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    Josh500 reacted to KittBash in How do you primarily listen to your film scores (2021 edition)?   
    Either hardwired to my main sound system or streamed to the stereo set upstairs
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    Josh500 got a reaction from superultramegaa in Are 99% of Mainstream Movies Today Garbage?   
    Are 99% of movies garbage? No way!
     
    Are 99% of Hollywood movies garbage? You betcha.
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    Josh500 got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in Are 99% of Mainstream Movies Today Garbage?   
    Are 99% of movies garbage? No way!
     
    Are 99% of Hollywood movies garbage? You betcha.
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    Josh500 reacted to Holko in How do you primarily listen to your film scores (2021 edition)?   
    Primarily on my phone, on the way to work and back, or in the evening in bed. I do have a perfectly personalised and organised collection on PC with all my CD rips and edits, only the edits and the CDs that needed no editing are copied over to my phone. On PC it's mostly picking and choosing some snippets.
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    Josh500 reacted to HunterTech in How do you primarily listen to your film scores (2021 edition)?   
    It mainly has been phones for the past couple of years, but I still have a great affinity for portable music players. The FiiO X1 and SanDisk Clip+ had served me well, but there's imperfections in both devices.
     
    Recently, I've regrown a greater interest in iPods, after that one YouTube channel making rounds. I own two now (a 30GB 5.5 gen Video and a 160GB 7th gen Classic), so I hope I can find more use for them (even if a phone has greater advantages if you know what you're doing).
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    Josh500 reacted to Datameister in How do you primarily listen to your film scores (2021 edition)?   
    Right now most of my pure listening is on my iPod. It's a holdover from before I had a smartphone, and it still gets the job done. I tend to buy pretty cheap phones, so I'm not exactly drowning in storage space for my large collection, and I don't use any streaming services either.
     
    Second place would be my computer. That's of course where I do lots of music-related stuff, but right now I'm not often just sitting and listening there.
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    Josh500 reacted to Richard Penna in How do you primarily listen to your film scores (2021 edition)?   
    Nope: https://fileforum.com/detail/CD-Art-Display/1109367710/1
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    Josh500 reacted to Jurassic Shark in How do you primarily listen to your film scores (2021 edition)?   
    I play the music on my piano.
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    Josh500 reacted to MaxTheHouseelf in How do you primarily listen to your film scores (2021 edition)?   
    PC using Audirvana and Headphones. I have a selection of scores that I really like on my phone but I don't use it for listening anymore.
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    Josh500 reacted to Richard Penna in How do you primarily listen to your film scores (2021 edition)?   
    I'll point out that listening on PC doesn't make album art unimportant:
     

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    Josh500 reacted to Edmilson in How do you primarily listen to your film scores (2021 edition)?   
    Pretty much just on my notebook.
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    Josh500 reacted to Richard Penna in How do you primarily listen to your film scores (2021 edition)?   
    Well yes, in the 90s, but once I'd started to establish some sort of actual interest in music (beyond the typical stuff of the time) it was the end of the 90s and I was doing it on my PC.
     
    That my first score purchase was Sleepy Hollow is an indication of how much time I spent in the mp3 world of the early 00s. (I genuinely didn't realise that you were meant to buy scores on CD, like regular albums)
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    Josh500 reacted to Disco Stu in How do you primarily listen to your film scores (2021 edition)?   
    I have my full collection in 320 MP3 on my phone (about 30,000 tracks, plus 30,000 more non-film score tracks on there).  I use my PC strictly for file management and syncing with the phone.
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    Josh500 reacted to Thor in How do you primarily listen to your film scores (2021 edition)?   
    Primarily iTunes on my PC, where my whole collection is at. Occasionally streaming on Spotify, but only for sampling (I don't have a subscription). On YouTube if I can't find it on Spotify. Often in VCL when I'm sampling new digital promos, before I decide whether I'm importing it to my iTunes collection or not. My iPod when I'm out and about. I never use my phone for music listening.
     
    I intend to play both my old CDs and LPs more prominently in the future, but I'll need to wait untill I have a new apartment where the setup is just right.
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    Josh500 got a reaction from GerateWohl in Amistad - Chance of remastered, expanded and definitive release?   
    I'm all over the idea of getting an expanded Amistad from LLL and I'm sure it'll happen sooner than later, but...
     
    Gotta be honest, this cover art reminded me of Saw more than anything else. 
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    Josh500 got a reaction from Bespin in Amistad - Chance of remastered, expanded and definitive release?   
    I'm all over the idea of getting an expanded Amistad from LLL and I'm sure it'll happen sooner than later, but...
     
    Gotta be honest, this cover art reminded me of Saw more than anything else. 
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    Josh500 got a reaction from Michael G. in J.K. Rowling didn't like JW because the music didn't sound English enough? Fact or fiction?   
    The Harry Potter theme doesn't sound Russian anymore than it does American. In fact, strictly speaking, it doesn't even sound British...
     
    That's because JW wasn't aiming to make this sound a specific country. It's not typical "national" music, it has no cultural identifying marks. If anything, it only sounds like Hogwarts--like magic, academics, and a sense childlike wonder and awe. And those things are pretty much universal.
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    Josh500 reacted to Michael G. in J.K. Rowling didn't like JW because the music didn't sound English enough? Fact or fiction?   
    In my opinion, Doyle did the worst job of all. Of course he had John Williams behind him, which is generally a burden for a composer, but unfortunately his score generates zero emotions for me and hardly has a good moment in the film.
    Wow! Didn't knew that one. Thanks!
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    Josh500 got a reaction from Michael G. in J.K. Rowling didn't like JW because the music didn't sound English enough? Fact or fiction?   
    Oh, definitely!
     
    And Prokofiev and Shostakovich and Borodin... In fact John Williams even recorded an entire album paying homage to the classic Russian masters.
     

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    Josh500 got a reaction from SingeMoisi in J.K. Rowling didn't like JW because the music didn't sound English enough? Fact or fiction?   
    Not sure whether Rowling said it or not (somehow I doubt it), but that's definitely true.
     
    Tchaikovsky was a major influence on Williams. That's common knowledge.
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    Josh500 got a reaction from Tallguy in J.K. Rowling didn't like JW because the music didn't sound English enough? Fact or fiction?   
    Not sure whether Rowling said it or not (somehow I doubt it), but that's definitely true.
     
    Tchaikovsky was a major influence on Williams. That's common knowledge.
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    Josh500 got a reaction from aescalle in Always (1989) - 2021 Expanded Edition from La-La Land Records   
    That's the Tower Records Flagship Store in Tokyo, Japan. I'm not there right now, but I've been there in the past. Second to none, when it comes to CDs. They've got everything on massive nine floors! 
     
    A friend sent me that pic. She knows I collect John Williams CDs....
     

     
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    Josh500 got a reaction from aescalle in Always (1989) - 2021 Expanded Edition from La-La Land Records   
    Man, that's some store. Imagine waking up in the morning, casually strolling into a store, making a small purchase (say, 6 albums worth around 200 bucks), and then going home, with an extra spring in your step... 
     

     
     
     
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    Josh500 reacted to Smeltington in Always (1989) - 2021 Expanded Edition from La-La Land Records   
    I'm thinking of the recent trend of expansions that have had replacement discs issued, like AI and Eiger. I'm sure Tower would have no problem replacing a disc that e.g. wouldn't play.
     
    And I hope I get another chance to shop at a Tower Records in Japan! It's the most magical place. I documented my last adventure here:
     
     
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    Josh500 got a reaction from Chewy in Always (1989) - 2021 Expanded Edition from La-La Land Records   
    Man, that's some store. Imagine waking up in the morning, casually strolling into a store, making a small purchase (say, 6 albums worth around 200 bucks), and then going home, with an extra spring in your step... 
     

     
     
     
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