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I have, too. Once. It was a gold plated copy of Dark Side of the Moon - An album worth listening the entire way through.
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A lot of the music I like tends to be rare, imported, or out of print so some of it gets to be fairly pricey. I hate that
tru dat homeboys

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I'm agreeing with anyone who said it is because music these days is garbage. Music to me is meant to stimulate your senses nothing in the top 40 or whatever it is does this for me. Actually it makes me angry, that could be stimulation?
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When it comes to the arguments about listening to entire albums and buying entire albums, it just ain't so anymore.

Heck, i'm 18 years old and i hardly ever listen to a full album made within the last decade. I pick the few songs i like and listen to those. Both because i tend to prefer a few songs in an album. One of the only albums i truly enjoyed just siting and listening to was Pink Floyd - The Wall. Because i tells a story and you feel the songs because they have truth and they tell a horrifying tale.
popular music these days are as said, not like that. It is generally a single slapped on a CD along with some random songs that don't have anything to do with each other and make no sense to listen to as an album, though the one song might be okay on its own.
When it comes to buying hard copies of albums, i haven't done that for years, they are just too darn expensive. I could buy the albums digitally several times for the price of a CD here.
    
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I buy albums I consider great, as in albums that there are only 2 or less songs I don't like.

Examples being Metallicas Kill 'em All, Ride The Lightning, Master of Puppets, ...And Justice For All and Death Magnetic albums, Megadeths Countdown to Extinction, Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? and Rust In Peace Albums.

Oh, and Paranoid by Black Sabbath, most of the AC/DC albums, some Alice Cooper ones, etc.
But even then, sometimes I use downloaded versions of the tracks, a great example of this is Death Magnetic, it sounds like crap on the CD due to production issues so I listen to a custom rip of it made using the Guitar Hero Metallica versions of the songs.


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I'm agreeing with anyone who said it is because music these days is garbage. Music to me is meant to stimulate your senses nothing in the top 40 or whatever it is does this for me. Actually it makes me angry, that could be stimulation?
In a way, yeah, thats what Thrash Metal, Punk, etc is all about, but its one thing to be angry about whatever random issue is in the song or being angry at the artist for releasing such crap.
    
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Additionally, as has already been pointed out, there's much less quality control in buying digital music. You get a cd, you know you're getting the highest quality.
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Not true. Even a cd is of lesser quality than the original analog recording on an LP.
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You release this kind of music and you still wonder why nobody buys music?
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Charging $20 for a CD is what did it. I can buy a full stack of blanks for less than that. They would sell a lot more discs if they sold them for $10 each. Viola problem fixed.

...After all the Dead encouraged bootleg copies. Figured it would get their music into the hands of the masses and their legacy would grow. It's too bad that model is lost on the rest of the business.

~Ceadder
I agree with the bolded part which is why I usually wait to buy a CD until it drops in price. ~$12.

Concerning the Dead; I only know one person who ever bought any dead albums. Everyone else had boot legs. I personally can't stand their music. It truly sounds like a bunch of people on drugs playing to their own tune. You couldn't even GIVE me one of their albums...
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what killed the industry was lousy music...
This. Artists were forced to put out quick albums with 1-2 hit songs on it to sell by the labels.

I forgot where I read it, but it they just churned them out like a factory line.
Edited by Denz - 3/24/11 at 10:38am
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There has always been crappy music to go with the good. You people are clearly looking in the wrong place to find good stuff.
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What I miss is the CD (or cassette) single. It had gotten to the point where I could only find the song I wanted as an import single. I didn't want to buy a $15 album for one song. It's a waste to me. That's part of it, coupled with bad marketing of artists by record companies and crappy music. The industry basically tries to force feed what THEY think is what the public wants to hear.

Now, if you will excuse me, I'm gonna sit back and pop on some Hendrix.
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