According to my query, I have purchased a little more than 2,275 tracks worth of music in the past year, for a total of about 190 CDs. (Search for *.mp3 created in the last year, and then manually check to make sure the list looks right.) That figure should be pretty accurate... of course, any given rap CD is 50% filler tracks, but I don't buy too much in the way of rap (looks like I picked up five CDs by The Roots and one by Kanye West). Assuming I'm awake for 18 hours a day, that gives me approximately three hours to enjoy each song before it's time to move on to the next one. I kind of wonder how many hours I've actually listened to each of these in the past year (all songs I bought since this time last year):
Amon Tobin - El Cargo
Amon Tobin - Ruthless (reprise)
Basement Jaxx - Good Luck
Gorillaz - Dirty Harry
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.
The Postal Service - Clark Gable
The Postal Service - Nothing Better
The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
The Roots - The Seed 2.0
The Roots - Don't Say Nuthin'
Snow Patrol - How to Be Dead
Snow Patrol - Run
I'm sure that I've listened to each of those tracks for at least three hours straight. The track most likely to be added to this list next is The Chemical Brothers - Galvanize. It's as retardedly catchy as O-Zone - Dragostea Din Tei ("Numanuma"), but doesn't force me to deny that I was listening to it.