I spent a lot of time archiving my CDs from about Christmas '03 (when I got my 1st iPOD) till about winter '06. After i know everything was ripped I sold them all back to the local CD store. I got about $1,300. I figured CDs won't be worth anything except memories in a few years, so better get something out of them. and now i have an external HD with about 12,000 songs on it.
And Yes, a crate full of vinyl is much sweeter than a wall full of CDs or a HD full of songs.
I want the Scars, but I Don't Want the War... Isn't That Hardcore?!?
Post by thechumpion on Dec 6, 2008 17:03:26 GMT -5
I'm sure there is something aesthetically pleasing about looking @ a wall of awesome like CDs/vinyl but beyond the ritualistic aspect of sitting down and listening to a record with sleeve in hand I'll take digital every time. I've always felt music was something to be shared with EVERYONE, not just your fellow geek, and hated the elitist bullshit that came with vinyl. Sure it's nice to surround yourself with the visual/aural touchstones of your life, but ultimately if it's any good, it doesn't belong to you exclusively, let another dude get a crack @ it, in the local used record shop. Good rule of thumb for what to keep what to toss, let gracenote and itunes be the judge. If itunes can't find the album art, it's a keeper. If gracenote can't find the track names, it's a definite keeper.