These are not albums that I own, but those that I have listened to online throughout the year. I may purchase some during the year. I will make a new post for each month, and edit the current months post as I listen to something new. The grading system is as follows.
2.4 to 3.0 - Love it and will no doubt get purchased
1.7 to 2.3 - Like it and will get added to the year end list unless purchased before then
1.0 to 1.6 - Do not like it and it will probably never see my home
I compute this average grade by grading each track with a 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0.
I then add those individual grades and divide by the number of tracks to get an average.
There are very few albums that will fall into that Love category on a first listen.
That doesn't mean that they wouldn't after a few spins.
Last year, more fell into the bottom ranking than any other.
However, enough fall into the middle to end up with a buy list that I never achieve.
I am not wealthy.
When my ship came in I was looking for a train.