It is a terrible shame that not only has file sharing as a cultural movement largely died, but that it's still basically impossible to find FLACs for the things I want, and even if I do, the expected price is still the same as a CD and the same fucked up pittance goes to the actual artists.

Nothing got better.


@piecritic File sharing lives on, but the community realized that private trackers are better for archival than public trackers. I'm hard-pressed to find a CD release that RED doesn't have a FLAC rip of, but perhaps my taste doesn't venture far enough from mainstream for that to be a problem.

If you want to support the artists, that's another issue, but any artists on Bandcamp are easy to support without a giant cut being taken.

@excelereight the community had the shit kicked out of it and basically no longer exists. was destroyed, people migrated predominantly to - it's gone too now, and I know a lot of us have basically given up on this whole refugee game.

@piecritic it's not as convenient as it once was, sure. I'm just saying there's a solution, and I haven't found a better one. There are ~745,000 perfect FLACs on RED right now.

Sign in to participate in the conversation

Personal Mastodon instance of excelereight. Feel free to make an account, but no promises as to the instance's longevity. Come chat at my Matrix/Riot server.