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: Trio Bulgarka, The Forest Is Crying on vinyl.
- First purchase of a 2018 release: Igor Stravinsky, Chant Funèbre / La Sacre Du Printemps on CD.
- Last purchase of a 2018 release: James Ehnes, Howard, Kernis: Violin Concertos / Tovey: Stream of Limelight on CD
- Last purchase: Yaz, You and Me Bothon vinyl.
Purchases by format
|Total items bought||60||42||622||724|
- New release
- Initial release within the calendar year.
- Originally released prior to the calendar year but reissued within the calendar year.
- Initial release prior to the calendar year.
Top catalog release years
|Year||Number of items purchased||Year-over-year change|
Single titles purchased in multiple formats are counted individually.
|Artist||Number of items purchased|
|The Jimi Hendrix Experience||6|
- We’re reaching a point where the collector CD market is going to get more ridiculous as brick-and-mortar stores rid their CD inventory in favor of vinyl.
- Twice weekly visits to thrift stores account for the increase in my physical collection. It’s tough to beat a price point if $1 if you’re not too picky about condition, which I no longer am.
- I picked up a lot of Joni Mitchell this year, but I can’t say I’ve grown attached to most of those acquisitions.
- I’m starting to explore classic rock, more out of academic curiosity than actual appeal. I treat the Beatles like I treat Berlioz — as something I should know but not necessarily need to like.
- I don’t know if or when I’ll listen to the Miles Davis albums I picked up this year. Something about Miles eludes me.