Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Music Appreciation

I am of the opinion that nearly any band can have one catchy/hit song.  My test of whether an album is great or just OK is what gets stuck in your head after listening to it.  If the same song is always stuck in your head it is an album with one good song, it is probably an OK album - decent but not great.  A great album is one where you can have a different song stuck in your head every day of the week.  This is a well balanced, well written album.  An album that can inspire you without you even realizing it, an album that connects with the listener.  Unfortunately, since these types of albums may not have that super-catchy hit single, they may never be best sellers.  But these rare albums are the ones that will nourish your music loving soul and live in your heart and mind long after any hit single is forgotten by the mainstream music industry.  These type of albums can change your life.

1 comment:

kelly said...

Another way to tell if it's a great album is when you hear a song off of it and as it ends, the next song on the album automatically starts up in your head. And then the next one, and then the next one. There's so many albums that I still remember where the side flip came at. That's good stuff.