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1 minute ago, ThomasOK said:

I'd say rock/pop works well enough overall.

Perfectly well for Slowhand, but what about Me and Mr Johnson?

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I had exactly that issue too! I solved it by deciding to either keep my "Blues" in the Jazz and Blues space or sticking it back in the Rock and Pop one. It's now in the latter.

Do you have a 'never to be played again' section? If so which one really wins the award? I have and it's "Rock the Boat" - The Hughes Corporation ! Needless to say it is in the "waiting to be cleaned" half of my collection!

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8 minutes ago, Dasher said:

I had exactly that issue too! I solved it by deciding to either keep my "Blues" in the Jazz and Blues space or sticking it back in the Rock and Pop one. It's now in the latter.

Do you have a 'never to be played again' section? If so which one really wins the award? I have and it's "Rock the Boat" - The Hughes Corporation ! Needless to say it is in the "waiting to be cleaned" half of my collection!

Eric Clapton lives in Rock/Pop on account of Slowhand being the first chronological entry.

When it comes to "never to be played again" we have to revert to Alexa. A typical lockdown "party for two" Friday night consists of myself and my partner listening to some albums, then we decide that Mr Mercury should pay us a visit and then all hell breaks loose. At that point, if I had a copy of "Rock the Boat", it would be played. However, although I used to have a copy of "Mud Rocks" on vinyl I have it no longer, so Tiger Feet et al get fired up on Alexa.

Nothing very much happens on Saturdays in our household :D.

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Ha!

We are pretty similar - Friday tends to be deep into the 'archives' but Saturday is Film Night - source a dvd or blurry on a Monday from eBay or amazon and watch it Saturday. We tend to work by Director and are currently on the 'weird' ones - way the other side of 'Eraserhead'  - currently on Peter Greenaway!

My 'Eric' starts at '461 Ocean Boulevard' and, like Thomas, I file by surname as that's how I started many years ago. Derek, Blind Faith, Cream and Mayall are all filed separately.

The biggest issue that I have is that I file  a lot  (not all) of my jazz by label - not smart but historic. So I have four major labels  Blue Note, ECM, Verve and Impulse and then the rest! The problems start when artists leave the label - and it gets even worse when they record on at least two of the four big ones (and I have the occasional one on at least three)!

Maybe the new product from Linn could be an FPGA driven record storage rack system - accessible from a control point that scans, sorts and recovers your record for you! Could work with the post bar code stuff - bit more of an issue for the A1 B1 specialists whose collection stopped in 1976!

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I’d need to listen to 7 albums a day to get through my collection in one year.

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This is good inspiration. I started doing a listen-through some years ago, but never finished it. I would have to start it again then... 

47 minutes ago, DB1328 said:

Much too expensive with my Kandid.

wow... I'm happy to do this with my adikt then. :)

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On 12/03/2021 at 05:56, Dasher said:

Ha!

We are pretty similar - Friday tends to be deep into the 'archives' but Saturday is Film Night - source a dvd or blurry on a Monday from eBay or amazon and watch it Saturday. We tend to work by Director and are currently on the 'weird' ones - way the other side of 'Eraserhead'  - currently on Peter Greenaway!

My 'Eric' starts at '461 Ocean Boulevard' and, like Thomas, I file by surname as that's how I started many years ago. Derek, Blind Faith, Cream and Mayall are all filed separately.

The biggest issue that I have is that I file my a lot (not all) jazz by label - not smart but historic. So I have four major labels  Blue Note, ECM, Verve and Impulse and then the rest! The problems start when artist leave the label - and it gets even worse when they record on at least two of the four big ones (and I have the occasional one on at least three)!

Maybe the new product from Linn could be an FPGA driven record storage rack system - accessible from a control point that scans, sorts and recovers your record for you! Could work with the post bar code stuff - bit more of an issue for the A1 B1 specialists whose collection stopped in 1976!

Well, I didn't say there weren't the occasional aberrations in the filing.  One instance would be filing "The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles and Fripp" and "McDonald and Giles" just before King Crimson as that seems an easier place to find them.  (But possibly only for me.)

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I was just asking the owner here how he filed his over 4000 records and he only has about 3 or 4 genres but audiophile versions are filed separately.  Within that alphabetical/chronological.

But he mentioned that one of the guys who worked here saw the record collection of a guy who had them ordered pretty uniquely.  He ordered them strictly by the color of the spines!  I'm sure it looked pretty cool but finding a specific album would require a really good memory or a lot of searching.

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I've been shamed by this thread into getting more of the archives I'm in front of the curve for this week - washed 37, bought 2! Fortunately I'm not in the 4000+ category (although probably halfway there - cant say that I've actually counted (that would be even of a chore than washing them).

Filed by colour of the sleeve - that could be interesting. Does white  come first? - or last? Even worse, I have some Charity Shop 'bargains" that don't have a sleeve!

On 12/03/2021 at 14:29, dikki said:

wow... I'm happy to do this with my adikt then. :)

Believe me - if you saw some of the stuff that  Tracey contributed to our vinyl resource then you would be looking for a used AT95 off eBay. In fact if I raid the spares box I could probably build up a half decent LP12 for the price of an Adikt and dedicate it to the task (now, there's a thought... any one got a spare plinth to donate to the cause)!

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I'm in the 2500+ category. Mine are filed alphabetically, then chronologically by artist.

Aditionally they are divided as Pop/Rock from Classical.

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3 hours ago, DebsE said:

I'm in the 2500+ category. Mine are filed alphabetically, then chronologically by artist.

Aditionally they are divided as Ppop/Rock from Classical.

By first or surname 

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If it's a band then first name, if it's a solo artist then surname.

Works for me. :)

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I use the same system for my records as I do for my digital files.  Categories are either, classical, contemporary or sampler.  Discs are then filed in alphabetical order.  Groups are listed as is, individual performers by surname first.  

I undertook an exercise to clean, listen and prune my record collection.  It took some time, but was very therapeutic.

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I listen almost exclusively to rock/pop/synth and I arrange my vinyl records chronologically. It can be tough to remember which year artist X did the record Y, but I want to cover records made from when I was born (1964) to present. There is a huge bump in number of records at the year 1981. A truly golden year for music in my taste. :)

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