hold a record.  heart

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

6 December 2013
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I have a few cds, but besides my Beatles one, the rest collect dust. I have no use for them. 

I bought my records in good condition. Some have hairline scratches, but nothing to get bothered about; furthermore, I only play my records on occasion to keep them in good condition. There also ways to get scratches out of vinyl as well, but like cds if the scratch is to deep it can't be fixed. 

6 December 2013
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Sky999 said
I have a few cds, but besides my Beatles one, the rest collect dust. I have no use for them. 

I bought my records in good condition. Some have hairline scratches, but nothing to get bothered about; furthermore, I only play my records on occasion to keep them in good condition. There also ways to get scratches out of vinyl as well, but like cds if the scratch is to deep it can't be fixed. 

 

Save for the Beatles stuff which is untouchable and a few albums from other artists I couldn't quite let go of (Odelay- Beck, Room for Squares- John Mayer, Why Should the Fire Die- Nickel Creek, etc.), I gave away all my other CDs. I don't really miss them at all, to be honest, and that would have been unfathomable a decade ago.

As for the albums, what few I do own, I've been able to keep in good condition. It's finding a turntable that won't die within 2 weeks of getitng it that has been the problem...

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I remember I was switching Abbey Road over to side 2 when my thumb nail grazed the grooves right where Octopuses' Garden was. Everything stopped. A thin white line stretched about two inches across the vinyl. After about two hours of rolling on the carpet bawling because my precious vinyl was now ruined forever I examined it closely. I touched it. It moved. It was a cat hair. Phew.

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I have had my Crosley record player for two years now and it still works fine. 

Thank God it was only cat hair! a-hard-days-night-john-6

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LikeASir said
I remember I was switching Abbey Road over to side 2 when my thumb nail grazed the grooves right where Octopuses' Garden was. Everything stopped. A thin white line stretched about two inches across the vinyl. After about two hours of rolling on the carpet bawling because my precious vinyl was now ruined forever I examined it closely. I touched it. It moved. It was a cat hair. Phew.

Oh, wow. Glad you, and the record, recovered.a-hard-days-night-john-6heart

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The great thing about vinyls is that it makes you appreciate the album as a whole - when you get a CD you can just cherry-pick the ones you like and skip the ones you don't. This is nigh impossible on a record because it's very dangerous to pick up/put down the needle in case it scratches the record. So essentially you have to trawl through from the beginning of the side to the end. This does suck if a side is very bad, but it does teach you patience and how to appreciate the large part of the artwork. You could say that without this flaw of the vinyl the whole album culture with bands like Pink Floyd wouldn't have caught on.

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"White Album - My joint-fave Beatles album along with Revolver. They show the two sides of Beatles. Revolver's very controlled - even though it's also very innovative. The White Album's playful and almost ramshackle. It's like a scrapbook kept by a genius. Fantastic stuff."

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LikeASir said
The great thing about vinyls is that it makes you appreciate the album as a whole - when you get a CD you can just cherry-pick the ones you like and skip the ones you don't. This is nigh impossible on a record because it's very dangerous to pick up/put down the needle in case it scratches the record. So essentially you have to trawl through from the beginning of the side to the end. This does suck if a side is very bad, but it does teach you patience and how to appreciate the large part of the artwork. You could say that without this flaw of the vinyl the whole album culture with bands like Pink Floyd wouldn't have caught on.

Indeed - but even though I now prefer CDs I NEVER skip a track.  I created a thread on this a while back and seem to be one of the few here who never skips.

 

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