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hmmm, interesting etc
And I was saying, do you think future generations will still care about albums? He was saying that even as someone who grew up with the traditional record industry model he largely just skips tracks, listens to stuff on Spotify and has purchased about 2 records this year, of which only one was a 2012 release.
I know throughout the generations hundreds and thousands of great albums get lost with just a couple of headline grabbers recalled years down the line, but do you think these last two decades will even get that honour?
I'm not sure it's even a format issue, just an issue in general with modern day attention spans and a format moving on. I'm sure there will always be people enjoying whole records in some form or another, but that it will never be in the same way they did back when there was only one way of doing so in the 60s-80s.
it's just convenient and time saving I suppose. I've started slowing down on the amount of music I consume as it got to a point where a record I'd purchase would be lucky to get a full play.
because I rarely listen to albums again if there are tracks I have to skip. It's been this way since I was 16 or so.
That said, people are changing.
But I accept the rest of the world, and the new kids in it will not be interested in that approach. Not at all.
at the moment. It's strange that we've sleepwalked into dependency on The Internet and we now exist in a world where online/offline boundaries don't really exist - yet we've done little to reflect on what this means or what the repercussions are for our (malleable) brains. The book 'The Shallows' by Nicholos Carr is probably the most thoughtful thing I've read on the topic.
About three years ago I spent a month on my own in Barcelona with no Internet and no phone (got mugged!) - all I had was myself, the people I met and four-five books. It was properly amazing, a real sense of 'mindfulness' of the world around me. Wonder how many people spend 80% of their waking lives staring at glowing rectangles? Its really odd. Sorry for rambling post
is more about not having distractions. You can distract yourself just as much when you're listening to a record as you can when listening to something on Spotify. I blame iPhones. The number of times I've sat down to listen to an album and ended up playing Bubble Bust through it.
Steve Jobs was a git.