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  • Anyway, I am SOOOOOOOOOO glad that I didn't pay even a penny for this steaming pile of crap!

    That sentiment is pretty common. Not about the new Metallica album in particular, but about the state of the entertainment industry in general.

    The New York Times wrote about that [nytimes.com] this weekend. For all of the hew and cry that people are killing the music industry with p2p because no one wants to pay for "entertainment" anymore, the new Harry Potter book sells 5M copies in the US its first day on sale.

    Why?

    • Why? Because people are still willing to buy music (and books, and movie tickets and ....) if it's worth paying for!

      So true. If only record labels and movie makers in particular would wake up to that fact.

      I actually bought the Metallica CD, mainly because of the limited edition DVD accompanyment. Anyone even thinking the same as I, please don't bother. You are setting yourself up for extreme disappointment. The Linkin Park CD&DVD edition of Meteora on the hand is well worth the extra £3 it cost me.

      I find it extremely arrogant of Metallica to have so heavy handedly attacked the P2P networking apps, and claim they were losing money, when they produce such "6th-form" tosh such as their latest effort. I had seen several posts on the newsgroups, with follow-ups stating things like "not-metallica its a covers band" and other derrogatory statements. I gave them the benefit of the doubt and downloaded and came to the same conclusion. It wasn't metallica. Having bought the CD, I can confer it was indeed Metallica performing such embarrassing drivel.

      I wonder how many fans they expect at the concerts? I sincerely hope the numbers drop off, once they hear the album.

      • Why? Because people are still willing to buy music (and books, and movie tickets and ....) if it's worth paying for!

        This is the classic justification.. usually sounds something like this -- "I download it, and if I like it then I go buy it."; let's face it, for the majority of downloaders this is a crock and not what happens. They download and keep on listening, never buying.

        The other lame justification I detest is, "Well I couldn't afford it -- so I never would have bought whether I could download it o

      • metallica sold out its show in 22 minutes. what has linkin park done that? Pry Not! It just goes to show you that more and more people are buying into the pop propaganda that linkin park promotes.