The album isn’t what it used to be. With the advent of the CD, they have gotten too damn LONG. Example, I picked up Maroon5s CD Jane a few years ago. Great band, excellent songs – but it goes on FOREVER. Too many damn songs.

Led Zep IV, Mothership Connection, Abbey Road, Crime of the Century, Dark Side of the Moon, etc – they are all 40 minutes long. Each is a magical experience. The occasional double album was a treat, and was special because of its rarity. The White Album, Physical Graffiti, Tales From Topographic Oceans, etc.

So I think bands MUST make albums. But let’s get back to actual albums, and not exhaustive compilations of their latest work. Less is more.