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How much music do YOU have?? (Poll Question) Answered

Music, it's an important part of life, and I'm pretty sure pretty much everyone listens to it. But the question is how much do you listen to? What kind of genre is your forte? Do you have 3 cd's or 500 cd's? Post your answers, screenshots, thoughts. Here's what I've got: 1381 Songs, 3.9 days of continuous music, 8.93 GB worth (You'd think I have like 5,000 songs, but quality is more important than quantity). I listen to genres such as Peter Gabriel to Tupac Shakur (2pac to you rap junkies), RATM, ZZ - Top and more. I have like 20 torrents of music/discographies (YAY peter gab discography on the way) downloading right now and that should add a few more GB of weight to my HD.

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Lextone

10 years ago

1256 songs in the Ipod, about 3500 CD's, about 300 12" vinyl's(33 1/3 rpm), 150 or so 45's, and about a hundred 78's . Everything from Classical to Alternative and everything in between. Jazz, R&B, Metal, Rock, Classic rock, Easy listening, big band, Soundtracks, oldies, Rap, punk, Ska, Dance, Disco.....you name it, I probably have it....except Country...I don't really care for country.

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PunkguytaLextone

Reply 10 years ago

You don't care for country either eh? I need some help converting my father back to listening to rock, seems those mennonites he hangs with hooked him on country like cocaine.

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KentsOkayPunkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

LOL, I'm unfortunately in an area were Country is prevalent. Of six local radio stations, four are pure Country.

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GoodhartKentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

sounds like you need satellite radio LOL

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Brennn10

10 years ago

I have about 600 songs on iTunes.

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guyfrom7up

10 years ago

100th comment!

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John Smith

10 years ago

~360+ on iTunes and my iPod (all rock), but I actually like more than that. I just can't find the names of good bands and songs easily. I like older rock, rock, and some rock when I'm not listening to rock. Boston, Led Zeppelin, and all them. Actually more than that when I add 20-something songs from a Journey Dual-Disc Album.

Flamebait of the Day:
"...rap is for lowlifes..."
"...rap makes Jesus cry..."
"...rap is for the scum of the Earth..."
"...where would the world be without rap...the scum of the Earth has to listen to something."

So I'm not that against it, but I think it is stupid.
I checked today. I have three rap songs that I like:
-Funky Cold Medina-Tone Loc
-Wild Thing-Tone Loc
-Jump Around- House of Pain

Sorry for the flamebait....

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PunkguytaJohn Smith

Reply 10 years ago

Hey hey hey easy now, you need to learn a thing about "rap". You are most likely associating rap with shit like "My humps" and 50 cent hit songs that are heard EVERYWHERE (don't tell me you haven't heard my humps from some dickhead blaring it in his car down the street, that'd be a lie).

Read: Tupac Shakur

Tupac, the realist rapper there is, seriously listen to some of the real rap before you judge people, rap that is actually articulated poetry not "come lick the lollypop at the candy shop" over and over. <-----(50 cent reference)

I could easily say that Led zepplin is shit (no really I like my rock too). But to be truthful, it take a lot more skill, time, patience to rap then it does to strum a guitar and sing about your wife leaving with your dog and your kids and your brother sleeping with her.

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GoodhartPunkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

it take a lot more skill, time, patience to rap then it does to strum a guitar and sing about your wife leaving with your dog and your kids and your brother sleeping with her.

Which is why I prefer Classical works: they are much more involved, musically, than anything else. And there is heart and soul out there if you want to find it ;-)
I suppose it just depends on the definition of "music" over "prose".

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gmoonGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Sorry, Goodhart--just read this and I must comment:

Classical (or orchestral, as Classical is usually only considered a 70-80 yr. period) isn't terribly complex (involved?) harmonically or melodically, at least compared with most jazz. Even our parent's pop music is more complex harmonically.

Non-European music, like Indian is quite complex. Lots of 'world music' uses unusual meter, micro-tones and the like. Just like Rap, we don't hear the nuances, since our (older) ears aren't trained to recognize them. In fact, just like 'serious' composers in the 19th century, we tend to discount nuances (blue notes, complex chords, etc.) as mistakes.

Classical era music, due to the different instruments, has great tonal variation. And the dynamics of an orchestra (especially live) are amazing. Not surprisingly, European music tends to follow fairly strict rules. Composers followed the current conventions of harmony composition for decades without much change (listen to Romantic era music to hear composers finally breaking out of that mold.)

The best analogy I can think of:
Think of Classical as a large rectangular building--lots of parts, but they fit together in a predicable fashion. Jazz is a geodesic dome. And world music is a house designed by Frank Gehry. ;-)

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Goodhartgmoon

Reply 10 years ago

It must depend somewhat on the individual as I have heard NPR refer to "modern classical works" written within the last few decades. On ELP's Works album someone makes comment concerning the Classical work written by Emerson. It is kind of sad though that we are so loose with English, isn't it?

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gmoonGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Just a pet peeve. I'm sure there are modern works in the 'classical style.' And yes, the term, 'classically trained' is used quite a bit.

Haven't listened to ELP for a while (I kinda miss those 70's progressive artsy bands.) But I don't think you could call Keith Emerson's compositions Classical... :-)

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Goodhartgmoon

Reply 10 years ago

there is the one he wrote himself, entirely instumental (no, I don't mean BrainSaladSurgery, nor Pictures at an Exhibition nor Toccata nor even Fanfare for the Common Man, but rather Emerson's Piano Cencerto #1 + First Movement: Allegro Giojoso + Second Movement: Andante Molto Cantabile found on the Works vol. 1 album). They also did a number of Rag Time tunes on their Works vol2 album that are enjoyable by those that like that genre.

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GoodhartPunkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

Rapping is prose LOL music is the pulse of life however

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John SmithGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

You are right...even though I had to look up what prose meant ;D

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GoodhartJohn Smith

Reply 10 years ago

I just meant that "rapping is to music" is kind of like comparing what a political speech is to a symphony LOL

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John SmithGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Okay, you won the online sentence of the day contest. That was funny.

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John SmithPunkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

No, really, I know My humps, and I know that it isn't real rap. I at one time liked rap, and I do know some rap songs. I just don't like it.
Yes, I know who Tupac is. If he is the realist rapper there is...
Well, I just listened to some of Tupacs songs on iTunes, and you are partially right, he does sound better than some rappers. You have that much.
I could easily say that Led zepplin is shit (no really I like my rock too).
You could, but then you'd be wrong. I could just as easily say that rap in general was shit- pardon my french. Don't you DARE diss Led.

But to be truthful, it take a lot more skill, time, patience to rap then it does to strum a guitar and sing about your wife leaving with your dog and your kids and your brother sleeping with her.
It takes patience to yell into a microphone?
Skill to write poetry about rape, drugs, money, gangs, and your "n*****s"?
Time? Well, yeah, if you are retarded and your production company is slow.

Look, do you play guitar? Have you tried? That takes skill and patience. Drums? Same thing.
(rap joke) Why are rappers never in a group, but are always "featuring" each other? Their brains never developed in the hood!
Well, guess I shouldn't post that.

Still- the founder of Boston was an Engineering grad from MIT. How many rappers went there?
Also- I looked it up-
of rap listeners:
- 60% earn <$40,000/year
-Most (don't remember the percent) are <36 years old
-Most are black (not to be racist)
-Most have only high school as their highest schooling
Sorry, I can't remember the exact percents; I found the webpage a while back.
Wow, I just read my post, and it seems like a rant. Whoops!

Well, what I'm trying to get across is that rap isn't nearly as good as people make it out to be. I know that because I liked rap, until I started listening to real rock, and found out how stupid rap really was. I stopped listening to it.
Now, every time I here a rap song, I laugh. "God...what in that is cool?"

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John SmithGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Y'know, I like that song too. I guess I just didn't know the name of it.

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PunkguytaGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

My eyes..did..not..need to see that, and now you're making me have a ciggerete. However if you can find one of those done to a SOAD song I'd be interested in putting it in my "Stoner videos" bookmark folder.

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GoodhartPunkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

Oh no, you take responsibility for your own actions: I didn't hold a gun to your head and "make" you have/do anything ;-)

What about that video didn't you like ? Although it makes me sad, it got me back on track again with practicing my AMSLAN.

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Replay

10 years ago

I've got 2087 songs/5.7 days/9.56GB, but i'll admit there are a couple songs that i've never listened to. There mostly for no reason lol.

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PunkguytaReplay

Reply 10 years ago

I just checked my collection again, 10.38 GB, 4.9 days, 1,713 songs. Most of them are listened to regularly, some not as often but I think I have listened to them all except a few new albums I haven't had time to sit down and listen to. I've been becoming more and more depressed about listening to music because I don't have my technics right now and the shitty optimus radioshack brand speakers pain my brain to listen to.

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sugg22

10 years ago

I've got 2927 songs on iTunes (read: this guy has 8.1 days of continuous music listening to do). But I've got another 400 i'm adding when my cd drive gets fixed.

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westfw

10 years ago

My iTunes says about 3500 songs. But that doesn't include everything, and it DOES include about 1200 songs worth of the "Rise Up Singing" "teach tapes."

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bommber man

10 years ago

all the music in my psp is all u can think about a*****es >< {00}

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arcarter369bommber man

Reply 10 years ago

i have 3746 songs 11 days 14.5 GB on my new cpu and on my old i had about 7000 i cant rember exactly cause i deleted quicktime and its not online n e more cause its in my gurage now and there are no repeats!!! AC

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arcarter369arcarter369

Reply 10 years ago

puss about 200 lp's and 700 cds i had about 1000 but the got stolen out of my car danmit!!! AC

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jessyratfink

10 years ago

2453 songs, 6.4 days, 10.45 GB.... and the sad thing is I just deleted about half of my stuff because I never listened to it. :P And about 100 CDs... I sold most of my CDs a few yeara ago while I worked at EB.

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Punkguytajessyratfink

Reply 10 years ago

It seems a lot of people here use itunes... I call CULT!

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jessyratfinkPunkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

I call... well, nothing. :P It's just my favorite out there, and I'm also a mac user. I just hate how clunky a lot of the other media players are. It's much more sleek.

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imanjessyratfink

Reply 10 years ago

and shiny :) itunes is my favorite media player too
"The only thing I dislike about Apple is the whole itunes / DRM situation".
when I buy songs off the itunes store I just burn them on cds and import them
it strips off the drm.

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gmoonPunkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

The only thing I dislike about Apple is the whole itunes / DRM situation.

It's worked for them up to now. But no way am I buying (renting?) media that doesn't play on all my devices...

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whatsisfacegmoon

Reply 10 years ago

Yes, that's what ticks me off too.

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ll.13

10 years ago

I'm painstakingly converting all .mp3 .wav .wma etc files to .ogg I like to think it's worth it. =)

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Punkguytall.13

Reply 10 years ago

No it's not, flac is the way to go.

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ll.13Punkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

I think they're both the better ones, I do plain recordings in flac, conversions (.mo3) in ogg =)

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NachoMahma

10 years ago

. 2000+ LPs, a few 8-tracks, close to 100 cassettes, 300+ CDs, about a dozen concerts on VHS, 10 or so MiniDiscs, ... . Most everything but the LPs has been ripped to my HDD. 201GB, but that includes a lossless "archive" version and at least one "working" high-quality MP3 of each song. Plus cover scans, &c. . Mostly 60s-80s Rock, but I have a little bit of everything. Daughter turned me on to a lot of the "newer" (late90s-early00s) stuff. Have to agree with John Smith about Rap, most of it is noise to my ears, but there are a few artists I actually like. . Along with a window on Ibles, there's music playing almost 24/7. Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy" album is playing as I type this and I'll be searching for my Tone Loc as soon as I hit post.

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PunkguytaNachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

You need to get your lp's converted eh? I plan to do that with my father's lp's. It bugs me to see he has like 100+ lp's and he'll never play them because he's afraid of wrecking them. Read my post to astrozombies, there are certain types of rap that are good, but I will confess to occasionally turning the subwoofer up and letting my hair blow around when no one is home.

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NachoMahmaPunkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

> You need to get your lp's converted eh? . ROFL I've been "working on it" for the last 4-5 years ... and still don't have the first LP ripped. I might actually get a few of them ripped if I didn't spend so much time here. :)

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PunkguytaNachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

What's so hard about it?

Turntable---->phono input on stereo---->tape record line out----->microphone/line in on soundcard + recording software. Boom done.

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LextonePunkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

Dont forget to use the Click/hiss/pop removal and a normalization.

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PunkguytaLextone

Reply 10 years ago

I imply that you would use software good enough to have those features.

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LextonePunkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

What software you running? You on a MAC or PC?