By the numbers, 2019
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: Nakamori Akina, NEW AKINA Etranger on CD.
- First purchase of a 2019 release: Soundtrack, The West Wing on CD.
- Last purchase of a 2019 release: Kim Gordon, No Home Record on vinyl.
- Last purchase: J. Cole, Born Sinner on CD.
Purchases by format
|Total items bought||64||46||795||905|
- 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|
|Everything But the Girl||8|
|Sly and the Family Stone||6|
- I’m surprised by the number of soundtracks I picked up this year, and I’ll admit many of those purchases were spurred by admiration for the film and not on the merits of the film score.
- Robert Palmer is a seriously underrated singer. The market price for his albums puts him in the bargain bin, which allowed me to grab them without burning a hole in my pocket. He should be commanding more than he does.
- Raiding the thrift shops these past three years has greatly expanded my collection, but now my listening is a lot shallower. If I play an album more than once, I like it a lot, or I can’t figure out if I ought to hate it.
Tags: cd collecting, statistics, vinyl collecting