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Subject: Re: Genres redux
From: Fred Maxwell (rockbox_at_anti-spam.org)
Date: 2004-03-26


Jake Wilcox wrote:

> The whole CD-driven music market left a bad flavor in my mouth after I
> bought five or six hundred of them. I still buy CDs, but they're immediately
> ripped into artist folders and live in a box thereafter.

So you would dump all CDs by The Grateful Dead (assuming that you
listened to that group) into one folder of songs? If so, how do you
deal with multiple versions of the same song, say one from a live album
and one from a studio album?

> I guess the point is the difference between how you and I see our
> collections. Track numbers are how you navigate and know where you're at.
> The song title is the important navigational bit to me. Interesting.

The titles are the most important item to me, also. I find thirty
characters, combined with the artist name and album name, is more than
enough for me to identify a piece of music.

But track numbers are how I play an album in the order intended by the
artist. Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon or The Beatles Sgt. Pepper
are albums, not merely collections of singles to be played in any
combination or order.

As you say, it's always interesting to see how others organize their
collections.

Regards,
   Fred Maxwell

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