Poll: When's the last time you bought a music CD?

Poll: When’s the last time you bought a music CD?

Was listening to a noontime show this afternoon when I heard my music artist promoting his new album (I think it was Charlie Green). Didn’t hear them promoting iTunes or even the local equivalent (MyMusicStore).

I guess some people still buy CD albums until today. I haven’t bought a single one for over 5 years now because I’ve completely gone all-digital. The only I use a CD audio is with the car stereo but that’s mostly burned MP3 songs.


I’d like to throw the question to my readers out there — when was the last time you bought a music CD?

What’s your current music collection set-up right now? I’d think people are using music players like iPods or their phones and the like.

Of course, those who prefer the original music CDs might have a reason of their own. Nothing beats having a collection of your own if you’re that sentimental.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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52 Responses

  1. Ross says:

    the last time that i bought a cd was way back 2010… Armin Van Buuren’s A State of Trance

    my current music collection was EDM (house, trance, techno, electro, dubstep)

  2. Justine says:

    Last time I bought Owl City’s latest CD. T’was September back then, I guess. I’m planning to buy Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto on my birthday. :)

  3. Eizan says:

    The last time I bought a physical music CD was waaaay back in 2001 (or 2002/2003): Westlife’s Coast to Coast. After that I resorted to MP3 downloads in iTunes and the underground stuff.

  4. p says:

    I buy 1-2 cds per month, rip them 320kbps and upload them to my different devices. I immediately store the cds to keep them in pristine condition.

    I personally feel my money’s worth when you can hold something you bought in comparison to just seeing it as a file on a computer.

  5. Ronskie says:

    I think it was around 1995-97 back in my high school days when Pinoy Bands are at their peak bought albums of Rivermaya and Eraserheads…then i learned about gettin’ music for free in a form of mp3 format which i leeched at the MiRC(inter Relay Chat)program…from then i stopped buying CD’s…

  6. Kevin says:

    …i guess so that it could be converted to flac? arguably the best audio codec out there…

  7. Ron says:

    just last december. i trying to buy CDs every quarter.

  8. Ron says:

    just last december. im trying to buy CDs every quarter.

  9. Joyce says:

    I just bought three editions of the same single on Yesasia, to support the Oricon ranking of the artist I like. The CDs should be here by next week.

    The advantage of physical copies of music is sometimes you get freebies, like keychains and posters and stuff. Also, the jackets and covers are always better than scanned copies

  10. jediekins says:

    7 years ago. linkin park hybrid theory.:]

  11. MIca says:

    February 2011. Anberlin! Dark is the way, Light is the place :)

  12. KP says:

    Just last month. A total of 4 or 5 albums, I guess. All OPM. :)

  13. Name: IC DeaDPiPoL says:

    come to think of it I haven’t bought any audio cds yet (only got some hand-me downs) the last album I bought was either the Youth or the 1st 2 albums of Green Department (both casette).

  14. tu9tifive says:

    “I guess some people still buy CD albums until today. I haven’t bought a single one for over 5 years now because I’ve completely gone all-digital.”

    But Abe, CD’s ARE DIGITAL…you mean you’ve gotten completely absorbed “in the cloud”…

    BTW…My sister asked me to bought Adele’s albun “21” ON CD last August even before Chasing Pavements get its roll on pop radios..

  15. digitallysick says:


  16. ;-) says:

    i think 3 years ago! but I receive free music album (legits) from time to time ;)

  17. Im still buying CD since praise songs are best when it is collected in album. Worship songs are the best!

  18. pabs says:

    Before the advent of mp3 players, I bought at least one cd or cassette tapes or LP vinyl, every payday (that was always on budget since I am a music lover) and that was late 90’s.I think that was a Michael Learns to Rock Album. Now, I can get all the music I want for free by just downloading them.

  19. Yoda says:

    I cant remember..lol music downloads are accessible everywhere..hehehe

  20. Geff Chang says:

    I bought 6 instrumental CDs from MV Logos Hope this month. I ripped them to MP3s so I could play them on my phone. :)

    I also buy CDs during celebrity album tours to help promote the OPM scene. I also collect autographs during their tours! :)

  21. Pepe says:

    A month ago, at an anime con

  22. dano says:

    last year… my very first album since birth.. haha MY WORLDS justin bieber :)

  23. kebbot says:

    Last year….. Regine, lani and jed all opm…. I still love cd’s…….

  24. Vatch says:

    Last Week. Slapshock Kinse Kalibre
    I still buy cd and convert it to FLAC

  25. roiji says:

    7 years ago. 2004
    Gregorian – The Dark Side because of their rendition of Evanescence’s My Immortal

  26. I still buy physical CDs. If it’s worth keeping, I’d rather have a secure backup in case my hard drive goes bonkers. But I’m very selective now of what I buy. Sometimes I even hunt the classic CDs in second-hand shops in Hong Kong and the US.

  27. Mae says:

    Why would I buy a music CD when I can get everything for Free, with video, on YouTube?

  28. 'Em says:

    I bought a cd last year and it’s a compilation of popular songs played by an orchestra…

  29. Mike says:

    The last CDs I bought where Noel Cabangon’s. Got three of his CDs after watching his show at Music Museum. I play CDs in the car, esp if I like the whole album, usually a live concert CD. I only use my iPhone in the car for listening to podcasts. If its a local artist I like, I buy the CD to support the artist.

  30. Mokies says:

    I still buy those 192/24 CDs and some OPM that are worth buying.

  31. Edgar says:

    I regularly buy music CDs, and I have a varied collection spanning the music genre. There are still people who buy these, and it helps the industry. Of course downloads (legit) helps the industry too.

  32. Iyan Sommerset says:

    Around a decade ago, I think. Back when instrumental anime OSTs were hard to find online.

  33. RedSimba says:

    Orig cd..
    Back in HS.
    About 15 years ago.

    “you know what” cd.
    Back in college.
    10 years ago

  34. Van says:

    bought cd of gary granada last month. last piece on the store. catchy tunes/ singles, i just download. classic tunes, especially of local artists, i buy their cds.

  35. dude says:

    I bought about 5 discs in September.I still love full albums that capture the work of the artist compared to singles. if I only like 1 song on an album I won’t by it. Now I am uploading all my music onto google music thanks to the tor browser.

  36. benchmark says:

    I think the last time I bought CD is when Greenwich had the Eraserheads compilation promo. I’m not really after with the food but the remastered CD itslef. Yes, i still do have their respective cassette tapes, but this is a collector’s and fan items. :)

    I also want to add, I don’t really believe collecting pirated cds will pass as a COLLECTORS ITEMS. My goodness sake, their are pirated!

  37. tolayskie says:

    i still buy CD ’cause my mom always wants to listen to old old kundiman songs which is very hard to find and its nice to have a rare collection of songs.

  38. R2 says:

    this made me think back and learned that I haven’t bought any music cd’s in my entire life! :D

  39. O13 says:

    CD quality is still much better than ordinary Mp3s. Would buy the CDs and rip them to Apple lossless files.

  40. Arriones says:

    bought cd just yesterday from astro vision. I still buy cd’s especially those of local artists. It helps the local music industry. I rip them via apple lossless. Great help, great quality!

  41. Jerome says:

    Acoustica by Wolfgang last 2000

  42. Aj says:

    I bought the Boys night out CD last year :)

  43. Sai Apor says:

    Bought 2 pcs of music CD last December, “No Water, No Moon” album by Bamboo.

    One for a gift, and the other one for myself. :)

  44. ariver says:

    Hmmm….music CD? I do have a lot of cassette tapes though =)

  45. Jordan says:

    Last December I bought Born This Way Deluxe Edition album by Lady Gaga :)

  46. Maybe ten years ago, its more practical to have mp3’s

  47. Viv says:

    Today.i bought adele21.good investment for a good singer.

  48. Gelo says:

    Just last week.. I buy CD’s because I love collecting those kind of things PLUS, it is a great way of showing my favorite artists. I also love how I can just rip the audio files in it and put in on my Blackberry or other music players. I dont know why but I think I prefer CD’s rather than just buying it OTA (iTunes,etc.)

  49. karl says:

    Pirated or Original? I never bought an original music cd in my entire life. I can’t remember the last time I bought a pirated music cd. Maybe in 2001 or 2002.

  50. Ady001 says:

    I still very much buy CDs sir! I have about 400 JPop CDs and 70+ OPM CDs.

    I also download but if I like the artist very much, expect that I’d hunt the CD.

  51. Jacob says:

    I purchase music CDs once or twice a month. The music quality is great, and it gives me ripping flexibility.

  52. Aj says:

    5 years ago? Haha. I use burned MP3 or I just download songs from the internet. :)

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