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    Default What are the next 10 songs on your MP3 ?

    Shuffle up your iTunes or music player of choice and list 'em here! (no skipping, the more embarrassing the better!

    Hoyt Axton - "Oklahoma Song"

    U2 - "Twilight"

    Kraftwerk - "Fun Fun on the Autobahn"

    Duran Duran - "Union of the Snake"

    The Kinks - "Lola"

    Beatles - "Getting Better"

    Neil Finn - "Secret God"

    Monkees - "Monkees Theme" (I told you it might get embarrassing)

    Police - "King of Pain"

    Jay Farrar - "Feel Free"

    (Out of 11,500 songs it picked THESE???
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    My list isn't any better... I swear my ipod hates me today (but then again, I downloaded them in the first place)... damn random shuffles.

    1) Before the Worst - The Script (I actually like this one)
    2) I Hate This Part - The Pussycat Dolls (Yes, I truly am embarrassed)
    3) Live Your Life - T.I. Feat. Rihanna
    4) Love Lockdown - Kanye West
    5) Lie To Me - Shane Mack
    6) Best Laid Plans - We The Living
    7) Say (All I Need) - OneRepublic
    The One - Kylie Minogue
    9) Porcelain - Moby
    10) Frozen - Madonna

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    1: Hot Pants - James Brown
    2: Who's There - Guru
    3: Bittersweet Teardrops - The Derailers
    4: In My Secret Life - Leonard Cohen
    5: Let It All Show - The Sheepdogs (great Saskatoon band)
    6: La Vengaza de los Pelados - Los Lobos
    7: Look What You've Done - Thee Hypnotics
    8: Crystal River - Mudcrutch (Tom Petty's first band and current side project)
    9: All the World is Green - Tom Waits
    10: In it Now - The Rheostatics

    Cool. This is fun.

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    ^ How about what will not be on my MP3/I-Pod -- "I kissed a girl" by Katy Pery.

    I heard this blasted song last week and the tune and lyrics (such as they are) were in my head for the rest of the day. UGH!

    What is on there:


    1. Don't call me baby (Edmonton's own Kreesha Turner)
    2. Black coffee (an Aussie Jazz group w/ the same name)
    3. Dancing Queen (okay I am a closet ABBA fan)
    4. Does your mama know (okay I am a closet ABBA fan)
    5. Total eclipse of the heart (Bonnie Tyler an oldie but I like it)
    6. We will rock you (Queen)
    7. Because of you (Duet with Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson)
    8. Every other weekend (Duet with Reba McEntire and Kenny Chesney)
    9. From this moment on (Diana Krall)
    10. La vie en rose (Edith Pilaf)

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    i have no idea what an MP3 or IPOD is, but the next 5 songs on my cassette sony walk-man are:

    1. the fray - 'look after you'
    2. coldplay - 'fix you'
    3. glen hansard - 'say it to me now'
    4. oasis - 'don't look back in anger'
    5. Joel Harding - 'Fail safe' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi3zZ5gk0yM

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraW View Post
    ^ How about what will not be on my MP3/I-Pod -- "I kissed a girl" by Katy Pery.

    I heard this blasted song last week and the tune and lyrics (such as they are) were in my head for the rest of the day. UGH!
    I 100% totally agree. One of my friends loves that song and it makes me want to slit my wrists, no joke.

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    Vagabond - Wolfmother
    Stayin Alive - The Bee Gees
    Hearts Love and Honour - The Headstones
    Party - Boston
    The Day That Never Comes - Metallica
    Go On Girl - Ne-Yo
    Afraid - Nelly Furtado
    Two Kids - Priestess
    Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
    Desperado - The Eagles
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    ^i quite like the song. hilarious at first, but catchy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edmontonenthusiast View Post
    ^i quite like the song. hilarious at first, but catchy.
    My respect for you has just dwindled a lil bit JK

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    Quote Originally Posted by edmontonenthusiast View Post
    ^i quite like the song. hilarious at first, but catchy.
    That is what the problem is, it catches you and then you (at least I did) find yourself singing (in your head, at least I did) the blasted chorus.

    (CHORUS)
    I kissed a girl and I liked it
    The taste of her cherry chapstick
    I kissed a girl just to try it
    I hope my boyfriend don't mind it
    It felt so wrong
    It felt so right
    Don't mean I'm in love tonight
    I kissed a girl and I liked it
    I liked it

    Real deep lol!

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    ^I know what you mean. the same thing happened to me, buyt i dont like it as much so it doesnt catch my mind lately. although i really don't like the recent rap by lil wayne, wil.i.am, kanye west, soulja kid, timbaland, pussycat dolls, or rihanna etc. can they not think of stuff to sing about besides euphamisms for sex or air-headed stuff?
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    De La Soul - say no go

    Millencolin - a-ten

    Paul Piot & Paul Guiot - Reve pour un beatle (very awesome music)

    Madness - one step beyond

    Death Cab for Cutie - no sunlight

    Hellacopters - make it tonight

    Number Nine - the passenger (iggy pop cover, better than the original)

    Saul Williams - twice the first time (i'm not sure if it's racist for white guys to sing along to but it's such a great song).

    Mitch Hedburg - full first album

    B-52s - rock lobster

    edit- i loathe that Katy Perry song. It's catchy but it makes people dumber.

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    Electricityscape - the strokes
    Spirit of the West - Andy McKee
    Shiver - Xavier rudd
    Killers Lullabye - Faithless
    Goldberg variations - konstantin lifschitz
    Moonlight Drive - The Doors
    Bricks - Rise against
    Another Day - Air
    Ocean View - One day as a lion
    Sarah - Ray Lamontange

    Not bad, considering I have 2340 songs :S

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    1. Live For Life - Percy Faith
    2. A Hundred Years From Today - Frank Sinatra
    3. Gate Mouth Blues - Bobby Hackett
    4. So Long - ABBA
    5.It's Only A Paper Moon - Erroll Garner
    6. Lovliest Night Of The Year - Mario Lanza
    7. Danke Schoen - Howard Roberts Quartet
    8. One The Train - Margrit Diehl
    9. Moten Swing - Ray Anthony
    10. Point Blank - Bruce Springsteen

    I have a very eclectic collection of music on my 80 GIG ipod which contains
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    1. Main Offender - The Hives
    2. Cherub Rock - Smashing Pumpkins
    3. Flathead - The Fratellis
    4. Beside You In Time - Nine Inch Nails
    5. Storm The Gates - Tenacious D
    6. Do What You Want - OK GO
    7. Human - The Killers
    8. Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
    9. Handshakes - Metric
    10. First It Giveth - Queens of the Stoneage

    Oh, I love my music.
    i'm strictly REAL rock.
    it picked some pretty good songs out of 480.
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    Davali - Steve Angelo
    River- no clue the name is in japanaese characters
    Like i care- club pimps
    enola gay- scooter
    falling stars- sunset strippers
    words that we couldnt say- steve conte
    perfect exceeder- really long dj mix
    showtime- nelly furtado
    dance4life- tiesto
    rythem is a dancer- snap

    boo to real rock, house and trance all the way baby

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardW View Post
    boo to real rock, house and trance all the way baby
    While I'd sort of agree, my current playlist wasn't pointed in that direction when I first spotted this thread, so... Here they are:

    Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
    Roundabout - Yes
    Orange Blossom Special - Johnny Cash
    This Bitter Earth - Lou Rawls
    Share The Land - The Guess Who
    Shadows In The Moonlight - Anne Murray
    Can You Feel The Force - The Real Thing
    In A Funny Way - Mercury Rev
    Hazey Jane I - Nick Drake
    Magic Moments - Perry Como

    If it's not electronic, this sort of mix would typify what I'd listen to. Completely random genre jumping.

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    phew, no Nickleback so far.

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    Yeah, a complete shuffle on mine goes through my audio books, personal recordings, etc. (even though they are in different categories) When your audio books are on default shuffle and you don't realize it for a while, you feel really dumb. That's when I start listening to Nickelback because that makes sense to me. Seriously though, I do love Nickelback (and tons of other CDN artists)

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    Urge Overkill - Girl, You'll be a Woman Soon
    Dire Straits - Portobello Belle
    B.B. King - Everybody Lies a Little
    10cc - I Wanna Rule the World
    Leonard Cohen - Waiting for a Miracle
    Kenny Wayne Shepherd - I Don't Live Today
    Muddy Waters - I Just Want to Make Love to You
    Rolling Stones - Torn & Frayed
    Frank Zappa Dancin' Fool
    Kid Rock - I Got One For Ya

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    Fun thread!

    Rush - Free Will
    Spinal Tap - Break like the Wind
    Marcy Playground - The Vampires of New York
    Beach Boys - Sloop John B
    Recanteurs - Steady as She Goes
    Killers - Somebody Told me
    Ozzy Osbourne - Fire in the sky
    Epica - Last Crusade
    White Stripes - Icky Thump
    Moonspell - Ruin & Misery

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    1. 'Slowly Growing Deaf' - Mr. Bungle
    2. 'Heaven's a Lie' - Lacuna Coil
    3. 'Out of the Shadows' - Iron Maiden
    4. 'Under Pregnant Skies She Comes Alive Like Miss Leviathan' - Cradle of Filth
    5. '1916' - Motorhead
    6. 'Stolen' - Ministry
    7. 'Rock Forever' - Judas Priest
    8. 'Heart of Stone' - Rolling Stones
    9. 'My Wife' - The Who
    10. 'Addicted to Vaginal Skin' - Cannibal Corpse

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Mr. Bungle
    There's a musical group I've forgotten about!

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    I just shuffled my 5000 song Itunes

    Bastards on Parade, Dropkick Murphys
    The Hopeless Housewife, Bad Religion
    Requeim K.626, Mozart (Kyrie Eleison) (...Once again, Lindseyt's bringing class to C2E)
    Technotronic, Daft Punk
    Devils Been Busy, Traveling Wilburies
    Land of Competition, Bad Religion
    Real N*****, NAS/Rue
    Martian Lounge (Mars Attacks original Soundtrack), Danny Elfman (...I love OST's)
    Feel Alive, Benassi Bros (one of the thousand or so Various artists Ministry Of Sound Cd's)
    Sky Fell Over Me, Shiney Toy Guns (emo, woot woot, why do I feel like slicing my wrists all of a sudden...one of the dozens of CD's I've downloaded for one song)

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardW View Post
    Davali - Steve Angelo
    River- no clue the name is in japanaese characters
    Like i care- club pimps
    enola gay- scooter
    falling stars- sunset strippers
    words that we couldnt say- steve conte
    perfect exceeder- really long dj mix
    showtime- nelly furtado
    dance4life- tiesto
    rythem is a dancer- snap

    boo to real rock, house and trance all the way baby
    Do you prefer the original princess superstar perfect, or the remixed version? Her Album my Machine is one of my guilty pleasures. It has a cool theme to it and gets better with every listen.

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    I'm not embarrassed about the following selections (no matter how silly it looks). I will stand by all of my choices:

    Trying - Lifehouse
    Crushcrushcrush - Paramore
    Over My Head Better Off Dead - Sum 41
    Kids - Robbie Williams w/ Kylie Minogue
    It's Alright - S Club (Ok, I may not stand by this choice anymore)
    Voices - Disturbed
    World - Five For Fighting
    Your Own Disaster - Taking Back Sunday
    Warlocks - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    See You In My Nightmares - Kanye West w/ Lil Wayne

    Currently I have 10434 songs on my iTunes so this is still not a completely accurate showing of all the music I listen to. I was actually surprised that no John Mayer (my favourite artist) and no Avril Lavigne (my super guilty pleasure) showed up in the 10.

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    David Lee Roth - Yankee Rose
    Van Halen - And the Cradle will Rock
    Dio - Holy Diver
    Judas Priest - Painkiller
    Iron Maiden - Running Free
    Ozzy Osbourne - Over the Mountain
    Joe Satriani - Flying in a Blue Dream
    Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss
    Black Sabbath - Neon Knights
    AC/DC - Rising Power

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    The Streets - It Was Supposed To Be So Easy
    Muse - Micro Cuts
    The Strokes - Under Control
    Muse - Agitated
    Oasis - Headshrinker
    The Pogues - Dark Streets of London
    Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor
    Daft Punk - One More Time
    Sondre Lerche - Well Well Well
    Final Fantasy - The Butcher

    First 10 tracks from a shuffle on my iPhone containing 2021 tracks.
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    Oscar Peterson - Night Train
    The Korgis - Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime
    New Riders of the Purple Sage - Red Hot Women and Ice Cold Beer
    The Eagles - Already Gone
    Bernard Haitink - Enigma Variations (Nimrod) Edward Elgar
    Madonna - Ray of Light
    Robert Cray Band - Blackjack
    Madonna - Don't Cry for Me Argentina
    Jann Arden - Can I Be Your Girl
    James Brown - Papa's Got a Brand New Bag

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    Y Control - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    See Saw - Pink Floyd
    Theres No Home for You Here - The White Stripes
    Real Men Don't Watch Quincy - SNFU
    Rebel Waltz - The Clash
    Carie - Europe
    Kiss With a Fist is Better Than None - Florence and The Machine
    Spin Spin Sugar - Sneaker Pimps
    San Francisco - Scott McKenzie
    Lady Starlight - Scorpions

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    Very interesting. I knew JPEG compressed and lost photo detail but didn't know that MP3 did the same.

    Finding the ghost in the MP3 - Home | Spark with Nora Young | CBC Radio
    Excerpt:

    "Composer Ryan Maguire finds musical inspiration in sounds that are lost. Specifically, he's figured out a way to make new music by isolating the musical "ghosts" that are normally taken away when a track is compressed into an MP3. His project is called The Ghost in the MP3."


    http://www.cbc.ca/radio/spark/284-st...-mp3-1.3057424

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    ^
    Yup, it's true mp3 is a lossy format. FLAC formatted file are much less lossy. They take up more space then an mp3, but that is less of a concern today then in the past.

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    FLAC is lossless, not just less lossy.

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    Zombie thread. Anyone listen to MP3's anymore? I stream with Google Play, and download through that. Prince just streamed the Baltimore concert through TIDAL, which Jay Z is behind now. It has a high fidelity option which will beat MP3's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moahunter View Post
    Zombie thread. Anyone listen to MP3's anymore? I stream with Google Play, and download through that. Prince just streamed the Baltimore concert through TIDAL, which Jay Z is behind now. It has a high fidelity option which will beat MP3's.
    I just buy the odd song off iTunes and wouldn't have a clue as to what format I'm getting or whether it is pure or not. Just thought trying to recreate lost music sounds was an interesting techi-thing thing for this guy to be doing.

    From this I can't tell whether or not people still listen to MP3's anymore, but it sounds like some might be.

    Five Best Streaming Music Services
    Alan Henry , Gawker Media
    May 10, 2015

    "Then it gave us scan-and-match in 2012 so you got high-quality versions of the crappy mp3s you downloaded years ago, introduced the subscription-based Google Play Music All Access in 2013, rolled YouTube into the mix with YouTube Music Key last year, and even just recently added curated playlists, instant mixes, and more. All in all, you can't say that Google is neglecting the service, and its 30 million song catalog, all streaming in 320kbps MP3 format, keeps its listeners happy. "


    http://www.lifehacker.co.in/life/Fiv...w/47224717.cms
    What is FLAC? The high-def MP3 explained
    CNET explains what FLAC is, as well as where to buy music in the FLAC format, and how to play it on your iPhone, computer, or MP3 player.
    by Ty Pendlebury @typendlebury October 18, 2012
    http://www.cnet.com/news/what-is-fla...mp3-explained/
    "Lossy" Music You've Bought Lately (iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play, etc)
    Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Scopitone, Feb 11, 2014.

    http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/thread...ay-etc.343119/

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    Yep, still using MP3s. Personally I have a hard time hearing the difference between a high bit rate mp3 and FLAC. Could be my hearing isn't very good anymore.

    I like MP3 for the ability to be played on multiple platforms without needing to have a specific player, or change formats depending where I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lobbdogg View Post
    I like MP3 for the ability to be played on multiple platforms without needing to have a specific player, or change formats depending where I am.
    Google play will do that (I use it on Apple devices, my daughters Android and my Roku), and I suspect TIDAL (which is winning a lot of support, and has the HF option) can as well. You can download your playlist onto any device if you want use it offline as well, but don't have to if always on line. Its flat monthly fee, once you use a streaming service, its hard to ever imagine going back to MP3's, there are a few bands I haven't found on google play (like Zepplin), but most are there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lobbdogg View Post
    I like MP3 for the ability to be played on multiple platforms without needing to have a specific player, or change formats depending where I am.
    Indeed.

    And I don't need to pay for any subscriptions or nonsense like that, either. I have a 32 GB memory card in my device loaded with mp3s, which I rotate frequently. As long as the battery is charged, I can listen to my heart's content.

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    I've got a pretty big collection of music that I've still got since I was 15, variety is not an issue.

    MP3 works exactly how I want it to work, so I don't see much point in changing how I listen. If I didn't have the music collection that I do, then a streaming service might make more sense.

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    ^I think if you are happy with your collection, and don't see yourself expanding it, that makes sense. If on the other hand, you want to listen to new music, or expand your collection, a streaming service will very quickly pay for itself. I find I listen to more variety now, than I did with MP3s. I pay $10 per month, and five of us use that subscription, all with our own personal playlists. Its also, I found, a lot less hassel when you change devices, don't have to back up, or copy, or anything, it just downloads your playlist onto device for listening offline.
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    I pretty much find all my new music on Youtube and internet radio. From there I download copies of whatever I like. I don't care if it violates copyright or not.

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    From my work computer using my fairly complicated smart playlist setup I build a number of years back:

    Acadian Driftwood - Richard Shindell
    Fade - Calexico
    Wicked Campaign - Modest Mouse
    Of Course We Know - Modest Mouse
    Budapest - Jethro Tull
    New Kid (On the Block) - Barenaked Ladies
    Greatest Lovers - Luke Sital-Singh
    Golden Sorrows - Blackie and the Rodeo Kings
    We Don't Belong - Luke Sital-Singh
    Lovecats - The Cure

    I buy on iTunes so my files are AAC. When I rip, I rip to ALAC so I can have lossless originals that iTunes will compress when they go to my phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    I pretty much find all my new music on Youtube and internet radio. From there I download copies of whatever I like. I don't care if it violates copyright or not.
    I like the idea that by paying a small monthly charge, the artists who made the music I stream / download, get some compensation. I have heard artists are making more money now because streaming is getting more popular. Is especially nice for some of the less well known or commerical musicians, as when they have loyal fans who stream them a lot, they can make some decent money. The stream revenues kick back a % based on what you listen to.

    ^I have quite a few cure songs in my playlist, including lovecats, and my fav, a forest. Love Radiohead - esp. OK computer. Also smashing pumpkins.
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    Streaming is a new revenue stream, yes. But some artists have complained that it's an extremely piddly one.

    http://www.theguardian.com/technolog...ming-royalties

    That first Google Doc revealed that nearly 97% of Keating's income came from sales of her music on iTunes, Amazon and her own Bandcamp website. During that six-month period, Keating earned just under $47k from iTunes, $25k from Bandcamp and nearly $11.2k from Amazon, but less than $300 from Spotify.
    http://time.com/3590670/spotify-calculator/

    Maybe that will work for mega-artists who are getting millions upon millions of streams for their music. But lower profile artists are unlikely to see much more than a few thousand dollars a year with these services, unless something significant changes.

    For me personally, I like having my own collection that I, well, own. I've considered checking out Spotify or Google Music (I use the non-paid version to stream my own music occasionally), purely on the recommendation of some friends who rave about Spotify in particular. I just haven't gotten around to checking it out. Really the main reason would be to expand my awareness of what's the latest and greatest, as I hardly listen to radio anymore. I'd still probably end up purchasing albums.
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    Streaming is extremely poor revenue for artists. iTunes is actually very good money for artists who are not bound to major label contracts.

    I think if people can afford it they should pay for their music but I spent my youth recording albums from the library and recording off the radio so I understand that not everybody can afford it. On the other hand, most musicians aren't stars rolling in piles of money. I was at a gig on Saturday where the artist was maybe breaking even on the tour and that's more typical of most musicians and bands out there. I say support them if you can.

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    Teeth - Lady Gaga
    Time of Your Life - Green Day
    Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum
    All about the Bass - Meghan Trainor
    The Rebel Jesus - Chieftans
    Shenandoah - Chieftans
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    2. Pink Floyd - Vera
    3. Alice Cooper - Why Trust You
    4. Iron Maiden - Sea of Madness
    5. Judas Priest - The Green Manilishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)
    6. Rush - Armor and Sword
    7. David Bowie - Slow Burn
    8. Arcturus - Nightmare Heaven
    9. The White Stripes - Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Turnbull View Post
    Streaming is extremely poor revenue for artists. iTunes is actually very good money for artists who are not bound to major label contracts.
    There is a lot of debate on this, the main problem seems to be the concern that the recoring companies are taking too much, hence, JayZ getting involved with TIDAL. I read another article claiming artists are earning a lot more money now, than before streaming, because so many people who were illegally stealing songs are willing to pay for a monthly service - that's gravey for artists. Like it or not though, MP3's are now yesterdays technology, much like CD's and Vinyl (just worse quality), some of the debate can be read here, re Taylor Swift pulling off spotify:

    http://www.vox.com/2014/11/24/727242...-swift-spotify

    I think TIDAL is going to do very very well - with JayZ behind it / committment to sending more to the artists, and a Hi Fi option, its pretty attractive. At some point I might make the switch from Google Play to it.
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    I did say it was good money for artists not bound to major label contracts. The big labels are brutal in their contracts. I do think streaming is going to have a major roll in mainstream music but I don't think files are going away yet. Personally streaming won't work for me as I listen a lot on long highway drives or on my phone. Streaming would require me to up my data plan costing me at least another $20 a month on top of whatever the streaming company charged. For the $300+ a year I prefer to just buy the albums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Turnbull View Post
    Streaming would require me to up my data plan costing me at least another $20 a month on top of whatever the streaming company charged.
    No it doesn't, you can download your favourite songs from your playlist onto your device using WIFI, just like an MP3, at no extra cost, so you still have them on your device if want to use it offline (this is the case with Google Play, and I'm guessing the others also). Its a one click "download playlist to device", and bang.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moahunter View Post
    Its a one click "download playlist to device", and bang.
    Is that really any different than saving a playlist of mp3s to a folder in your device?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moahunter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Turnbull View Post
    Streaming would require me to up my data plan costing me at least another $20 a month on top of whatever the streaming company charged.
    No it doesn't, you can download your favourite songs from your playlist onto your device using WIFI, just like an MP3, at no extra cost, so you still have them on your device if want to use it offline (this is the case with Google Play, and I'm guessing the others also). Its a one click "download playlist to device", and bang.
    Fair enough, however I still don't want to redo all my lists, rating, etc across my entire collection. Further I don't want to lose access to my music if I'm not able or interested in continuing a subscription.

    However, that's me, I understand that most people aren't as interested in those things as I am.

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    Downloading a playlist from a streaming service sounds a bit like today's version of playing someone else's mix tape (like we did back in the 80s/90s). I have a whole external hard drive full of high-bitrate mp3s, so I have no problem with "variety". I wipe and reload my media player with music every 3 weeks or so. Not sure if subscribing to a streaming service would be worth the money to me.

    I still buy CDs from bands I REALLY like once in a while, though. I actually sold most of my CDs in 2003 (when they were still worth something). but before I did, I burned them all onto blank CDs and put them in wallets. I feel like I should feel guilty about that, but I am not. The only CDs I keep are collectors editions, rare imported versions, etc.


    And on the topic of this thread:

    Opeth - Face of Melinda
    The Gathering - In Motion #2
    Deep Purple - Anya
    Judas Priest - Epitaph
    Black Sabbath - End of the Beginning
    Death - Trapped in a Corner
    Megadeth - Foreclosure of a Dream
    Pink Floyd - Hey You
    Cannibal Corpse - The Undead Will Feast
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by moahunter View Post
    Its a one click "download playlist to device", and bang.
    Is that really any different than saving a playlist of mp3s to a folder in your device?
    Its quicker as no cords or similar, but perhaps no different from Itunes, except that you have an almost unlimited choice of music legally. Every other day I remember some obscure band I liked at one point, and stick it on. It seems music formats change every 10 years or so - Vinyl, cassette, CD, MP3 and now streamed (including HiFi). It will be interesting to see which provider does best, I'd like to see TIDAL do well. Neil Young is on google play (I have a few of his songs in my playlist), which is odd given he has his own format nobody is supporting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Downloading a playlist from a streaming service sounds a bit like today's version of playing someone else's mix tape (like we did back in the 80s/90s). I have a whole external hard drive full of high-bitrate mp3s, so I have no problem with "variety". I wipe and reload my media player with music every 3 weeks or so. Not sure if subscribing to a streaming service would be worth the money to me.

    I still buy CDs from bands I REALLY like once in a while, though. I actually sold most of my CDs in 2003 (when they were still worth something). but before I did, I burned them all onto blank CDs and put them in wallets. I feel like I should feel guilty about that, but I am not....
    That's interesting. I guess the guilty feeling would be for stealing someone's intellectual property. There are a lot of 'buts' in this though.
    1.) Who wouldn't think it reasonable to back up data that is on a platform that although was promoted as being superior to vinyl is actually easily damaged.
    2.) For the most part I would expect the used CD's were sold at a discount to what you paid for them.
    3.) The Government of Canada started stealing money from blank CD purchasers which seemingly legitimized the copying of recordings.

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    The next ten songs I'm listening to are all The Future Sound of London!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SP59 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Downloading a playlist from a streaming service sounds a bit like today's version of playing someone else's mix tape (like we did back in the 80s/90s). I have a whole external hard drive full of high-bitrate mp3s, so I have no problem with "variety". I wipe and reload my media player with music every 3 weeks or so. Not sure if subscribing to a streaming service would be worth the money to me.

    I still buy CDs from bands I REALLY like once in a while, though. I actually sold most of my CDs in 2003 (when they were still worth something). but before I did, I burned them all onto blank CDs and put them in wallets. I feel like I should feel guilty about that, but I am not....
    That's interesting. I guess the guilty feeling would be for stealing someone's intellectual property. There are a lot of 'buts' in this though.
    1.) Who wouldn't think it reasonable to back up data that is on a platform that although was promoted as being superior to vinyl is actually easily damaged.
    2.) For the most part I would expect the used CD's were sold at a discount to what you paid for them.
    3.) The Government of Canada started stealing money from blank CD purchasers which seemingly legitimized the copying of recordings.

    #3. - Yes. I never record or backup music. I'm backing up my own photo and video, spreadsheets, company documents, tax and investment files, etc. Zero music. Yet I pay the tax because millions of other people think stealing is ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    Yet I pay the tax because millions of other people think stealing is ok.
    It's not stealing - it's paid for.

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    My List:

    1. Erra - Ultraviolet
    2. Shadowsfall - The Wasteland
    3. Opeth - Blackwater Park
    4. Volbeat - Still Counting
    5. Killswitch Engage - The Element of One
    6. Deftones - Be Quiet and Drive
    7. Animals as Leaders - On Impulse
    8. Tool - Lateralus
    9. Season's After - Through Tomorrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by moahunter View Post
    Zombie thread. Anyone listen to MP3's anymore? I stream with Google Play, and download through that. Prince just streamed the Baltimore concert through TIDAL, which Jay Z is behind now. It has a high fidelity option which will beat MP3's.
    I just buy the odd song off iTunes and wouldn't have a clue as to what format I'm getting or whether it is pure or not. Just thought trying to recreate lost music sounds was an interesting techi-thing thing for this guy to be doing.

    From this I can't tell whether or not people still listen to MP3's anymore, but it sounds like some might be.

    Five Best Streaming Music Services
    Alan Henry , Gawker Media
    May 10, 2015

    "Then it gave us scan-and-match in 2012 so you got high-quality versions of the crappy mp3s you downloaded years ago, introduced the subscription-based Google Play Music All Access in 2013, rolled YouTube into the mix with YouTube Music Key last year, and even just recently added curated playlists, instant mixes, and more. All in all, you can't say that Google is neglecting the service, and its 30 million song catalog, all streaming in 320kbps MP3 format, keeps its listeners happy. "


    http://www.lifehacker.co.in/life/Fiv...w/47224717.cms
    What is FLAC? The high-def MP3 explained
    CNET explains what FLAC is, as well as where to buy music in the FLAC format, and how to play it on your iPhone, computer, or MP3 player.
    by Ty Pendlebury @typendlebury October 18, 2012
    http://www.cnet.com/news/what-is-fla...mp3-explained/
    "Lossy" Music You've Bought Lately (iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play, etc)
    Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Scopitone, Feb 11, 2014.

    http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/thread...ay-etc.343119/
    More on FLAC


    Neil Young's PonoPlayer comes to Canada
    JANKO ROETTGERS, VARIETY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015

    The PonoPlayer promises music fans better-sounding music thanks to its ability to play uncompressed HD audio. Neil Young launched the device with a Kickstarter campaign in early 2014, and the musician said in August that the company had sold "tens of thousands" of players since. Pono is also selling uncompressed music in the FLAC file format through its web


    http://www.calgarysun.com/2015/11/24...omes-to-canada



    Neil Young removing his music from streaming services because of sound quality

    THE CANADIAN PRESS, JULY 15, 2015


    http://www.calgarysun.com/2015/07/15...-sound-quality
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    Pretty much switched to Apple Music now but still buy the songs or albums I really like.

    One thing that's really nice with Apple Music (and any other streaming service I presume) is I got the family rate so now that my kids have their own tablets they have full access to everything.

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    Not sure what I'll listen to next however the last thing I listened to was the album Fool's Paradise by The Head Cat, a rockabilly group consisting of vocalist Lemmy (of Motörhead), drummer Slim Jim Phantom (of The Stray Cats) and guitarist Danny B. Harvey (of Lonesome Spurs and The Rockats).

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    I think this is another Monster cables thing ... where very few people can actually hear the difference between FLAC and a decent encoded MP3 (320 bps for example)
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/09...n_a_flac_flap/

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    Quote Originally Posted by sundance View Post
    I think this is another Monster cables thing ... where very few people can actually hear the difference between FLAC and a decent encoded MP3 (320 bps for example)
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/09...n_a_flac_flap/
    Except, you really don't know what you're missing unless you sit down and compare the two. So why not demand the best?

    Also note page two I'd that article: Getting FLACs into iTunes on the Mac

    However, in my case I know I couldn't tell the difference. Shooting guns, using tractors and other equipment, snowmobiling, boating, getting seated next to the speakers in the old rock bars, etc. has pretty much ruined my hearing.
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    Recently started getting into EDM/dubstep. The amount of variety and depth of skill at composing this stuff is incredible. I wouldn't pay to see it "performed", but I'm sure having a great time discovering some new sounds.

    Here's a few tracks from a couple artists that clicked for me:
    Xilent - Animation

    Seven Lions - Tyven

    Hey look, a collaboration of the two! Seven Lions & Xilent - The Fall

    Like most music, it sounds best cranked up to 11, and then turned up more.
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    Oh I can't hear a difference between vinyl, CDs, FLAC or MP3s, in my case I can barely hear the difference at 160 kbps, 320 kbps is to me audibly identical.

    As for playlist, I tend to play them random, a lot of classic rock (Beatles, U2, Doors, Stones, Genesis, Dire Straits...), with a bit of newer stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chmilz View Post
    Recently started getting into EDM/dubstep. The amount of variety and depth of skill at composing this stuff is incredible. I wouldn't pay to see it "performed", but I'm sure having a great time discovering some new sounds.

    Here's a few tracks from a couple artists that clicked for me:
    Xilent - Animation

    Seven Lions - Tyven

    Hey look, a collaboration of the two! Seven Lions & Xilent - The Fall

    Like most music, it sounds best cranked up to 11, and then turned up more.
    Try out excision i love it this is the first one i ever heard was in 2012

    and this is the 2015 version


    and im all for ultra as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Turnbull View Post
    Not sure what I'll listen to next however the last thing I listened to was the album Fool's Paradise by The Head Cat, a rockabilly group consisting of vocalist Lemmy (of Motörhead), drummer Slim Jim Phantom (of The Stray Cats) and guitarist Danny B. Harvey (of Lonesome Spurs and The Rockats).
    Speaking of, I've had this in constant rotation since Lemmy died. I love how it stops and restarts twice.

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    4. Hearsay - Alexander O'Neal
    5. Be Somebody - Kings of Leon
    6. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
    7vAll I Need To Know - Thousand Foot Krutch
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    9. She Moves In Her Own Way - The Kooks
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    For those of you that use Spotify on a desktop

    Spotify patches 'data gobbling' glitch

    desktop application repeatedly writing huge amounts of junk data to computer users' hard drives.

    Reporters from new site Ars Technica found Spotify was writing up to 10GB of data an hour to their computers.
    ...
    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37950627

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