A Year in Music! – What did 2 Loud 2 Old Music Listen to in 2021?

For 2021, I did something a little different here at 2 Loud 2 Old Music. I tracked every single album I listened to kind of like Spotify, but more manual and not as technical. Every time I listened to an album or E.P., I wrote it down. And I will say that this will be the last and only time I ever do this as it was a pain in the ass. I will say, this was not a normal year. I worked from home all year which gave me access to all my music, vinyl, cds and streaming. I didn’t include individual songs or shuffling which I like to do. These were straight album listens from beginning to end in the order the album was meant to be heard.

A couple more points to note. When I do a review of an album, I try to listen to it 5 to 6 times before reviewing so there are a lot of repeat listens to an album. And what did I track? I tracked the following:

  • Artist
  • Album Name
  • Year of Release
  • Month
  • Day
  • Day of the Week
  • Format

With all that data, I am able to give you lots of useless information that I thought would be fun. So let’s get started. How many albums did 2 Loud 2 Old Listen to in 2021? Easy…1,374!! If I was working in the office, the number probably would’ve been no where even close to that number. Now let’s get in to the juicy details. Out of the 1,374 albums, there were 609 unique albums I heard during the year.

What were the Top 20 Bands I listened to during the year and how many albums?

Note, I worked on a number of Review Series during the year and made some Album Rankings and as a result, those are going to be high on my list. I don’t think there are really any surprises on this list, especially the Top 5 as they were all Review Series. There were 290 different artist and bands I listened to throughout the year.

ArtistCount of Artist
Judas Priest140
Cheap Trick96
Aerosmith87
Queen85
Kiss61
Will Hoge34
Queensryche23
Wig Wam20
Needtobreathe19
Scorpions18
Def Leppard17
Whitesnake14
Danger Danger13
Stone Temple Pilots13
Rob Zombie12
Firehouse12
Jeff Scott Soto11
Steelheart11
Katy Perry10
Matt Nathanson10

What were the Top Albums I listened to during the year?

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November 2021 Purchases – Vinyl & CDs

Can you believe there is only one more month in the year? It has flown by so fast. And here we are again with another month end wrap-up of the purchases we have made here at 2 Loud 2 Old Music. It was a pretty decent month and another month where CDs outweighed the vinyl. There should’ve been a couple more vinyl in here, but with all the delays in vinyl pressing I have 3 that have been bought that will now not show up until 2022!! Thanks Adele!!!

First up this month are a couple that came in at the end of October after I had done my post. First is the John 5 & The Creatures release ‘Sinner’ and this one is signed. It is an awesome album and it will be interesting to see where this lands on our year-end countdown.

The other item that I received was another stellar box set from Whitesnake. This time around it is the 25th Anniversary of the album ‘Restless Heart’. It is full of demos, remixes and the always cool Evolutions disc that walks you through the evolution of the songs. Sadly, there was no live show added but that is being picky.

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October 2021 Purchases – Vinyl & CDs

Welcome to the next installment of Purchases as we run through the monthly purchases here at 2 Loud 2Old Music. And this was a good month…a really good one. This would be a quality month over quantity although the quantity was still there. The month started out with a visit to one of my favorite stores Noble Records. It was Dillion’s 2nd Anniversary as a Brick & Mortar store and he was putting out some holy grail items for sure. I’m not one of crowds at the moment so I knew it was going to be packed so I waiting until later in the day before I showed up. There was nothing I was really looking for so going early didn’t matter. I was there to show some support.

The first thing I found were some great 7″ Singles. 2 from Quiet Riot and one from David Bowie. I nice score for me and I will take it…

And there was still more. Now, I didn’t really find a whole lot. But I found something I had never seen before so I grabbed it. It was an alternate cover for the Scorpions debut, “Lonesome Crow”. And it is a cool cover. It turns out, this was a reissue of the album from 1982 or 1983 and it had came in a translucent brownish, yellowish, orangish color…wait…maybe it is gold. Who knows, but I know I loved the cover and sold!!!

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The Greta Van Fleet CD Giveaway! WINNER!!!

If you remember, a few weeks ago I held a contest giving away the debut album from Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army.  Well, I forgot to come back and announce the winner.

The Winner was Alex Bolbat from the fine city of Moscow of the Russian Federation.  Congratulations to Alex as the CD has been shipped (might take awhile to get there).  Thanks to everyone that participated and maybe I will do it again sometime.

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Until next time, have a great day!!

The Greta Van Fleet CD Giveaway!!!

Welcome to the First Ever Giveaway on 2Loud2OldMusic.com.  Let’s kick off November with a Bang!!  And it is an easy one…very simple.  Here are the Rules:

  • Like AND Share the post
  • Follow the site (an extra entry)
  • If you do the same on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, you will get extra entries as well for each social network.
  • The contest will last exactly 1 week and will end on November 7th.  Winner to be drawn hopefully by the next weekend and be notified.
  • We are giving away 1 CD for Greta Van Fleet – ”Anthem of the Peaceful Army” unopened still in shrink wrap.

I think that is pretty simple.  No answering any questions, only a few clicks of your mouse and/or your keyboard.

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Now get going and good luck!!

Legal Disclaimer: The winner will be randomly selected by me or one of my daughters and in no way is this a professionally run operation and never claims to be as such.  Odds of winning are 1:1000000000000000 as that is how many people I hope to actually participate so you really have no hope in hell of winning. (actual odds might be 1:1 as no one reads my shit anyway).  Winner will allow me to use their name and likeness in any promotional material (which will be a post announcing the winner).  I will not share actual address with anyone.  I just need your address to mail that dang thing…okay, I will share your address with the post office so they can actually deliver the CD.  You must be at least 1 year old to play and be a legal citizen of the country you live or an illegal immigrant in the country you are residing in at the moment as it doesn’t really matter to me.  If you are in the caravan heading to the US right now I am sorry but you are not eligible until you have a permanent address in whatever country you wind up in.  I just need to know there is somewhere to mail the package.  We will not discriminate based on race, age or sexual orientation because it is really none of our business what you are and shouldn’t matter anyway.  We are not responsible for your upset feelings if you lose so don’t whine to me asshole.  We are also not responsible for any paper cuts the winner gets for opening the package…that is all on you bud so wear some fucking gloves to be safe.  Greta Van Fleet is in no way affiliated with this promotion as they don’t know who the hell I am or even care.  They did not supply these CDs (well sort of they did as I bought concert tickets for their show and each ticket came with a CD and I don’t need 5 CDs)  Okay, is that enough to cover my ass if something goes horribly wrong with this? Now if you read the legal disclaimer, say you did in the comments below and you will get another 10 entries in the drawing.