How Many LPs is Enough?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by theflattire, Sep 20, 2022.

  1. theflattire

    theflattire Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I know some of you got thousands.
    Maybe I got three hundred, and counting.
    How many is enough? I'm getting old, 59, and how much time do I have to listen to all my records?
    Do I want to listen to all my records? There are favorites and some stuff I have only listened to once or twice.
    So how many is enough? How many to satiate the need for music? When is it time to stop looking and just sit back and enjoy what you got?
    Back when I had like 500 CDs, it'd take me like ten minutes to decide what to load up! I'd stand there trying to decide what to take with me to listen in the car! Started to feel dumb.
    It's starting to get that way with records...

    So how many do you really need? This is not a contest!

    BTW, I culled my CD collection down to around 250 and am much happier.
  2. Summerisle

    Summerisle Forum Resident

    Seattle, WA, USA
    Only you will know the answer to this. Sometimes music becomes to familiar and not a comfort. If you are comfortable with letting go just let certain ones go.
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  3. mantis4tons

    mantis4tons Forum Resident

    Denver, CO, USA
    The right answer is "more than I have now."
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  4. Groovy

    Groovy Forum Resident

    How long is a piece of string?
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  5. DavidJ

    DavidJ Forum Resident

    Kennett Square, PA
    n + 1, where n equals the number of records I currently have.
  6. SongAndDanceMan

    SongAndDanceMan Forum Resident

    It's either 318 or 327
  7. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

    Worcester, MA
    I have over 1000 and still buying so I guess that's not enough.
  8. theflattire

    theflattire Forum Resident Thread Starter

    They got a saying in bicycles: n+1
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  9. tim185

    tim185 Forum Resident

  10. ChefBrunch

    ChefBrunch Forum Resident

    for me about 50 is all I would care to own, I much prefer CD's...but being able to occasionally play an LP is nostalgic
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  11. citizensmurf

    citizensmurf Ambient postpunk will never die

  12. theflattire

    theflattire Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I got a feeling I'm going to need some kind of Random Record Choice generator...
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  13. Fischman

    Fischman RockMonster, ClassicalMaster, and JazzMeister

    New Mexico
    Works for guitars as well.
  14. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident

    United States
    Maybe...5,000,535? :p
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  15. Paully

    Paully De gustibus non est disputandum

    It’s never enough. The only limitations are your space, bank account, and possibly a wife.
  16. imail724

    imail724 Forum Resident

    NY, USA
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  17. Chrome_Head

    Chrome_Head Planetary Resident

    Los Angeles, CA.
    Enough is when I have so many I can’t get in, or out, of my domicile.
  18. Vic_1957

    Vic_1957 Forum Resident

    NJ, USA
    Money and space were my main factors. Before I lost my LPs in a flood in 2012, I was up to about 1,300. So I guess 1,300 was enough for me.

    I concentrated on my CD collection after that. :cool:
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  19. sonofjim

    sonofjim Forum Resident

    A collection is, by definition, a bunch of stuff you really like but don’t need. It’s not rational and there probably is really no limit to how far it can go given the opportunity.
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  20. mbg

    mbg Forum Resident

    Los Angeles

    No more, no less.
  21. phantasmagoria

    phantasmagoria Lost Child

    South Wales, UK

    Next question?
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2022
  22. Paully

    Paully De gustibus non est disputandum

    And three shall be the number and the number shall be three.
  23. Simoon

    Simoon Forum Resident

    Los Angeles
    The vast majority of the vinyl recordings I purchase, are mostly recordings that never got a good digital release, where the vinyl sounds better.

    Which, for the most part, is mid to late 20th century avant-garde classical. I have quite a few amazing (musically and sonically) And 70's ECM label recordings, which also sound better than their digital releases (that 70's ECM vinyl is dead quiet!). And lastly, some pretty rare prog from Italy, Germany, Spain, France.

    I will continue to buy all of the above as long as I continue to find more that I don't already have.

    As far as sticking any where as low as 250 of any specific media, for me, that is laughable! At the age of 65, I am in a constant state of discovering new music in the carious genres I listen to.
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  24. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical omnivore

    Victoria, Canada
    I was going to post "you'll know when you get there". :agree:
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  25. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident

    United States
    Upon further thought, best to use the concept of relativity.

    For some, half a million isn't enough.

    On the other hand, I could tell someone that I own every Kiss album and be told "You have too many albums!" :laugh:
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