As some of you know, I’ve been working on a little comeback to our friend Zimmie’s article on the state of DJing. In the meantime, my friend Apathy put me on to a nice article that should spark some good conversation. This one was written by Bob Lefsetz of Variety.com. He basically states that the attention span of today’s consumer has grown way too short to handle an album, and points to Katy Perry’s latest sales figures as an example.
“What kind of screwed up world do we live in where Katy Perry’s new album “Prism” sells only 287,000 copies in its debut? One in which everybody’s interested in the single, and no one’s got time to sit and hear your hour-plus statement.” READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE
Definitely some valid points. For me however, once I turned from a fan to a fan/DJ, I felt like my chances of ever enjoying an album again were ruined. Besides the fact that as a DJ I’m able to hear many songs from an album before it ever drops, I also now grasp the concept that albums are based around singles and often surrounded by filler. Because of that info, I feel like I’m way too bias to ever judge an album the same way as I could when I was 16. In other words, I’m the wrong person to discuss whether CDs are still a good idea….but I’ll take Mr. Lefsetz word for it. And I definitely wanna know what you all think.