Years have passed since I last bought a music album.  I just don’t have time any longer for listening.

the one hit I really liked in the middle of side A but often found the band’s worst efforts were included

Today, singles are often bigger sellers because of changes in technology, and, still.  Many people enjoy listening to an entire album, especially when there is a continuous theme.

When younger I sometimes fell prey to pretty packaging.  I’d get home, find the one hit I really liked in the middle of side A but often found the band’s worst efforts were included.  The hit spurred the sales but I felt gulled in some cases.

This morning I came across this piece at lifehacker.com.  It offers advice, culled from music shoppers, at how to avoid some of the pitfalls.

Do you have your own approach?