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What fraction of your album listens are first listens? I'm curious how much people favor novelty vs. comfort in their listening. For me, it's probably about one in five, though more than half of my listening is to albums I've only recently heard for the first time (within the previous week or two).

Also, how much do you favor new music? Right now, I think about 1/3 of my listens are to albums released in the past year, though I go through phases where it's much higher than that.
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To be honest, I'd say it's around 85-90% of the albums I listen to are for the first time. On occasion I'll toss in an album I've heard before, one I love or something, generally that's when I'm listening to my vinyl collection on the weekend with my friends or my family, but during the week when I listen to music while working or in the car or whatever, I'm listening to something for the first time.
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I know some people like Precedent are able to listen to most favorites only once in a blue moon, but for me I need those future listens to test my faith in an album's greatness. So for me, probably 60% of my listens are relistens.
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It all varies depending on my mood, but I'd say about 85-90% of my listening is to albums I've heard at least once. One listen is never enough. If I like something, I want to get to know it a hell of a lot better, and I also find first listens to be extremely deceptive. I tend to listen to new records that intrigue me at least a handful of times before deciding whether or not it's a keeper.
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According to my spreadsheet, 54% of my album listens this month have been first time listens. I think usually it's a bit lower than that.
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I usually split even at half-and-half.
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meccalecca wrote:
It all varies depending on my mood, but I'd say about 85-90% of my listening is to albums I've heard at least once. One listen is never enough. If I like something, I want to get to know it a hell of a lot better, and I also find first listens to be extremely deceptive. I tend to listen to new records that intrigue me at least a handful of times before deciding whether or not it's a keeper.

This is pretty much me exactly.
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sp4cetiger wrote:
I think about 1/3 of my listens


More or less this.
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I agree with Mecca in that one listen to an album isn't enough, so I do a lot of relistening. I also just don't like streaming all that much. So most of my listening is with physical copies relaxing in my bedroom, which are almost always relistens unless I just bought it that day. So realistically, I listen to about 5 albums a day, and only one every other day will be new. So I'd guess 90% of my listening is with stuff I already know.
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I would say about 20-25 per cent first time listens...although I am trying to scale that down as there are a lot of gems on my computer I have only heard once. I need to go back and revisit some stuff that rarely gets played due to lack of time.

New releases make up a pretty small percentage of what I listen to. A couple albums a month, usually.
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