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Albums over playlists

For about a year or two I have been strictly listening to full albums instead of playlists.

There are many reasons for that.

It became a way for me to get in touch with a certain context that the artist is trying to convey. Some albums throughout history have been made to be experienced as a whole, from start to finish.

It’s also a great way to track time or mood. It becomes predictable which songs are coming up, and how everything is going to resolve. It’s easy to pick an album for work, reading a book, or driving around.

Another reason is simply rediscovering an artist, and the songs I never got to add to playlists because “they weren’t worthy enough for the top 0.0001% songs” in my playlist game.

Maybe it’s also the nostalgia from the times when I grew up, with CDs being the only resource.

Now that I think of it, even when we would p*rate songs, I would prefer downloading full discographies.

Albums are the coolest way to experience music.

To me anyway.

If you want to get started, here are a few recommendations of albums that sound amazing from start to finish: