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    Doing a rough count, I think I have another 400 albums on CD left to encode.................. well, I won't get bored at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r_z View Post
    I try to only buy digipaks at this point...
    I prefer digipacks and digisleeves/wallets/gatefolds too. I hate jewel cases.

    Quote Originally Posted by henryeatscereal View Post
    Love how they look, but they are designed to get beaten up so fast, but i do prefer them over Jewel cases.
    Pick up some resealable sleeves. I got all my digipacks and digisleeves/wallets/gatefolds protected in plastic sleeves.

    For Chemical Brothers fans, I highly suggest the Modern Masters editions of Exit Planet Dust, Dig Your Own Hole, Surrender, Come With Us, and Brothers Gonna Work It Out. They replicated the vinyl editions in CD form, like mini LPs, but also thicker cardstock.

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    Surely some of have some of these, right?

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    I'm kinda surprised how much I still like thos Goth compilations... never really listened to them much so doing this deep dive into 90s Goth culture again is fun...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrLobster View Post
    I'm kinda surprised how much I still like thos Goth compilations... never really listened to them much so doing this deep dive into 90s Goth culture again is fun...
    You gotta get this one. More industrial...



    https://www.discogs.com/Various-A-Tr...y/master/14633

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    Quote Originally Posted by neorev View Post
    You gotta get this one. More industrial...
    I'm not really that much a fan of The Prodigy to appreciate others covers of them... but I'll keep your comments in mind if I see it out in the wild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrLobster View Post
    I'm kinda surprised how much I still like thos Goth compilations... never really listened to them much so doing this deep dive into 90s Goth culture again is fun...
    but do you have this beauty? https://www.discogs.com/Various-A-Li...release/874411


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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post
    but do you have this beauty?
    Never saw that one, but I remember a similar set back in the late 90s (including the corset packaging)... probably didn't have DVDs though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrLobster View Post
    Never saw that one, but I remember a similar set back in the late 90s (including the corset packaging)... probably didn't have DVDs though.
    I've been thinking on this all day and my searches are coming up empty. I distinctly remember seeing a corseted Goth music compilation well before 2006 but damned if I can find any reference to it. I'll need to check in with some friends from back then to see if they remember what I'm talking about...

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    Doing a wiki dive because it's too damn cold to go in my garage right now and I'm bored. Saw this and thought it was pretty interesting for the thread:
    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra – Score from the Motion Picture was composed by Alan Silvestri, who reunited with director Stephen Sommers to record his score with a 90-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony at the scoring stages at Sony and Fox.[73] A soundtrack album of the score was released by Varèse Sarabande Records on August 4, 2009.[74]


    The score came under scrutiny from various soundtrack forums soon after being released.[75][76] Spectral analysis of the content of the CD revealed certain frequency cutoff patterns around 16 kHz, which are typical for lossy codecs. By analyzing the block size of these cutoffs, individuals at Hydrogenaudio were able to identify the lossy codec that was used before mastering the CD as MP3 with a sample rate of 48 kHz.[77] According to the aforementioned forums, Varèse's German subsidiary Colosseum Schallplatten acknowledged this as a mastering error, while Varèse Sarabande itself denied this. It is so far unclear if a remastered version with full frequency content will be released.
    that's both pretty cool and pretty frightening that someone was able to figure that out. I wish I had those ears.

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    Mediæval Bæbes has their new album up for pre-order: Prayers of the Rosary

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    So happy. After moving across the country for college seven years ago and being separated from the CD collection I'd built up in childhood, I finally had them shipped up here to join my newer ones!



    I love CD's for whatever reason. I'm so glad this thread exists!

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    brilliant deal from a brilliant label.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinDefacto View Post
    So happy. After moving across the country for college seven years ago and being separated from the CD collection I'd built up in childhood, I finally had them shipped up here to join my newer ones!
    Love the mode singles boxes <3

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    My husband started throwing out some CD's the other day, and it felt like he was throwing away gold to me, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ickyvicky View Post
    My husband started throwing out some CD's the other day, and it felt like he was throwing away gold to me, lol.
    Throw away? Put them on Discogs. If anyone is throwing away any electronic music, especially 90s electronica, I'll gladly pay for shipping.

    I really wish I had Sonoio's Red album on CD. I'm missing it, but prices are getting high. I have Blue and Fine.
    Last edited by neorev; 12-15-2020 at 01:24 PM.

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    Beauty release.

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    Sealed copy of Pulse

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    A friend of mine is selling TONS of CDs if you're interested: https://www.discogs.com/user/choppin...ction?header=1

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    I got John Carpenter’s Lost Themes 3 and Phoebe Bridgers’ Punisher in the mail from Reckless today.

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    Been collecting promo CDs of one of my favorite electronic music albums...








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    Got Martin gore’s new ep in the mail today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GulDukat View Post
    Not a very compelling list or the rationale behind them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrLobster View Post
    Not a very compelling list or the rationale behind them...
    Meh. I know.

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    They still should return

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    Quote Originally Posted by ickyvicky View Post
    They still should return
    I consider myself a surround sound enthusiast. This last year I've been picking up a lot of physical media. CDs, Vinyl, DVDs and in terms of the surround sound experience, I'm finding myself drawn to CDs the most.
    1. Vinyl mastering has the potential for great warmth and superb dynamics, but it's usually pretty hit or miss if the dolby encoding will produce the rear speaker environment I'm expecting.
    2. Dualdiscs, surround mixes, and DVD-Audio are wonderful. Quality is noticably better than CD or vinyl, but I'm forced to physically navigate a DVD menu system to begin an album.
    3. CDs typically are mixed appropriately for Dolby, require minimum storage space (for physical media), and are still versatile enough to be portable home or car.

    I would prefer physical media to exist in a hybrid format. Blu-ray/CD dual-discs have yet to be explored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brotha52 View Post
    I consider myself a surround sound enthusiast. This last year I've been picking up a lot of physical media. CDs, Vinyl, DVDs and in terms of the surround sound experience, I'm finding myself drawn to CDs the most.
    1. Vinyl mastering has the potential for great warmth and superb dynamics, but it's usually pretty hit or miss if the dolby encoding will produce the rear speaker environment I'm expecting.
    2. Dualdiscs, surround mixes, and DVD-Audio are wonderful. Quality is noticably better than CD or vinyl, but I'm forced to physically navigate a DVD menu system to begin an album.
    3. CDs typically are mixed appropriately for Dolby, require minimum storage space (for physical media), and are still versatile enough to be portable home or car.

    I would prefer physical media to exist in a hybrid format. Blu-ray/CD dual-discs have yet to be explored.
    i've never been a huge fan of forcing audio into surround when it wasn't mixed that way. some receivers can do an ok job but most of them just make it sound off and you can end up with phasing issues. my dad (despite being an audiophile and working in the a/v world, which is what i used to do, with him) has been using his surround receiver in 5-channel stereo mode for anything that's not mixed in surround for the last few years, and it drives me INSANE. guess his hearing isn't what it used to be. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    anyway, i agree that i wish more things were actually mixed in surround, or at least available on physical media in lossless quality. blu-ray dual-discs would be pretty cool. i'm still holding out hope that one day we'll actually get the (supposedly completed) 5.1 version of the fragile.

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