Tracks Added – January 2014

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A couple of years ago a mate of mine started to buy a new CD a week and tweeted it’s title and a (very) small review. Despite the rest of the world having moved over to downloads Dirk has continued his weekly CD buying habit ever since. I find it fascinating that there is quite so much music that I have never heard of and I feel all flushed with excitement when he buys something that I already have! I think that might have happened twice.

Anyway, these days my buying habits are somewhat more sporadic but I thought that it might be interesting to blog about what I have added to my collection on a monthly basis.

So this months additions are:

  • Steve Hackett – Carpet Crawlers
  • Hassan Hakmoun – Unity (SoS)
  • LSO – Brahms Symphony No.2 (SoS)

Those above marked (SoS) are from a subscription service called Society of Sound which is curated by Real World Records, Peter Gabriel and the LSO. This provides members with two downloads a month of which you get no choice. This means that some months you get something that you really love and other months not so.

Statistics

All my music is held in a web-based music streamer called Subsonic, a roll-your-own Spotify if you like. This provides statistics on number of tracks and size of collection, as you can see below. These aren’t strictly accurate for this month as I have already added some more music in February but will be correct next month.

1,207 artists
2,561 albums
23,055 songs
225.52 GB
1,846 hours