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Zee
12-08-2006, 12:55 PM
Which one will you choose?

Anyone with me trying not to download any new songs that will leak, no matter what, some weeks before the actual album release date? I haven't experienced that yet, I've always take to dowload the songs when they've been leaked, this time it won't happen. God damn, it would be just so much better that the songs wouldn't be available until the album is out, but of course that won't happen. It will make it hard to see how everyone are discussing about the songs everywhere but I will friggin' make it this time, I swear.

I want to get the feeling to go out and buy the record, listen to the whole album without knowing anything about the future, just close my eyes and volumes maximum, ah. Don't you think it would be worth it. Don't download the songs, alright? ;)

Llamas
12-08-2006, 01:06 PM
The only albums that came out while I was a fan were co1 and splinter. co1 was before I had the capability of downloading, and splinter I dled like 3 songs before it came out. All the other albums I bought without any downloaded yet, though with americana and ixnay, I had heard some of the songs on the radio. When I got smash, I didn't know the songs... as in, I'd heard them, but didn't know they were the offspring. So, with 4 of their 7 albums, I hadn't heard any of the songs before.

To answer your question, I'll probably wait. It's not that difficult to do, and I've done it most often before.

Zee
12-08-2006, 01:07 PM
It's not that difficult to do, and I've done it most often before.

It is, to me at least. Now that I think about it more, I'm actually pretty sure I will fail at my attempt but I'll try.

Call it an Obsession
12-08-2006, 01:13 PM
Yeah, i know exactly what you're talking about. You finally find out the release date and you can't stop thinking about it. Nearer the time people manage to get studio versions, live recordings, leaks and radio edits.

It's tempting to download and listen to them; you do download them and say you'll only listen to it a couple of times and then you'll buy the album; you listen to them over and over and kind of ruin it; when the album comes out you don't rush out and buy it on the first day and wait a few weeks before you realise that you haven't actually got it yet.

I'm going to attempt to wait 'til the album comes out and buy it. By the way, I hope that was what you were meaning!

Tijs
12-08-2006, 01:15 PM
Depends on the release dates, if there's a big difference between the US release and the European release I'll probably download it first.

But on the other hand, didn't Splinter came out in Europe first and a week later in the US?

Zee
12-08-2006, 01:15 PM
Yeah, i know exactly what you're talking about. You finally find out the release date and you can't stop thinking about it. Nearer the time people manage to get studio versions, live recordings, leaks and radio edits.

It's tempting to download and listen to them; you do download them and say you'll only listen to it a couple of times and then you'll buy the album; you listen to them over and over and kind of ruin it; when the album comes out you don't rush out and buy it on the first day and wait a few weeks before you realise that you haven't actually got it yet.

I'm going to attempt to wait 'til the album comes out and buy it. By the way, I hope that was what you were meaning!

Yeah, you got it. Great text, I pretty much agree.

Kitten
12-08-2006, 01:16 PM
I don't think I will. I know I am going to get it from the stores anyway, so I would rather be surprised.

Nineteen Seventy Nine
12-08-2006, 01:16 PM
I'd wait for sure. That's what I did with Billy Talent II and it ended up being very much worth it. It ruins that whole great feeling of just ripping the plastic off the cover, slowly pulling each side of the case away from each other, carefully putting your new CD in your stereo, and listening the first five seconds of that first track.

Zee
12-08-2006, 01:27 PM
Got to make it a spectacle this time. Such a load there, three years since the latest album so why not wait the couple of weeks. If it's getting hard I'll just have to keep this in my mind, why ruin it for couple of weeks...

It wasn't fun at all when I bought Splinter, I had listened the songs plenty of times already and I remember I just put the album on stereo and played The Noose, thought that's about it and watched the extras. This time the other way, will power!

Zee
12-08-2006, 01:31 PM
But on the other hand, didn't Splinter came out in Europe first and a week later in the US?

I think so too, yes.

Llamas
12-08-2006, 01:47 PM
Depends on the release dates, if there's a big difference between the US release and the European release I'll probably download it first.

But on the other hand, didn't Splinter came out in Europe first and a week later in the US?

yeah, but several songs leaked before then.

DexterWannabe
12-08-2006, 01:47 PM
i'm gonna download the hell out of it, and buy the cd

JohnnyNemesis
12-08-2006, 01:54 PM
I'm going to do the same thing I've been doing since right before Americana came out: I am NOT going to download ANY of the songs beforehand.

With Splinter, I'd never even heard "Hit That" before the album came out, so the entire album was fresh to me.

Llamas
12-08-2006, 01:56 PM
I'm a little bit superstitious, haha. co1 was the only album I hadn't heard anything from before I got it (I might've heard original prankster beforehand), and it was a massive disappointment.

Kitten
12-08-2006, 01:58 PM
I rarely listen to the radio, so I shouldn't hear it before hand.

Llamas
12-08-2006, 02:03 PM
umm... downloading =/= radio...

offspringer24
12-08-2006, 02:21 PM
well the i downloaded the whole of splinter and then bought it on it's release date! i think it's ok to do this but then who knows?

Llamas
12-08-2006, 02:26 PM
The question isn't a matter of it being okay. The point was do you do it, or do you prefer to wait until you get the album for the sake of excitement?

F@ BANKZ
12-08-2006, 02:28 PM
Hopefully i'll resist the temptation to download it but you never know. The plan is for me to buy the album then kick off a huge scene, then listen to it from start to finish.

*stares at watch only glancing up at calander with a circle around the start of spring

Llamas
12-08-2006, 02:30 PM
You circled an entire month? wtf? and you already have a calendar for 2007 up?

78 Water
12-08-2006, 02:32 PM
You circled an entire month? wtf? and you already have a calendar for 2007 up?

Do you really have to be that sour?

Llamas
12-08-2006, 02:34 PM
I'm seriously curious, actually. He said it like he actually means it, and I was wondering.

F@ BANKZ
12-08-2006, 02:38 PM
lol no i'm not, quite, that desperate for the album yet. I'm more looking forward to the tour really.

offspringer24
12-08-2006, 03:42 PM
The question isn't a matter of it being okay. The point was do you do it, or do you prefer to wait until you get the album for the sake of excitement?

oh ok my bad, then no i cant resist the temptation :D

Stranger With Candy
12-08-2006, 03:45 PM
i dont think i will download the songs. mabye the first single but not the whole album.

Tom
12-08-2006, 04:52 PM
Buying the CD obviously.. before I managed to buy every CD I still had the songs downloaded from CDs I was missing. It didn't stop me from still buying the albums.

Camilamazed
12-08-2006, 05:05 PM
No, I won't. I'm going to wait as well as I did before GH (Concerning CR e NTY).

And yes, I dare say that this topic was made because Zee must have read what I said somewhere else in this forum hehehe:D

DeAtHsTaR
12-08-2006, 05:06 PM
I'll download the first single.

HeadAroundU
12-08-2006, 05:34 PM
Most probably I'll download it. I'll decide when it'll be leaked.

darthdudeguy4
12-08-2006, 05:46 PM
Ill do what I usually always do...download the album, then buy it when its released

SplinterByMyOwnDesign
12-08-2006, 05:50 PM
Ill do what I usually always do...download the album, then buy it when its released

Agree'd, I will too.

There's no way i could bare to see all these threads like "ZOMG <insert new song title> IS AWESOME!!!113 MASSIVE NOODLES' SOLO!!!"

Well... you get my drift.

So yeah... but when i download the album, i will wait till i have all the songs before i listen. So if it's possible to only download 2-3 songs, I will just wait to buy it.

Llamas
12-08-2006, 05:53 PM
Agree'd, I will too.

There's no way i could bare to see all these threads like "ZOMG <insert new song title> IS AWESOME!!!113 MASSIVE NOODLES' SOLO!!!"

Well... you get my drift.

So yeah... but when i download the album, i will wait till i have all the songs before i listen. So if it's possible to only download 2-3 songs, I will just wait to buy it.

your typing is atrocious. :-/ Agree'd? And what is that whole not being able to *bear* threads about new songs? I don't get it... what does that have to do with downloading the new album or buying it? (Oh, and *MASSIVE NOODLES SOLO*. Not possessive, so no apostrophe. [/grammar lesson]... I'm in a weird mood.)

Sinister
12-08-2006, 06:16 PM
I'm gonna wait, and get it proudly. i.e. wearing my Offspring T-shirt on the day I raid the store.

Yeah, I'm that much of a fanboy sometimes.

Jakebert
12-08-2006, 06:22 PM
I'll download unfinished demos and live recordings and stuff, but not the actual finished album. That way I can get rid of the temptation of wanting to download it, but still be able to be surprised a little bit.

Thomas
12-08-2006, 06:28 PM
I think I'll just download the first single. I figure that I'm already gonna know how that one goes so it's not gonna be a surprise on the new album.

Llamas
12-08-2006, 06:45 PM
I'm gonna wait, and get it proudly. i.e. wearing my Offspring T-shirt on the day I raid the store.

Yeah, I'm that much of a fanboy sometimes.

I've always wondered... what does i.e. stand for? I know it means "for example"... but what does it actually stand for?

dling the single makes sense... you can't really go anywhere public without hearing the radio playing, and you're bound to hear the single whether or not you willingly listen to the radio. Hell, I completely forgot about the offspring after splinter, and don't listen to the radio... but I heard can't repeat playing at some store at some point. I hated it, too, haha.

I hate downloading live versions first... it always gives me a false idea of what's gonna be on an album. I did that with the newest rhcp album... and it kinda hurt buying the album for me. :-/

Sinister
12-08-2006, 07:03 PM
Wikipedia's your friend, Bri. But because I'm such a nice guy :


i.e., abbreviation for Latin id est, meaning "that is; in other words"

Llamas
12-08-2006, 07:05 PM
Well... I don't like to search things on wiki, haha. I type things in google and if the first thing up is wiki, I'll click it. But if you type ie into google. it won't give you wiki, haha.

thanks for looking it up for me. :)

SplinterByMyOwnDesign
12-08-2006, 08:34 PM
your typing is atrocious. :-/ Agree'd? And what is that whole not being able to *bear* threads about new songs? I don't get it... what does that have to do with downloading the new album or buying it? (Oh, and *MASSIVE NOODLES SOLO*. Not possessive, so no apostrophe. [/grammar lesson]... I'm in a weird mood.)

The idea was to make people who say "ZOMG" etc... look stupid... ;)

About the thread thing... I just enjoy reading most of the threads... If some people download the songs and write about how good they are, I don't want to wait around the shops for the new album, when i could be in that thread agree'ing :o

Oh, and what bit of my typing was atrocious? (sorry if this sounds defencive, i'm just honestly looking to fix it so it's no longer atrocious) :p

Llamas
12-08-2006, 08:46 PM
The idea was to make people who say "ZOMG" etc... look stupid... ;)

About the thread thing... I just enjoy reading most of the threads... If some people download the songs and write about how good they are, I don't want to wait around the shops for the new album, when i could be in that thread agree'ing :o

Oh, and what bit of my typing was atrocious? (sorry if this sounds defencive, i'm just honestly looking to fix it so it's no longer atrocious) :p

I gotcha on the first stuff now.

and for your typing... I can appreciate that you wanna fix it. :)

You really just stuck apostrophes in really bad places. "Agree'd", "NOODLES'".
Bare = nothing covering it. You mean "bear". The apostrophe use is what most often bothers me in your typing, though. There are grammatical errors, but they're not really annoying.

SplinterByMyOwnDesign
12-08-2006, 08:51 PM
I gotcha on the first stuff now.

and for your typing... I can appreciate that you wanna fix it. :)

You really just stuck apostrophes in really bad places. "Agree'd", "NOODLES'".
Bare = nothing covering it. You mean "bear". The apostrophe use is what most often bothers me in your typing, though. There are grammatical errors, but they're not really annoying.

Oh woops :o

It's funny, because i did write "Bear" when i first started typing my post... But then i thought "Hang on... that's a fucking animal!" *re-types it to 'Bare'* ;)

Thanks anyway, i'll try to make it better :D

Llamas
12-08-2006, 09:15 PM
haha, np. and it's great when people actually want to improve on their mistakes instead of being all "wtf I don't care what you think!"

0r4ng3
12-08-2006, 09:24 PM
I became a fan in 2002, so Splinter was the only new album since then. I remember having heard "Hit That" (a radio edit) and Da Hui before the album itself came out. That's probably what I'll do this time. Not download the whole album, but hear a song or two beforehand.

Venom Symbiote
12-08-2006, 09:25 PM
I'll download unfinished demos and live recordings and stuff, but not the actual finished album. That way I can get rid of the temptation of wanting to download it, but still be able to be surprised a little bit.

Yeah, I think I'll share your stance on the downloading this time around.

Not that there will be any demos released before the album hits anyway. But like early radio mix versions, or riffs, or a clip or two of a song, I'm fine with.

But I was pissed last time when I'd already heard "Hit That" and "Da Hui" in the weeks/month or so leading up to release, and downloaded "Lightning Rod" the day before. Needless to say I was pretty fucking excited about the album after hearing the latter. "This is what the album will sound like?! Fuck yeah!" When I realised "Lightning Rod" was the best it had to offer I was pretty-much livid. Not a fun launch day for me.

Llamas
12-08-2006, 09:26 PM
the songs I'd heard were hit that, never gonna find me and da hui. not THE worst songs on the album, but definitely not the ones that ended up being my favorite. It worked out okay. :)

MasoN
12-08-2006, 10:19 PM
I dunno guys whether i will download it or not. And the reason is simple, as someone here already mentioned, it makes it less exciting to go and buy it first day and listen to it the very 1st time. The reason why i bought Splinter (I downloaded it before it was out) was, obviously because its my fav band, so i support them and buy their cds, but the other reason was that i wanted to see the cover, booklet (whatever the name is). SO..... i guess this time I`ll wait, maybe d/l single but thats about it.

And for those of you who makes an excuse by saying that "how am I suppose not to download it when other would be already discussing it?!" Its simple, just stop visiting these threads until it's actually out !!!! :rolleyes:

Venom Symbiote
12-08-2006, 10:30 PM
MAPLE LEAFS! MAPLE FRICKIN' LEAFS!

:) Happy happy joy joy. You rock, newbie.

Oh, by the way, why the hell is it "Leafs"? Shouldn't it be "Leaves"?

WebDudette
12-08-2006, 10:33 PM
Haha, I actually think there was a thread on that not to long ago.

Llamas
12-08-2006, 10:38 PM
there was in the general chat section.

Dexter_italy
12-09-2006, 02:22 AM
I'm surely gonna download everything as I didi cor Co1 and splinter, I found the 2 things different. The first downloading every song wanting to know how they sound one by one, and the second is buying the album, pulling it into my cdplayer in the car and starting to listen to it for the first time, opening the package, seeing the cover, are all things that make me happy when a buy a new cd that I'm sure i'm gonna like.
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Hypodermic_89
12-09-2006, 07:01 AM
I will not download any leaked songs this time.

Prox
12-09-2006, 08:56 AM
Voy a esperar hasta que sale el Šlbum, yo no sť descargar de todos modos.

Jojan
12-09-2006, 09:35 AM
As everyone on theis board I want to hear their songs. Therefore I will donwload them if they leak. But when the record gets released I will buy it.

Zee
12-09-2006, 04:00 PM
And for those of you who makes an excuse by saying that "how am I suppose not to download it when other would be already discussing it?!" Its simple, just stop visiting these threads until it's actually out !!!! :rolleyes:

Indeed, I think I'll just have to boycot this forum some time before the album release. In fact, I don't even want to hear people discussing about them to make it more extreme. That would give some kind of picture of the songs, the style they are and everything but I will not read anything or let alone download anything. Yup, this will make the day when it's out pretty fucking fabulous.

Prox
12-09-2006, 05:24 PM
I will definetly buy the album, and not download it.

If I downloaded it, I know I would listen to the same song over and over and I would ruin it for myself. We would promise ourselves that we wouldn't, but since we are so excited for The Offspring we would do it anyway. It would ruin the whole effect that we have been waiting for so long for. I just want to make it this time really special, because I never was an Offspring fan until after Splinter came out, and I would like to experience firsthand what it feels like to get a brand new album by a band. That feeling must be awesome and I know I will experience it this time around.

I don't like to download songs anyway, I think CD's are great because you have the art, and lyrics booklet, and just everything, and you can check back if you forgot something. If you try to look it up on the internet, the lyrics could be wrong, and they usually are, at least when I look them up.

I also wouldn't want to even hear it, because it might ruin my hopes, if I wasn't something I expected. That would be a nightmare.

Floyd the Barber
12-09-2006, 07:08 PM
I think I'll wait until the album comes out. I'd rather get all the new music at once.

zacsta
12-09-2006, 11:49 PM
i know exactly what you mean, even tho ive never been a fan while an album was released (so the new one will be my first).
but it still counts before ive bought an older album, ill be thinking, "okay, i will listen to ONE song only to know wat its like" and then of course ill end up listening to the whole thing and then when i finally buy it its nothing new.
so im gonna wait fully until i buy it so i have a whole, fresh album

Llamas
12-10-2006, 12:16 AM
I'm honestly shocked at how many people got into the offspring so late like during splinter. That album didn't do that well and didn't seem to reach many people. I guess I'm just shocked that almost a majority of people who post here got into them so late and not during americana or earlier.

SplinterByMyOwnDesign
12-10-2006, 12:19 AM
I'm honestly shocked at how many people got into the offspring so late like during splinter. That album didn't do that well and didn't seem to reach many people. I guess I'm just shocked that almost a majority of people who post here got into them so late and not during americana or earlier.

What makes you say that?

Peedr
12-10-2006, 03:41 AM
I'm hellbent that I won't download any song before the release of the album. But if they officially release a demo, I'll download it. Buying the new album the day of release and taking it home, unpacking and playing it for the first time would be such a great experience. Because that will be my first The Offspring album bought immidietely after release. I'm fan since 1998 but I wasn't into them that much at first, I got Americana and Splinter copied from my friend months later after release and Conspiracy Of One on cassette for Christmas 2000 (That's month and half after release!). Just as late as after release of Greatest Hits, I started buying all the albums.

Forza
12-10-2006, 04:21 AM
I'm honestly shocked at how many people got into the offspring so late like during splinter. That album didn't do that well and didn't seem to reach many people. I guess I'm just shocked that almost a majority of people who post here got into them so late and not during americana or earlier.

Little kids dig the Offspring :)

RageAndLov
12-10-2006, 04:32 AM
i will wait till the new album comes out, and not downloading anything!
i want to get the whole cd at once. that way all the songs will probably be better. and if there would be any gapless songs like never gonna find me/lighting rod, it will be much better when you hear it the first time on cd!
:D

German Andres
12-10-2006, 04:58 PM
I won`t download anything, I`ll just wait while every offspring fan is discussing about the songs:D
I mean the location

zacsta
12-11-2006, 01:57 AM
Little kids dig the Offspring :)

i know i am probably younger than most of you, but,
so your assuming that just because someone got into the offspring after splinter was released that that makes them a little kid?
and technically that would make them older cos americana was out like 5 years earlier than splinter and so everyone would be younger than they are now.

Talman
12-11-2006, 06:33 AM
When splinter came out. I got a leaked copy, uploaded it to my server and offered it for download. The next day i got home, Columbia records are on the phone threatening to sue the shit out of me. Fun times.

zacsta
12-11-2006, 09:13 PM
serious? HAHAHAhe

Llamas
12-11-2006, 09:20 PM
When splinter came out. I got a leaked copy, uploaded it to my server and offered it for download. The next day i got home, Columbia records are on the phone threatening to sue the shit out of me. Fun times.

that does suck... but you should consider yourself very lucky that they only threatened. That was definitely a dangerous move on your part. :-/ If you have leaked stuff, you can't upload it to a server... must be very discreet with it.

bouncingcoles
12-12-2006, 08:23 AM
personally i will probobly end up downloading it first because i wont be able to keep myself from doing it. but i will most definetly buy the new album the day it comes out

bouncingcoles
12-12-2006, 08:24 AM
When splinter came out. I got a leaked copy, uploaded it to my server and offered it for download. The next day i got home, Columbia records are on the phone threatening to sue the shit out of me. Fun times.

well that was a bad idea

nameless
12-12-2006, 03:34 PM
im definately gonna wait for the album! got to support the bands!

Beavesy
12-12-2006, 11:20 PM
I am going to buy the album when it comes out because I would feel heaps bad if i downloaded something and ruined it and probably would not be giving the band what theyre worth(which is a lot in this case.) I only download freebies off purevolume and buy the rest on cds.

RageAndLov
12-13-2006, 12:58 PM
When splinter came out. I got a leaked copy, uploaded it to my server and offered it for download. The next day i got home, Columbia records are on the phone threatening to sue the shit out of me. Fun times.

lucky you! not everyone has talked to Columbia records!

EMehl6
12-13-2006, 01:34 PM
I'll download it when it leaks, and then buy it when it comes out on CD. I want to support the band, but I'm too impatient, so I have to hear it ASAP.

NMHFBD
12-17-2006, 07:46 AM
I want to get the feeling to go out and buy the record, listen to the whole album without knowing anything about the future, just close my eyes and volumes maximum, ah. Don't you think it would be worth it. Don't download the songs, alright? ;)

i absolutely agree. even if i download some songs before album is out i'm not gonna to listen to them until i buy the album(i will need songs in mp3 format anyway),it's hard to buy official album here but i'll try to order it or something and listen to it the date it's released...ah i can only imagine how wonderful this time's gonna be...i hope i buy myself a car by then so i can blast the volume all way up without having problems with the neighbours because i know it's gonna be loud.very loud.

and btw you talk about not listening to album at all,but what about first single? radio stations will be playing it a month or so before album is out,are you going to avoid listening to it?

Jakebert
12-17-2006, 08:21 AM
When splinter came out. I got a leaked copy, uploaded it to my server and offered it for download. The next day i got home, Columbia records are on the phone threatening to sue the shit out of me. Fun times.

Good story. How long did it take you to think that up?

The more and more I think about it, the more and more I think I'm just going to download it. Listening to Splinter really helped me start thinking that.

Acoustic1804
12-18-2006, 04:28 PM
I didn't buy any of my Offspring albums untill Splinter. When I was a kid my cousins burnt me alll the albums up to Smash, and I just got the rest off them when they were released. But I have bought from Smash to The Greatest Hits since then.

But back on topic, I probably will download the album before it is released because you never know how long it will take to be released and im so excited for it! But as soon as it is released, you can be sure I'm going to be the first one in Brisbane to get it :p

Killboy
12-18-2006, 08:46 PM
It's tempting to download and listen to them; you do download them and say you'll only listen to it a couple of times and then you'll buy the album; you listen to them over and over and kind of ruin it; when the album comes out you don't rush out and buy it on the first day and wait a few weeks before you realise that you haven't actually got it yet.

Dammit, that exact thing happened to me when Splinter was coming out... I hope not to screw it again with this new one!

Talman
12-19-2006, 08:33 AM
Good story. How long did it take you to think that up?

The more and more I think about it, the more and more I think I'm just going to download it. Listening to Splinter really helped me start thinking that.

Some people are so fucking close minded. The site's still online, dipshit. www.antiflag911.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk

Jakebert
12-19-2006, 11:56 AM
Well, there's my proof. Columbia would have sued you or made you take it down if that actually happened.