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CD-Loving Japan Resists Move to Online Music

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/17/business/media/cd-loving-japan-resists-move-to-digital-music-.html?_r=0

People seem to mostly either be advocates for streaming/paid downloads/unpaid downloads or Vinyl... CDs rarely get any love! Anyway, this article made me feel like a bit less of a random weirdo for digging CDs. And it's Japan, too. the kids love Japan! Therefore i am cool, amirite? lolololol zomg etc

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CDs are so retro and cool. :tup


Remember the '90s?

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...And it's Japan, too. the kids love Japan! Therefore i am cool, amirite? lolololol zomg etc

Oh, yes indeed. You're the coolest. Just ask these Japanese kids. :lol:

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I still buy CD's too, but I rip them to my hard drive.

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I still buy CDs too. Like vinyl, I find the physical object gives me a bit more 'connection' to the music as opposed to 1000's of digital files on a computer. Of course it's easier to just rip all your CDs/vinyl to a computer and just click the track you want to play but I like reading some liner notes, looking at the cover, etc while listening to an album.

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I think I might be Japanese. CD mainly (a bit of vinyl) for me, and I've been buying a lot directly from Japan the last year.

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If the CDs are well-produced/manufactured, and seem like some care went into them, I'm all for it. Otherwise... if they're just MP3s of milquetoast free jazz on a disc in a shitty paperboard sleeve, I could care less (hence recent house-cleanings).

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I misread this thread at first, I thought Japan was moving to the cloud/downloading!

That didn't fit in with my understanding of the Japanese psyche.

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