Vinyl set to outsell CDs for first time since 1986 - Hipsters rejoice

sasazuka

Standing in the school hallway.
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Mold can be washed away easily but CDs made until the late 1980s do rot, even if they came from such hi-tech countries as West Germany or USA.
Japan-pressed CDs never rot. I'm absolutely impressed.

I've had to replace CDs because they got scratched up, broken, or bent but I don't think I've ever had to replace a CD for disk rot and I have hundreds of CDs (granted, some of which I haven't listened to in decades).

I acknowledge that that's only my own experience and I know glue rot has affected some of the billions of CDs ever produced but I'm skeptical that glue rot is as prevalent for CDs as it was for Laserdiscs.

I'm a CD die-hard. I buy vinyl very occasionally but I still prefer how music sounds on CD over how it sounds on either vinyl or mp3 and I also like how you can play a CD on nearly anything with an optical drive, which is also a thing I still like to have on my computers.
 

MerriedxReldnahc

World's Okay-est Proctologist
True & Honest Fan
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I like both vinyl and CDs, personally CDs are much more convenient for me since I'm more likely to be near a CD player than a turntable. (Though I got a sweet 6 in 1 Victrola last Christmas so I can listen to records in my studio now. And I have a functioning tape deck again*!) I'll get vinyl if the art is really cool or if it's some crazy weird thing I can't get on CD. You do kind of get that snap, crackle, and pop, but it makes your old-school Black Sabbath records more badass.
I never really got into digital formats unless you count listening to stuff off of Youtube. It's free, and if I like it enough I buy a physical album.


*though all my tapes are super old and sound pretty horrible. Sucks 'cause nearly all of my Iron Maiden is on cassette.
 

AbyssStarer

Missionary of the Birb Church
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I still get some CDs to listen to in my car. They have better sound quality and I'm never tempted to fuck around on my phone while I'm driving. I also prefer the experience of a meticulously crafted album than shuffling all my music or a mismashed playlist.

I kind of get the appeal of a vinyl, but they're so bulky and susceptible to heat and whatever. I think the only retro music format I could get into is tapes. I like tape hiss and I actually grew up with tapes.
 

Cryonic Haunted Bullets

Niemals schlafen! Alles Lügen!
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I've had to replace CDs because they got scratched up, broken, or bent but I don't think I've ever had to replace a CD for disk rot and I have hundreds of CDs (granted, some of which I haven't listened to in decades).

I acknowledge that that's only my own experience and I know glue rot has affected some of the billions of CDs ever produced but I'm skeptical that glue rot is as prevalent for CDs as it was for Laserdiscs.

I'm a CD die-hard. I buy vinyl very occasionally but I still prefer how music sounds on CD over how it sounds on either vinyl or mp3 and I also like how you can play a CD on nearly anything with an optical drive, which is also a thing I still like to have on my computers.
THIS. Honestly I hope that the music industry comes to its senses and CDs have a resurgence.
 
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