By the Numbers, 2020
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: Gary Numan, The Pleasure Principle on vinyl.
- First purchase of a 2020 release: … And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, X: The Godless Void and Other Stories on CD.
- Last purchase of a 2020 release: Bruce Springsteen, Letter to You on CD
- Last purchase: XTC, Go 2 on CD.
Purchases by format
|Total items bought||62||38||304||407|
- 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|
|… And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead||4|
|Guided By Voices||4|
- For the second year in a row, soundtracks make up a lot of my purchases from the past year, and like last year, they’re less about the score and more about the show.
- Jason Isbell owns his own record label, so when SARS-CoV2 hit, he pivoted from live performance to releasing live recordings on Bandcamp.
- The PJ Harvey vinyl reissue campaign has also drawn my attention to her works.
- It looks like I’ve expanded beyond the late ’80s in my catalog purchases. It could also just be a symptom of limited purchasing opportunities due to SARS-CoV2.
- Collectorz Music, the software I use to track my collection, added a count column to its interface, which has made compiling this entry so much faster.
Tags: cd collecting, vinyl collecting