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Music is my hot hot resolution
Poll #1324229 Music!

Are you a track order stickler?

You should listen to a CD in the order rendered. Artistic integrity!
I'll listen to CDs in the order I choose. The artist can suck it.

This year I'm going to (try to) listen to more music. Every Thursday a trip to Preplayed to get a cheap album and listen to at work. Sort of a resolution, I guess, but seems to fun to be a resolution. Puritanical society dictates that resolutions should be self improvement via vice remove or self-betterment. Clearly I'm doing it wrong.

And I always listen to the CD in order first and decide if it really matters. The second time through I put it on shuffle to test my conclusion. Generally I'm right as it's rather apparently when order really matters in an album.

My first for this year - The Decemberists: Castaways and Cutouts
I don't think the order matters for this CD.
Edit: on second though, there's definite progression in tone and mood.

Now I need a music icon.

Current Location: Music land.
Current Mood: cheerful cheerful
Current Music: The Decemberists - Here I Dreamt I was an Architect

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quincidence From: quincidence Date: January 2nd, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
try four shillings short
abmann From: abmann Date: January 2nd, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
quincidence From: quincidence Date: January 2nd, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
a little gypsy a little folk, a little okay alot of fun.
you are listening to more music, so thought they might be someone you haven't heard of, and could broaden (shock) your already broad horizons. *shrug* hehe or don't.. it was just a suggestion
brdgt From: brdgt Date: January 2nd, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm mostly a track order kind of girl. If there are certain tracks I like more I'll make a mix with other songs I like for that same reason. I was also a disc jockey in college so I constantly think about music as both whole albums and parts of mixes.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 2nd, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I always prefer a CD in whole and it is the sign of a great artist that lays the tracks with purpose.

I'm starting to think there is purpose to the order in Castaways and Cutouts, actually, as I get further into it.
From: sasha_feather Date: January 2nd, 2009 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
On live CDs, if the artist talks in between or for applause and such, track order can really matter.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 2nd, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love CDs that throw some spojen word in there as part of a story. Two do this that I really enjoy: Star Turtle by Harry Connick Jr and Spiritual Machines by Our Lady Peace.
tener_duende From: tener_duende Date: January 2nd, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Have you listened to The Crane Wife yet? Because I would say that the track order on that one is very important, especially since "The Crane Wife #3" is the first track on the album, followed later by the first two parts of the song. It's a rather ingenius device, and very well deployed for effect.

I have albums to suggest, if you're interested.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 2nd, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I haven't heard that album. Artist?

I should poll people on Wednesdays before I grab a new album... I'm so not gonna remember the names as soon as i get in the store.
tener_duende From: tener_duende Date: January 2nd, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, The Crane Wife is The Decemberists. I forgot you're not in my brain and therefore not making that leap :)

I'm sure you'd get plenty of interesting albums if you polled people, and I would participate.
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ayrynkat From: ayrynkat Date: January 2nd, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I also listen to the CD in order first (unless there's a song I'm desperate to hear before the others). Then, I usually add it to my play everything mix. Exception: sometimes I do actually listen to musicalsi n the proper order. After months of listening to them out of sequence, it's a rather novel experience. :)
abmann From: abmann Date: January 2nd, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I actually prefer musicals out of order unless I'm actually seeing them. You don't always get all the detail to follow the story without some of the visuals... unless it's a rock opera. Mm.. rock opera.
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seventyeleventy From: seventyeleventy Date: January 2nd, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know there are so many artists who place order upon their track listing for an artistic flow, and I appreciate that quite a bit as itself.

But man, I'm a guy who likes to mix his tracks and figure out what goes together that should never go together. I managed to fit Black Sabbath and Minus the Bear on the same album without destroying the flow. That takes some randomosity.

OH! Band recommends:

Bohemian Grove

(I designed their album art, and I only design for bands I like :)
From: natural_path Date: January 2nd, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Who listens to a CD anymore??
When I (rarely) get a cd, I tend to listen to it in order, but when I download music, it usually gets thrown on random on the ipod.
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: January 6th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I listen in order the first time through, randomly afterwards.
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