In the vinyl analysis

There was a time when I had a marked aversion to Greatest Hits sets, which explains why I have fewer than half of these:

Observations:

  • I don’t know anyone over the age of 25 who hasn’t gone through at least one copy of Thriller;
  • I went out of my way to avoid Hotel California, and still do.

6 comments »

  1. fillyjonk »

    6 July 2019 · 3:34 pm

    “I don’t know anyone over the age of 25 who hasn’t gone through at least one copy of Thriller;”

    *shyly raises hand*

    But I was both broke as a teen (when Thriller came out, and I was that weird kid who liked classical music.

    So I guess you know one now.

  2. CGHill »

    6 July 2019 · 3:38 pm

    I stand corrected.

  3. McGehee »

    6 July 2019 · 6:10 pm

    Here, too — but then, I never had much interest in The Michael’s music, and only know what I do because pop culture used to be unavoidable.

    I remember once right around “Off the Wall” (IIRC) seeing a profile of him on TV and hearing his still little-boy voice and being creeped out.

  4. Jean »

    7 July 2019 · 12:54 am

    Add me to the list. Plus, I love the Eagles.

  5. Roger O Green »

    7 July 2019 · 6:53 am

    Ah, thanks for blogging fodder! 14, but some on CD.

  6. Not thrilled – Zoopraxiscope »

    7 July 2019 · 10:01 am

    […] Charles Hill recently posted a video that purports to list fifteen albums that are in the collections of everyone who bought records back in the age of vinyl. Surprisingly, I have four — but only four, and Thriller is not among them. […]

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