1996 - 2006: Usually bought 4 CDs in a binge, listened to 3 of them, always then kinda ignored the last one. Never learned the object lesson of this.
2003 - 2008: Pirated everything, dumped friends’ entire collections into my collection just because I could and it was fun. Listened to maybe 40% of it tops.
2005: Bought entire OMC album for $5 from The Record Exchange because I like “How Bizarre”.
2007 - 2011: Hosted vaguely themed parties, including but not limited to “I’m Sick of 80s Night so Here’s A Bunch of Cheesemo Early 90s Dance Music”, “Goth-Mitzvah”, and “Country BBQ”. All music from these playlists is retained.
2014: I am supposed to be super offended right now because the elegant, deeply personal curation of my music collection has been disrupted by a U2 album.