What's the Average Release Date of Your Collection?

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  1. Anaplian

    Anaplian Rise and Reverberate Thread Starter

    Milton Keynes UK
    Cos I was bored I went into the spreadsheet in which I catalogue my collection and then did an "average" on release date.

    My average was: 1989

    Anyone else done this?

    Note: I use the date when a record was first released as the release date (so reissues keep the original release date). Compilations use the release date of the compilation - not the date(s) when the material in the comp was first released.
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  2. Chemically altered

    Chemically altered Forum Resident

    Ukraine in Spirit
    I would say 1963 t0 1979, so I can't vote with the restrictions of your poll. Sorry.
  3. Easy-E

    Easy-E Forum Resident

  4. Veggie Boy

    Veggie Boy still trudgin'

    Central Canada
    My collection average release is probably 1975 to 1985 over about 4,000 albums

    Not sure how to vote on this range.
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  5. Swansong

    Swansong From Planet Earth

    Same here. I have a very expansive collection that goes from the 1950’s to the 2000’s. The average would probably fall between 1960 to 1980.
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  6. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Not sure, but my guess is it would be late '70s or early '80s. And since the '70s beat all other decades in my collection, that's how I voted.
  7. Olargues

    Olargues Forum Resident

    South of France
    Although I'm 57, most of the music is from 1990 and specially in the 00's.
    Music in the 80's is not very appealing to me.
    70's is quite boring.
    60's not very interesting.
    I'm into alternative and indie rock music.
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  8. Cryptical17

    Cryptical17 Forum Resident

    New York
    1970 is the key year of my music collection. Also my birth year. Although I think 1971 has taken over as the most music in my collection.
  9. Andy Smith

    Andy Smith .....Like a good pinch of snuff......

    I’d say 60% of my collection was bought about ‘71 to ‘79.
    Hardy surprising as we had Glam followed shortly after by Punk.
  10. YardByrd

    YardByrd rock n roll citizen in a hip hop world

    60-69, including my own release date of '68
  11. Taxman

    Taxman Senior Member

    Fayetteville, NY
    I was born in 1951. Though I prize my 1960s stuff, I had more money and wider interests starting in 1969-1970 (Woodstock/ Beatles demise/college influences), so most of my physical collection skews to 1970s
  12. mwheelerk

    mwheelerk Sorry, I can't talk now, I'm listening to music...

    Gilbert Arizona
    I am not sure about average but these are the album totals per decade in my collection....
    • 1950's - 277
    • 1960's - 885
    • 1970's - 1,092
    • 1980's - 431
    • 1990's - 513
    • 2000's - 529
    • 2010's - 539
    • 2020' - 290 so far
  13. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

    Planet Earth
    I couldn’t even name which decade is dominating my collection. Definitely not the 60’s or 70’s…..
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  14. sathvyre

    sathvyre formerly known as ABBAmaniac

    Probably 1980-1989 (because I am a HUGE metal fan and grew up / started collecting music around that time).
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  15. Steven J

    Steven J Forum Resident

    1978 - 1980
  16. My collection doesn't start seriously until 1955 or so. With recordings up until now, the average date must be somewhere in the late 80s.
  17. JD33

    JD33 Forum Resident

    I was sure my average would fall somewhere in the 80's, since that makes up the largest portion of my collection at roughly 28%, but it ended up being 1992.
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  18. Armjim

    Armjim Music is indeed a gift from Heaven

    San Antonio, TX
    This is an interesting poll and I have read the responses with real curiosity. I don't think I could answer with real certainty like a lot of the other folks have commented; mine would possibly range from 1962-1980 with a real nod to the 1990's. My spreadsheets have always been in alphabetical order by artists (classical primarily by composer and is a real challenge). About 5 years ago I started entering the date of acquisition. I don't know if I have it in me to go back and enter the release dates on my SS, but it is fun reading the responses here.
  19. abzach

    abzach Forum Resident

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  20. versionsound

    versionsound The six strings that drew blood

  21. bartels76

    bartels76 Forum Hall Of Fame

    Maybe 1970-1979? Artists were putting out albums once or twice a year back then. By the time the 80's -on rolled around albums were more spaced out.
  22. babyblue

    babyblue Patches Pal!

    Pacific NW
    It may not exactly fit your rules, but here is what my RYM profile says:

    1950s 9 (0.31%)
    1960s 170 (5.91%)
    1970s 535 (18.6%)
    1980s 428 (14.8%)
    1990s 510 (17.7%)
    2000s 555 (19.3%)
    2010s 506 (17.6%)
    2020s 162 (5.63%)

    Looks like the 2000s, followed closely by the 1970s.
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  23. Reckoner

    Reckoner Made in Canada

    Here is my RYM stats....I'm 53

    Many of these releases would be compilations....so grain of salt.

    1960s 17 (1.96%)
    1970s 48 (5.54%)
    1980s 160 (18.4%)
    1990s 311 (35.9%)
    2000s 181 (20.9%)
    2010s 127 (14.6%)
    2020s 22 (2.54%)
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  24. rochacrimson

    rochacrimson Forum Resident

    1970-1979...most of them 1970-76.
    The best era for me...the production, the sound, the arragements, the playing...all this atmosphere is magic...and i just was born in 1980.
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  25. *JD*

    *JD* Currently Composing The Next Shot

    1990 by my spread sheet (Excl).
    And that's for my entire collection, LP's CD's Cassettes.
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