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Should artists still make albums or only focus on singles?

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May 03, 2009
Ice9


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Posted on May 03 2009
depends if they can think for about forty plus minutes about the same thing or what (of course this is even with the help of the other band members and producers and the roadie's ) usually the roadie is the one that keeps the band on track ., for the single songs since they can hold a conversation longer then the rest of them.
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Din


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Posted on May 03 2009
Both. That's like asking if painters should focus on portraits or landscapes. Whichever one they feel inspired to work on.
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orkabot


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Posted on May 03 2009
depends on how much they (the artist) has to say.
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Tricky


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Posted on May 03 2009
I think albums are pretty important.
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clones


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Posted on May 03 2009
The Beatles did both. A good example to follow in my book.
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slammy


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Posted on May 03 2009
Albums define artists. not singles
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Charris


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Posted on May 03 2009
Yes
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drq


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Posted on May 03 2009
Being single myself atm I guess I'm biased, but I wouldn't mind if a certain number of female artists put making albums on hold and instead focused their efforts on me and making me less single.
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Posted on May 03 2009
by Tricky

You said it, slammy

Posted on May 03 2009
by slammy

ROFL

midiman


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Posted on May 03 2009
Most musicians seem to have a purpose driven desire moving foward independent of outcome. I don't think they
are " focusing " on singles, rather, the creation process itself.
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nepsus


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Posted on May 03 2009
There's a market for both, because there are large numbers of people who would prefer to listen to either a single or an album, so it largely depends on who the artist is targeting.

But when I speak of an "album," I'm really referring to - if not a "concept" album - at least a coherent effort that has some sort of unity and quality unto itself. What we DON'T need more of are "albums" that are really just three or four decent songs surrounded by 50-60 minutes of worthless crap. No one really WANTS to listen to that.

http://www.cracked.com/article_17075_every-album-ever.html
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Nyje


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Posted on May 03 2009
Albums. Other than quantity, the opportunity to get creative with a set of songs presents itself in album form.
Genesis' "Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" and the second side of the Beatles' "Abbey Road" are two great examples.
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idfr


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Posted on May 03 2009
Albums - the more the merrier
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