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#7 will make you cry, then laugh, then cry again
Music will take care if itself, no one needs to do anything
that garbage piece written by a fucking fashion journalist yesterday on the guardian as to how she abandoned the album for spotify playlists only is revolting. Yeah wow, i bet they'll be filled with a wide range of tracks... seriously. What the fuck. The mainstream POP album might be dead but for the rest of 'artists' out they, is it fuck. Shove yer' Ed Sheeran stream figures.
sorry it gets me really riled up.
Imagine being in a band knowing you can only drip feed singles or EP's every six months instead of having a great album in the bag but nobody wants that cos it's outdated. Yes, there's often 1 or 2 skippables in even the most consistent of modern albums, but all the good stuff more than makes up for it. Even the guff is sometimes part of the fun and sometimes you learn to love it.
because you don't like albums or because albums are fine and likely aren't going anywhere?
The later, but if they were going somewhere then so be it as long as good music is being made then it doesn't matter. There is just something about these kind if articles (admittedly not read this link) where people make sweeping statements, trying some angle or to identify some non existent problem that is really annoying. It's more about writers wanting to say something than having something to say.
Now I look foolish there is no article or writer
i just find the idea of bands only drip feeding singles/small ep's really jarring. I never listen to playlists/shuffle at home or even on my ipod (only playlists with friends) so it would completely fuck up the way i enjoy music. I swear most my favourite songs were never singles in the first place.
Think albums are safe occasionally like ash or the smashing pumpkins make a bold statement that they are embracing the future but they come crawling back to the album
Ok I'm going to change tact, this annoys me because it is people trying to project their own standards of enjoyment on others, probably a large overlap with those that use phrases like 'real music', put stock in some kind of Q magazine approved cannon of 'legendary' acts, and like radiohead.
you might as well say films and books that aren't aimed in a roundabout way at children are dead, by that logic.
I also consider myself proud to be part of the (apparent, anyway) minority of people who is able to listen to whole albums *AND* individual tracks / compilations of said tracks.
Seems like a lot of hacky music journalism focus on formats is the equivalent of wider journalism's obsession with writing about the goings-on on Twitter that are only really of any relevance to journalists.
and we'll get to the natural equilibrium before the record industry artificially distorted things.