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Have anyone else tried to relisten his entire collection?

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Ormion    415

So I have ended up in a point that I have so many releases I've only listened to them once. Heck I have some I haven't listened to them at all! Too much work, too much stress, too much of everything.

So 2 months ago I said fuck it, let's do it! I will relisten my entire collection one cd at a time. The only ones I will skip are the ones I've listened to a billion times before. So I only have approximately 1200 cds to go! :ph34r:

I'll try to listen to at least one per day (I failed so far). That's about 3-4 years. Cool...

I'm going with alphabetical order and I just started B... Oh boy.

 

So have anyone else tried it before? Did you manage to listen to everything? 

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thanosp81    294

I have the same idea in my head for the last year. One disc every day, secluded in a room or with headphones, anything really as long as I pay proper attention.

I have a 2 year old so I might have to wait for some years when I will be able to do that, lol.

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Oopie    157

I've sold (almost) all average cds from my collection, leaving only "cream de la cream" left. That'd be around 130 cds. Point being, why keep cds in your shelf you'd never listen because the very next cd is much better? 

Anyway, good luck with your project Ormion!

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Ormion    415
27 minutes ago, Oopie said:

Point being, why keep cds in your shelf you'd never listen because the very next cd is much better?

The idea is that one day I will be carefree to sit down and listen to all those cds. 

The truth is I will probably die without giving enough attention to half of my collection. 

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technosomy    232

yeah i tried that, even did a post about it years ago, think was going to listen to 3 a day { 4-5 years approx back then)

only lasted few weeks!

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Ormion    415
8 hours ago, technosomy said:

even did a post about it years ago

Ha, I remember that! :)

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technosomy    232

was going to review everyone to!

kids career and relationship just didn't suit that long term commitment

but i think ultimatley buying new releases prevented it from happening

dam you suntrip, dat, amakusa etc!

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Penzoline    336

I try to relisten to a lot of music but I never have time for full albums. And there is just so much new music coming out, which doesn't help.

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thanosp81    294
On 25/01/2018 at 3:27 PM, Ormion said:

I'm going with alphabetical order and I just started B... Oh boy.

 

What I find strange is that you go with alphabetical order. Is that how you have your cd collection arranged? And do you arrange aplhabetically by title or artist?

When and IF i start relistening my collection I will probably do it per label/chronologically so I can hear the evolution in sound. Exception in the case of artists that have a long discography (e.g. The Orb) so I can hear the changes in their sound.

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thanosp81    294
On 25/01/2018 at 10:22 PM, Oopie said:

I've sold (almost) all average cds from my collection, leaving only "cream de la cream" left. That'd be around 130 cds. Point being, why keep cds in your shelf you'd never listen because the very next cd is much better? 

Anyway, good luck with your project Ormion!

So you only eat your favourite food? Go out just with your best friend? Watch only the best of Tv programmes?

Even on the dancefloor you cannot have a set with just the great tracks. You need the others as well, if anything they make the Great feel Greater B)

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Ormion    415
6 hours ago, thanosp81 said:

What I find strange is that you go with alphabetical order. Is that how you have your cd collection arranged? And do you arrange aplhabetically by title or artist?

When and IF i start relistening my collection I will probably do it per label/chronologically so I can hear the evolution in sound. Exception in the case of artists that have a long discography (e.g. The Orb) so I can hear the changes in their sound.

I have my collection arranged by artist (aphabetically) and then compilations (alphabetically by title). I want all albums by the same artist to be next to each other on the shelf.

However when it comes to relistening I chose to go with alphabetically by title in general, otherwise my first compilation would be in 2 years.

As for the evolution of sound it's an interesting idea, but I want to mix all styles instead of listening to Goa exclusively for 1 whole year.

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Anoebis    399

I tried to do the same a few years ago, it never worked out :D Its strange that I know some cds will probably never be heard again in my life :D 

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Digitalys    6

Every release I bought I have listened to at least once before putting it in my collection. I also always write down the tracks I can use in my dj sets in lists. These are my favorite tracks or just tracks that do something good that I can use in a set. What does happen a lot is that I rediscover a track or that I suddenly "understand" a track I didn't like before. But this only happens spontaneously or by accident. A dj playing it on the right moment, Youtube playing random tracks, relistening to a cd and not skipping to my favorite ones etc... :) I could never relisten to my collection as a project.
 

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Oopie    157
16 hours ago, thanosp81 said:

So you only eat your favourite food? Go out just with your best friend? Watch only the best of Tv programmes?

Even on the dancefloor you cannot have a set with just the great tracks. You need the others as well, if anything they make the Great feel Greater B)

130cds would probably more translate to having 130 favourite foods, 130 great friends and 130 watchable tv programmes. Sounds a bit too much now that I think of it.... but everything in life is decisions. You can have great food, friends & tv shows instead of average ones if you just choose to. So I'd rather not fully agree with your metaphor mr. Thanos...

 

Of course you can have a set with only great tracks, what the f...! I don't know if you're kinda choosing wrong parties on your side of the world my friend. :D

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RTP    35

Hehehe, here we have something that's not a problem for me, because I ain't got that many CDs and vinyls :D

Lemme count ... it's approximately 200 CDs. That's way doable. And vinly is way less, maybe 30 to 40 pieces.

But because of the small collection, I have listened to every piece already. And I don't think there's anything I only listened to once. Mostly more often. I think I'll pass :D 

Never thought that a small collection will pay off one day, haha :lol:

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On 1/29/2018 at 10:03 AM, thanosp81 said:

So you only eat your favourite food? Go out just with your best friend? Watch only the best of Tv programmes?

Quality over quantity

On 1/29/2018 at 10:03 AM, thanosp81 said:

Even on the dancefloor you cannot have a set with just the great tracks. You need the others as well, if anything they make the Great feel Greater B)

But this is also true. And sometimes a mediocre track (on its own) will sound good if mixed in a DJ set.

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technosomy    232

my collections have always been in genres, with aprox 8, psy, metal, electronic/dance. pop/ alternative, jazz, new zealand
once apon a time i had 5 towers just for goa, now i have just 1, but as i ripped every disc i sold, have dozens of big fat folders of cd's, i try to go through them occasionally and tend to gravitate towards the obscure comps and albums i don't remember listening to, owning big collections really sucks sometimes

as yes i will never listen to a 10th again, prob is hard for me to sell the other genres as is time taxing, and hate owning all this stuff, is taxing in itself moving house etc

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thanosp81    294

Well, here goes nothing :) (That's the expression right?)

 

 

 

 

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