- When did you last listen to a whole album?
Despite having a Sonos system (which I’ve yet to set back up after moving a year past May) I listen to CDs.
While I loved the ability to select tracks form thousands on the NAS I found I’d make a couple of lists and then mostly play them (maybe about a hundred tracks each) on repeat. Convenient, but a bit samey.
When I moved I didn’t have broadband for 6 weeks so started using the CD player/radio. I found I liked having to change albums and it made me drag out some old stuff I’d not listened to in a while. Hence why I still haven’t reinstated Sonos. Also means that when I get a new disc it tends to get played a lot more than it would’ve on Sonos.
Last album I listened to (yesterday evening) was Alasdair Roberts ‘Farewll Sorrow’. Before that it was (Beatles) Revolver and Mogwai’s Les Revenants soundtrack.Posted 4 years agosenor jSubscriber
I love full albums , or I should say I love the full albums I love!Posted 4 years ago
Harder and harder to find new ones to add to the longish list.
Highlights of the weekend were Underworld “second toughest..” ,
Ryan Adams “Ashes & Fire” ,My Bloody Valentine “Loveless” and a John Hopkins one….all played loud, hurrah,zzjabzzMember
Angelic Upstarts – Bullingdon Bastards
I buy lots of CDs, old and new, as I like to have my music collection ‘on display’. Definitely more likely to play a full album from physical media.Posted 4 years ago
I have even more digital music, but these albums are really treated as samplers, until I get round to buying the disc…dazhSubscriber
Still listen to albums. Making my own playlists just seems like too much bloody effort. In the wake of the recent death of the guitarist Dickie Hammond, this has been on repeat recently. I’m still quite shocked at how good it is 20-odd years later (if you’re into this sort of thing that is)…
[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deUYdveJziI[/video]Posted 4 years agotenfootSubscriber
There are one or two that are best with one track skipped, like Dire Straits Love Over Gold: Industrial Disease has no place on that album at all, it ruins the flow and the mood completely. It’s also the only album of theirs I own.
100% correct. Telegraph Road & Private Investigation are 20 minutes of listening velvet, and then along come Chas & Dave with Industrial Disease.Posted 4 years agoIdleJonSubscriber
I don’t understand the question – shouldn’t it be, how can people not listen to full albums regardless of the platform?
Musicians generally release a tranche of music at one time. Let’s call it an album. Without listening to the whole album, how can you decide whether it’s any good? Very often the best known tracks aren’t actually the best or representative of the album. So if you buy music regularly surely you buy whole albums and then listen to them? And if you love a particular band then wouldn’t you buy any album they release?
Surely the only people who don’t listen to albums regularly are people who don’t buy music regularly? People who don’t listen to music, just have it on in the background?Posted 4 years agolungeSubscriber
I’m generally not an album listener, preferring to create playlists. But, I did listen to Jay-Z unplugged on Friday night whilst cooking dinner, not a proper album I guess but damn good.
Whenever I’m in my wife’s car I get albums too, Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly at the moment, it’s not bad at all.Posted 4 years agodeadkennySubscriber
Re the Sonos – I use a Synology NAS and still no problem listening to CDs as full albums as I ripped all my CDs to Flac and store them on my NAS filed by Artist and CD title. I then play the relevant album. I don’t use playlists, random tracks etc.
Very occasionally though I’ll stick on an Internet radio music channel with some random mix of things, usually if I’m interested in new or different things.
Rare occasions I’ll use Spotify but it’s still always albums. The mix radio stuff I just end up skipping through the rubbish. Annoyingly Spotify have tracks missing in albums because of rights issues to a particular track. So generally I buy CDs and rip them.Posted 3 years agogavtheoldskaterMember
thats why i’ve gone back to vinyl, i love listening to stuff as it was intended to be heard. i also find it fascinating to get albums that i may know many singles from but have never listened to, the B52s ‘B5s’ (bought for a few quid) was a revelation.
last night thouhj, after seeing a thread on a hifi forum, i did listen to talking heads ‘songs about buildings’ and then ‘remain in light’ on you tube in entirety… the latter i definitely will now buy on vinyl so i can hear it on my better stereo.Posted 3 years ago
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