I've been thinking lately how I used to love to listen to full CDs. Don't get me wrong, I love having all of my music in one place so I can quickly scroll through and put on whatever my heart desires without searching for a CD and changing it out if I'm not in the mood. However, lately I've been finding that I don't listen to the full album by an artist any more and I feel like sometimes you really miss out on something great if you don't listen to all of the songs together.
For instance, I got the new Arcade Fire album, The Suburbs, back in July and listened to a couple of tracks randomly here and there. I enjoyed the new songs but was rather meh about it altogether. However, today I sat down and actually listened to the whole album together and I have to admit, it's pretty amazing.
I've been in a kind of meh mood in general when it comes to music lately. You know when you skip through twenty songs, listen to about a minute or so of a song and then decide it's not what you want so you scroll through again. That's what the last week or so has been for me. I'm just not in the mood for anything maybe or perhaps it's that I have too much music. *snorts*, not really possible as I love music but I have A LOT of music and perhaps my mood is so specific that most of it won't do.
I have some go to albums, and lately I've been feeling nostalgic so I've been listening to a lot of stuff that was on constant repeat when I was in college. Specifically The Used - In Love and Death, a vast variety of Motion City Soundtrack, Something Corporate, Death Cab for Cutie with a bit of Kansas thrown in since I saw them on Monday.
I'd be interested to know what anyone else is currently listening to, or if perhaps, like me, you have an album or two that you go back to whenever you're in a music slump like mine.
Now I should really go and do something productive...