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    Bucky Ramone
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    I never ever use shuffle/random play, normally I put an album on and push play, or skip to the track(s) that I want to hear, and then, depending on my mood, I let it play or put another one on…..

    #68436

    Long Distance Drunk
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    I too hate the shuffle button, I guess I’m kind of a control freak <img> . Most of the time I listen to a CD all the way through the first 3-5 times I put it on. Then I just skip to the good stuff. I hardly ever listen to just 1 song on a disk, that’s what mix CDs are for <img>

    #68437

    AGAP
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    No shuffle for me either, usually program or skip to the songs I want to hear.

    Allison <img>

    #68438

    Hansione
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    I usualy play the whole album. I like it to listen to it the way the artist (record company <img> ) planned it. No shuffle for me. But some times I put 5 mix-cd’s (DB-homemade’s) in the player and shuffle them all <img> .

    BTW. Why is track 6 or 7 most of the time the most enjoyable track <img> ???

    #68439

    SG
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    I hardly use the program feature,it seems I always forget songs that I wanted to have in there!
    I like listening to entire albums if they`re consistent enough,some albums can have some filler in there.
    Hansione brought up a good point about the 6th or 7th track;I usually think it`s the 2nd or 3rd might be the best one or sometimes the 2nd last track on the album.

    #68440

    Hansione
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    </font><blockquote><font>quote:</font><hr><font>Originally posted by Salamiguy:
    <strong>
    Hansione brought up a good point about the 6th or 7th track;I usually think it`s the 2nd or 3rd might be the best one or sometimes the 2nd last track on the album.</strong></font><hr></blockquote><font>Yeah, it must be some dirty marketingtrick <img>

    #68441

    malcom
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    Yeah it’s always tracks 3-4 and 7-8 that are the best of the album.

    I’m too lazy and/or stupid to use shuffle/whatnot on a cd, I just play it straight thru, skipping the annoying tracks.

    #68442

    buckingham rabbit
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    i almost always listen to albums from beginning to end. i basically never use shuffle or program, and usually don’t skip songs even, unless they suck. however, there arent very many songs that i skip. the only thing may be if i dont have enough time to finish the whole album than i will either just stop at whatever point i was at or will start later in the album.

    i buy into the idea of an album being a whole piece of art, so its good to listen to the whole thing. saying ‘this is a great album’ is more of a compliment than saying ‘this is a great song’.

    #44921

    SG
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    Inspired by BR`s thread on how much time spent on music got me thinking about this;do you listen to a whole album in it`s entirity or just put on shuffle play and play a few songs and switch to another album or just program your fav songs?

    Sometimes I listen to an entire album,yesterday I listen to a White Stripes and Versus album in it`s entirity.Sometimes I use shuffle play and listen to 5 songs and then switch to another album.

    #68443

    rosa
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    I am totally with brabbit about an album being a whole piece of art.

    Generally, if I’m in the mood to hear a band, I want to hear the whole album. I find that my moods are more artist-oriented than song-oriented. I never shuffle, and I only listen to mixes when they are gifts from friends (not a bad thing at all; but just the same, I take the whole album as a statement on behalf of the friend).

    Of course, sometimes I have the itch to listen to a specific song; in that case I often end up letting the album play through to the finish.

    What a weird topic….can we start diagnosing each others’ attention spans now? <img>

    #68444

    AGAP
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    For me it always seems that song4 or 6 are the best on the disc…odd <img>

    Allison

    #68445

    Long Distance Drunk
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    From what I understand, back in the days of vinyl and tape the most important tracks were the first and last songs on each side. Maybe that’s why the track 6 & 7 theory seems pretty solid. I’d been wondering about that myself since the side 1/track 1 discussion in High Fidelity.

    #68446

    AGAP
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    Rarely do I listen to a whole disc by an artist, there are usually a couple songs that will send me screaming…ex poledo and don’t <img> So why traumatize myself all over again <img> Just too many songs out there and not enuf time <img> <img> <img>

    Allison

    #68447

    Bucky Ramone
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    An album where I use the skip-button every time I play it:

    Willard Grant Conspiracy – Mojave

    The song ‘Go, Jimmy, go’ is so out of character with the rest of the album, being some sad attempt at a kind of mediocre hardcore-punk, it makes me jump up and push ‘next’!

    It’s track 6 by the way……. <img>

    #68448

    malcom
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    I agree with Rosa, an album as a whole is a piece of art.

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