Have you ever heard anybody say, "well there's only one good song on this album"? Get rid of that person because you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

I'm sure there's a bunch of albums that suck on the whole but don't tell me that albums suck as a rule. It's nonsense. It's listening patterns that suck and the fact that you can get whatever you want for free or practically free.

Before the internet, you plopped down ten bucks on an album because you like a song or two you heard on the radio. Since you had skin in the game (that initial ten bucks) you listened to the album over and over and picked up a couple more favorites and kind of liked a couple more tracks leading up to your favorites. You GOT TO KNOW an album. You were a part of the artist's vision. In many cases, you even became an advocate for that album.

Nowadays you have no reason to pay any attention to any of the stuff that isn't instantly recognizable, so you don't.  I'm here to tell you that there is amazing stuff out there that you aren't giving a chance. You can start a relationship with an album. Make it yours. Learn the vision and dig in. Train yourself to pay attention. Most importantly, support an artist by dropping ten bucks on a full download.

(FYI, my current listening is "Shades Of Blue" by Danny Worsnop, "The Summoning" by Bloody Hammers and "Science Fiction" by Church Of The Cosmic Skull).