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Mvnl

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I'm probably going to find loads of stuff in your collection to add to my already ridiculously long wantlist now..

Haha poor you.
(Must add that singles wise especially a big part of the dance ones were part of the DJ collection from a club I worked at so they have stickers with things like BPM on the back of them)
 

Mvnl

Staff member
I have made an effort in the last 15 months, since buying a "proper" Hi-Fi separates system, of listening to whole CDs again and it's been a revelation.

I think/hope that I feel more rest to do this when I'm done rating/organizing all my songs in iTunes.
There's currently still almost 7000 songs in there I've never played/rated, some of which I've added all the way back in 2011, which obviously is ridiculous. Right now going through a few 100s a day so once that's done I think I might learn to just enjoy listening to music instead of it feel like a never ending task that needs finishing
 

Mvnl

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As ever, @Mvnl , I always identify with what you say and the dilemmas you face!

That's good to know..

As for the dilemmas posted on the previous page.. I guess I see something in the Marie Kondo spirit that I do like: better to have 100 CDs I adore and have the space to properly display than to have 8000 stuffed behind doors in a closet I hardly open. The definite 'keepers' shine more than they ever did, and I think one day I might start cleaning up my iTunes as well cause there is songs I love that haven't been played in like 8 years when I hear a large amount of 'just fine' songs every day. Quality over quantity isn't the worst idea sometimes.. just completing clashing with my previous collecting spirit
 
I ended up devoting a small bookshelf to my "top 100" (ish) CDs...partly in line with the list on my blog, but also taking in some more, until the shelves were full. I have trouble deciding on what to listen to most days, unless something sparks a memory or is discussed here, so that shelf has become my go-to place for something I know I will enjoy no matter what.
 

Mvnl

Staff member
I ended up devoting a small bookshelf to my "top 100" (ish) CDs...partly in line with the list on my blog, but also taking in some more, until the shelves were full. I have trouble deciding on what to listen to most days, unless something sparks a memory or is discussed here, so that shelf has become my go-to place for something I know I will enjoy no matter what.

For my relisten project (which might be worthy of a topic of its own?) I actually went and made an alphabet wheel as well as wheels for every single letter to go completely random.

Exhibit S:
https://wheelofnames.com/kua-94j

Yesterday I listened to Jason Donovan's debut (which was in my disgard pile and frankly, nostalgia and completion sake aside it deserves to cause it offer nothing the Greatest Hits doesn't), today I listened to the 2018 Aces album and decided that's definitely going on my wishlist to purchase. I'm trying to really go with whatever those wheels come up with cause some albums might surprise me and I don't want to end up with all the shitty ones at the end of it.. (but the truly 'why did I ever buy this again?' ones are goners and not even on my list, which helps)
 
I have made an effort in the last 15 months, since buying a "proper" Hi-Fi separates system, of listening to whole CDs again and it's been a revelation.

I do miss my old childhood set-up. I had a Ferguson Stereomaster from the 80s like this:

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It had a Loudness button which sounded awesome. To that I had a modern mixing deck from Tandy with 2 CD players, a cassette deck, and aux links to my VCR and computer.

Just having a Denon midi thing now feels like a massive step back. Though it sounds decent it's not as fun.
 
CD is still my favourite format for music.
I do also buy Vinyl of some of my all time favourite albums/artists but it's more of a nostalgia thing.
Overall CDs are easier to store, better sound quality (especially Japanese pressings) and way cheaper than vinyl.
LOVES:
Japanese Mini LP CDs, best audio quality around (BluSpec, SHM etc), and love the card sleeves.
Deluxe CD sets, especially the Bookbound Deluxe CDs and Clam Shell Box Sets.
Card Sleeves in general.
DISLIKES:
Jewel Cases, they were cool in the 80s but ugly now. (I know most of you here love them though!)

Recent purchases:
Samantha Fox: Fox Box
Howard Jones (Cherry Red Deluxe sets)
Kim Wilde (ditto)
Bob Marley remasters (Japanese Mini LP CDs)
Elton John remasters (ditto)
 
I recently bought one of these extremely 90s/2000s CD wallets for my car since I didn't realise my CD "collection" was growing and the glove compartment was overflowing. I've never got into aux cords and faffing around with my phone while driving. There's just something about sliding in a good CD and being able to skip songs easily etc. that I just love. If my laptop had a CD drive I'd probably make mix CDs ddd. It's usually the odd new release but mainly just old classics I find in Poundland.

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I'm in the process of organizing and cataloguing my collection right now. I'm not even sure how many I have at this point, but it's over 1,000. I've never been able to shake my passion for CD collecting, and although I also collect vinyl and love it, I still find CDs to be the most fun and the most practical. I understand why people gave up CDs, but I don't think I ever could.
 
I would estimate I have about 6.000 CD´s at this time. Roughly 1.500 of these are by just three artists.

I have one room with CD´s in alphabetical and chronological order (+ DVDs and BluRays) and another room for my absolute favorite artists with all their releases in chronological order. Then I have a cabinet in the living room with box sets, super deluxe editions etc. Vinyl in several closed cabinets.
 

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