2009 Wrap-Up: Music Purchase Summary

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Similar to last year, this may only interest me, but maybe I’ll look at these lists years from now and say one of these things:
A)You were ahead of your time in purchasing “XX” album
B)What a waste of money
C)You used to buy compact discs?
Either way, the record companies can’t say I don’t “invest” in the industry.
Below are the CD’s, Mp3’s and vinyl albums/EPs/singles I purchased in the last year.

Compact Discs
Kyle Andrews – Real Blasty
Vonnegutt – Vice Nine EP
Emmy the Great – First Love
K’naan – Troubadour
Neko Case – Middle Cyclone
Dan Deacon – Bromst
K-OS – Yes!
Chester French – Love the Future
The Hard Lessons – Arms Forest
Deastro – Moondagger
Jay-Z – Blueprint 3
KiD CuDi – Man On The Moon: End Of Day
Clipse – Til The Casket Drops
Raekwon – Only Built For Cuban Linx II

Mp3 Albums
Futurecop! – The Lost City of Avagorth EP
Bon Iver – Blood Bank EP (Amazon Daily Deal)
Cursive – Mama, I’m Swollen
Chris Cornell – Scream (Amazon Daily Deal)
Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (Amazon Daily Deal)
Great Lake Swimmers – Lost Channels (Amazon Daily Deal)
Ben Harper & Relentless7 – White Lies For Dark Times (Amazon Daily Deal)
Explosions In The Sky – How Strange, Innocence (Amazon Daily Deal)
Kyle Lucas & Captain Midnite – I Brought Dead Flowers To A Funeral EP
Heartless Bastards – The Mountain (Amazon Daily Deal)
Coconut Records – Davy (Amazon Daily Deal)
Discovery – LP (Amazon Daily Deal)
Portugal. The Man (Amazon Daily Deal)
The Dodos – Time To Die (Amazon Daily Deal)
Burns – Teknique EP
Weezer – Raditude (Amazon Daily Deal)
Phoenix – Its Never Been Like That (Amazon Daily Deal)
Heavy Mojo – Choice Cuts EP
Rodrigo y Gabriela – 11:11
Kings of Leon – Only By The Night (Amazon Daily Deal)
Daft Punk – Musique Vol. 1 (Amazon Daily Deal)

MP3 Singles
CLP – Superconfidential ft Tunde Olaniran (single)
Blak Jak – $500 (Ball Out) (single)
Yung Wun – Tear It Up (single)
Ruff Ryders – WWIII ft Jadakiss, Snoop Dogg, Scarface, Yung Wun (single)
Burns – Hearbeats single

Vinyl
Santogold
Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
Passion Pit – Manners
Jay-Z – Blueprint
Girl Talk – Night Ripper

I only bought 25 albums in 2008 and nearly doubled that number at 40 this year. Enjoying a multitude of musical genres isn’t so nice on the wallet. But as you can see, I’ve been taking advantage of Amazon’s Daily Music Deal (15 times actually). Nearly all the mp3 albums/EP’s I purchased were $3.99 or less and all were via Amazon and DRM-Free. Some of the deals were good enough that I upgraded copies of old albums (Neko Case, Kings of Leon). Until iTunes prices their DRM-free mp3’s like Amazon, I don’t see myself switching back.

The increase in vinyl purchases can be attributed to the artwork adorning my kitchen wall and unearthing an old record player from home. I still need a working needle for it, but I’m shopping on it. Besides, when it only costs $2 more for a record, I’d rather have vinyl with its larger artwork and free download coupon. I have a feeling this will increase in 2010.

What were your musical purchases last year? 5? 20? None?

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