25.11.17

How my record collection is categorised


This is a High-Fidelity-style question isn't it? I never used to have any organisation to my record collection but a few years ago, just before I reanimated this blog, I took a great deal of time thinking out 50 categories which would contain it. Almost nothing slips between the cracks of this. There are a few tricky areas though.

The Pixies go into Indie where they sit with The Throwing Muses but they occasionally have strayed into Artcore (which is where all the American Post-Hardcore stuff lives). Gainsbourg could go in Seventies Rock - but actually he lives in Rest Of The World (always love that bin in Record Stores!) Noughties Electronic and Noughties Rock probably contain a few releases from this this decade - so sue me. It always amuses me that Belbury Poly live in the former (with my own two records natch) and The Focus Group in the latter.

Seventies Roots Rock is a great category containing as it does Folk Rock, Country Rock and the singer songwriters. Pere Ubu I have in my No Wave category - not the Post-Punk Category; which is fine for me. My well-stocked No Wave and NDW bins are source of great pride, innit. The cut-offs between Reggae, Dub and Dancehall are remarkably clinical - as are those between Hardcore and Jungle, and those between Two-Step, Grime and Dubstep (which is the smallest section I have besides the Blues box and is alarmingly full of Zomby's records). Both the African and Indian categories contain Field Recordings and Pop music.

It works! I've never looked back. Try it in your own emporium.

Avant-Garde
Classical
Sound Recording
Jazz
House
Indian
Rest of the World
Soundtracks
Nineties Electronic
African
New York House
Detroit Techno
Disco Not Disco
Belgian Techno
UK Techno
Chicago House
Disco
Post-Punk
Noughties Electronic
Noughties Rock
Nineties Rock
Indie
Artcore
Metal
Seventies Avant Rock
Seventies Roots Rock
Punk
Prog
Krautrock
NDW
Seventies Rock
No Wave
Eighties Avant Rock
Hip-Hop
Soul
R'n'B
Electro
Avant Hip-Hop
Sixties USA
Sixties UK
Grime
Dancehall
Reggae
Dub
South American
Dubstep
Two-Step
Jungle
Hardcore

Record boxes live on their own...