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When is the last time you bought a CD?

Asked by silverfly (4045points) December 21st, 2011

They’re starting to go extinct like the casette tape. I can’t even remember what CD I bought last.

Virtual CD’s don’t count – only tangible CDs.

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judochop's avatar

I buy them at shows all the time. Well, when I got to shows which used to be all the time…Not so much this year.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Last week
Got Dead can Dance’s first album and Eyehategod’s “Dopesick”

filmfann's avatar

About a month ago I got the new Thomas Dolby CD, and listened to it on the way home from Disneyland. It wasn’t as good as I hoped, though I will listen a few more times before passing final judgement on where it belongs on my shelf.
I expect to get an iPod next year, which may coincide with the end of the world.

ucme's avatar

September 24th 2003, it was a Thursday, around tea-time.

El_Cadejo's avatar

I honestly cant remember the last time I bought a cd. Its probably been close to about 10 years now.

ragingloli's avatar

I do not think I ever did.

whitetigress's avatar

Been years my friend! But I’m thinking about it again. I like to listen to music particularly in the car, and at the moment I just pop all my music into a usb 4gb. I do love supporting musicians so I buy their vinyls, but that’s for the house and I’m starting to rarely listen in the house. Probably once a month now. I’m considering buying cd’s again because you still get album art and I could listen in the car, they do take up less space as well… hmmm..

Blackberry's avatar

Last Summer. I could’ve downloaded it, but I didn’t. Moral superiority for the win.

elbanditoroso's avatar

A week ago Tuesday.

john65pennington's avatar

Maybe tomorrow. Someone on my Christmas List wants a CD of The Bee Gees Greatest Hits.

My search begins in less than 24 hours.

Kardamom's avatar

Last week. Andrea Bocelli’s “Concert in the Park.” I don’t own an ipod or similar device so I listen to CD’s all the time.

mazingerz88's avatar

Oh boy, 1999?

Lightlyseared's avatar

Last week as a christmas gift.

The last time I bought a CD for myself was about 9 or 10 years ago.

Blondesjon's avatar

Yeah, with the abundance of so much “free” music on the web, it’s been a few years.

marinelife's avatar

I bought one at a concert I went to. A few years ago.

Seafaery's avatar

Last year near Christmas. I think it was the Susan Boyle CD.

HungryGuy's avatar

A couple of months ago. Usually I’ll just buy an MP3 from Amazon if I like a particular song, but I still occasionally buy whole CDs from Amazon or from an actual store (though actual stores that have a decent selection are getting harder and harder to find).

mangeons's avatar

I literally can’t remember the last time I bought an actual CD. I only use my iPod, so what’s the point? I just buy off of iTunes. Even then, I very rarely buy whole albums.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Earlier 2011, a QOTSA/Kyuss out of circulation CD.

muppetish's avatar

A physical CD? A long, long time ago… I think my mum bought a soundtrack for me as a gift or something if receiving a CD counts too. The last time I bought music was when Radiohead released The King of Limbs online. I pre-ordered the digital files, but that was it.

I’m going to be honest here: I rarely pay for music anymore. I’ll support an independent artist and use up the iTunes gift cards I’m given, but that’s about it.

figbash's avatar

2004 was the last official cd I bought. In 2007 I was driving a rental car with no aux plug (but it had a cd player) and knew I would go crazy without music – so I went out and got a copy of two albums I already had in my ipod. But alas – the cd is dying. I’m okay with that, though. I always hated the cd. It just never felt right.

Blondesjon's avatar

@Neizvestnaya . . . which one. i must have them all.

Joker94's avatar

Just last week, I picked up Foster the People’s debut album Torches. I prefer having the hard copy, it makes it feel like I actually own an album.

sneezedisease's avatar

Three weeks ago I bought Dinosaur Jr.‘s Farm. I usually buy a CD every week but I’ve stopped lately because I need the money to buy christmas presents.

I download CDs to my computer and it’s the same as if I bought them on iTunes. I like having a backup in case something happens to my computer. Liner notes are cool too.

Aethelwine's avatar

The last CD I bought was for @Blondesjon. It was QOTSA. That was 2 years ago.

Brian1946's avatar

I bought Rock ‘n’ Roll Party (Honoring Les Paul) by Jeff Beck in March, 2011.

Paradox25's avatar

I buy blank CD’s all the time. It is how I burn my music to play on my cd players. I’ll admit that I havn’t brought a regular music cd in at least two years since I find it cheaper to just burn the songs that I like.

OpryLeigh's avatar

For myself it was Christina Perri’s album back in September.

I have bought Nightwish’s new CD for my dad for Christmas.

downtide's avatar

About 6 months ago maybe? The only reason I haven’t bought more is because I don’t have enough spare cash for them at present.

Earthgirl's avatar

About 2 weeks ago at a concert. I got to meet the artist, Anne Heaton, and she personally signed my CD case.

Seafaery's avatar

My kids bought me one for Christmas, does that count? :)

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