Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! This week, hosts Holly and David reflect on the albums that have come out so far this year – most of them really recently! – for bands they follow. In case they didn’t make it clear, the one they’re liking best so far is After Laughter by Paramore. What have you been listening to?
One of the things that has been interesting with us using Apple Music is that pretty much as soon as you hear about a new album, it’s available for you to add to your library, to basically squat on until such time as it actually releases. This would be the normal “pre-order” period, when iTunes and the artists release a few singles in advance along with your pre-order – and you get access to those early singles on Apple Music as well.
One interesting side effect though is that the albums can slip away into your “Recently Added” titles, and sneak up on you once actually released! For instance, Incubus’ new album, 8, snuck up on me and I haven’t really given it a listen yet.
I’ve heard about several new albums in just the last week or two, and thought I would share them and spend a minute looking over the details so I can more appropriately expect them. What’s interesting after I talked about the availability of early singles is that I haven’t tended to use this feature much – maybe to listen to the songs once or twice, and then just wait for the album to come out. So I actually can’t really vouch for how good these albums are seeming so far; I just know I like the artists and want a new album!