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I can't listen to new bands/music.
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LongHairedLady said


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

Not sure what you mean about a generation thing?  Maybe suggesting that 'older' people like LPs more and that I like CDs more because I am younger?  If that is it, I wish - couldn't be further from the truth if that is it - I was born in the 1950s.  If you had been as careful with your CDs as you were with your LPs (which I am), then surely they would all be in better nic than the LPs?

Anyway, it's great that we all have the media we like, and I notice that some of the newly released or re-released LPs are coming out on better grade material, though they cost correspondingly more as well.

Apart from the crackle thing I also had 2 other main reasons for switching; the kids came along and were a menace as far as bumping the player went, and the wife said I had to get rid of them to make room - so the other 2 reasons are moot :)

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trcanberra said

Ahhh Girl said

trcanberra said

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.


You are well conditioned from your vinyl days.


I don't think that's it - I think I see an album as a complete presentation and like to listen to it as the artist intended.  Same as I wouldn't skip past parts of a book or fast forward through bits of a movie or skip a movement in a symphony.  I had a VERY expensive turntable back in the day and could place the needle down with precision in the groove between tracks, I still didn't ever do it.


If I'm listening to an album for the first time, I will listen to it straight through. No exceptions. After that, I do tend to skip over tracks I don't care for. Can't think of any non-Beatles album outside of Odelay or Get Your Wings that I don't skip certain tracks, to be honest.

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I had only listened to CDs and digital, but I just dug up some LPs from my dad's collection, and I am rapidly falling in love with vinyl now. I really never just put a CD in, but I am just listening to records nonstop. On my iPod, I'll generally listen all the way through an album the first time I get it, then I mix it around. On CD though, I rarely skip anything, except on The White Album where I refuse to listen to Piggies. In any case, I love vinyl, but I'm fine with CDs. Oh, and this topic is really derailed now, so I'll throw in on the original topic that I've really only been able to listen to older stuff, but I've found some bands, and only bands, that I like. One is Imagine Dragons. They're pretty good for a 2010s musical act.

Edit: I just realized I'm all five of the last five posts on the homepage, so I'm gonna stop posting for a little bit and someone else talk.

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Atlas said
I'm still buying new stuff….. I have to admit it's often new stuff from old favorites from the 60's onwards that are still working……Sting, Knopfler, Michael, Taylor, Simon, Clapton and the like.

Hardly 'new' but 'Keith Urban' is good and I like very much the album, "Come On" by Mary Chapin Carpenter.


But my favorite album of all time. A personal choice remember is not a Beatle one. 'Change Everything' by Del Amitri. would just beat 'Hard Days Night' as my desert island disc. Sacrilege in the context of the Beatles Bible I know and I accept my looming excommunication.  

I'm the same way. I like artists that have been out there (haha
Paul McCartney tour reference) for a while who come up with new projects. There is just something about older music...

I think it's the rawness of it and I'm quite the nostalgic person so old music sends me into a trance. I like the history behind the music, you know? But I agree with people talking about Coldplay. I like some of their music and I heard their live concerts are really cool. 


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