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: Cocco, Kuchinashi on CD.
- First purchase of a 2021 release: Anton Reicha, Reicha Rediscovered (Ivan Ilić) on CD.
- Last purchase of a 2021 release: Tokyo Jihen, Sougou on CD
- Last purchase: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, F# A# ∞ on LP.
Purchases by format
|Total items bought||54||40||546||640|
- 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 Rolling Stones||6|
- Adam Neely posts singles and EPs, so his recorded output is not as prolific as it may seem.
- My policy with regard to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones is to avoid paying more than $3 for their CDs, which means I’m usually finding them at thrift stores. It’s actually surprisingly common to see mid-90s Beatles remasters show up for $1.
- You would think an Emmylou Harris stan such as myself would have already bought every recording in sight. I’ve held out on the Profile compilations because I have other compilations that contain that music. I keep hoping to find Light in the Stable on CD at the thrift store.
- Over the years, I’ve posited that 1987 and 2002 were significant years in music releases. I’m beginning to sense 1980 is also such a year, not just because I was old enough to bug my mom to buy stuff for me.