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|Physical Albums (or Cds)?|
A list of releases that I've either downloaded or streamed and really enjoyed. I'm
one of the half dozen people left who still likes to have a physical copy (I loves
me some trophies), be it vinyl or CD. I figured who better to toss the question as
to if/where these might be available than this erudite community of music fans.
Also, feel free to chime in if there are any you're on the hunt for. I doubt I'll be
of much help, but someone else might have an answer.
It might just be how recently(ish) this came out, so hopefully there's just something in the
When Last We Met
Ditto this--although, it'd be nice to snag their first two EPs, which seem to be digital-exclusive,
as well. (I know Heights, their first full-length, got a vinyl pressing, so it's not
Originally released in 2011, this album was digitally remastered in 2012 per their Bandcamp,
but still appears to be digital-only.
Unless I'm completely pulling this out of thin air, I believe this was initially released as a paid
digital album in order to fund an eventual hard copy. Still no word (that I've seen, at least)
on that front, but I think the band is active and writing again, so...maybe?
|5||Everything in Slow Motion|
Just a 7", I believe, and probably a fairly long shot.
|6||A Hope for Home|
Here, the End
I've got all of the band's other stuff, but this one is notoriously difficult to track down. They
haven't put out an album since 2011, which is sort of disheartening, but as far as I know they
haven't technically split up.
|7||Right Away, Great Captain!|
The Bitter End
I know this one (well, three, really, since I actually mean the Trilogy) has had repressing
rumors swirling around for a while, including from Andy Hull itself, so it's a bit of a different
animal than the rest on this list. That said, I still don't know if any timetable was announced
yet, but I eagerly await the day it is.
|I guess the first Minus the Bear - Acoustics disc could be here, as well, mainly in the sense that right now it's only available for absurd amounts of money from third party sellers, and I don't know if the band has any plans on a formal re-release.|
|Have you tried finding a local record store?|
|Yeah, actually a few. Found some gems, but usually with older releases. I have a feeling that with a lot of this list (or at least the front-end), it's more a matter of whether the band has even put out a hard copy.|
|I tend to buy both. Majority of my purchases are CD's because of their convenience and are typically 2-3 times cheaper. I do purchase 'classic' albums on vinyl as well, especially those with fantastic artwork.|
|"I'm one of the half dozen people left who still likes to have a physical copy (I loves me some trophies), be it vinyl or CD."|
wow shut up
|Wow I would love a physical copy of 3!|
|Discogs dude, i buy most of my stuff from there|
|I prefer CD's because then I actually own something you know, anyone can download anything these days. Besides, Australian iTunes charges the same if not more for a digital copy so fuck that noise. |
|Yeah, Discogs has come through for me on several occasions. And the Bull Moose site produces the odd gem here and there (regrettably, I find myself several states south of New England, otherwise I'd probably find myself in-store every weekend). It's mainly a game of perseverance, I suppose.|
|(I also apologize for offending any true collectors with my attempts at self-deprecation. Definitely not my intent.)|
|what you posted was the opposite of self-deprecation but ok|
|Yeah, probably; it reads much more arrogantly than I'd meant it to. Especially what with the last few years' resurgence in vinyl collecting, which I'm admittedly a bit of bandwagon-jumper on--although by necessity, more than image, since more and more bands seem to be gravitating towards a vinyl-or-digital model, with no middle ground. And maybe I'm reading too much into it, but while at first that trend baffled me, it seems to make more sense the more I think about it, because all audiophile arguments aside (which have merit, but aren't the issue at hand), I'd say the people I know who still collect physical music (including myself, at least to an extent) are in it for the trophy-ish aspect of it. Like Scuro said, anybody can download something, but there's a strange pride that stems from having that totem. Because materialism.|