I buy 99.8% of all my music.
As someone who occasionally works selling music (work at a bookstore music department), my job has gone from awesome to somewhat depressing over just the last 3 or 4 years since we've started stocking less and less CDs. I still go to the few used music stores and just browse for a hour or two every week.
New UMO: Them Crooked Vultures' deep cuts are way better than the few singles on their debut.
AsianSteev: if you can read this, put more Ska songs on the RBN! Please?
Gamertag: Demitri Theodus
I'd buy music if the bands I like weren't out of print or I didn't have to pay an insane amount money on ebay or get really lucky at the local record store
Le Desordre, C'est Moi
Resident Emo Purist/Elitist
I never download music, illegally or legally. All my music is in cassette, cd, or vinyl form. No moral high ground or high-and-mighty attitude about it, it's just how I've always gathered music since I was in jr high and high school (in the 90s before file sharing.)
I know this means I consume less immediately released music than your average audiophile and can't keep up with every single new black metal band to release a 7" this month but then I really don't have anything to prove.
Last edited by Onslaught_fei; 10-31-2011 at 06:31 AM.
More metal in Rock Band:
Last edited by instantdeath999; 10-31-2011 at 10:04 AM.
Blow yer' harmonica son
I'm like fei, I buy physical copies of all of my music (all CDs for now), but it's just because that's the way I've always done it.
I'm pretty much equal opportunity... download, digital purchase, or physical... typically I just get digital releases on cost and convenience grounds (that and I'm meticulous about maintaining backups), but I still get a few physical releases a year, typically special editions of albums I'm particularly interested in (have signed copies of the new Neal Morse, Transatlantic, and Opeth albums here, for instance, and I also got the Blu-Ray audio disc of Steven Wilson's new album).
Official forum economist. Explodes when thrown.
I download legally as well as buy physical copies of CDs. When purchasing CDs, I stay away from big box stores like they carry the plague and stick with locally owned "Mom and Pop" record stores, particularly ones with a substantial Metal section since I'd likely be buying T-Shirts or other merchandise as well. I use the elitist morals aspect towards buying from the small businesses that cater to my musical tastes.
Bands I'd love to see as DLC for Rock Band:
Bal Sagoth 
Incredibly Unpopular Opinion: Type O Negative's Bloody Kisses and/or October Rust are the best metal albums of all-time. To me, Type O represents everything a metal band should be: black humor, tasteful hooks, big riffs, immediate-sounding music, and a larger-than-life frontman.
Afraid nobody 'round here
understands my potato
They think I'm only a spud boy
looking for a real tomato
Devo - "Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA"