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Something about going to the record store and buying a new album that just came out is so satisfying and I enjoy that more than just downloading an album on iTunes. I know a lot of people just download music for free off torrent sites etc, but I personally like to support artists that I believe in and enjoy the work of.
Am I the only one that likes buying physical cd’s even though I could just buy it from itunes and save a couple bucks? I have a big CD collection and I just loving having physical copies of my favorite albums.
Sidenote: I was trying to get a physical copy section.80 from Kendrick but I can’t find it anywhere online or in any record stores in my city. Anybody know whats up with that?
I like to have the albums myself too, I have a nice collection. I don’t know… Sometimes I just mindlessly go through it, checking booklets, admiring the graphic work, the design… I feel like is all part of the experience.
Plus, there’s something about listening to the songs straight from the cd for the first time, top to bottom, in the order the artist intended. Maybe I’m just tripping.
I just have a hard time finding the albums here, I always have to buy them off Amazon and it takes fucking forever to get them.
I pre ordered Lupe Fiasco’s FnL 2 and The Weeknd’s Trilogy and they are no where near me.
About section.80, I didn’t found it too… Only digital downloads. I tought I was the only one.
Physical Copies of S80 exist on TDE’s website, autographed too. I buy shit that I like, I own the full Outkast and UGK discographies, bought a bunch of the best albums from this year, along with a bunch of classix like Illmatic (lol), The Diary, Liquid Swords, quite a few more
@Raphu damn where you living that its hard to get albums?
And yeah, the order of the tracks is important to me too. Theres a record store chain in my city (Phoenix, AZ) called Zia and I love driving down there, buying and album, and unwrapping the plastic and bumping it in my car. I have an ipod dock in my car, but I just love listening to it off the cd. Its more authentic to me that way.
@Garginator — Gotta have the classics! I still havent even bought Ready to Die tho hahaha
We have nice cd stores, but rap/hip hop doesn’t get much love…
Most ‘mainstream’ RnB albuns are the easy to get here, and probably the only ones I actually bought in-store.
90% of my collection is Amazon bought. Which is terrible because I wait a lot.
I get the feeling of ‘being authentic’. Sometimes I just go and get the cd to listen to in my computer, even though the whole thing is on my iTunes.
@Garginator damn I just found that autographed album on TDE and i’m so stoked for it now! thank you!!!
@Raphu Damn that sucks… I’m hoping though that Amazon has black friday/cyber monday deals on CD’s. I literally put together a list of albums I’m gonna buy but I found out my record store isn’t having a black friday sale. Wack af
My parents don’t like hip-hop, so I can only buy digital lol.
There’s definitely something very satisfying about buying a physical CD, especially if its just out, but it’s getting a lot harder. In the UK, the only real record shop left is HMV which tends to have a good selection but extortionate prices. Less people seem to be buying CDs nowadays, so prices go up so shops can make a profit, which means even less people buy them…
Something about iTunes just rubs me up the wrong way though. If I’m paying nearly full price I expect to be able to play it in my car straight away with no hassle! I don’t really have any problem with torrenting old music though — it’s not exactly going to make or break Jay-Z’s career if I steal a copy of Reasonable Doubt.
But yeah, (cheap) CDs all the way!
I prefer physical copies, that is… until someone broke in my jeep and stole damn near all of my cds.
Homeboy couldn’t jack my sound system so he steals my cds, what a fucking prick.
Now I just load up my iphone with tunes I DL. I’ll pbuy an artists album if its truly something worthwhile, but if its just some 2 Chainz, Kanye, or other mainstream shit I’ll torrent it.
Fo sho man haha I got an autographed Control System, pretty legit. I’ve seen copies of S80 with a “autograph” that literally just says “K LAMAR” lmao but ay, at least you got a physical. Schoolboy Q just puts “SBQ” too lol, Ab actually autographs it tbh, I’ll upload a pic of Ab Soul’s in a min
And yeah, I have to get RTD too lol, I’m waiting until Big Boi’s album comes out before I take a trip to my local record store, might pick it up then.
That’s another thing I like about buying CDs too, supports local business. 90% of my CDs are from there, the rest were “Target/Best Buy exclusives”. I also buy my games there (new games are $5 cheaper too!), prolly spent at LEAST $400 in that store.
Autographed Control System
I JUST READ THAT YOU LIVE IN PHX AND GO TO ZIA LOL
I go to the one in Tempe, which one do you go to?
Yea i agree with u bro, personally i like having physical cd’s as well. For real tho if i was guna grab it off itunes, id rather go torrent or something.
Hey Garginator how long did that take to arrive after you ordered it?
I ordered mine at the end of October and haven’t received it yet.
Needless to say I prefer CDs to mp3s. I only have 3o something in my collection. I have all 4 of Lupe’s albums, most of DOOM’s,Below The Heavens, and the Cowboy Bebop 4 disc soundtrack to name a few.
I’m working on getting all of Ghostface’s solo albums, The Special Herbs series, Madlib’s, Dilla’s,& Nujabes' respective albums. Nujabes' are gonna be the most expensive.
Vinyl, but CD’s and cassettes for the whip