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3084 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 02 May 2013 at 12:05 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-05-02 12:49:18 PM  
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I collect MP3s.
2013-05-02 12:48:24 PM  
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These days, there's no time to fall in love with entire albums because as soon as opinions are formed, we move on to another fix, another song, another artist. Listening to 10 or 14 songs consecutively by a single group or artist and then immediately pressing repeat to do it all again is compromised by the popularity of streaming services that focus more on singles and viral hits than they do complete stories or elongated snapshots of time.

Listening to full albums is incredibly easy on Spotify and Grooveshark and Bandcamp and some others (though not Pandora), much easier than slogging to the record store.  There's some nostalgia for the free time of the younger years in this article too.

but to me, the Pandoras and Spotifys of the world are nothing more than whore houses, ready to accommodate fringe enthusiasts whenever they find themselves longing for a quick connection.

He's also afraid to like music that others don't.
2013-05-02 12:30:46 PM  
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I wish I had time to expound on my life-long hobby of navel gazing.
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