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Old 12-21-2012, 07:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, so I was just wondering about that.
If you discover an artist you like, do you wait till you've fully digested an album of theirs before you move on to another one, or do you sort of just go through as many as you can?

I ask because most of the time I slowly go one album at a time through any artist's compendium. The advantage of this is that the music is distributed over a longer period of time and you have more to look forward to. However, you don't get to broaden your capacity of the music as fast.

Yeah, I'm overthinking this but I was just curious.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I either listen to one album and move on (without listening to it again unless I really, really dig it), or get obsessed with an artist and listen to every single album from them within a week.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I either listen to one album and move on (without listening to it again unless I really, really dig it), or get obsessed with an artist and listen to every single album from them within a week.
This is exactly how I listen to music. Haven't really really dug anything recently except for perhaps Kendrick Lamar, so I'll be meaning to listen to Section.80 sooner or later...
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Incredibly slowly. It can take me years, just because I don't like to listen to more of their work until I'm familiar with what I've just heard (else I confuse the contents of the albums).
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It usually takes me a long time, but it also depends on the artist and the length of thier discography too. I've fully digested about twenty John Zorn albums, but that leaves about four hundred more for me to work with. Same goes for Frank Zappa.
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I either listen to one album and move on (without listening to it again unless I really, really dig it), or get obsessed with an artist and listen to every single album from them within a week.
kinda how i do it lol
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I either listen to one album and move on (without listening to it again unless I really, really dig it), or get obsessed with an artist and listen to every single album from them within a week.
Wait, so you often just listen to an album ONCE and move on?!
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:24 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Wait, so you often just listen to an album ONCE and move on?!
Why listen to an album you don't find interesting more than once? If it's an album that I have been recommended by people who's opinions I trust, or from an artist I rate I'd give it another shot, but that's about it.

And I don't have any specific way I go about listening to discographys, often not doing it at all.
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If I like one of a band's albums I will try to listen to more if there's not too many other albums queuing up behind them. Not that I speed through albums, though (as it appears several people here do), but I do occasionally have several I want to listen to. I usually listen to what I like a lot. I only opt to discover music every once in a while.

Blur is a good example of the discography thing, though. I listened to Parklife and I wanted to hear more Blur, so I got the rest of their albums.
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Why listen to an album you don't find interesting more than once? If it's an album that I have been recommended by people who's opinions I trust, or from an artist I rate I'd give it another shot, but that's about it.

And I don't have any specific way I go about listening to discographys, often not doing it at all.
My philosophy is that every album deserves at least three listens before you judge whether it's worth listening to any more. (unless of course the album disgusts you upon first listen) I think three listens is a fair chance for most albums. Of course, there are some albums that need even more than that before they start revealing their intricacies.

So you don't usually go through an artists discography you like?
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