Is this something anyone else does? I often find this hard because I get sentimentally attached to albums, but a lot of the time I realise I don’t actually like many of them, and barely ever play them. When I have too much music saved*, I end up listening to nothing, or taking forever to get round to listening to something properly.
*I’m talking about Spotify playlists in my case, where I’ll have a whole artist’s discography, or just ‘the good albums’ (which is still a lot) saved to a playlist.
I’m finding life’s too short to have absolutely everything at your convenience. When your music collection essentially becomes a music library it loses character. There’s something endearing and cosy about having your own smaller collection of albums that you’ve actually heard properly, developed a relationship with and would play again. For example I have about ten Rolling Stones albums saved, but there’s only about 3 that I like and would be interested in playing again at any given point.
Potentially a weird thread, but basically I’ve wasted a LOT of time ‘collecting’ (saving) music, never actually got round listening to most of it and ended up miserable. Less is more.