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Information on your music collection
« on: July 22, 2012, 08:12:19 PM »

Talk about everything concerning your album collection.
How many albums do you own? How do you purchase your music? Can you remember your first album? Your latest? The worst/weirdest albums you own?

Also, feel free to share interesting stories about albums.
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2012, 08:58:11 PM »

I probably own about 1250 albums (some purely digital, some CD's & some Vinyl, I have Rock Blues Soul jazz Pop but Id say about 700 are progressive rock bands, mostly from the 70's but some neo prog (90's onwards), I had loads of British prog albums as thats where the genre started in 1969, by bands like Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Yes, Genesis Floyd etc and someone introduced me to European prog bands like Eloy, Anyones Daughter, Apoteosa, Asgard, PFM, Maxophone etc etc this then led to me seeking out bands from all over the world, USA bands like Rush, Starcastle, Aussie bands Like Sebastian Hardy and Ayers Rock, bands from latin America and Russia.
Im just listening to a German band called Violet District, which is neo (later not 70's) but very good.
Probably the weirdest band name I have is an album by a Venezuelan band called Pig farm On The Moon :)
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2012, 09:26:09 PM »

I usually download all of my albums (not very proud of it). I do own about 10-15 CD's like the new Beach Boys album and I'm planning on buying more in the future. I also own two Vinyls, 'A Nice Pair' by Pink Floyd (their first two albums) and a crappy-sounding recording of a few live Beatles songs.

I own about 210-220 albums, mostly from 60's well-known bands. My collection expands weekly.

I usually read loads of reviews before purchasing an album, so the only bad albums I own are by my favourite bands, usually either for having a complete collection or just out of curiosity.

My first album was either 'Sgt. Pepper' or 'White Album', I can't really remember.

The most listened albums for this summer were 'That's Why God Made The Radio' by The Beach Boys, 'In An Aeroplane Over The Sea' by Neutral Milk Hotel (got it three days ago - which makes it my latest purchase - and already 7 listens), the 4 Velvet Underground albums, Amy Winehouse's 'Back To Black' and Love's 'Da Capo'.
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2012, 10:35:22 PM »

Well, I'm too lazy to count, but all my cds are on I Tunes and that is 22 days worth of music, of which about 40% is classical, 50% Rock, 4% Jazz 5% Blues and 1% other stuff. There are a few downloads in there.

Years ago I owned a lot of vinyl, mostly 60s and 70s rock with some Classical.  I sold it all before I went into the Air Force in 1983.  I started building up a cd collection when I got out of the Air Force in 1987.

My first album was either Rubber Soul or the Monkees first album, I don't remember.

My most recent cd purchase was The Dave Clark Five: The Hits (Bonus Track Version), which was an I Tunes download.

Most cd purchases are through Amazon.

I'm not sure what my worst record was-I liked them all!

Weirdest might have been Ummagumma-but it was a good kind of weird!
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2012, 10:42:53 PM »

Well, I'm too lazy to count, but all my cds are on I Tunes and that is 22 days worth of music, of which about 40% is classical, 50% Rock, 4% Jazz 5% Blues and 1% other stuff. There are a few downloads in there.

If you've got everything in iTunes, just click on the "Grid" section, and the number of the albums will be shown on the bottom bar. (in case you didn't know)

Weirdest might have been Ummagumma-but it was a good kind of weird!

Love that one! Especially 'Sysyphus' and 'Several Species of Small Furry Animals...". Never been too crazy about the one side live and one side studio idea though. I think they would've worked better as separate albums.
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2012, 12:39:02 AM »

'In An Aeroplane Over The Sea' by Neutral Milk Hotel (got it three days ago - which makes it my latest purchase - and already 7 listens)


This is honestly one of the worst albums that I own. I bought this CD maybe not even a year ago due to everybodys rave reviews and I cant stomach it. I've spun it probably 10 times and each time i've been rewarded with an agonizing listening experience. Shame too, because I had such high hopes for it. To each their own.

I probably have 2 to 3 thousand CD's, very few albums, and a small digital collection. If I lived somewhere that had fast internet connection, i'd be all over the digital thing. As it is, I still like to own the CD for hardcopy purposes.

60's sunshine pop/psych is my true love. I'm always in search for that diamond in the rough, but usually end up on the losing end. My last purchase was the 69' release 'Resurrection' by the Aerovons. I absolutely love the song 'World Of You' and the Aerovons were given the American Beatle title so I bought it. Its not very good. Nothing reached the creativity of 'World Of You', but there are a ton of songs that they copied Beatle related themes from. The song 'Resurrection' is basically 'Across The Universe' put down in a different manner. The album as a whole is a loss for me and I find myself trying again.

The Aerovons-Resurrection


My first album was the Beatles 62' to 66' red album that I stole from my sister when I was 7 years old. I still have it.

My favorite bands besides the Beatles would be groups like The Pretty Things, Kansas, Kinks, Love, Moody Blues, Zombies, Buckinghams, etc,,,.

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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2012, 02:58:48 AM »

If you've got everything in iTunes, just click on the "Grid" section, and the number of the albums will be shown on the bottom bar. (in case you didn't know)


Love that one! Especially 'Sysyphus' and 'Several Species of Small Furry Animals...". Never been too crazy about the one side live and one side studio idea though. I think they would've worked better as separate albums.

I forgot about the grid view since I hardly use it.  665 albums.
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2012, 02:20:29 AM »

I own several original CDs and some cassettes and vinyls, but I have most of my music as mp3 files since most bands I like are hard to find here in Argentina. I'm a selective music collector more than a completist, so I look for valuable records from different bands instead of having complete discographies. All my music is from the 1960's and the 1970's albums I have are also related to old 1960's artists. I've made three DVDs containing a prolix collection of albums in mp3 format (with all the album covers in jpg). The first two DVDs (Rock of the 60's 1 & 2) contain my very favourite albums, and the third one (More Rock of the 60's) contains other important records from that time. I've also made a CD with a selection of rock music from my country (Rock Nacional).

Rock of the 60's 1

1. The Beatles - Please Please Me
2. The Beatles - With The Beatles
3. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
4. The Beatles - Beatles For Sale
5. The Beatles - Help!
6. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
7. The Beatles - Revolver
8. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
9. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
10. The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album)
11. The Beatles - Abbey Road
12. The Beatles - Let It Be
13. The Beatles - Past Masters 1
14. The Beatles - Past Masters 2
15. Buffalo Springfield - Retrospective
16. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man
17. The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn!
18. The Byrds - Fifth Dimension
19. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday
20. Jefferson Airplane - Jefferson Airplane Takes Off
21. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
22. Jefferson Airplane - After Bathing At Baxter's
23. Jefferson Airplane - Crown Of Creation
24. Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers
25. The Kinks - Face To Face
26. The Kinks - Something Else
27. The Kinks - The Village Green Preservation Society
28. The Kinks - Arthur
29. The Kinks - Lola
30. The Kinks - The Singles Collection
31. Love - Forever Changes
32. The Who - My Generation
33. The Who - A Quick One
34. The Who - The Who Sell Out
35. The Who - Tommy
36. The Who - Who's Next
37. The Who - Quadrophenia
38. The Who - The Who By Numbers
39. The Who - Who Are You
40. The Who - The Very Best Of The Who
41. The Yardbirds - Greatest Hits
42. The Zombies - The Singles A's & B's
43. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle

Rock of the 60's 2

1. The Animals - The Best Of The Animals
2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
3. The Beach Boys - The Very Best Of The Beach Boys
4. Bob Dylan - The Essential Bob Dylan
5. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield
6. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again
7. The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers
8. Cream - The Very Best Of Cream
9. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - So Far
10. The Doors - The Doors
11. The Doors - Strange Days
12. The Doors - Waiting For The Sun
13. The Doors - The Soft Parade
14. The Doors - Morrison Hotel
15. The Doors - L.A. Woman
16. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
17. Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead
18. Grateful Dead - American Beauty
19. The Hollies - Best Of The 60's
20. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
21. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love
22. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland
23. John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band
24. John Lennon - Imagine
25. John Lennon - Mind Games
26. John Lennon - Walls And Bridges
27. John Lennon - Rock 'N' Roll
28. Love - Love
29. Love - Da Capo
30. Paul McCartney - Band On The Run
31. The Rolling Stones - Out Of Our Heads
32. The Rolling Stones - Aftermath
33. The Rolling Stones - Between The Buttons
34. The Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request
35. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
36. The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
37. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
38. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street
39. Simon & Garfunkel - Greatest Hits
40. Spirit - Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus
41. Traffic - Mr. Fantasy
42. Traffic - Traffic
43. The Yardbirds - Roger The Engineer
44. The Yardbirds - Little Games

More Rock of the 60's

1. The Association - Greatest Hits!
2. The Band - Music From Big Pink
3. The Band - The Band
4. The Band - Stage Fright
5. The Beach Boys - All Summer Long
6. The Beach Boys - Today!
7. The Beach Boys - Summer Days
8. The Beatles - Yellow Submarine
9. The Bee Gees - Bee Gees' 1st
10. Buffalo Springfield - Last Time Around
11. The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo
12. The Byrds - Dr. Byrds And Mr. Hyde
13. The Byrds - Ballad Of Easy Rider
14. Cream - Fresh Cream
15. Cream - Disraeli Gears
16. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Chronicle
17. Derek & The Dominos - Layla
18. Donovan - Greatest Hits
19. Fairport Convention - Liege And Lief
20. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin
21. The Flying Burrito Brothers - Burrito Deluxe
22. Gene Clark - Gene Clark With The Gosdin Brothers
23. The Grass Roots - All Time Greatest Hits
24. The Hollies - Evolution
25. Jefferson Airplane - Bless Its Pointed Little Head
26. Jefferson Airplane - Early Flight
27. John Lennon - The John Lennon Collection
28. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
29. The Kinks - Muswell Hillbillies
30. Love - Four Sail
31. The Lovin' Spoonful - Greatest Hits
32. The Mamas & The Papas - 16 Of Their Greatest Hits
33. Moby Grape - Moby Grape
34. Pete Townshend - Empty Glass
35. Poco - Pickin' Up The Pieces
36. Procol Harum - The Best Of Procol Harum
37. Quicksilver Messenger Service - Quicksilver Messenger Service
38. Ringo Starr - Blast From Your Past
39. The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks
40. Simon & Garfunkel - Sounds Of Silence
41. Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme
42. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends
43. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
44. The Small Faces - 20 Greatest Hits
45. Spirit - The Best Of Spirit
46. Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf
47. Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense And Peppermints
48. Traffic - The Best Of Traffic
49. The Turtles - The Very Best Of The Turtles
50. The United States Of America - The United States Of America
51. The Who - Face Dances
52. The Zombies - Begin Here

Rock Nacional

1. Almendra - Almendra 1
2. Almendra - Almendra 2
3. Arco Iris - Mañana campestre
4. Los Gatos - 20 Exitos
5. Manal - Manal
6. Pastoral - Pastoral
7. Pastoral - En el hospicio
8. Pastoral - Humanos
9. Pastoral - Atrapados en el cielo
10. Sui Generis - 20 Grandes Exitos
11. Vivencia - Mi cuarto
12. Vox Dei - Caliente
13. Vox Dei - La Biblia
14. Vox Dei - Jeremías pies de plomo
15. Vox Dei - Es una nube, no hay duda
16. Vox Dei - Vox Dei para Vox Dei
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2012, 08:48:22 AM »

I'm only interested in listening to music on mp3's now. So long as I can hear it I don't mind how and it's just so much more convenient to have it on mp3s. Unike vinyl and c.d and tape I can also back it all up on an ext. hard drive so if anything happens to my laptop like it get's stolen or crashes badly then I won't lose my collection.  I kept a few vinyl albums as antiques and basically ornaments for sentimental reasons but I was living at my parents house and when I left in haste after an argument with my dad and threw all my invyl albums in the bin. I've only got one slice of vinyl a Morrissey single which I'm going to keep. It luckily just happens to be my fav solo Morrissey song. 
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2012, 11:15:03 AM »

Hombre, you have a very nice collection and great tastes in music. I enjoyed about every album you've recommended to me. I own a lot of albums from your list, and another lot has been on my wishlist. Could you give me your opinion on these?

Grateful Dead - American Beauty
There was a great TV show called 'Freaks and Geeks', where the album was mentioned in one of its episodes and represented some sort of a life-changing moment in the protagonist's life. That got me really interested.

Love - Four Sail
I enjoy their first 3 albums a lot, but never went any furtherer.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - So Far
'Woodstock' got me interested in this band.

The Mamas & The Papas - 16 Of Their Greatest Hits
Saw them at the 'Monterey Pop Festival '67' and they were great. Is the greatest hits better than their proper albums?
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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2012, 11:44:47 AM »

I have about 3,000 original CDs and 1,700 records (singles + LPs). Most of it is 60s pop, punk/hardcore and alternative rock. My collection is not expanding that fast anymore, I'm fairly satisfied now with what I've got. I buy my music mostly in record stores, sometimes at record fairs, sometimes online and because I write music reviews I also get a lot for free. My first album was the LP 'Elvis in Hollywood' by Elvis Presley, which I bought when I was about eight or nine. The latest album I got was the 'Our Darkest Days Live' CD + DVD by Ignite.
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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2012, 08:05:19 PM »

Hombre, you have a very nice collection and great tastes in music. I enjoyed about every album you've recommended to me. I own a lot of albums from your list, and another lot has been on my wishlist. Could you give me your opinion on these?


Thanks 5th Beatle, I'll give you my opinion on those records.

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Grateful Dead - American Beauty
There was a great TV show called 'Freaks and Geeks', where the album was mentioned in one of its episodes and represented some sort of a life-changing moment in the protagonist's life. That got me really interested.


I'm not a big fan of the Grateful Dead but that album (released in 1970) is highly recommendable. It's basically a Folk/Country Rock record but it will give you more than what you'd expect of those genres. Some of my favourite songs are "Box Of Rain", "Sugar Magnolia", "Candyman", "Ripple" and "Truckin'". Their previous album, Workingman's Dead, released earlier the same year, is not as impressive but it's also good and has the same acoustic spirit.

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Love - Four Sail
I enjoy their first 3 albums a lot, but never went any furtherer.


That album was released in 1969 when all the original members of Love, except for the great Arthur Lee, had left the band; so the album was recorded by the new lineup. The result was quite different than the Folk/Psychedelic sound of their previous (and most famous) three albums, since it's mostly an Acid Rock record which seems to be inspired by bands like Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience. I've listened to other material that came later (like False Start), but I don't think it's as good; my advice to Love fans is to get Four Sail after having listened to their three classic albums.

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - So Far
'Woodstock' got me interested in this band.


So Far is actually a compilation album with songs included on their first two albums: Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969) and Deja Vu (1970). I've listened to those records but I think that the best material is included in this compilation which besides contains two sides from a non-album single that are among my very favourite songs of the band ("Ohio" and "Find The Cost Of Freedom"). I guess that you know that "Woodstock" is a song written by Joni Mitchell; she actually made the nice drawing of the album cover.



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The Mamas & The Papas - 16 Of Their Greatest Hits
Saw them at the 'Monterey Pop Festival '67' and they were great. Is the greatest hits better than their proper albums?


I like the Mamas & the Papas but I never felt pushed to look for their original albums; so I cannot tell you about them. But their songs and especially their vocals are very pleasant, so I recommend you at least to get a greatest hits collection as I did.
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