Dusty Wright: Death of the Album - Singles Going Steady!
Huffington Post - over 3 years
These past few months, I've grown weary trying to find albums that engage me from start to finish. In fact, I've yet to find one album in the past few months I can listen to top to bottom. I truly believe that we are back in the land of "singles." Not saying that a Blood on the Tracks, Dark Side of the Moon, OK Computer, or (What's The Story) Morning Glory? isn't lurking in the shadows, but.... I'm old enough to have bought 45s back in the '60s when I was a young pup; my first was The Beatles "Rain"/"Paperback Writer." In the land of digital, I'm happy to download one single, not always the band or label's choice, from some new noteworthy act and let it fall into my enormous random shuffle playlist (over 8,700 songs and counting). If you love an album that you truly believe holds your attention for ten (or more) songs, I'm all ears. In the interim, here are 12 "singles" I've added to my summer playlist. I'll have more next month...and maybe, just maybe, one entire album!
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