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problem listening to music album

In this mp3 times, I have problems listening music album properly. It's not just the question of time, but also the attention span is shorter right now. I wish I can go back to the pre-mp3 days and just listening music one album at a time.

Do you have the same problem?
Permalink anon 
January 3rd, 2006
I always had a bunch of mix tapes -- so I never did listen to a whole album.

Right now I have entire directory of a single artist set to random -- not really the same thing, but it's less distracting than playing my entire MP3 collection on random.
Permalink Almost H. Anonymous 
January 3rd, 2006
"Albums" nowadays are mostly just a collection of songs anyway, so you're not missing much.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 3rd, 2006
Depends on the artist, MarkTAW. Some still think they are artists, not just bands trying to make a buck.

Hard to find'em, though.
Permalink sharkfish 
January 3rd, 2006
Maybe it's a chicken/egg thing. Since there are so few albums worth listening to as albums, nobody wants to anymore.

BTW, I checked out Leela James, very nice. You know the title track on A Change is Gonna Come is a classic Sam Cooke tune. I just might like her version better, though.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 3rd, 2006
I guess I have the same problem, but you should try to ride in a car with my 20 year old brother. He can't even listen to one entire song all the way through before skipping the ipod to the next.
Permalink scrappy 
January 3rd, 2006
Driving should only be done listening to either funk/soul or folk. Everything else is too hectic. Some Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Sly & The Family Stone, James Brown, etc. with some fuzzy dice, and if you can, a Cadillac.

If you're tempted to go over the speed limit, something is wrong.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 3rd, 2006
What? You mean I'm not supposed to have Motorhead's "Speedfreak" on infinite loop? :)
Permalink Flasher T 
January 3rd, 2006
I don't know why today's artists are afraid of the words "concept album".
Permalink example 
January 3rd, 2006
>>If you're tempted to go over the speed limit, something is wrong.
Oh man, you would SO not dig here in Cali.
Permalink Star Wars Kid 
January 3rd, 2006
Other people going over the speed limit is great, and very entertaining while I'm driving down the center lane. 99% of the time they won't even slow down to flip you off.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 3rd, 2006

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