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First, let me thank Henrik for another wonderful update. Now to the business at hand...
How many albums do you own out of the Acclaimed Music top 100 from each decade? I feel like I'm missing out on a LOT.
80s: 24 (surpisingly low)
Here we go:
60s - 77
70s - 75
80s - 48
90s - 53
00s - 73
And I have roughly half of the top 1000.
Here's my list
* Albums I own from the top 100 :
60's - 19
70's - 17
80's - 8
90's - 10
00's - 3
Total top 100 : 57
* Albums I own from the top 1000 :
60's - 50
70's - 55
80's - 22
90's - 85
00's - 48
Total top 1000 : 260
* Albums I own from the top 2000 :
60's - 58
70's - 62
80's - 25
90's - 126
00's - 89
Total top 2000 : 360
In conclusion, I need to work my 80's...
Can someone help me ?
Now there is help for you all. I have started to add links to amazon.com. A suggestion to where you can buy the albums, hopefully to a good price.
I hope you don't think I have become greedy. I have wanted to keep the site non-commercial, but my aim with the site is to provide music recommendations, and I think the site is more helpful when it doesn't only answer the question "what albums?" but also suggest "how to get them".
Please let me know your thoughts.
Are you being paid to add these links? If not, I think you could be. They certainly don't take away from the excellence of the site, and if they add some money to your pocket for all the work you do and that we all appreciate so much, more's the better!
Now Playing: Kraftwerk "Tour De France"
Thanks Shaun. Yes, I do get a small percentage.
60s - 97
70s - 100
80s - 93
90s - 100
00s - 80
Along with the website, it is of course also a hobby of mine to own and listen to the albums listed here. And I like almost all of them.
Wow Henrik, that's incredible. I mean, it makes sense considering that this is your site, but I'm still jealous that you're ahead of me. ;)
The rest of us cower under the master Henrik with his impressive collection.
And I only have a paltry 112 out of the top 1000 albums.
I thought I'd dig this up to see how we have all improved. I have barely improved at all:
Overall top 1000: 123
Overall top 2000: 185
Numbers from each decade
60s - 33
70s - 29
80s - 35
90s - 44
00s - 50
The gradual increase is probably due to my age (started earning a steady income in the early 90s) and the fact that for the past couple of years I've been getting CDs for free to review.
The only drop off was the 70s. That just wasn't my decade, man.
But I'm working on the 60s...
pensaba que tenia mas! i was thinking that i will have more, near to the 80 top 100 albums for decade but im far from that.
This is quite a good site you have going here.
My numbers for the top 100 of each decade:
60s - 100
70s - 100
80s - 99 (don't want Slayer)
90s - 99 (somehow missed the Orb)
00s - 64 (slipping there)
1960s - 4 (there are 3-4 more I want to get)
1970s - 6 (there are only 1-2 more I want to get)
1980s - 12 (at least 5 more I want to get)
1990s - 27 (with a few more to get)
2000s - 16 (with a few more to get)
1960s - 30
1970s - 31
1980s - 21
1990s - 15
2000s - 6
Not bad I suppose, but I'm getting more and more always. This website is a great resource!
Sixties - 23
Seventies - 55
Eighties - 50
Nineties - 36
00s - 8 (!!!)
I'm a little shocked by how few I have from the current decade. I didn't think I was that out of touch.
And I definitely have to work on my sixties collection.
I thought I'd do one more update before the massive world invasion!
60s: 6 (dreary I know)
Albums from the top 1000: 134
Albums from the top 2000: 197
60's = 97
70's = 100
80's = 99
90's = 100
00's = 98
I thought with the massive update, it would be a good time to update this.
Let's see how it goes...
Overall top 1000: 139
Overall top 2500: 225 (9 from the 60s, 59 from the 70s, 79 from the 80s, 45 from the 90s, 33 from the 00s)
Conclusions: I took a hit from the big update as I don't have much jazz or world music at all (yet). I have more albums from the 80s, but more highly acclaimed albums from the 70s. I need to keep collecting!
After the update
From the updated lists:
A new update means a new tally!
80s: 38 (plus #101, 102 and 103 haha)
Overall top 3000: 310 (plus 44 bubblers)
'60s : 44
'70s : 37
'80s : 10
'90s : 46
'00s : 36
Considering my stats the '80s are definitely the "weak" decade for me.
But the fact is these two lasts years I've enjoyed a lot of '80s stuff but not especially albums which are in the top 100.
As a "pure" pop fan, the best of the '80s is according to me bands like XTC/Dukes Of Stratosphear, Prefab Sprout, Squeeze, Split Enz, The Spongetones, Rain Parade, The Blue Nile, The Smiths or Aztec Camera.
On physical format, I only own about 175 albums. The results of each top 100 is not really a surprise :
60s : 7
70s : 8
80s : 8
90s : 23
00s : 29
On the 60s, 70s and 80s I don't own more than 1 or 2 albums out of the top 100, most of what is left in my collection has been released after 95.
60's - 85
70's - 84
80's - 80
90's - 82
00's - 90
It looks like I'm fairly consistent.
60's - 74
70's - 91
80's - 60
90's - 72
00's - 79
Still plenty to work on:
I'm trying to pinpoint the exact moment my consistency degrades.
Looks like it's gradual, but I've probably got 350-ish of the top 400.
The number I actually own compared to have heard is quite different. I only keep the albums I like. But here's my ownership stats:
'60s - 38
'70s - 46
'80s - 56
'90s - 56
'00s - 68
187 of the top 200
Oh, if we're counting 'currently owned' and not 'have ever owned', subtract like 10-20ish from each of the groupings.
When work slows down I have the tendency to take a huge pile of CDs I don't listen to any more to Newbury Comics and come out with two or three shiny new ones and no net loss of funds.
It's the top 100 of each decade, right ?
Ooh didn't know how many i had, i counted and it was pretty surprising the final results! The majority of the ones missing to complete 100 From the 80's, 90's and 00's are hip-hop albums. I really tried to like it, to love it, but it didn't work, it's truly not my area or my jam, but i do recognize that hip-hop is music, and it's not because i don't like it that means is bad or not genius, many of them are really genius, i just can't appreciate like other people. From the 60's, the 70's and the 50's i didn't know about them, next vacation i'll sure check them out.
Let's take another look now that there's been an update!
Overall top 3000: 334 (plus 50 bubblers)
Counting those I have owned but have sold:
Amazing this is bumped almost exactly a year to the day since the last post...
I only count albums I have digital copies of. Frankly, I can't remember everything I taped from friends onto cassette decades ago that are currently sitting in my attic.
380 of the top-3000
Physical, original copies:
This being just physical copies of course, since my iPod is stuffed with these albums:
All Time top 100- 89
Oddly enough, the list of albums I own has less to do with how much I like them and more to do with availability. I live in sort of a retirement community in FL with a population of about 100k, so we obviously don't have as big of a record selection as a record store in a big city.
The good thing with old thread is that I can compare the evolution with one year ago. I now own about 100 more CDs than back then.
50s : 1
60s : 10 (+3)
70s : 17 (+9) (including my only vynil)
80s : 14 (+6)
90s : 29 (+6)
00s : 37 (+8)
my counts are low compared to others. From the top 100 of the 90s, I have 10 (did have 11, but sold my cassette copy of Autoomatic For The People). Other decades, less.
1950s - 1
1960s - 12
1970s - 10
1980s - 4
1990s - 8
2000s - 12
Most of the albums I own are greatest hits/best of compilations.
I don't really buy albums with iTunes around. I usually get one song.
50s - 4
60s - 49
70s - 53
80s - 41
90s - 45
00s - 38
This was way more balanced than I thought it would be. I thought the 60s and 70s would have far more than any other decade, especially since I have about twice as many songs from those decades on iTunes compared with the 80s.
Also, I'd say about 90% of the albums were in the top 50 for their respective decade. I really need to find some gems in the 51-100 zone for each decade.
I forgot the fifties.
Not even so few compared to the 80s.
Hm, I thought I had more 50s.
40s: 1 (but there are only 3!)
60s: 94 (can't believe it isn't 100, I do know all the other 6 though)
70s: 93 (well I was a teenager in the 70s...)
80s: 75 (too many metal and hiphop titles)
90s: 78 (same)
00s: 84 (no idea why this is so high
and over 1300 in the top 3000 overall