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PostSubject: Has anyone ever done this?   Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:13 am

I have often thought of listening to my entire CD collection from beginning to end in an alphabetical and chronological order. Of course, I have yet to o so. Has anyone ever attempted this or done this?
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone ever done this?   Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:21 am

Yes, Ive attempted it. Takes a mighty long time, but my problem is I get in the mood to hear certain music, and I made it about halfway through before I ran into something I didnt really want to listen to that day. But really, I think itd take me at least a year of constant listening to get through just the metal.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone ever done this?   Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:34 am

The thought has crossed my mind from time to time but no, I've never tried it. I do go through phases where I'll listen to a particular band's entire discography from start to finish but it would take for-EVER to do it with my entire collection.

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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone ever done this?   Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:36 am

See that's the thing, I would get in the mood to hear something else and I wouldn't be able to for fear of breaking the order. Also, if I grabbed a new album from a favorite band, I would have to wait until they came up in the rotation (or maybe they have already been passed?) to be able to hear it and discuss it here on HoM. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone ever done this?   Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:57 am

I've attempted it a couple times, never got much farther than the 2nd artist in itunes..haha.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone ever done this?   Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:07 am

Same here. I thought of starting with "A" and listening to every one of my discs. Didn't even make it through my AC/DC discography.

I recently tried to go through the entire discography of Savatage, to follow along with the discussions here and I couldn't make it past Fight For The Rock.

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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone ever done this?   Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:19 am

I attempted it once and did not make it past Aerosmith, I have waaaaaaaaaay too many CD's and albums to attempt this.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone ever done this?   Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:37 am

no way... i have way to many cds. i listen to music based on mood anyway. so there's no way that would ever work for me. plus some of the cds i have in my collection suck, i just never get rid of anything other than dupes. i simply throw it in a box & forget about it.

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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone ever done this?   Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:40 am

mc666 wrote:
plus some of the cds i have in my collection suck, i just never get rid of anything other than dupes. i simply throw it in a box & forget about it.

I used to do the same thing, but recently ive been getting rid of stuff cause I know Ill never listen to it.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone ever done this?   Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:44 am

Nope - I have way too much music!
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone ever done this?   Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:04 pm

nope, the mood would be wrong.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone ever done this?   Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:42 pm

No. I have far too much music to do that.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone ever done this?   Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:48 pm

I have my entire CD collection in an Excel spreadsheet so yes, I have an alphabetized list.

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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone ever done this?   Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:27 pm

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I have my entire CD collection in an Excel spreadsheet so yes, I have an alphabetized list.

I'm finally finishing mine. I had all my cds catalogged on cd-tracker.com, but they went belly-up a few years ago and I never bothered to update my stuff. Just roughly estimating, I thought I had about 1200 cds. The actual number is closer to 1500, so I don't see myself listening to them in A to Z order anytime soon.

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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone ever done this?   Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:57 pm

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tohostudios wrote:
I have my entire CD collection in an Excel spreadsheet so yes, I have an alphabetized list.

I'm finally finishing mine. I had all my cds catalogged on cd-tracker.com, but they went belly-up a few years ago and I never bothered to update my stuff. Just roughly estimating, I thought I had about 1200 cds. The actual number is closer to 1500, so I don't see myself listening to them in A to Z order anytime soon.

That's where I had mine too. Fortunately before they went under, I discovered an export feature they had. I exported my entire collection to a file which I then loaded into Excel. It's just been a matter of maintaining it since then.

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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone ever done this?   Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:03 pm

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Fortunately before they went under, I discovered an export feature they had

Didn't know about that. I just copy & pasted my info, but it came out all f'ed up with grids and lines. I just scrapped it & started from scratch.

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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone ever done this?   Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:06 pm

It figures they went out of business. I spent 5 consecutive vacation days entering all my CDs into CD Tracker and less than 6 months later, they close. I was damned sure gonna find a way to not have to duplicate all work again. Fortunately, I found the export feature.

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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone ever done this?   Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:10 pm

I did it once and it only took about a 6 months. This was also back when I was still in High school I believe so my collection at the time wasnt very big.

Now I have a gazillion more so it will definetly take me longer than 6 months. When I first did it I start from A and went all the way through to Z no problem. Some bands I couldnt wait for albums to finish but I managed to get through it.

I tried doing this again last year. I made it all the way up to I. I was listening to the 3rd or 4th Iron Savior album and I got some new cds so I decided to listen to those and then I never finished where I left off. I also figured that since I had some gaps in some of the bands discographys that maybe I should wait until I complete most of them before I get too much further into this.

A few weeks ago during work I couldnt decide what to listen to. So I was thinking why dont I try listening to all my cds again, but instead of going through each band at a time why not listen to each album from A-Z? Since I have an ipod it puts that all in order for me so I dont have to guess haha and so far it has been a great idea. This way I get to listen to everything and I dont get burnt out on listening to one band constantly.

So far I have listened to 19 albums within 2-3 weeks. Its going to take a while to complete this but this actually is interesting to see which album i'll be listening to next. Id say give this way a try.

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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone ever done this?   Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:13 pm

Damn! I misread the original post. I thought it said "listing", not "listening".

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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone ever done this?   Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:20 pm

tohostudios wrote:
Damn! I misread the original post. I thought it said "listing", not "listening".

I was going to point that out when I saw your first post in this thread but I didn't want to be a dick. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone ever done this?   Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:20 pm

tohostudios wrote:
Damn! I misread the original post. I thought it said "listing", not "listening".


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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone ever done this?   Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:28 pm

I've had lousy eyesight since second grade and obviously it ain't gettin' any better.

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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone ever done this?   Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:31 pm

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I did it once and it only took about a 6 months. This was also back when I was still in High school I believe so my collection at the time wasnt very big.

Now I have a gazillion more so it will definetly take me longer than 6 months. When I first did it I start from A and went all the way through to Z no problem. Some bands I couldnt wait for albums to finish but I managed to get through it.

I tried doing this again last year. I made it all the way up to I. I was listening to the 3rd or 4th Iron Savior album and I got some new cds so I decided to listen to those and then I never finished where I left off. I also figured that since I had some gaps in some of the bands discographys that maybe I should wait until I complete most of them before I get too much further into this.

A few weeks ago during work I couldnt decide what to listen to. So I was thinking why dont I try listening to all my cds again, but instead of going through each band at a time why not listen to each album from A-Z? Since I have an ipod it puts that all in order for me so I dont have to guess haha and so far it has been a great idea. This way I get to listen to everything and I dont get burnt out on listening to one band constantly.

So far I have listened to 19 albums within 2-3 weeks. Its going to take a while to complete this but this actually is interesting to see which album i'll be listening to next. Id say give this way a try.


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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone ever done this?   Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:18 am

I'd be dead before I got to the S's.

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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone ever done this?   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:06 am

I know brontotex used to start every year by doing this. I think he was successful at least 2 years in a row. Took him months!

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