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You just bought an album. What would you rather it be?
Solid album, 4/5 all the way through. 73%  73%  [ 29 ]
A few 5's (awesome), the rest are 3's (fine, but you'll never listen again) 13%  13%  [ 5 ]
Half 5's, rest are embarrassing awful 1's 15%  15%  [ 6 ]
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 A more philosophical Saturday night showdown 
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I can't think of an album that third option describes.

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Option one.

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First option. Although, I do have a few that are option two's.

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A song would have to be a -2/5 for me to never listen to it again. So, do I interpret the second option to mean a few all-time classics with some average stuff, or a few all-time classics surrounded by absolute crap? :)

EDIT: Didn't make it to the third option, which makes things obvious. I'd rather have a perfect EP over a great full-length, so going with that.

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The first two types are what makes up the bulk of most of our collections I would guess. I think that it depends on style. If it’s something with longer songs, you don’t want to have those average ones mixed in, but for most thrash and death metal it doesn’t really matter if the rippers bring the house down. Guess I will vote for the consistent album overall, because I tend to be an album guy over a song guy, but it’s really case by case.


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Second one.


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Option one....although I can say that I have all three types in my collection...and sadly a few of option four...most songs are 2 -3 out of 5.

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More philosophical, the hell you say :? Option 1. 8)


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Out of those, option one.

What I hate the most though is when you get all 4/5 and 5/5s, and then one dud in the middle somewhere, ruining the flow.

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Option one.


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Option 2. I'd rather have classic songs.

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Nothing is more annoying to me than skipping songs.

I'm an old man now, just let the CD play. :lol: :roll:

Option 1

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Option 2. I'd rather have classic songs.


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I can't think of an album that third option describes.

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I can't think of an album that third option describes.

Ram it Down, in my opinion.

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Tyrannorabbit wrote:
I can't think of an album that third option describes.

Ram it Down, in my opinion.


Actually that's a pretty good pick for that :shock: The songs I like on that, I just love, but the songs I don't like are painful, and it's about 4-6 split.

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Tyrannorabbit wrote:
I can't think of an album that third option describes.

TBAR


The...Beast...At...Rutabaga?

You're going to have to narrow this down

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I can't think of an album that third option describes.

Ram it Down, in my opinion.


Actually that's a pretty good pick for that :shock: The songs I like on that, I just love, but the songs I don't like are painful, and it's about 4-6 split.

I will assume the title track and Blood Red Skies are two of them. What's the other two? :)

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Post Re: A more philosophical Saturday night showdown
Nostradamus, Gods of War, are #3, basically albums that are usually "concept albums" have a high-risk of falling under option number 3. Especially in heavy metal, where the line between epic and cheese is so thin and a concept album is usually quite ambitious, making iti easy to aim for the sky but end up knee deep in kraft dinner.

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I can't think of an album that third option describes.

Ram it Down, in my opinion.


Actually that's a pretty good pick for that :shock: The songs I like on that, I just love, but the songs I don't like are painful, and it's about 4-6 split.

I will assume the title track and Blood Red Skies are two of them. What's the other two? :)


"Hard As Iron" and "Monsters Of Rock". MOR in particular skirts extreme cheesiness but the levels of grapefruit clutching are only rivaled by "I Am A Viking"

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Definitely want amazing songs, so went for the last option.

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Out of those, option one.

What I hate the most though is when you get all 4/5 and 5/5s, and then one dud in the middle somewhere, ruining the flow.

Agreed. I really don't like listening to an album piecemeal. I want to sit down and enjoy the whole thing. Bands that have a couple great tunes and then a bunch I want to skip over don't hold my interest.

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Xerxes wrote:
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I can't think of an album that third option describes.

Ram it Down, in my opinion.


Actually that's a pretty good pick for that :shock: The songs I like on that, I just love, but the songs I don't like are painful, and it's about 4-6 split.

I will assume the title track and Blood Red Skies are two of them. What's the other two? :)


"Hard As Iron" and "Monsters Of Rock". MOR in particular skirts extreme cheesiness but the levels of grapefruit clutching are only rivaled by "I Am A Viking"

Likewise. I was kinda hoping you'd say Johnny B. Good for some reason. :lol:

Anyway, I'm definitely all about the single. I listen to a song, skip to another album, listen to a song. I try to keep the goosebumps going. I do listen Jazz rock and classical music I'll listen to more passively.

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Anyone with a half of brain would know option 3 is the only way to go.


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Thanks for the menu of shit sandwiches there, T-Rab. :lol:

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