Most people didn't have the bandwidth to download whole albums. And so it brought back this cherry picking idea that the audience would focus on certain songs and possibly be the impetus behind what eventually got on AM radio: the single or whatever.
When I first got married to my husband, he had boxes full of photos of my two stepsons, ages 5 and 8 at the time, and I put them together in some little albums and wrote notes about how happy I was that they were a part of my life.
Family photo albums are so powerful in that they make kids feel valued, cherished and respected.
I'm sad for younger bands that don't have a home that they know they can go to, like the twenty-five labels that used to be around that they know they can hang their hat and know that they'll give 'em three, four, five albums to develop.
I had always loved comedy, and acted out Steve Martin and Bill Cosby albums with my sister for my parents on road trips and stuff, and I loved to laugh and make people laugh.
I have long begged off the question of my albums reflecting where I am 'at' personally. There is more inaccuracy in that approach than accuracy.
I don't think the record company is aware of it. Because they just bury my albums and don't release them.
Sometimes people's careers take off on their first albums, sometimes they don't.
That was the producer who produced a couple of my solo albums. He produced my second, third and fourth solo albums. It was his project and I just joined him on it. I sang on one and played bass on another one.
I go to the local record store to buy my albums.
Grammys, American Music Awards, successful albums, I'd pick my kids any day over any of it.
Traditionally with debut albums, labels insist on a face, so people know who you are.
When I embraced the rock hat, when I put it on two or three years ago, when I realized I'm gonna go and make really focused rock albums, it felt like wearing an old shoe. It was a perfect fit.
Comedy lives on in the web and TV, but nobody's pressing comedy albums anymore.
We're all fascinated by the way other people live their lives, how they cope with hardship and triumph, what they put in their home movies and family albums.
When I was growing up on Loch Lomondside, one of the first albums I ever bought was Marley's 'Uprising.' I guess that would have been 1980 - just before he died.
'Uprising' was one of the first three or four albums I ever bought in 1980 when I was 13, and that had a strong impact on me.
The main issue was deciding what to play: Should it be old Ramones material or new material? I had about three albums worth of new material, but I knew that people would rather hear the Ramones songs.
When I was 25, Abba was formed. After Abba I made three solo albums. Maybe I have been productive enough.
I did albums for Cash Money. I didn't do singles - I did whole albums for Cash Money - and at the end of the day, I'm saying I wasn't paid for albums, so its like you're doing 10 songs, and somebody pays you for 1.
I definitely have favourites in terms of albums.