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Bad music is the answer, start making good music again, and people will buy it...
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I still buy CDs. I don't even own a MP3 player/iPod. But then again I listen to music that 90% of you have probably never heard of. I enjoy supporting the artists because most of them actually need the $. They aren't already rich...

I like to buy CDs directly from bands that I see live. It's nice buying from their merchandise stand at their concert because you know the $ is going directly to them.
    
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You guys vex me. I by far prefer to listen to whole albums rather than tracks.
+1

I love the experience of buying an entire album. I enjoy the album art, lyrics or stories inside the album book, extras like stickers or free t-shirt coupons that often come inside etc.

Nine Inch Nails also has lots of cool extras with their albums.


The album "Year Zero" changes color with heat when you play it in a CD player. The color change reveals binary code. If you translate the binary code it reveals a URL for a website that is themed around the album. The album is about a future where ultra conservatives have taken over the USA. It is full of lore and stories about the future world the album sings about.

I'll never forget the first time I ejected the CD and noticed the color change. It blew my mind.

Try doing that with your crappy sounding MP3s!
    
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Errr.... yes, but... no.

The problem is how often you get to find an album that actually makes sense as such.

Most of the times albums by so-so artists are just an incoherent collection of styles and the album as a whole does not sound nice at all. Sometimes you just have a couple of singles designed to be played on TV or on the Radio, to make the album sell, and the rest is just generic filler.
Even if it's just an incoherent collection, it's still music by the same artist. I like that part of listening to a whole album the most - I get to hear and (hopefully) appreciate the slow and fast, the heavy and light, the soft and hard of each artist. I feel like I get to know them, whereas a single just makes it a good song to listen to, but nothing more.

I feel like I'm getting old or something.
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Maybe if modern music was good.

Heck even the good modern music albums only have 1 or 2 worthwhile songs.
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Singles aren't enough, whole album is the way to go, however the music industry was raking in wayy too much cash and a ton did go to greedy businessmen. The way I see it, file sharing helps get a bands songs out there. If they're good they'll do live shows. And that's plenty of money profit for THE BAND to keep going and maing more music. Screw greedy business men. They did it to themselves, time to live a little more realistically.
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Apple is going to sue for using the word music in an article.

Seriously though. It is definitely because most music is crap, and places that sell CD's for reasonable prices only sell that crap. Its hard to find anything that isn't explicitly mainstream radio tracks.
    
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So buy a dozen tracks and make your own album.



Not me.

I can listen to the same track on repeat dozens, or hundreds of times in a row before I get sick of it.

Drives my girlfriend and neighbors nuts.
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But seriously, who bothers buying a whole album now-in-days anyways? It seems single record sales made the most difference, and now record companies just have to get used to the less than desirable profit margins, or just get better talent that produces better songs. Maybe someone could get They Might be Giants, or Tally Hall doing stuff for them.
What? I'd much rather pay for an album than a single.

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Maybe if modern music was good.

Heck even the good modern music albums only have 1 or 2 worthwhile songs.
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I can record Youtube vids with Fraps, and then encode them to 192k MP3s.

Never done it before, but I could. Just saying.
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