SoundsXP Message Boards - Indie, Indiepop, Nu-Folk and Alt-Country Forums

SoundsXP's very own gathering spot for the intelligent, irreverent, witty and daft.
It is currently Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:21 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:09 am 
Offline
Drunken mustachioed lothario on stage
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 14, 2003 2:52 pm
Posts: 14708
Location: Wild and devil-may-care on the last mobility scooter to hell... YEAH!!!!
http://pitchfork.com/features/articles/9467-wax-and-wane-the-tough-realities-behind-vinyls-comeback/

_________________
Mod Supreme, Demon Headmaster


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:06 pm 
Offline
Waxing Cavey's lady beard
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:55 pm
Posts: 4318
Location: Land Of 1000 Dunces
Does anyone here actually use the download codes that often come with records these days?

_________________
Curmudgeonly Rock 'n' Roll time traveller from ye olden days

2nd verse same as the 1st...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:52 pm 
Offline
Rock n Roll God

Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:43 pm
Posts: 1197
All those gimmicks, I find it tiresome.

Looking at that wild increase in popularity since '08 is really interesting - is vinyl at the point now where it could actually face a backlash from an upcoming generation? So much of the sales seem to be about gimmicks or novelty (compared to, say, DVDs or Cds) which could suggest that many of the buyers are swayed by trend and could easily fall away should they feel the format has become 'passe' to them.

_________________
Crazy haired surfin' slacker


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:50 pm 
Offline
Wurzel's moth felcher
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:18 pm
Posts: 3296
Location: East London
milchman wrote:
Does anyone here actually use the download codes that often come with records these days?


Yep, they do. From the stats that Odd Box has about 50% people download the mp3s.

_________________
Has something against Spotify...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:42 pm 
Offline
Cocker's trouser zip fiddler
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2003 3:48 pm
Posts: 3758
Location: Sheffield
Trev wrote:
milchman wrote:
Does anyone here actually use the download codes that often come with records these days?


Yep, they do. From the stats that Odd Box has about 50% people download the mp3s.


I do. Why wouldn't I? (I don't use streaming services, don't really have the kit) .

_________________
Pukka Pie pest

Embrace the margin
Always Changing at Retford http://sptxx.tumblr.com/
Not Changing at Retford http://sptxx2.tumblr.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:49 am 
Offline
Drunken mustachioed lothario on stage
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 14, 2003 2:52 pm
Posts: 14708
Location: Wild and devil-may-care on the last mobility scooter to hell... YEAH!!!!
Not a pleasant read

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jul/29/album-music-format-streaming-playlists-extinction

_________________
Mod Supreme, Demon Headmaster


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:53 pm 
Offline
Waxing Cavey's lady beard
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:55 pm
Posts: 4318
Location: Land Of 1000 Dunces
Not pleasant at all, especially the top Spotify singles list that includes Maroon 5!

_________________
Curmudgeonly Rock 'n' Roll time traveller from ye olden days

2nd verse same as the 1st...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:04 pm 
Offline
Cocker's trouser zip fiddler
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2004 11:14 am
Posts: 3516
Location: London
Bovine Juice wrote:


People might not be playing albums as much but bands certainly aren't going to suddenly stop writing albums 'cos that's what bands do and have been doing since the album format was invented, the album is an integral part of the cycle. To kill the album, every band single would have to stop making albums at exactly the same time as a radical switch in all worldwide media that decides no longer to feature albums. It's like The Bomb, people have been worrying about The Bomb for over a half a century and we're still here.

_________________
Tall, moustachioed alcoholic - plays firewood with a bow.

Goodbye, Faithful Kingdom!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:29 pm 
Offline
Rock n Roll God

Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:43 pm
Posts: 1197
Vodka-Volauvent wrote:
Bovine Juice wrote:
people have been worrying about The Bomb for over a half a century and we're still here.


Are we though? What if we think we're here, but in fact we're there?

But yeah, I agree with you totally, albums aren't going anywhere.

And on that note, can we all just call playlists what they are - compilations. They've existed for as long (longer...?) than albums and they're great, just like albums are.

_________________
Crazy haired surfin' slacker


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:35 pm 
Offline
Wurzel's moth felcher
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2004 2:53 pm
Posts: 3254
Location: The East End of London
re: playlists.

Where are most of the songs that end up on playlists compiled from? Albums. Albums and singles.

Playlists rely on the existence of the album. Ergo, they're going nowhere.

_________________
Looks like Elijah Wood. Supports Liverpool. Likes Coldplay.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:49 pm 
Offline
Weasel tickler

Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:32 am
Posts: 20
.

_________________
you're putting me off


Last edited by worldbackwards on Thu May 31, 2018 11:08 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:45 pm 
Offline
Rock n Roll God

Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:43 pm
Posts: 1197
Totally agree Westie and Worldbackwards.

_________________
Crazy haired surfin' slacker


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:45 pm 
Offline
Cocker's trouser zip fiddler
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2004 11:14 am
Posts: 3516
Location: London
He Who Hears Horses wrote:

And on that note, can we all just call playlists what they are - compilations. They've existed for as long (longer...?) than albums and they're great, just like albums are.


What if you were to compile a Spotify playlist that consists of a number of existing compilations? would you call it a compilation of compilations?

_________________
Tall, moustachioed alcoholic - plays firewood with a bow.

Goodbye, Faithful Kingdom!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:58 pm 
Offline
Waxing Cavey's lady beard
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:55 pm
Posts: 4318
Location: Land Of 1000 Dunces
Vodka-Volauvent wrote:
He Who Hears Horses wrote:

And on that note, can we all just call playlists what they are - compilations. They've existed for as long (longer...?) than albums and they're great, just like albums are.


What if you were to compile a Spotify playlist that consists of a number of existing compilations? would you call it a compilation of compilations?

I'd call it having too much time on your hands.

_________________
Curmudgeonly Rock 'n' Roll time traveller from ye olden days

2nd verse same as the 1st...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:47 pm 
Offline
cRaZy cat with the bongos
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:08 pm
Posts: 626
Location: London
Vodka-Volauvent wrote:
What if you were to compile a Spotify playlist that consists of a number of existing compilations? would you call it a compilation of compilations?


Omnipilation

That'll be in the OED by the end of the year.

_________________
Putting the pip in pop since the late 70s


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 1 hour [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot] and 16 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group