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Your top 10 Artists (ranked by # items in your collection)

Discussion in 'music' started by gavreid, May 20, 2022.

  1. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Any item - album, single, CD, paid download, bootleg, dodgy tapes, comps, etc. Doubles, triples, box sets count as a single unit. Approximately as follows...

    1 Bruce Springsteen (by a country mile, about 140 :oops:)
    2 Elvis Costello
    3 Tom Waits
    4 Miles Davis
    5 Squeeze
    6 Bob Dylan
    7 Billy Bragg
    8 The Beatles
    9 Bowie
    10 Cocteau Twins.
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  2. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Normally I wouldn’t, but you caught me at the right moment (coffee in hand.) Life’s too short to rank them, but I know it will be something like

    Zappa (by a country mile, about 37)
    King Crimson (actually I lied - 74 when you include the Collectors’ Club releases)
    Keith Jarrett
    Bill Frisell
    Neil Young
    Mingus (down to about 10 by this stage)

    Now I can sit back and wait for the first lists of 12, 20, 50, to be posted!
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  3. JensenHealey

    JensenHealey pfm Member

    Mine is more common I'm afraid.

    Probably Mahler symphonies and then..
    Pink Floyd

    Then probably a soup of other stuff
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  4. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    Tom Waits
    Loudon Wainwright III
    Pink Floyd
    Kate Bush
    Suzanne Vega
    JJ Cale
    Elvis Costello
    Bob Dylan
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  5. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    No idea how to sort this from the Discogs site, but I suspect it would be:


    Miles Davis (pretty much everything he did, plus all the posthumous bootleg series, complete sessions boxes etc).
    John Coltrane (not complete, but certainly a lot, e.g. all Prestige, all Atlantic, most of the Impulse).
    Herbie Hancock (complete Blue Note, Warners & Columbia).
    Keith Jarrett (complete Impulse, a lot of the ECM).
    Thelonious Monk (most of it).

    Glen Gould (I’ve got the huge Columbia Bach box).

    David Bowie (pretty much everything, just missing some of the mid-80s stuff and not bothered about completing that period).

    Lots of other things in era/career-spanning CD boxes, e.g. Beatles, Dylan, Cohen, Springsteen, Roxy Music, Hawkwind, Grateful Dead, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Dexter Gordon, Stravinsky, Boulez, etc.

    Most of the above involves CD boxes to some degree as jazz aside I tend not to follow bands for full careers tending to prefer one aspect of their catalogue (usually the start). On vinyl I’d say Coltrane and Bowie were by far the biggest physical span (the Miles is largely on CD, I’ve very little vinyl there). Most on the new-wave and indie that makes up my rock collection were only around for a few albums so don’t take up much space to be complete. Even say Kraftwerk is only about 12-13 albums or so, a drop in the ocean compared to Miles, Coltrane or Jarrett!

    PS Edit to add pic of the sheer extent of Miles on CD! The Prestige albums box is tucked behind the various complete boxes. I’m really only missing the Complete Plugged Nickel box, and that’s a tough one to find at a good price.
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  6. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    Kate Bush

    David Bowie


    The Beatles

    Frank Sinatra

    Paul Simon / Simon & Garfunkel

    John Barry - soundtracks

    Grace Jones
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  7. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    The The (shock :))

    Rest not in order at a guess

    The National
    Prefab Sprout
    Depeche Mode
    Kate Bush
    Dire Straits
    Durutti Column
    Porcupine Tree/Steven Wilson
  8. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I have the magnificent 21CD Sinatra - the Capitol Years box, which really should be enough to put him halfway up my list. But sadly there is a cardboard box around all the individual CDs, so under the thread rules he only scores one - putting him at the same level as (quick scan of shelves) ZNR.
  9. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    Leaving classical music aside, as a rough estimate:

    Half Man Half Biscuit
    David Bowie
    Bob Dylan
    Julian Cope
    Rolling Stones
    Neil Young
    Stevie Wonder
    Fairport Convention
    Zappa/Mothers of Invention

    Very few box sets, apart from the Dylan ‘Biograph’ compilation and a four-CD Zappa set.
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  10. nickc78

    nickc78 pfm Member

    Brian Eno
    Roland Kirk
    Tubby Hayes
    Sun Ra
    David Bowie
    Matt Berry
    Aphex Twin
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  11. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    I have a lot of his mono albums, and some later on his Reprise label, mostly stereo.

    I think I have a triple album of his, but no box sets.
  12. hc25036

    hc25036 pfm Member

    (spot the ones influenced by Mrs hc25036 and Miss hc25036!)

    Frank Zappa (by a mile)
    Richard Thompson
    Captain Beefheart
    Van der Graaf Generator
    Kate Rusby
    Rory Gallagher
    Neil Young
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Jimi Hendrix
    Dougie MacLean
    Last edited: May 20, 2022
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  13. Locheeboy

    Locheeboy pfm Member

    Stone the Crows
    Sleaz Band
    Deacon Blue
    The Associates
    Sensational Alex Harvey Band
    Incredible String Band
    The Corries
    John Martyn
    Goodbye Mr. McKenzie
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  14. Locheeboy

    Locheeboy pfm Member

    (spot the ones influenced by Mrs hc25036 and Miss hc25036!)

    They're Dougie Maclean and Kate Rusby...:cool:
    Last edited: May 20, 2022
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  15. hc25036

    hc25036 pfm Member

    Top shout!
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  16. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    James Last
    Mrs Mills
    Barbra Streisand
    Herb Alpert
    Jim Reeves
    Nana Mouskouri
    Demis Roussos
    Val Doonican
    Velvet Underground
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  17. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    But sheer numbers it's something like
  18. gordon

    gordon self-righteous, but never right

    I have about 10 albums of a fair number of artists in my collection. Off the top of my head:

    Guided By Voices
    Mountain Goats
    Frontier Ruckus/Matthew Milia (only 7, but Milia's in his early 30's)
    Teenage Fanclub
    Black Flag/Henry Rollins
    Bevis Frond
    Flaming Lips
    Young Fresh Fellows
    Tom Waits
    Neil Young
  19. kendo

    kendo Prussian bot

    Durutti Column
    Dead Can Dance
    Banco da Gaia
    Van der Graaf Generator
    Popol Vuh
    Carbon Based Lifeforms
  20. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Leonard Cohen
    Loudon Wainwright III
    Roy Harper
    Chris Rea
    Rolling Stones
    Pink Floyd
    J J Cale
    David Bowie
    Frank Sinatra
    The Eagles

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