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Has the rise of the IPod/MP3's and its slow slaying of the CD had a detrimental effect on the album?

Obviously MP3's have made it easier to listen to music on the move, which is a great thing, but the temptation is always to skip songs when they are at your fingertips and this bypasses the fluidity of an album. Listening to CD's presents a very holistic experience which is often intended by the artist, where each song serves to benefit the rest and builds up a more complete picture of the album as a work of art in itself. It's also worth factoring in at this point that MP3 quality can be less than ideal. 

Are you really losing much by approaching music as a collection of individual tracks rather than an album of tracks? Undoubtedly certain artists create albums that cater towards the former which is fair enough, but think about the difference when listening to an album such as Pink Floyd's 'The Wall', or compare it to watching individual scenes as opposed to an entire film.

I'm not bashing the IPod or MP3 (I own them myself) but I believe they have their place alongside album listening which the CD is a great symbol for with its singular identity and artwork; a fantastic package which many people will understand the joys of opening for the first time.

Is the album as an art form in serious danger of dying? Does it matter?

  • Listening to: Leonard Cohen
Aren't we all simply Pigeons scurrying and flapping around after our own piece of the scattered bread pieces? 
Life is a one way ticket on the Ageing 737.
Some people travel first class and others do not.
Some of our fellow passengers annoy us - some we get along with.
At times we want to turn the plane around.
But usually we are content to enjoy the ride.
  • Listening to: Dream Theater
  • Reading: Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass
  • Playing: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

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XxQuiryaxX Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank yo so much, sir!
You have so many perfect photos!
paulsinclair1 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
cheers for the batman fave :)
martiuk Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
namyninay Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot for the watch!!!! :D have a nice day!! 
D-T-E Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem Hug 
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