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15th Sep 2016, 11:30 AM
SO, what kind of Pop or rock artist do you collect for or have in your collection I have over 6,000 songs total in my pop and rock collection. we have a universal everything goes listening thread but what is the stuff we already own that we would like to share. or just name some good rock artest or bands that you can think of

My favorite rock bands include
1: Krokus
2: Kiss
3: Dokken
4: Ozzy Osebourne
5: Firehouse
6: Bon Jovi
7: Led Zeppelin
8: Great White
9: White Lion
10: Slaughter
11: Accept and tons more
Pop Bands
1: Hall & Oates
2: Survivor
3: Journey
4: Lifehouse
5: Goo Goo Dolls
6:Backstreet Boys
7: Matchbox 20
8: Billy Idol
9: R.E.M and more :)

20th Mar 2017, 7:09 PM
My sister has vinyls for several of newer pop hits, she's a huge Melanie Martinez and Panic! at the Disco fan. We have plenty of records here at my house, but none I can name off the top of my head :)

25th Jun 2017, 9:07 AM
I always wanted to have a vinyl collection but they don't sell vinyls where I live and they're too expensive to buy from another country so it'll always stay a fantasy.
I like some of "The vaccine" songs from back in 2010\2012.+Snow patrol,Oasis,U2

25th Jun 2017, 6:30 PM
I'm lucky because I'm old, so I have a lot from when vinyl was the norm!

I have some nice rarities- like some signed stuff, limited editions, or original releases. Some stuff like test pressings as well.

I do buy some new stuff on vinyl too- I listen to a lot on my turntable, and if I want a digital version I can buy from somewhere like Amazon which will give you a digital download with your vinyl, or I can digitize it myself using software such as Audacity. (http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/sample_workflow_for_lp_digitization.html) I also like to collect high quality digital recordings. (http://blog.bowers-wilkins.com/speakers/definitive-guides/the-definitive-guide-to-24-bit-flac/)

My only problem with new releases is that no-one seems to know how to master music for vinyl any more, so some purchases I've made have sounded terrible. And the Loudness wars (http://dynamicrangeday.co.uk/about/) have added to the overall degradation of sound fidelity, too. :(

24th Aug 2017, 8:06 PM
I collect CD's only because I want the best quality possible for my "experiments". I do source separation / remove the center of stereo recordings and you need the best quality possible to get the best results. 7digital has FLAC tracks as well, and I buy those whenever I can since buying a whole album for 1 or 2 tracks is nonsense.

I need to get the vinyl version of the album "Strange Attractor" by Alphaville. It has a few tracks on it which are exclusive to the vinyl release. The bonus tracks on YT are very poor in quality (they sound like 48kbps MP3's. No joke). It'll be a royal PITA to get it all set up though since I don't have the right setup to rip the tracks. Oh well. I want them! haha

24th Aug 2017, 10:42 PM
@frogz2007 You know CDs are only 16bit/ 44kHz, don't you? If you want better quality try to get 24bit/ 96kHz FLAC or other lossless formats, but of course make sure that's converted from good quality vinyl or original high quality digital, and not upsampled from CD or (shudder) MP3.
There aren't that many artists around that release music in anything better than CD any more, unfortunately. Even some new vinyl is digitally mastered in a lossy manner. :(