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Old 01-27-2013, 04:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Personally I never get Albums, as there is usually a few good tracks and then the rest is rubbish, so my entire music collection is singles
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I get albums man. Singles have no life to them, I have to have the whole thing to really get into the music. I may get a single if its one of the bands I'm really into and they drop a single because their album was pushed back or something like that. Otherwise I just wait for the whole thing.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Overall I appreciate albums much more, as a great album can be more than the sum of its (great) songs. Some artists, however, work better with the single format; many pop singers, for example, release brilliant singles, but I have no interest in their albums.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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How can you even appreciate an artist just by listening to one song? That to me is rubbish. I have to listen to a full album to really stand by my opinion on that artist.

Also, the non-singles are usually a lot better than the singles.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm afraid I just wrote about you and people like you in my journal. People who only buy singles lose the chance to get into some really fine music, and I just don't get it. It's like reading one chapter of a book and saying yeah that's good but I ain't gonna read the rest, or leaving a movie after the trailers. Just don't get it....

Also, your statement above does not stand up: if you never buy albums, how can you possibly know that there's nothing good on them??
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Personally I never get Albums, as there is usually a few good tracks and then the rest is rubbish, so my entire music collection is singles
Sounds like you've been listening to the wrong albums.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:24 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I rarely listen to single tracks.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:00 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm mostly an album kind of guy, but I can appreciate that singles serve their purpose, especially for the average top 40 artist, where I have little interest in listening to their whole album. But normally the album format is where most of the magic happens for me. And of course there are many albums out there which are solid most of or all the way through. You have not been listening to enough The Beatles.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I listen to singles if it's an artist that I am eagerly waiting on for an album to be released, even then I don't really make judgement calls, because it's impossible to know what the rest of the album will sound like based on one song alone.
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