Anyone listen to entire albums?

I assume the answer is yes since many of you run vinyl rigs, but just wondering how many around here listen to entire albums at a sitting?  In the age of instant gratification and playlists I seem to be, recently, gravitating to listening through entire albums.  I don’t have vinyl and only stream or play from a network drive so it’s easy for me to bounce around from song to song, artist to artist.  Maybe it’s a nostalgia thing but I enjoy hearing a record in it’s entirely the way the artist recorded it.  I’ve flirted with the idea of vinyl for the very reason that it seems to be a format that lends itself to listening through an entire album in one sitting.  I seem to be less inclined to make that move though now that I’ve been doing the album thing via streaming. 


Yes, I listen to the whole album and if it is a 3 or 4 sided album, I start with side one and play thru. Sometime I get thrown off when I encounter an older album where the sides were set up for stackable changers. Enjoy the music

I do both. I have thousands of songs on my diverse playlists. It’s like listening to the radio (well…. Better SQ) except every song is one I like (since I put it there). But I do enjoy listening to my favorite albums from start to finish.

I will second the reissues with added tracks.  
It’s terrible. So many people being exposed to albums in ways entirely different from what the artist intended upon release. They don’t know any better. They just went to a steaming service, clicked an LP, and thought (and continue to think) all those tracks were part of the album, because they don’t know any better.  
It was bad enough in the CD days when my young head thought I was hearing the actual album, only to find out years later those last few tracks were reissue-add-ons. Now with people just clicking around on streaming services, it’s worse than ever. The chances someone clicking on an LP that has added tracks not from the initial release is pretty high, and lots of folks can’t be bothered to know better.

I stream nearly exclusively and nearly always listen to the whole albums. My system is very musical and I am often lured into albums I would not have listened to in earlier iterations of my system when it was analytical sounding. I found, at least for me, “channel surfing” with my system was due to a problem with my system.. too analytical, not a problem with the music or my attention span.

+1 @bwguy 

It's about 50-50 for me. Certain albums don't go on a playlist because they need to be listened to as a whole. But having my personal radio station (playlist over 2000 songs) is great when I don't know what I want to hear. Fortunately I have 67 years of favorites.