This might be better posted to lemmy main music but screw it someone might use the All button.
Do you prefer to play music with random tracks or sequentially through albums? Checking people around me it’s definitely one or the other.
If I’m listening to just one album then almost always sequentially.
More than one album at a time, always random.
Albums in order
Playlists on random
i sometimes set random accross all my music when i dont really know what to listen to, but it’s rare… then when something shows up i feel like listening to, i go back to sequential, my ever-default
I do like the fact that you can be listening to an album (or albums by the same artist) in sequence, that you get hit with that track that blows your mind, where you may have forgotten how good it was, but listening to it as part of the album flow it just kicks in. Whereas I think random is good for listening to a whole lot of single-based songs without the deep cuts.
i have some hyper-thematic playlists in which i would rather confidently go random.
but my main playlist = all my music, and my taste is often too varied for random. i would go from Chopin to hardcore techno to African funk to experimental noise to Salsa, etc… that would quickly get too my nerves, especially the rapid changes of mood/speed etc… sometimes it’s good to help me decide about one mood/speed though…
listening to a very large playlist on shuffle is nice sometimes, but if you shuffle an album (CD players had this as a feature!) or a single-artist playlist you’re a monster.
Playing a Power Fantasy in shuffle is the same as reading a book in random pages.
Never ever random, at least with albums. I can’t find much use in shuffle mode and it usually feels wrong to me.
If I’m checking out an album for the first time, I want to hear it as it was presented to me. And if I’ve heard an album many times, then I probably like how the artist ordered the tracks.
Sequencing is definitely a core part of the experience. And 99% of the time it makes sense, theres only a couple of albums where I get distracted with what where they think putting that / starting with that there…
It depends. While biking, I usually have a random playlist. At home I may listen whole albums more.
Personally for me it has to be sequential (as the music-gods, or at least the artist intended) I find the flow too broken up on random.
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