Purchase log, 2024-02-27

[Nakamori Akina - CRUISE]

I catalog my music purchases on Collectorz and Discogs, but they don’t give me a sense of change over time. So I’m noting them here weekly as well.

Catalog

CD
  • Adam Lambert, For Your Entertainment
  • Big Star, Third / Sister Lovers
  • Daniel Bedingfield, Gotta Get Thru This
  • Janelle Monáe, The ArchAndroid
  • Marilyn Manson, Smells Like Children
  • Matt Pond PA, Emblems
  • Robbie Williams, Rudebox
Vinyl
  • Olivia Rodrigo, GUTS
  • The Damned, Machine Gun Etiquette
  • Tyler Childers, Rustlin’ in the Rain

Reissues

CD
  • Nakamori Akina, CRUISE (2024 Lacquer Master Sound)
  • Nakamori Akina, Fushigi (2023 Lacquer Master Sound)
  • Taylor Swift, Midnights (The Late Night Edition)

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Purchase log, 2024-02-13

[Tiffany  Poon - Diaries: Schumann]

I catalog my music purchases on Collectorz and Discogs, but they don’t give me a sense of change over time. So I’m noting them here weekly as well.

New releases

CD
  • Tiffany Poon, Diaries: Schumann

Catalog

CD
  • Eluvium, Similes
  • LL Cool J, Bigger and Deffer
  • Maren Morris, Heroes
  • Mary J. Blige, My Life
  • Sir Mix-a-Lot, Mack Daddy

Reissues

Vinyl
  • The American Analog Set, New Drifters

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Purchase log, 2023-02-06

[Orgy - Candtass]

I catalog my music purchases on Collectorz and Discogs, but they don’t give me a sense of change over time. So I’m noting them here weekly as well.

Catalog

CD
  • 100 Gecs, 10,000 Gecs
  • Danish String Quartet, Prism I
  • Portishead, Portishead
  • Sergei Prokofiev, Symphony No. 1, Classical / Symphony No. 3, The Fiery Angel (Riccardo Muti, Philadelphia Orchestra)
  • The Notwist, The Devil, You + Me
Vinyl
  • Amaarae, Fountain Baby
  • King Geedorah, Take Me to Your Leader

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Orgy, Candyass
  • Orgy, Vapor Transmission

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Purchase log, 2023-01-30

[Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil]

I catalog my music purchases on Collectorz and Discogs, but they don’t give me a sense of change over time. So I’m noting them here weekly as well.

Catalog

CD
  • Elvis Costello and Brodsky Quartet, The Juliet Letters
  • Huey Lewis and the News, Four Chords & Several Years Ago
  • Les Rythmes Digitales, Darkdancer (Special Edition)
  • Ms. Dynamite, A Little Deeper
  • Praxis, Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis)
  • TV on the Radio, Nine Types of Light
  • Wayne Shorter, Speak No Evil

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Purchase log, 2024-01-09

[John Zorn - Baphomet]

I catalog my music purchases on Collectorz and Discogs, but they don’t give me a sense of change over time. So I’m noting them here weekly as well.

Catalog

CD
  • John Zorn, 49 Acts Of Unspeakable Depravity In The Abominable Life And Times Of Gilles De Rais
  • John Zorn, Baphomet
  • John Zorn, Beyond Good and Evil: Simulacrum Live
  • John Zorn, Nostradamus: The Death of Satan
  • John Zorn, Simulacrum
  • John Zorn, Spinoza
  • Lauryn Hill, MTV Unplugged 2.0
  • Rhett Miller, The Instigator
  • The Flaming Lips, Clouds Taste Metallic
  • Tyler Childers, Rustlin’ in the Rain

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Purchase log, 2024-01-02

[Danish String Quartet - Prism III]

I catalog my music purchases on Collectorz and Discogs, but they don’t give me a sense of change over time. So I’m noting them here weekly as well.

New releases

Vinyl
  • Matt Rogers, Have You Heard of Christmas?

Catalog

CD
  • Danish String Quartet, Prism III
  • Danish String Quartet, Prism IV
  • DJ Krush and Toshinori Kondo, Ki-Oku
  • EMF, Schubert Dip
  • The Black Keys, Turn Blue

Reissues

Vinyl
  • Frank Ocean, Blonde

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By the numbers: 2024

[Matt Rogers - Have You Heard of Christmas?]

In the past, I would try to write about every album I encountered. These days, I listen to a lot of stuff, but I’ll only post an entry if something sparks a memory.

As these statistics demonstrate, I’m leaving a lot out of this blog.

First and last purchases of the year

The first and last purchases of the year are determined by the date of order. Pre-ordered items not yet shipped have already been taken into account.

  • First purchase: easy life, Maybe in Another Life on CD.
  • First purchase of a 2023 release: Sam Smith, Gloria on CD.
  • Last purchase of a 2023 release: Matt Rogers, Have You Heard of Christmas? on vinyl
  • Last purchase: Danish String Quartet, Prism III on CD.

Purchases by format

FormatNew releaseReissueCatalogTotal
7-inch0202
12-inch0527
CD Single0000
CD4212233287
CD-R0000
Downloads70815
Vinyl275072149
Total items bought7669315460

Definitions

New release
Initial release within the calendar year.
Reissue
Originally released prior to the calendar year but reissued within the calendar year.
Catalog
Initial release prior to the calendar year.

Top catalog release years

Single titles purchased in multiple formats are counted individually.

YearNumber of items purchasedYear-over-year change
200319New!
1991150
199714New!
2002130
199213New!
202212New!
200612New!
198911-1
199911New!

Top artists

ArtistNumber of items purchased
Shiina Ringo8
Duran Duran7
Jason Isbell6
Various Artists5
SYML5
The Donnas5
Neutral Milk Hotel5
Sinéad O’Connor5
Grace Jones4
Prince4

Notes

  • Shiina Ringo reissued her albums on vinyl. The 2009 vinyl reissues go for exorbitant prices on Discogs, so I’m assuming these reissues will follow suite.
  • Duran Duran also embarked on a vinyl reissue campaign, taking ownership of albums released since 1997.
  • Given how much I’ve played Brian Fennell this year, I’m surprised SYML wasn’t higher on the list.
  • Sinéad O’Connor’s death hit me hard.
  • 2003 dominates because of milestone reissues, particularly in Japan where ART-SCHOOL, bloodthirsty butchers and Onitsuka Chihiro released catalog titles on vinyl.

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