Whats the running time you accept as a complete album?

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  1. jay walker

    jay walker 1/2 of Passive/Aggressive

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    Whats the running time you accept as a complete album?

    More and more artists seem to be settling on the 35 - 40 minute mark, which is just down-right lazy imo. The new Arctic Monkeys albums runnin time is 38 minutes - I accepted this for the first album, even tho they had 20-30 demos recorded before the album. 2ND Razorlight album hit with the same ting - 39 mins.

    Personally, Give me an hour of music or fuck right off! :mad:
     
  2. sidekickmc

    sidekickmc MEDICINE?

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    60/70 mins i would think

    that was always the way

    short albums often show a lack of depth/thoughtfulness imo (that's a lot of the popular 'the' bands of the past 5 years or so all over)
     
  3. D BREAKNECK

    D BREAKNECK 7 years on top

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    I agree with this completely.

    4 Track EPs in the 90's were longer than some albums nowadays.

    I remember taping friends' vinyl albums and having to put the last 2 trx on the other side of tape... (c-60?-1hr each side)

    I think the length of albums has been defined by the chart criteria for minimum length for and album. They know the buying public will accept & buy that...

    (or DL it for free)
     
  4. 1992

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    60 to 80 minutes.
     
  5. Gumby

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    thats ridiculous.

    how many songs do you get on a 38 minute album?
     
  6. jay walker

    jay walker 1/2 of Passive/Aggressive

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    Ahhhh, gotta love the old days of taping everything, where bootlegin all started. :crazy:

    True there Dan, labels / artists know punters will buy it, regardless of quantity. Its all about how that artist is promoted nowadays, and musical integrity has taken a back seat.

    Give me a cd that lasts longer than it takes to gets to work godaamnit :dynamite:
     
  7. D BREAKNECK

    D BREAKNECK 7 years on top

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    Saw some funny sprayed stencils a while back, with the anti piracy cassete / skull and cross bones but with the words:

    'DIGITAL COPY IS KILLING HOME TAPING'

    :)