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    Default Apple Music is the best thing ever!

    Just wanted to praise Apple Music and it's the first service I subscribe to. Too much classical music to rent before I buy it

    I wanted to praise this service a lot. Works well with my iPhone.

    Also good since I use iTunes.
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    What! No more Google Play?

    [By the way, that was more than a month of hip-hop ]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert7 View Post
    Just wanted to praise Apple Music and it's the first service I subscribe to. Too much classical music to rent before I buy it

    I wanted to praise this service a lot. Works well with my iPhone.

    Also good since I use iTunes.
    Absolutely have to agree with this. Apple Music is splendid. Although, that's because of monetary and geographical limitations (I live in India). Otherwise, Spotify is better in terms of library, generally. [It doesn't suffer from pop compilations; downside is that it also doesn't have a lot of boxed sets that Apple Music has access to because of its ties to the bigwigs classical music labels.] Apple Music doesn't have the recent Klemperer boxed sets [excluding Wagner/Strauss, Brahms, Mozart: Operas, Bruckner].

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herrenvolk View Post
    Absolutely have to agree with this. Apple Music is splendid. Although, that's because of monetary and geographical limitations (I live in India). Otherwise, Spotify is better in terms of library, generally. [It doesn't suffer from pop compilations; downside is that it also doesn't have a lot of boxed sets that Apple Music has access to because of its ties to the bigwigs classical music labels.] Apple Music doesn't have the recent Klemperer boxed sets [excluding Wagner/Strauss, Brahms, Mozart: Operas, Bruckner].
    Nothing beats the real L.P / CD.

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    Unless you want to carry a few hundred of them with you to work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    Nothing beats the real L.P / CD.
    That's nostalgia. It's part of your childhood as I see it. Or part of your life really. You had it all along. Why give them up? The feel, the unravelling, the anticipation - it's all exciting for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    Unless you want to carry a few hundred of them with you to work
    A few hundred? Why not just bring a few in to work and listen to them all the way through? But I guess with today's impatient society nobody can actually listen to an album start to finish.
    To quote Veruca Salt:
    "I want the world. I want the whole world. I want to lock it all up in my pocket. It's my bar of chocolate. Give it to me now."

    I agree with Pugg nothing beats the physical format.
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    Digital files sure are a lot easier to find when you're looking for a specific album. Instead of leaning your head sideways and squinting at teenie tiny type on the spine, you just type in the first few letters of the title and BAM! you're listening to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDs View Post
    A few hundred? Why not just bring a few in to work and listen to them all the way through? But I guess with today's impatient society nobody can actually listen to an album start to finish.
    To quote Veruca Salt:
    "I want the world. I want the whole world. I want to lock it all up in my pocket. It's my bar of chocolate. Give it to me now."


    I agree with Pugg nothing beats the physical format.
    Or bring your work to home, if the opportunity is there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    Unless you want to carry a few hundred of them with you to work

    See my reply above

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    Apple Music is better if you don't want to pay $14 for every album you listen to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    Apple Music is better if you don't want to pay $14 for every album you listen to.
    It all depends on the person. I don't mind paying $14 for a CD although I buy a lot of used CDs which are less than $10 (with a lot being under $5). I have paid over $40 for a single SACD and many box sets for over $60.
    I have said on a couple of others threads why I choose CDs over streaming/downloads but one reason I haven't mentioned is my lack of a computer. I'm also not a fan of downloading songs to my phone either.
    And I don't mind "leaning my head sideways and squinting at teenie tiny type on the spine". But to each his own.

    P.S. I have born in the 1980s and grew up in the 90s so that probably has a lot to do with my love of CDs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDs View Post
    It all depends on the person. I don't mind paying $14 for a CD although I buy a lot of used CDs which are less than $10 (with a lot being under $5). I have paid over $40 for a single SACD and many box sets for over $60.
    I have said on a couple of others threads why I choose CDs over streaming/downloads but one reason I haven't mentioned is my lack of a computer. I'm also not a fan of downloading songs to my phone either.
    And I don't mind "leaning my head sideways and squinting at teenie tiny type on the spine". But to each his own.

    P.S. I have born in the 1980s and grew up in the 90s so that probably has a lot to do with my love of CDs.
    Amen to this

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDs View Post
    It all depends on the person. I don't mind paying $14 for a CD although I buy a lot of used CDs which are less than $10 (with a lot being under $5). I have paid over $40 for a single SACD and many box sets for over $60.
    I have said on a couple of others threads why I choose CDs over streaming/downloads but one reason I haven't mentioned is my lack of a computer. I'm also not a fan of downloading songs to my phone either.
    And I don't mind "leaning my head sideways and squinting at teenie tiny type on the spine". But to each his own.

    P.S. I have born in the 1980s and grew up in the 90s so that probably has a lot to do with my love of CDs.
    Agree. And with a cd you own not only the music, you own a hard copy of any notes that come with the cd, and if you love opera (as I do) you get the libretto. If I understand Apple,( and I probably don't, as DRM leaves a bad taste in my mouth) you don't actually own the music, but just the rights to listen to the music. I've come to the conclusion that any "advance" in technology these days benefits the labels, and not the listener.
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    Why not have both CDs and a streaming service? Almost all of my music is on CDs and I have been buying them since 1984. Lately, I have been expanding my classical collection with used CDs as so many people have been dumping their CDs in favor of digital music. I can get them for $3.00 each at local thrift shops and probably have picked up about 250-300 over the past two years. I also buy new CDs if it is something "really good."

    I tried Apple Music when it first came out and did not like the way it screwed up some of my iTunes files and, while I am a big fan of Apple, I abandoned Apple Music in favor of Spotify. For $10.00 per month it seemed like a no-brainer. More often than not I can immediately listen to an album mentioned here on TC or otherwise seen in a review. I finally bought an iPhone last month and can stream Spotify to my car stereo. I can plug my iPad into my home audio system and stream Spotify through the living room for more serious listening.

    So, back to my original question, why not both CDs and streaming?

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