Hi! I'm relatively new to Discogs, and only began entering my collection into the database in July 2020. I'm using Discogs as a way to listen to my collection with a new perspective, while also making additions and updates based on what I have for the larger good of this great database. Each day I listen to my albums whenever I can and that's when I log them and revise any versions, so everything you see is happening in real-time. I'm also trying to be cut-throat and slim down my collection, so this also gives me a great opportunity to go through everything systematically and figure out if it still speaks to me. (I've been collecting albums for 20 years.)

I have about 1200 records, 800 CDs, and a small handful of cassettes. I'm starting with the records first. I'm looking forward to being part of this community and not making any more mistakes when editing the database. :) Happy listening!

https://www.discogs.com/submissions?page=1&mode=merges&view=flat

Clarification on RSG §10.7.2. (transferring credits between releases) https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/233735#2869825

Images of full black vinyl not necessary (ruling by nik): https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/410975#3802964

Common runout etchings: https://www.discogs.com/group/thread/809508

No need for detailed images of non-relevant data (e.g., lyrics, liner notes without identifying info, etc.): https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/725558
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added John Lennon - Live In New York City to their collection. about 1 hour ago
posted a review of The Who - The Who By Numbers. about 2 hours ago
Not bad for a man suffering from writer's block, Pete Townshend takes a step back from the well-earned heights of Quadrophenia and does a more straight ahead, simple rocker. Lots of moments of excellent rock music with a couple of softer, more... See full review
added The Who - The Who By Numbers to their collection. about 2 hours ago
posted a review of Roy Orbison - Mystery Girl. about 3 hours ago
I only own two Roy Orbison albums: a 2CD set of his singles from the 1960s, and Mystery Girl- his final album, recorded a month before his death. It was a popular album, certainly fuelled by his then recent passing, but also it stands on its own as a... See full review
added Roy Orbison - Mystery Girl to their collection. about 3 hours ago
posted a review of David Bowie, Trevor Jones - Labyrinth (From The Original Soundtrack Of The Jim Henson Film). about 5 hours ago
My association with the music and this soundtrack makes it a bit difficult to evaluate this album, given how strong my nostalgia is for this film. The easiest criticism is Trevor Jones' largely synthesized score has not aged well. But the pieces are... See full review
added David Bowie, Trevor Jones - Labyrinth (From The Original Soundtrack Of The Jim Henson Film) to their collection. about 6 hours ago
posted a review of Mississippi John Hurt - The Immortal Mississippi John Hurt. about 7 hours ago
John Hurt only got to see one of his LPs released through Vanguard before his somewhat untimely passing at age 73. "The Immortal..." is Hurt's first posthumous LP. And fortunately, these and the other recordings he made in 1966 truly did make him... See full review
added Mississippi John Hurt - The Immortal Mississippi John Hurt to their collection. about 21 hours ago
posted a comment on Brian Eno - David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts. about 21 hours ago
It was explained to the record company by the Islamic Council of Great Britain that they felt it was disrespectful to use a "holy prayer" for commercial purposes. At Eno and Byrne's request the track was replaced. That being said, a good number of... See full review
posted a review of Brian Eno - David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts. about 22 hours ago
I give it five stars even if it's not my favourite Brian Eno album. But you could easily draw a line in the sand with this album, with every electronic album that came before and every album that came after showing a clear delineation that was made by... See full review
added Brian Eno - David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts to their collection. 1 day ago
posted a review of The Who - Tommy. 1 day ago
I'm not sure there's a lot of substance to the story of Tommy, but this might have been the first entirely consistent rock opera ever. It wasn't the first by any means, but it's easily the earliest of the most successful rock operas made. Everything... See full review
posted a review of Klaus Doldinger And Giorgio Moroder - The NeverEnding Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). 1 day ago
I almost want to get the bad points out of the way first: Moroder's contributions obviously sound a little corny today given that his approach to synthesizer music hasn't aged well. The album is also ridiculously disorganized, deciding to keep... See full review
added Shel Silverstein - Where The Sidewalk Ends to their collection. 2 days ago
added Klaus Doldinger And Giorgio Moroder - The NeverEnding Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) to their collection. 2 days ago
added Jimi Hendrix - The Rainbow Bridge Concert (The Early Show) to their collection. 3 days ago
posted a review of Jimi Hendrix - The Lord Of The Strings. 3 days ago
Obviously an important recording of Jimi's performance from Woodstock. Almost criminal how long time passed before it saw an official audio release, and even those couple of official releases have been poorly treated, none of them ever offering the... See full review
posted a review of Beethoven*, Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer - Symphony No. 3 "Eroica". 3 days ago
Eroica changed the way symphonies were composed. It's obviously one of the most important pieces Beethoven ever produced. I will say it's not may favourite symphony of his, but only because it contends with the 4th, 5th, and 8th. It certainly has a... See full review
posted a review of Peter Maxwell Davies, The Fires Of London* - Vesalii Icones. 3 days ago
One of the earliest pieces I have from Maxwell Davies, and perhaps my least favourite, if only because it's a rather inconsistent piece. It pushes the envelope in many places, and not always successfully in my opinion. I found his works became a lot... See full review
submitted Peter Maxwell Davies, The Fires Of London* - Vesalii Icones. 3 days ago
posted a review of Eugene Zador, The Westphalian Symphony Orchestra*, Paul Freeman (3), The Modern Brass Quintet - Studies for Orchestra / Brass Quintet. 3 days ago
Always blows my mind when I come across classical pieces from somewhat obscure composers and they sound actually very good! Zandor's "Studies" is the best piece here. Very full with lots of interesting bits. His quintet is a bit more traditional, but... See full review
posted a review of Bartók Béla* - Rhapsodies Nos. 1.-2. / Rhapsody No. 1. / Contrasts / Hungarian Folk Songs. 3 days ago
Very well done recordings of his Rhapsodies. It would be impressive to have the entire series of these records, but alas this is the only one I have.
added The Who - Tommy to their collection. 3 days ago
posted a review of Neil Young - After The Gold Rush. 4 days ago
One of the best and one of my favourite Neil Young albums. Folksy, but hugely rockin'. Any album that has range between a softer, gut-wrenching track like "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" to something biting and acerbic like "Southern Man" and can... See full review
added Jimi Hendrix - The Lord Of The Strings to their collection. 4 days ago
posted a review of Begum Akhtar - Dadras & Thumrees. 4 days ago
Fine vocal album. Sounds good, with well-rounded sound between the tabla and singer. A very controlled, very professional performance.
posted a review of Neil Young - Comes A Time. 4 days ago
One of the great folk-rock albums of the 1970s, one of Neil Young's best albums, and oddly, his last good studio album for almost a decade until the release of "Freedom" in 1989. It might have made for a good solo album, but Reprise made the right... See full review
added Neil Young - Comes A Time to their collection. 4 days ago
posted a review of T-Bone Walker - T-Bone Blues. 4 days ago
Perfectly fine Chicago blues. Not quite sure why, but T-Bone Walker has never moved me like other blues players from his era and locale. It feels very much like the blues you'd find at a lounge club or jazz club in the city during the late '50s.... See full review
submitted Begum Akhtar - Dadras & Thumrees. 4 days ago
submitted Beethoven*, Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer - Symphony No. 3 "Eroica". 5 days ago
added T-Bone Walker - T-Bone Blues to their collection. 6 days ago
posted a review of Ernie (4) & Bert (3) - Havin' Fun With Ernie & Bert. 7 days ago
One of the earlier Sesame Street albums before they started up their own self-titled label. Everything has been penned by Raposo and Juhl, so you know you're in for a good time! It's largely an educational album - with the tri-fold cover even having a... See full review
posted a review of Mstislav Rostropovich, Dvořák*, Sir Adrian Boult Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Concerto In B Minor. 7 days ago
Dvorak's allegro from the Cello Concerto is immediately recognizable and makes this piece worth including in any classical collection. This is a fine arrangement, if a bit dated in both style and recording. Fair considering it is a recording from... See full review
submitted Mstislav Rostropovich, Dvořák*, Sir Adrian Boult Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Concerto In B Minor. 7 days ago
posted a review that has since been deleted. 7 days ago
added Neil Young - After The Gold Rush to their collection. 7 days ago
added Eugene Zador, The Westphalian Symphony Orchestra*, Paul Freeman (3), The Modern Brass Quintet - Studies for Orchestra / Brass Quintet to their collection. 7 days ago
posted a review of No Artist - Star Wars. 7 days ago
At least the music and sound effects from the original movie are used! The vocal impressions of Luke, Vader, C3PO are... ok. Vader and Obiwan are a little off, but still get the job done. Regardless, it's presented with a lot of energy and a fine... See full review
added No Artist - Star Wars to their collection. 7 days ago
added Ernie (4) & Bert (3) - Havin' Fun With Ernie & Bert to their collection. 8 days ago
posted a review of Charles Ives / Eugene Ormandy / Philadelphia Orchestra* / Leopold Stokowski / American Symphony Orchestra* / Leonard Bernstein / New York Philharmonic* - The World Of Charles Ives. 8 days ago
Absolute bonkers. Each track sounds like he's running several compositions at once. How does a conductor even manage these? Ives' integration of American folk melodies is wonderful here and when it comes to modern classical music, he was decades... See full review
posted a review of Raffi (2) With Ken Whiteley - More Singable Songs. 8 days ago
Raffi's previous "Singable Songs..." record was full of very catchy folk and nursery melodies, done in his beautiful voice, which really set up a lot of kids in the 1980s to appreciate these forms of music. "More Singable songs..." maybe doesn't have... See full review
added Mstislav Rostropovich, Dvořák*, Sir Adrian Boult Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Concerto In B Minor to their collection. 8 days ago
submitted Charles Ives / Eugene Ormandy / Philadelphia Orchestra* / Leopold Stokowski / American Symphony Orchestra* / Leonard Bernstein / New York Philharmonic* - The World Of Charles Ives. 9 days ago
submitted Raffi (2) With Ken Whiteley - More Singable Songs. 9 days ago
submitted Bartók Béla* - Rhapsodies Nos. 1.-2. / Rhapsody No. 1. / Contrasts / Hungarian Folk Songs. 9 days ago
posted a review of Gerard Schwarz - Henry Brant / Elliott Carter / Richard Moryl / Charles Whittenberg / Stefan Wolpe - Gerard Schwarz Plays New Music For Trumpet. 9 days ago
Interesting album, with the focus on modern solo trumpet music (or at least, compositions where the trumpet takes priority). The first side has very modern pieces, most of them short. Some from well known composers (Carter, Wolpe) while the rest... See full review
posted a review that has since been deleted. 9 days ago