Where have all the CD's gone?

skyd0g
skyd0g Posts: 2,540
edited October 2009 in The bottom bracket
I went into a high street branch of a large retailer recently, for the first time in ages. To my great suprise there were hardly any CD's in the racks! :shock:

The store seemed to be mainly full of DVD's, T shirts and other entertainment related paraphernalia, but very little music. Have people stopped making music or have punters stopped buying whole albums? :?
Cycling weakly

Comments

  • Two words: Illegal downloads :wink:
  • Two words : Technological Advancement ;-)

    Music CD's belong in a museum !
  • Porgy
    Porgy Posts: 4,525
    Amazon have got them all.
  • Simon Notley
    Simon Notley Posts: 1,263
    They've been phased out in order to control the level of superfluous apostrophes.
  • Porgy
    Porgy Posts: 4,525
    just to get something straight - we're talking compact discs here, not crossdressers yeah? :?
  • where did you go?
    Coveryourcar.co.uk RT Tester
    north west of england.
  • where did you go?
    Coveryourcar.co.uk RT Tester
    north west of england.
  • where did you go?
    Coveryourcar.co.uk RT Tester
    north west of england.
  • where did you go?
    Coveryourcar.co.uk RT Tester
    north west of england.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    I still buy CDs, I have a good system to play them on. (I do have Vinyl too but it's not as good as a good CD Player IMO). When I play lossless digital on it it sounds lifeless compared to the CD. As for MP3/AAC :shock: That said, I do have an iPod and it certainly has it's place.

    I get them on line mostly using this price comparison website-

    http://www.find-cd.co.uk
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,419
    I think steady rider might want to know where you went :wink:
  • skyd0g
    skyd0g Posts: 2,540
    Pross wrote:
    I think steady rider might want to know where you went :wink:

    :D
    HMV

    ...I must admit, most CD's I've bought over the past few years have been via online retailers.
    Cycling weakly
  • skyd0g
    skyd0g Posts: 2,540
    NapoleonD wrote:
    I still buy CDs, I have a good system to play them on. (I do have Vinyl too but it's not as good as a good CD Player IMO). When I play lossless digital on it it sounds lifeless compared to the CD. As for MP3/AAC :shock: That said, I do have an iPod and it certainly has it's place.

    I get them on line mostly using this price comparison website-

    http://www.find-cd.co.uk

    +1
    ...hmmm, CD's vs. Vinyl... ...Transistors vs. Valves... ...Campag vs. Shimano :wink:
    ...agreed with mp3's - okay for a train journey though. :)
    Cycling weakly
  • CHRISNOIR
    CHRISNOIR Posts: 1,400
    I can't help any further as to where all the CDs have gone but if anyone's seen my Hawkwind compilation I'd be very grateful - not seen it for well over a year... I suspect my missus has hidden it (or possibly the taste police have paid a visit).
  • Pross wrote:
    I think steady rider might want to know where you went :wink:

    Or that he might want us to know that he is getting his bike next week WOOOP :lol:
  • They are mostly being used as coasters.
  • skyd0g
    skyd0g Posts: 2,540
    snailracer wrote:
    They are mostly being used as coasters.

    Well, that use may account for the Abba and Take That Cd's...
    ...and S Club 7 are known for their aerodynamic properties, so that's a few Frisbee's too...

    ...but what about the rest??? :shock:
    Cycling weakly
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    CHRISNOIR wrote:
    I can't help any further as to where all the CDs have gone but if anyone's seen my Hawkwind compilation I'd be very grateful - not seen it for well over a year... I suspect my missus has hidden it (or possibly the taste police have paid a visit).

    A bit of an aside, but I used to play "silver machine" over and over on my ipod when I first got my bike and was out riding....... :)
  • skyd0g
    skyd0g Posts: 2,540
    dmclite wrote:
    CHRISNOIR wrote:
    I can't help any further as to where all the CDs have gone but if anyone's seen my Hawkwind compilation I'd be very grateful - not seen it for well over a year... I suspect my missus has hidden it (or possibly the taste police have paid a visit).

    A bit of an aside, but I used to play "silver machine" over and over on my ipod when I first got my bike and was out riding....... :)

    That may have been acceptable in 1972 with a Dancette strapped to your pannier rack. :wink:
    Cycling weakly
  • Downloads and internet mail order killed the record shop.
  • AndyRubio
    AndyRubio Posts: 880
    Answer 1: they all go here.

    Answer 2: what the hell's a "CD" grandad?
  • Porgy
    Porgy Posts: 4,525
    AndyRubio wrote:
    Answer 2: what the hell's a "CD" grandad?

    grandad = anyone over 20 :lol:
  • skyd0g
    skyd0g Posts: 2,540
    AndyRubio wrote:

    Answer 2: what the hell's a "CD" grandad?

    Okay son, I'll bite. May I therefore ask what non-niche medium currently available, offers audio recordings equal to or better than compact discs or vinyl? :wink:
    Cycling weakly
  • TheStone
    TheStone Posts: 2,291
    Porgy wrote:
    AndyRubio wrote:
    Answer 2: what the hell's a "CD" grandad?

    grandad = anyone over 20 :lol:

    In Manchester? :D

    I still buy CDs (most online), but then rip to FLAC (for squeezebox) and MP3 (for iriver)
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