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The best music, is the music I hear for the very first time....

I'm still a collector, I still buy CDs when I find music I like. I do however also use Spotify, WiMP, SoundCloud, Hype Machine, podcasts, netradio stations and other internet sources to explore music. When I find something I like, I buy it to be physically displayed and available on my shelf. One of the first thing I also do however, is to rip the CD (alternatively buy 24 bit HD flac, if available). And for convenience, most times I listen to an album, I play the ripped version using my Squeezebox setup... I guess I just cannot make up my mind if I should be an old-fashioned conservative grumpy music-collector, or if I should try to follow and be a little like the young teenage hipsters...

But I refuse ever to listen to my music using the small lousy built-in speakers of my smartphones or tablet. An awful insult to the music being played, IMO. No music for ringtones being cut of after a few seconds either. How can you treat music like that?...

I'm also an album listener who wants to hear an album from beginning to the end, and gets a bit annoyed if I have to interrupt the listening half the way...

Yeah okay, I guess I am old-fashioned. Maybe even grumpy too ;-)

Bonus fact: I have been to every Roskilde Festival since 1990. There was a few years I speculated if I was getting too old for this and next time should be the final one. But I have given up that idea again. I know now it will be high priority again every year when Summer arrives :-) ...

Try my tool for grabbing big coverart

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A (slightly messy?) links collection...

* AllMusic (AMG music) - Music lexicon and meta data. Submissions to Rovi or corrections-form on entry pages.
* MusicBrainz - Music metadata/discographies. Also home of the Picard tool which can be used for submissions.
* freeDB.org (open continuation of the old CDDB) - Submit from website or use for example dBpoweramp.
* Gracenote (closed/commercial continuation of the old CDDB) - Submit using for example WinAMP?
* Music at metacritic and Rate Your Music - Critics stats...
* Squeezebox community - The old but more interesting semi-unofficial forum from the days of slimdevices is still very well alive (The "real offical" but usually less interesting forum is at forums.logitech.com). Also bug database ("my votes" page). Worried about future of the Squeezebox "eco-system"? See Community Projects...
* Latest commits for LMS 8.1, official nightly builds and changelog for the community driven version of Logitech Media Server for Squeezebox systems: https://htmlpreview.github.io/?https://github.com/Logitech/slimserver/blob/public/8.1/Changelog8.html . Also unofficial 8.x nightlies done for Synology NAS systems by pinkdot (more info).
* Hydrogenaudio forums (and wiki).
* Dynamic Range Database - Loudness war data. Easiest way to submit is to use foobar2000 with component found on http://www.dr.loudness-war.info/ .
* General music shopping: CDON, imusic, Targetshop, Vibrashop, Gucca, Dvdoo, CD Market, cdbaby, Amazon UK, Amazon US and Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab.
* Shopping music download (Not all available everywhere or tested/tried yet): HDtracks, Linn Records, 7digital, JunoDownload, Bleep, Tidal Store, Google Play Music, cdon downloads, Acoustic Sounds, ProStudioMasters, Klicktrack Music, Beatport, Bandcamp, cdbaby, Boomkat, HighResAudio, OnkyoMusic, TechnicsTracks (7digital), iTrax, qobuz, Zunior.com, 4AD ShopUSA, eMusic and more HD options...
* Crowdfunding music: PledgeMusic, Booomerang.dk, IndieGoGo/Music and Kickstarter/Music
* I should make more visits to Vega, Pumpehuset, Rust, Stengade, Loppen, Den Grå Hal, Amager Bio, Beta 2300, etc etc...
* dBpoweramp - Best CD ripper around. Also see Spoon's Audio Guide and DAE Drive Features Database. dBpoweramp also includes dBpoweramp Music converter.
* Mp3Tag - An universal tageditor (mp3, flac, ogg,...). Jaikoz - another tageditor. Command-line flac tag tool: metaflac. Tag mapping lists: Mp3Tag, Jaikoz/jAudioTagger and Picard/MusicBrainz.
* Other tools: DVD Audio Extractor, LAME mp3 encoder (binaries), FLAC (Windows frontend), dBpoweramp Music converter, MuvUnder Cover and PerfectTUNES.
* Misc. Discogs: Advanced Search, Groups, WiKi Packaging, Credits list, BBcode text formatting ([img=url] also works in some places), API forum, Forum>API2.0, API documentation, API Docs>User, API Docs>Database, Danske Discogs 'værktøjer', Discogs Search Tool for Firefox.
* Tags, tags, tags: ID3v2 (mp3), Vorbis comments (flac), Side-by-side Comparison of ID3 Versions, MP3TAG tag fields mapping, MusicBrainz Picard tags mapping, ID3 implementations, TagLib (C/C++ and more), jAudioTagger (Java), old id3lib (C/C++ and more).
* Misc. misc: Cover image grabbing tips, Copy Discogs releases to Musicbrainz GreaseMonkey script, General/MusicBrainz capitalization, MusicBrainz Style Guidelines, BBcodes on last.fm.

Some albums I've been listening to lately...


- Based on scrobbles to my last.fm account. Auto-generated by album collage tool at http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/.
Recent Activity
Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend
submitted Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend. 21 days ago
Wolf Alice - Visions Of A Life
submitted Wolf Alice - Visions Of A Life. 21 days ago
Porridge Radio - Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky
submitted Porridge Radio - Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky. about 1 month ago
Suuns - The Witness
submitted Suuns - The Witness. about 1 month ago
Suuns - Felt
submitted Suuns - Felt. about 1 month ago
The Horrors - Primary Colours
submitted The Horrors - Primary Colours. 2 months ago
Jack White (2) - Fear Of The Dawn
submitted Jack White (2) - Fear Of The Dawn. 2 months ago
Melody's Echo Chamber - Emotional Eternal
submitted Melody's Echo Chamber - Emotional Eternal. 2 months ago
Let's Eat Grandma - Two Ribbons
submitted Let's Eat Grandma - Two Ribbons. 2 months ago
Wet Leg - Wet Leg
submitted Wet Leg - Wet Leg. 2 months ago
Beck - Roskilde Festival
submitted Beck - Roskilde Festival. 6 months ago
Iceage - Seek Shelter
submitted Iceage - Seek Shelter. about 1 year ago
Squid (29) - Bright Green Field
submitted Squid (29) - Bright Green Field. about 1 year ago
Marissa Nadler - Instead Of Dreaming
submitted Marissa Nadler - Instead Of Dreaming. about 1 year ago
Loma (10) - Don't Shy Away
submitted Loma (10) - Don't Shy Away. about 1 year ago
Nirvana - Live At The Paramount
submitted Nirvana - Live At The Paramount. about 1 year ago
Baby In Vain - See Through
submitted Baby In Vain - See Through. about 1 year ago
Porridge Radio - Every Bad
submitted Porridge Radio - Every Bad. about 1 year ago
Astrid Engberg - Tulpa
submitted Astrid Engberg - Tulpa. about 1 year ago
Spellling - Mazy Fly
submitted Spellling - Mazy Fly. about 1 year ago
Angel Olsen - Whole New Mess
submitted Angel Olsen - Whole New Mess. about 1 year ago
Nelson Can - So Long Desire
submitted Nelson Can - So Long Desire. over 2 years ago
Angel Olsen - All Mirrors
submitted Angel Olsen - All Mirrors. over 2 years ago
Cate Le Bon - Reward
submitted Cate Le Bon - Reward. over 2 years ago
Grimes (4) - Miss Anthropocene
submitted Grimes (4) - Miss Anthropocene. over 2 years ago
Agnes Obel - Myopia
submitted Agnes Obel - Myopia. over 2 years ago
Irah - Diamond Grid
submitted Irah - Diamond Grid. over 3 years ago
Black Mountain - Destroyer
submitted Black Mountain - Destroyer. over 3 years ago
Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky - Droneflower
submitted Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky - Droneflower. over 3 years ago
Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation - Sacred Dreams
submitted Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation - Sacred Dreams. over 3 years ago
LISERSTILLE* - Ilt
submitted LISERSTILLE* - Ilt. over 3 years ago
Lowly - Hifalutin
submitted Lowly - Hifalutin. over 3 years ago
Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
submitted Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow. over 3 years ago
Chinah - Anyone
submitted Chinah - Anyone. over 4 years ago
Low - Double Negative
submitted Low - Double Negative. over 4 years ago
Low - Things We Lost In The Fire
submitted Low - Things We Lost In The Fire. over 4 years ago
Mitski - Be The Cowboy
submitted Mitski - Be The Cowboy. over 4 years ago
Hookworms - Microshift
submitted Hookworms - Microshift. over 4 years ago
Trentemøller - Harbour Boat Trips: 01 Copenhagen By Trentemøller
submitted Trentemøller - Harbour Boat Trips: 01 Copenhagen By Trentemøller. over 4 years ago
Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
submitted Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial. over 4 years ago
Cat Power - Wanderer
submitted Cat Power - Wanderer. over 4 years ago
Speaker Bite Me - Future Plans
submitted Speaker Bite Me - Future Plans. over 4 years ago
Anna Calvi - Hunter
submitted Anna Calvi - Hunter. over 4 years ago
Iceage - Beyondless
submitted Iceage - Beyondless. over 4 years ago
Sophie (42) - Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides
submitted Sophie (42) - Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides. over 4 years ago
Let's Eat Grandma - I'm All Ears
submitted Let's Eat Grandma - I'm All Ears. over 4 years ago
LUMP (12) - Lump
submitted LUMP (12) - Lump. over 4 years ago
Grouper - Grid Of Points
submitted Grouper - Grid Of Points. over 4 years ago
Melody's Echo Chamber - Bon Voyage
submitted Melody's Echo Chamber - Bon Voyage. over 4 years ago
Beach House - 7
submitted Beach House - 7. over 4 years ago