Excellent idea. CD is still my preferred format, although I also buy vinyl from my favorite artists (along with CD´s, of course).
I would love to hear about people´s collections and see photos. As a huge music collector myself I am always interested in seeing what other people have from their favorite artists.
Even if just a single track/mix/edit/cover art/associated memory sparks joy, then it deserves its place on the shelf. I’ve sold/given too many cds away and had to buy them again years later - I never want to make that mistake again.Right now I have about 800 albums in my room and they're the proper essentials/ones that truly make me happy when I see them.
Even if just a single track/mix/edit/cover art/associated memory sparks joy, then it deserves its place on the shelf. I’ve sold/given too many cds away and had to buy them again years later - I never want to make that mistake again.
I live in fear that when I die, my other half will give away the valuable cds for a song...Though there's days where I imagine it being flooded or stolen would actually be a relieve compared to endless doubts and 'how am I ever going to sell these without it taking years?'
I live in fear that when I die, my other half will give away the valuable cds for a song...
I've recently Konmari-d my CD collection (for a second time) and though I like having one less rack on my wall (actually seeing my walls again.. it's in my living room since I have only one bedroom and there's no space there) I still feel torn and 'am I doing this for me or because other people make me feel I don't need all those CDs?'.
Right now I have about 800 albums in my room and they're the proper essentials/ones that truly make me happy when I see them. There were once over 2000 albums and though I think I went a bit over board with collecting (getting pretty much any second hand CD of artists I vaguely liked or remembered) I feel like I'm still searching for the right balance.. With other items it's a lot clearer (Do I intend to ever wear this/use this again?) but the question 'do I ever want to listen to this CD again' feels a bit silly when I don't actually play CDs ever. They're all ripped, sometimes I put on Spotify, so with things like a Moby/Fatboy Slim/R.E.M./Paula Abdul greatest hits 'because they had many hits and it's nice to have them somewhere' or like all Whitney/Mariah albums even thought I'd struggle to name you an album track from like half of those... it does feel very 'do I really want these on my shelf next to 800 albums I truly love and know inside out?'. With my current standards I probably would not buy them again,but getting rid of them once you own them is a whole different story (even if I paid at average like 1 pound for most of them)
Ooh you should make a point of listening to them. If you have a separate set-up from whatever your computer is plugged into it's quite nice to flip between. I listen to playlists through my iTunes on my computer's subwoofer and speakers when I'm sat at my desk in my bedroom, but if I'm sat in the lounge I'll take a CD off the shelf and put it on the hi-fi and let it run through whilst reading a book/texting/lounging.
I deliberately don't have everything ripped. Just singles and favourite album tracks, but if I'm in the mood for a certain artist's album or maxi-single it's nice to get the CD out and I find I won't be so tempted to skip through. Sometimes I discover something I've previously missed or forgotten about. It might be daft but it's somehow more satisfying. And it's my way of justifying keeping my collection and continuing to add to it. There's no point the CDs just sitting there never getting played.
I have a very short attention span so I kinda always have my iTunes (and some extremely complicated smart playlists) on shuffle but I have just started relistening all my albums (as well as ones I consider getting and ones I wanted to get rid of but have second guesses about) one by one. Still playing on my notebook though, but the music is the music.. Wish I had more rest to just sit down and listen to a full album though.
I really could do with some activities that are fun to do while listening to music.. As it is in Itunes I'm organizing/rating/tagging songs all the time so having things on shuffle is always work in progress. When I put on a full album I'm also kinda like 'and now what, what do I do?'
Here's my current trimmed collection:
Here's my 'should they stay or go' one: