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 Posted: Wed Feb 7th, 2018 03:31 pm
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Best Buy has announced that they will remove all CDs from their shelves by July.  Many other stores have already started.  I wonder if there will ever be a wave of nostalgia for the CD like there is for vinyl.

I remember when I was a teenager and had to make that tough decision to transfer most of my tape library to CD.  I actually used Columbia Music House, another relic, to help.  8 CDs for a penny under multiple names built my collection back up quickly.  I think the first CD I ever bought was Bon Jovi's "Keep the Faith".

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Hard to think the nostalgia will be there the same way, although I suppose people may at some point get feels for non-streaming audio and remembering CDs are richer in texture and layers. Same way record lovers enjoy what records do for recordings in terms of depth and sound.

I think that's a real thing with records, no idea if it would be for CDs vs. Streaming audio.
EDIT: I personally have more nostalgia for the trips I used to take to the music stores when albums dropped to buy them, take them home, and put them in to listen to for the first time. The instant nature of all those things now really takes part of the experience of new music away.
Anticipation was a lot of fun, really. 

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There will absolutely be nostalgia for CDs. We're already in nostalgia for cassettes. I imagine VHS isn't far behind.

Best Buy will be removing far more than CDs in the not too distant future. There's hardly anyone ever in them anymore.

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khawk wrote: Hard to think the nostalgia will be there the same way, although I suppose people may at some point get feels for non-streaming audio and remembering CDs are richer in texture and layers. Same way record lovers enjoy what records do for recordings in terms of depth and sound.

I think that's a real thing with records, no idea if it would be for CDs vs. Streaming audio.
EDIT: I personally have more nostalgia for the trips I used to take to the music stores when albums dropped to buy them, take them home, and put them in to listen to for the first time. The instant nature of all those things now really takes part of the experience of new music away.
Anticipation was a lot of fun, really. 

I miss the new jewel case smell and opening it up and looking at the booklet and liner notes.  I used to read those things like they were books.  Most had nothing if interest in them, but some were really cool with pictures and stories about the recording of the album.  Album art is dead now.  Really old school fans say it died with vinyl, but as far as I'm concerned it was still alive and well in the age of the CD, even if it wasn't quite the same. 

The one thing I do not miss is spending 20 minutes trying to unwrap the damn jewel cases from the shrink wrap without breaking it. 



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srossi wrote: khawk wrote: Hard to think the nostalgia will be there the same way, although I suppose people may at some point get feels for non-streaming audio and remembering CDs are richer in texture and layers. Same way record lovers enjoy what records do for recordings in terms of depth and sound.

I think that's a real thing with records, no idea if it would be for CDs vs. Streaming audio.
EDIT: I personally have more nostalgia for the trips I used to take to the music stores when albums dropped to buy them, take them home, and put them in to listen to for the first time. The instant nature of all those things now really takes part of the experience of new music away.
Anticipation was a lot of fun, really. 

I miss the new jewel case smell and opening it up and looking at the booklet and liner notes.  I used to read those things like they were books.  Most had nothing if interest in them, but some were really cool with pictures and stories about the recording of the album.  Album art is dead now.  Really old school fans say it died with vinyl, but as far as I'm concerned it was still alive and well in the age of the CD, even if it wasn't quite the same. 

The one thing I do not miss is spending 20 minutes trying to unwrap the damn jewel cases from the shrink wrap without breaking it.

Metallica has already hit on the CD Nostalgia, because they've released a limited edition version of The $5.98 EP on CD in a LONGBOX.  That is what I remember the most, getting the longbox and cutting it down to use as pictures on my wall.



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I had a yard sale last summer and put my CD collection out, containing over 300 CDs. I figured I'd price them at something like 50 cents apiece, three for a buck, maybe. I just wanted to get rid of them. But before we even opened for business a guy came by and asked what I'd want for all of them. I hadn't even thought of that, but I settled for $100. Done and dusted. I have multiple digital copies of all of them and they were taking up space. I'm sure the guy went on to make a nice profit off them from flea markets but I didn't have the time or inclination to do it myself.

I used Columbia House once or twice when I was amassing my collection, but BMG was usually a better value. Eight CD's for the price of one: get four for free, buy one at regular price, earn 3 more free. I would finish all that up in a couple months, cancel my subscription, and then start again. And once you'd subscribed once you now had their sizeable catalog to order from the next time you signed up, not just the limited selection that appeared in print ads.

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khawk wrote: Hard to think the nostalgia will be there the same way, although I suppose people may at some point get feels for non-streaming audio and remembering CDs are richer in texture and layers. Same way record lovers enjoy what records do for recordings in terms of depth and sound.

I think that's a real thing with records, no idea if it would be for CDs vs. Streaming audio.
EDIT: I personally have more nostalgia for the trips I used to take to the music stores when albums dropped to buy them, take them home, and put them in to listen to for the first time. The instant nature of all those things now really takes part of the experience of new music away.
Anticipation was a lot of fun, really. 
Agreed

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I still buy CDs. I'm a dinosaur. I know and I don't care although I do listen to all my podcasts via my phone now and I don't download them into mp3s anymore, lol.



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Up until last year when I purchased new music I still purchased CD's. I would buy them off amazon, I HAD to have the physical copy, then I'd use Amazon's instant MP3 service to where I would put it on my iphone. Now that I'm paying for Spotify each month unless they get insane with the pricing like Sirius did I'm a streamer for life. I loved the idea at one point of having all my stuff on CD and then ripped to MP3 but now, eh..it's so cool to basically have any and ever album ever made at my fingertips for $9.99 a month in great quality..



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KGB wrote: I used Columbia House once or twice when I was amassing my collection, but BMG was usually a better value. Eight CD's for the price of one: get four for free, buy one at regular price, earn 3 more free. I would finish all that up in a couple months, cancel my subscription, and then start again. And once you'd subscribed once you now had their sizeable catalog to order from the next time you signed up, not just the limited selection that appeared in print ads.
Same here.



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KGB wrote: I had a yard sale last summer and put my CD collection out, containing over 300 CDs. I figured I'd price them at something like 50 cents apiece, three for a buck, maybe. I just wanted to get rid of them. But before we even opened for business a guy came by and asked what I'd want for all of them. I hadn't even thought of that, but I settled for $100. Done and dusted. I have multiple digital copies of all of them and they were taking up space. I'm sure the guy went on to make a nice profit off them from flea markets but I didn't have the time or inclination to do it myself.

I used Columbia House once or twice when I was amassing my collection, but BMG was usually a better value. Eight CD's for the price of one: get four for free, buy one at regular price, earn 3 more free. I would finish all that up in a couple months, cancel my subscription, and then start again. And once you'd subscribed once you now had their sizeable catalog to order from the next time you signed up, not just the limited selection that appeared in print ads.

I've already gone that route with DVD's. I moved everything over to Digital MP4 copies. I can store 1000 movies on an external hard drive and the picture quality is the same. 

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Superstar wrote: Metallica has already hit on the CD Nostalgia, because they've released a limited edition version of The $5.98 EP on CD in a LONGBOX.  That is what I remember the most, getting the longbox and cutting it down to use as pictures on my wall.

The longbox is something we never had in Britain for regular CDs.  Just the jewel cases.  Only time you saw a longbox was for a multi-CD collection, usually a hideously expensive limited edition.  And then they could just as well be in LP boxes or other packaging. 



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I spend about $100 a year on CD's off Amazon & about the same amount on vinyl. So long as there is an outlet for me to purchase them I'll continue to do so

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Raditch,

My fear with your situation is what happens if something happens to that hard drive? Or, do you constantly try to keep backing it up?

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