All of my CDs

I’ve got all of my CDs again because of the house etc. Decided I’m going to listen to them all in order, on my commute. I am 3 albums in.

  • You will stick to this and see it through
  • No chance you’ll even get to the end of the As, what were you thinking?

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  • It would be fun and interesting to read your opinions on the albums, perhaps on that website you were on about doing
  • Please don’t do this to us

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So far I’ve realised I hadn’t listened to any of the first 3 all the way through before. I think at the very least this will get more of my money’s worth out of things I’ve already invested in.

My life, eh?

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How many approx?

I actually did this not too long ago. Was about 250 CDs and didn’t actually take that long as had plenty of opportunity for music listening at the time.

c. 1500 :grimacing:

Only doing the albums, and no compilations or anything.

My commute is 50 minutes ish, so should be around two albums a day.

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Really enjoyed this, which is somebody cutting his 2000 CD collection down to 1000.

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Ah, that’s what I had in mind for the endgame of this. Definitely some guff in there I can offload.

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Yikes!

Maybe ok if you allow yourself to skip the ones you know straight away you aren’t going to like.

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Sounds like most good ideas: ultimately too much effort required to bother.

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I’ve been doing this, since the start of March 2020 ish. Enjoyed it. Deepened my appreciation in some cases and it’s good to be ruthless to out things it turns out I don’t like after all or just don’t feel I need.

Oh I’ve not been doing it in order though, I think committing to a structure would have been a bit much for me. And the writing about it too. If you decide to do it best of luck

Yeah, had a big charity shop cull recently where I meant to listen to everything before I got rid of it but in a number of cases I took one look and wondered what the hell I was thinking when I bought it.

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I’ve always quite fancied doing this but according to Discogs I have 1,660 CDs :grimacing: also, how would I find time to listen to new stuff as well? Personally I think it would become a chore quite quickly so have always resisted starting.

Follow a few people on Twitter who seem to buy hundreds of CDs from charity shops. Guess they are so cheap it’s a way of discovering new stuff but jeez 99% of the stuff looks like absolute bilge.

Really want to reclaim mine at some point. They’ve been in boxes at my mum’s house since 2011, so they’ll be a proper snapshot of my 20s. Bet there’s loads of good stuff in there I’ve not thought about in years.

(And loads of trash as well)

I tend to listen to new stuff during the day (as well as music league), enjoy having a CD on in the car. Think it should work out well.

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I did a full listen through when I’d had to move boxes of CDs from flat to flat when I moved.

It was very helpful in cutting down the ones I thought were worth keeping and also discovering hidden gems.

I like the idea of grouping by artist.

If I do write this shit up, that’s definitely the way forward. Thanks.

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I, for one am VERY on board with you putting yourself through this misery

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I tried this a few years back. Think I got about as far as Ben Folds Five and that was about it. I wish you well on your endeavour, though, and look forward to the updates!

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I was thinking about doing this next year.

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i wish you all the very best on your doomed venture

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1500 one-line album reviews might work as a Twitter project.

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