My records collection is poor

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lox
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Post#31 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:07 pm

Priamos wrote:I would have reached a dead end
:shock: better buy vinyl, so your quest will never end :lol:

I cut back my small collection from 1000 to 200 and I'm happy with it. Everything went overboard that I wasnt 100% sure about.

One advice a music critic & big collector once gave: you listen to the records standing on your feet, if you cant make it standing for 40 minutes and listening to the shit, then it's probably not worth keeping.

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Priamos
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Post#32 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:31 pm

lox wrote:
Priamos wrote:I would have reached a dead end
:shock: better buy vinyl, so your quest will never end :lol:
It could have been a solution, since the last 10 years i made another ambitious opening to vinyl (until my infant son "decapitated" my expensive, high-end speaker, probably beyond repair :lol: ) but in the end I realised vinyl is not practical enough for me (as I stated in other thread). So...with no more vinyl to buy (at least untill I repair my speaker) and 99,999999% of my desirable CDs already bought, the new releases is my only solution.

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daniel
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Post#33 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:29 pm

I have absolutely no interest in getting rid of records I don't enjoy 100%, nor any reservations about buying things I might only like one track on, I want to have some sort of library of music, where you can spend a lazy day going through the not-so-good sections and revisiting stuff you haven't played in ages, perhaps remembering why you never feel like getting that record out, or discovering a song sounds better than the last time you played it. A perfect record collection would be one with everything in it, not one with just -the best-.
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Post#34 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:38 pm

Lox, I have to agree with daniel on this one. Recently, doing song gathering for the metal night, as a side effect I have rediscovered albums I had forgotten about. I loved them then and still like them and going to my own library is better than record hunting this day and age. The money is long spent and I can just enjoy what I have.
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Post#35 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:26 pm

I have a totally different problem.
Through the years i listened to more and more music through internet and found out that there are a lot more music that i have not listened to before and that i liked a lot.

And since i buy both LPs and CDs (i prefer vinyls but all the great '90s releases were in CD format mostly) and since i try to follow the new releases (through an oldfart's bitter point of view, of course :lol: ), my wants list is growing bigger and bigger. It is safe to say that i am looking for wayyyyy more releases than i was looking 10 years ago.
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lox
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Post#36 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:30 pm

If you still love the records, then it's perfectly fine. If not, why bother. That's all I'm sayin'.

A personal record collection that has everything in it shows a lack of standards, it's cool for music archeologists (I guess someone has to do that too) but not for me.
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Post#37 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:02 pm

doomedplanet wrote: I think Matthias A. in Switzerland and on this forum certainly has a much larger collection than I do.
Now that you have mentioned Switzerland, I remember that Mr. Bieri has quite a respectable collection. Lots of Hard Rock in there, but there were quite a few threads that showcased Corro-respect for Hard Rock as well.

And I remember also that metalfranc cherished Hard Rock/Glam as well.
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great_knuthulhu
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Post#38 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:35 pm

I have a sizeable collection, but far from containing only metal. It has lots of non-metal records and I still like lots of different genres. There are easily thousands of records still which I would want for my collection, but I don't worry much about it.

I know of a guy who has a collection of nearly every single record ever to enter the Billboard top 100 - now that is some collection. Not very interesting to people here though, I should think.
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