1. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Is it just me, or was music easier to buy back in the day? From a choice perspective...
    11-01-2014 12:32 PM
  2. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Is it just me, or was music easier to buy back in the day? From a choice perspective...
    Oh wow no.....are you talking about the iTunes UI? Or on the device?
    11-01-2014 12:36 PM
  3. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    No, more or just general searching and trying to buy new stuff. I'm now looking at the latest tracks offered via iTunes. It just seems to clustered. Where as, maybe back in the day, I simply knew what I wanted because I heard X song on the radio, etc.
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    11-01-2014 01:59 PM
  4. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I agree that if you're browsing the new UI is a bit less intuitive.
    I remember going for the iTunes collections like 80s music, 90s music, and so one. I don't think I've seen them recently.



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    11-01-2014 05:08 PM
  5. jburke82's Avatar
    Jeez, I thought you meant "back in the day" like before itunes! I used to LOVE going into stores like Sam Goody and the Wall, and just browsing CDs. Even Barnes & Noble used to be great...you could search and listen to music, and they even gave you suggestions on other bands or artists that may interest you.
    11-10-2014 03:09 PM
  6. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Jeez, I thought you meant "back in the day" like before itunes! I used to LOVE going into stores like Sam Goody and the Wall, and just browsing CDs. Even Barnes & Noble used to be great...you could search and listen to music, and they even gave you suggestions on other bands or artists that may interest you.
    EXACTLY this. Now that was "back in the day". It was a weekly ritual for me....I miss those days.
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    11-10-2014 03:45 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Jeez, I thought you meant "back in the day" like before itunes! I used to LOVE going into stores like Sam Goody and the Wall, and just browsing CDs. Even Barnes & Noble used to be great...you could search and listen to music, and they even gave you suggestions on other bands or artists that may interest you.
    Yep, sitting in a music store sampling CD's was much more fun than tapping the little dodad on iTunes to hear a few seconds of a song. And browsing the shelves was fun. Heck, I go back to browsing vinyl LP albums. Now those were the days.


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    11-10-2014 03:58 PM
  8. jburke82's Avatar
    Yep, sitting in a music store sampling CD's was much more fun than tapping the little dodad on iTunes to hear a few seconds of a song. And browsing the shelves was fun. Heck, I go back to browsing vinyl LP albums. Now those were the days.


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    I do the same thing. While I am not a vinyl collector, my brother is. So every time I pass a record store (and actually a few have popped up around me recently), I always browse....not just to find him some good ones, but also because it makes me feel nostalgic, like when I was younger.

    I still buy CDs...unfortunately the majority are online. The only places to buy physical music (other than a record store) around me would be a target or a best buy. The problem is...those places carry more mainstream stuff, and recently their "Music" sections have been shrinking.
    11-12-2014 09:48 AM
  9. jburke82's Avatar
    I don't know if anyone remembers the store I mentioned called "The Wall", but this place was great and each CD you bought came with a little sticker you would put on the CD (or case). This sticker was The Wall's "lifetime gaurantee"; for the life of the CD, if anything happened to it you could bring it in and have it replaced for free.

    Well, that didn't last long obviously.
    11-12-2014 09:49 AM
  10. Les74's Avatar
    I don't know if anyone remembers the store I mentioned called "The Wall", but this place was great and each CD you bought came with a little sticker you would put on the CD (or case). This sticker was The Wall's "lifetime gaurantee"; for the life of the CD, if anything happened to it you could bring it in and have it replaced for free.

    Well, that didn't last long obviously.
    I remember the Wall. Used to go to the one at Oxford Valley Mall back in the day.....and back in the day was about 25 years ago. Lol
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    11-12-2014 10:12 AM
  11. jburke82's Avatar
    Yea I had one near me in Exton. I guess it went out of business in the mid 90s or so. I remember I had the card where a certain number of CDs purchased for you a free one.

    Oh the good old days
    11-18-2014 04:53 PM
  12. Les74's Avatar
    Yea I had one near me in Exton. I guess it went out of business in the mid 90s or so. I remember I had the card where a certain number of CDs purchased for you a free one.

    Oh the good old days
    Ha! Exton! I work very close to there. Small world.
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    11-18-2014 05:13 PM
  13. joemd60's Avatar
    I remember going to Strawberries back in the day.
    Let's also not forget BMG Music Club back in the 80s.
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    11-18-2014 06:47 PM
  14. jburke82's Avatar
    I loved bgm and Columbia house. 20 cds for a penny! Haha.
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    11-18-2014 08:43 PM
  15. HAWK's Avatar
    I still go to HMV and buy CDs weekly. I normally purchase it on iTunes and if I like the album I go get the disc. I collect CDs still cause I'm a nerd like that
    11-19-2014 12:34 AM
  16. jburke82's Avatar
    I still go to HMV and buy CDs weekly. I normally purchase it on iTunes and if I like the album I go get the disc. I collect CDs still cause I'm a nerd like that
    Hawk, I do the same thing. For a random song here and here I will get it on iTunes, but I still buy CDs constantly.
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    11-19-2014 07:58 AM
  17. rayz336's Avatar
    I think it's harder to find new artists to listen to because it seems like the more popular or established artists are afforded a lot more of the space on shelves and iTunes sections
    02-22-2015 06:39 PM
  18. HAWK's Avatar
    I think it's harder to find new artists to listen to because it seems like the more popular or established artists are afforded a lot more of the space on shelves and iTunes sections
    Best thing to do to find new "good bands" is use an app like rdio and stream the genre you like and then it filters out the all about the bass no treble nonsense


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    02-22-2015 07:33 PM
  19. Algus's Avatar
    I'm addicted to Amazon Auto-Rip. They even offer it on some vinyl albums. A couple of my jazz records (and vinyl is the best way to enjoy jazz, I assure you) I only have on vinyl and MP3. It is excellent.

    Last.fm isn't what it once was but there are plenty of competitors to it too. I set to a genre or artist I like and just let it drift. I've found a lot of music that way that I never would have tracked down on my own.
    02-22-2015 07:58 PM
  20. jburke82's Avatar
    I think it's harder to find new artists to listen to because it seems like the more popular or established artists are afforded a lot more of the space on shelves and iTunes sections
    I remember when Barnes and noble had a music department that was amazing. You could scan and listen to cds, and it would give you a list of similar artists which you could listen to as well.

    Pandora does an ok job with this...depending on the station or group you build.
    02-24-2015 04:43 PM
  21. jburke82's Avatar
    I also find good new music by looking at bands I've liked in the past who have disbanded, or looking at new ventures from artists who have left bands I like. Granted, I don't like the mainstream, radio music or today.

    John butler trio is a band I love, and he refreshed the band a few years ago. I thought the drummer and bassist that left the band made up the best version of the group, and when I looked at up what the drummer is currently doing, I found his new band called Swamp Thing.

    They are a blues rock duo based out of New Zealand.
    02-24-2015 04:47 PM
  22. rayz336's Avatar
    I remember those Barnes & Noble sections, those were great!

    I remember when Barnes and noble had a music department that was amazing. You could scan and listen to cds, and it would give you a list of similar artists which you could listen to as well.

    Pandora does an ok job with this...depending on the station or group you build.
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    02-24-2015 04:48 PM
  23. Closingracer's Avatar
    I also find good new music by looking at bands I've liked in the past who have disbanded, or looking at new ventures from artists who have left bands I like. Granted, I don't like the mainstream, radio music or today.

    John butler trio is a band I love, and he refreshed the band a few years ago. I thought the drummer and bassist that left the band made up the best version of the group, and when I looked at up what the drummer is currently doing, I found his new band called Swamp Thing.

    They are a blues rock duo based out of New Zealand.
    Services like spotify , Google music all access is great ways to find new music. Without that i probably not listened to echosmith, Christina perry , hey Monday and cassadee pope to name a few


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    03-04-2015 08:03 AM
  24. hearmeoutx's Avatar
    I find it is harder to find new music if you are simply using iTunes. For me, Spotify has made it so much easier to find new music to listen to. It is always suggesting new artists or songs based on what I listen to. I do not purchase music all that frequently right now simply because I have Spotify and have everything I could possibly want at my fingertips. There are of course those songs that I HAVE to purchase, though. Eventually I will start purchasing more music when I have the money to do so.
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    03-04-2015 08:35 AM
  25. Closingracer's Avatar
    I find it is harder to find new music if you are simply using iTunes. For me, Spotify has made it so much easier to find new music to listen to. It is always suggesting new artists or songs based on what I listen to. I do not purchase music all that frequently right now simply because I have Spotify and have everything I could possibly want at my fingertips. There are of course those songs that I HAVE to purchase, though. Eventually I will start purchasing more music when I have the money to do so.
    I buy albums a lot less then I have used to but I've bought albums I never thought I would with using Google music all access


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    03-04-2015 02:01 PM

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