A radio station that plays entire albums

I’d like a radio station that plays entire albums. Between each song would be a brief commentary about the song and how it relates to the album. In some cases, the commentary could be great insights. In other cases, the commentary could be as simple as the popularity ranking for the song on the album. E.g. “All Blues” is the least played song on the album “Kind Of Blue” by Miles Davis. (Interestingly, it’s also the longest song on the album).

For years, my default for playing music has been to go to Spotify and play a genre. I have no idea what album a song comes from. Heck, I don’t even know the artist who is playing the song. Ask me for my favorite music artists today, and I’ll give you a blank stare. I wouldn’t know. I just play Spotify.

I’m eager to deepen my understanding of the artists and albums that resonate with me. Recently, I’ve started to make a conscious effort to explore albums more thoroughly (inspired by my cousin who is very good at listening to entire albums)

For some reason, the names of albums still elude me. Maybe it’s part of getting older and being unable to remember things. But maybe not remembering album names is also due to not holding a physical album in my hands. Having that tactile interaction with a real-life object. And the intention of putting an album on.

Right now, I’m playing “Time Out” by The Dave Brubeck Quartet. Maybe I’ll remember the name of the album next week.

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Tom Saaristo
Tom Saaristo
4 months ago

Nice selection of an album to feature! J’adore Dave Brubeck … and not just the single “Time Out”

4 months ago

Back in the early days of FM, they would do just that. Everything is now overprogrammed.

Mike Maddaloni
4 months ago

Back in my college radio days we would play entire albums during finals, allowing to keep your time slot and get some studying done at the same time.

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