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Old 07-12-2014, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Average song length, 1944 to 2008

Been noticing this with some of the recent albums I've bought: There's a lot more long songs - or at least fewer short ones (like, 2 min) - nowadays than there were in the 60's and even 70's. Though it seems to have peaked in the early 90's:
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It would all depend on the artist and the genre itself.
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well Slayer's Reign in Blood has some short songs for the genre, and old school punk rock had some ridiculously short songs, so yeah I guess I would just say it depends on the genre.

If you had a gun to my head, I would choose a shorter song over a longer one, just because unless there's a lot of variety in a longer song, it tends to get dull.
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Maybe it's the result of a new generation with A.D.D??

There is a scene in the Gouge documentary where Gil norton says he mentioned to francis the pixies songs were too short so francis went to a record store and showed him that artist he grew up with like Buddy holly also made short songs, so i guess it does depend on the genre and the format an artist usually uses..
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