Friday, March 4, 2016

HERC's K-Tel Albums and the K-Tel Scale

A K-Tel aficionado who goes by the name of HERC runs a site called K-Tel Kollection 1973-1983. On this site he evaluates K-Tel albums based on his proprietary "K-Tel Scale." This scale is pretty cool and it produces a score that measures how good a K-Tel album was. The scale is based on numerous charts and each song is evaluated based on its chart placement and the formula then kicks out a number. The higher the number, the better the K-Tel album.

I've been reading his site for awhile now. It is truly fascinating and it is very apparent that HERC knows his K-Tel.

I recently mentioned his site in a post about the K-Tel album, Horizons.

Back in January, I posited the question: If you could put together the best of K-Tel in one limited edition collector's vinyl, what would you include?

My choice would be an album I called Time Machine. This album features 14 of my favorite songs from previous K-Tel albums.  I even designed a cover:

A couple of weeks ago, HERC decided to run my K-Tel album through his K-Tel scale in a post entitled, "Another Long Lost K-Tel Album?" The result:  31.21. Not a bad score, actually. Are you listening, K-Tel?

Not only that, HERC put this album of mine up on Spotify. Now you can actually listen to my dream K-Tel album.  Thanks, HERC!

Don't forget to jump on over to HERC's site. You will not be disappointed.

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