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  • jagara

    Do you listen to full albums from start to finish by one artist? Or do you cherrypick single tracks and listen to playlists all the time? The latter seems to be what most people do these days.

    I love full albums. Probably because i'm in my mid-thirties and grew up with them.

    Just curious...

    Nov 30, 12, 4:10 a.m. – Permalink
  • ian

    Full abums, start to finish mostly. For the same reason as you.

    I do shuffle and listen to playlists aswell, but not as much.

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 4:13 a.m. – Permalink
  • orrinward2

    It depends if I'm in the mood for a mix of music or if it's a band I'm really keen on and I like the progression of an album.

    On the way to work and back I'm always on a shuffle, but at home I typically throw an album on.

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 4:45 a.m. – Permalink
  • benfal99

    Full album when I'm working. Shuffling when commuting from home to work and work to home.

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 4:54 a.m. – Permalink
  • pig

    I thought this was going to be a diss thread about albums.

    He's a volatile sweetheart.

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 4:55 a.m. – Permalink
  • Wolfboy

    I'm in my 30's - I still believe in the album as an art form.

    Having said that I still love a good mix-tape/CD/playlist.

    I'm a man of cuntradictions.

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 4:56 a.m. – Permalink
  • pig

    I used to think ipod shuffles were a stupid idea, you'd skip so many, but for the gym they're amazing. I only really have 15-20 real core gym tracks that I like to run/lift weights to. When I'm flagging it's gotta be one of those, or I get annoyed. So for the gym, shuffle all the way.

    • Shuffle is great for the gym, true.jagara
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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 5:01 a.m. – Permalink
  • stoplying

    I love albums start to finish, but currently am sitting in a hotel room in Florida listening to my songs on shuffle. I love the random aspect of hearing songs that I like in an unpredictable order.

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 5:02 a.m. – Permalink
  • BASHgraphics

    Full albums. I went through a spell a few years ago of having my iTunes on shuffle but I feel albums should be listened to from start to finish.

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 5:17 a.m. – Permalink
  • d_rek

    Start-to-finish... a good album is like a good book. You wouldn't just pickup a book and start reading a chapter somewhere in the middle... or near the end?

    That being said there is a time and place for 'Shuffling'. When i'm at the gym I have a mix of like 100 tracks that I shuffle through.

    • Here here!jagara1/3
      Album is like a collection of related short stories. It's okay to listen to any song separate from the album. Dude.monospaced2/3
      Unless you're reading The Brothers Karamazov.dMullins3/3
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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 5:19 a.m. – Permalink
  • i_monk

    I'm in my 30s and have never believed in the album. Talk about "good albums" all you want, but 90% of them have 2-4 songs worth listening to and a bunch of crap to fill the rest of the time.

    • But that's true of films, books, cocktail menus, portfolios, girlfriends. It's about the search for that 10%pig1/2
      So enjoy those select albums, but it doesn't work for the rest. Like staying with a gf you only like 10% of the time.i_monk2/2
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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 6:16 a.m. – Permalink
  • elahon

    Full albums while working, Audiobooks for the ride to and from work.

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 6:29 a.m. – Permalink
  • monospaced

    If I hear a song I like, from whatever source, that I've never heard before, I usually load the respective artist up on Spotify and listen to the whole album.

    Reason: more often than not, the popular "radio" track isn't the best one on the album. And, the album puts the tracks into context.

    After that, I usually only listen to the ones I like, periodically revisiting the others just in case I missed something.

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 6:38 a.m. – Permalink
  • lvl_13

    usually the whole album. but i also listen to a lot of 1 hour mixes.

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 7:50 a.m. – Permalink
  • vaxorcist

    rarely whole albums made after, say the mid 90's....

    but from the 60's and 70's, more likely.... especially some...

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 8:06 a.m. – Permalink
  • CyBrainX

    Albums all the time. The only exception is a mix tape I keep changing for running. Got to keep the energy going.

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 8:12 a.m. – Permalink
  • ESKEMA

    Full Albums, and frequently full discographies.

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 8:13 a.m. – Permalink
  • e-wo

    Full albums when possible.

    Listening only devolves into cherrypicking for those artists who fail to craft a good album start to finish (aka 95% of current music).

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 11:15 a.m. – Permalink
  • autoflavour

    i load full albums, but rarely listen to anything except on shuffle.. occasionally when i get something love, i will listen beginning to end maybe once or twice.. but after that.. its back to random lands.

    nothing like atari teenage riot contrasted against keith jarrett followed by some madlib.. its what keeps me going

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 11:23 a.m. – Permalink
  • Fax_Benson

    I listen to full albums. Unless I don't have time to listen to the whole album. In that case I'll listen to as many songs from the album that will fit into that particular time period. If I don't like a particular song on an album, sometimes I'll skip it and listen to the next one. If I don't like the next track, I'll skip to the next, and so on.

    Sometimes I want to listen to a collection of music from different genres, in which case, playing a whole album from one artist doesn't satisfy me, aurally. I find that hand-picking particular tracks to suit my mood is a better option if this scenario arises.

    Sometime I don't want to listen to music at all, in which case I'll not play any of my whole albums.

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 11:25 a.m. – Permalink
  • CyBrainX

    Albums all the time. The only exception is a mix tape I keep changing for running. Got to keep the energy going.

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 3:20 p.m. – Permalink

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