I like owning an album physically, with the artwork and booklets etc
I really prefer vinyl though - it feels much more special
I do, I hate downloads. I don't like the fact you don't have a physical copy of the music, I like looking at the album sleeves and also, if all your music is on your computer, and then it crashes, you've potentially lost everything.
there is something quite nice about owning an album. But i just download the music and burn it to CD. does that count haha?
I hate downloads as I don't feel like I actually own the music. It's just some files on my computer. I only purchase physical music like Cds and Vinyl. It feels good to be able to hold the music in my hands.
I like CDs. I like taking the trip to Rough Trade East in Brick Lane because HMV's ****. I like flipping through the notes. I like being able to lend them to people.
I like buying CD's, but don't buy from stores because a) ridiculously overpriced most of the time and b) albums such as "forever street metal *****" by Abigail aren't usually found in HMV.
I mostly buy from play or amazon, but the other day I got the doors - strange days and dio - collection in HMV for £4 and £3. I wish there was a shop in canterbury that sold loads of metal stuff.
Double vinyl all the wayyyy
I love the feeling of having a tangible discography stacked up in a corner but it is impractical when playing music on CDs. I am a bit of a flicker.
More recently, I've been downloading for convenience and because I don't have space for CDs at uni generally. At my parent's house I have this massive CD rack that shows all the different phases I've had (ska, indie, dubstep, Christian) and it's rather pretty
I buy CDs still... Mainly so I can rip them and get lossless quality, no download sites allow this...