Last weekend, I did a little blog in which case I questioned the depth of fans’ Duran Duran collections, which you can read here. In that blog, I asked fans to participate in 4 surveys, including the Duran albums they own, albums they heard completely, side/solo projects they own and side/solo projects they have heard completely. As people participate, one factor became obvious. I should have probably listed the extent of the side and solo projects. For example, Power Station had two albums during their existence. Thus, the results might not be as accurate as they could be. That said, this was all in fun so not a big deal.
Duran Duran Albums Owned:
For this survey, the question was asked: Which Duran Duran albums do you own? The results surprised but also did not surprise me. The most commonly owned album? Rio. I would expect everyone who identifies as a Duranie to own that one. Here are the results by most owned to least owned:
Seven and the Ragged Tiger
The Wedding Album
Astronaut/All You Need Is Now
Notorious/Red Carpet Massacre
Live from London
A Diamond in the Mind
I will describe my reaction to this list tomorrow, including when/where the big drops in ownership were.
Duran Duran Albums Heard Completely:
Ownership is different than having heard albums. For example, some fans might have heard various albums but never bought or no longer own certain albums for whatever reason. Unlike albums owned, there are not huge gaps between albums heard and albums heard a lot less. Again, here is the list of which albums people have from the most to the least:
Rio/Seven and the Ragged Tiger
Notorious/The Wedding Album/All You Need Is Now
Self-titled/Red Carpet Massacre
Liberty/Thank You/Pop Trash
Like the first survey, the results surprised me and did not surprise me. More reactions from me to follow on tomorrow’s blog.
Side/Solo Project Owned Completely:
Like the previous two surveys, the results both matched and did not match my expectations. When I made the list, I left out Warren’s solo work simply because I forget about him (and I’m not really a fan). Perhaps, if he had been included, the results might have been different. Here are the most owned to the least owned by fans:
Devils/Simon Le Bon
Side/Solo Project Heard:
For this question, I asked fans which side/solo projects they have heard completely, have heard some of, and have heard none of. Let’s start with the ones fans have heard completely from most to least heard:
Simon Le Bon
Have heard some of from most to least:
Have heard none of from most to least:
Neurotic Outsiders/The Devils/TV Mania
Simon Le Bon
All in all, I found the results fascinating. I will dive into the results and give my reaction in tomorrow’s blog. Before I do, what do you think of the results?