Five Reasons I’m an Album Man


There Will Be Blood's Daniel Plainview
I'm an album man, you see!


It would seem since the invention of iTunes, we have become a song generation. With us being such an A.D.D. society and our time being spare, people tend to like a song or two from a band or just buy the couple songs they know by an artist from iTunes for $.99 each rather than paying $9.99 or so for a bunch of songs they don’t know or necessarily care about. This makes a lot of sense no doubt, but I believe by just listening to a song here or a song there by a given artist, we are missing out on the point of what a lot of bands are trying to do, and missing out on the greater reward of what an album is.
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Wilco Review Royale: The Whole Love

Wilco
The Whole Love

Over the years I have made an affirmative effort to try to get into certain bands or albums that my friends have raved about.  These efforts have been met with varying degrees of success.  While inorganically force-feeding myself a certain album or band is not the ideal way to begin to enjoy a band, I have learned that it sometimes leads to rewarding results.  Due to my efforts, I fell in love with early Kings of Leon (which has led to crippling disappointment in their more recent work). I also have been able to enjoy a fair amount of Radiohead (when Thom Yorke’s voice is not sodomizing a track).
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