sucks. but what about when you take an album out of retirement and it’s almost as good again?
i also like when i find out the song i’ve been skipping over all this time is actually the best one.
The saddest thing ever is when a favourite band or album loses it’s magic. Not that it’s not good anymore, but that you’ve heard it enough times that it just can’t hit that sweet spot anymore. It’s inevitable, but it never ceases to disappoint.
This reminds me of a chat I had in the shop recently where I told a regular customer that, if you buy a lot of records (like I do and he does), you should accept the fact that around 75% of them will end up being hardly listened to and eventually sold. Not so great for business, so I’m glad he looked at me like I was nuts.
Maybe that’s just me and my issues with collecting. I’m always fantasizing about downsizing. Also, I believe that most bands/artists really only have 3 or 4 worthwhile albums in them (allowing for a few exceptions) and even that amount is rare. Just this morning I was thinking “do I really need this many Neil Young records when I only really care about 4 of them”? But then, eventually, what Vortex said happens and I don’t end up getting rid of any. So, I guess I’m saying I feel a bit of relief when I have the experience Jenniferanne describes.