CD and/or LP collections. Is it about the music?


The question has been asked many times and in different ways about how much your system cost, or what componants you have but I have another question.
How many CDs, LPs, SACDs, 8-tracks, or cassettes do you own? It's only fair to ask since this is really about the music isn't it?
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About 12' of LPs and probably around 750-800 CDs.

Oh, add another 3' of Beatles LPs. (A lot of mono)
Pmkalby, I play most of my music by moods. Sometimes a blues listening session, sometimes jazz, rock, etc. I will usually listen for 3-5 hours at a clip.

Eventually, almost everything does get played.

Right now, I'm listening to Katy Lied on vinyl after seeing the Steely Dan New Release thread. I'll probably listen to them all evening.

Man, this is some great music.
Pmkalby, I play most of my music by moods. Sometimes a blues listening session, sometimes jazz, rock, etc. I will usually listen for 3-5 hours at a clip.

Eventually, almost everything does get played.

Right now, I'm listening to Katy Lied on vinyl after seeing the Steely Dan New Release thread. I'll probably listen to them all evening.

Man, this is some great music.
Currently, about 5000 LPs, 400 45s, 50 reel to reel (mixed 10.5" & 7"), about 330 CDs, 60 csss. & 40-60 78 rpm disks. I generally listen to a whole disk/LP, and like others above, tend to go in streaks where I follow a specific group, sound, or artist for a period of time. I would say that my spending is about 50/50 between equipment/tweeks and music medium with most funds going to LP.
Hrm. I think I'm as prone to "streaks" as the rest of you-- a streak being when you find, for example, a dead blues harmonica player you'd previously never heard of, buy all of his albums, then read the liner notes and buy the albums of his major influences, etc.

Maybe my problem is I tend to listen to discs before I buy, which usually means through crappy PC speakers or music store headphones, and in that brief exposure I don't get a true sense of the music and I'm passing good stuff by.

Ha, I just defined "problem" as having only 600 CDs instead of 4000. Only on Audiogon...