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Listen to certain albums alot but don't even know the name of the songs?
I find I listen to alot of music that I enjoy yet if I had to name the songs, I couldn't. For example been listening a lot lately to Albert Collins. I have 2 of his albums and kind of discovered his music for the first time a couple years ago. I put these albums on a lot and love them yet I couldn't even name the songs individually. I guess it sounds kind of weird. Maybe I'm just not paying as much attention as I should. I just love hearing the tone of his tele and aren't paying that much attention to lyrics I guess.
 

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Not weird to me.. in the age of CD's in cars before the displays would show song titles I often listened to new purchases that I enjoyed without knowing song titles. Now that I play a lot through a memory stick, satellite or streaming all that info is passed to the radio in my car so now I know titles better.
 

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I don't know song names at all and it doesn't bother me one bit...then again, I probably couldn't name 1/3 of the 50 or so people who work in my office...that I see EVERYDAY.

Maybe a concussion or two too many over the years, lol
 
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I've been like that all my musically listening life. lol.
I would put the album on to listen to and look at the cover artwork.
 

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I generally listen in the car like a lot of people. I'll put on a cd and sometimes it might play through a couple of times but I've never been one to know the names of the songs. Even back in the day when I used to spin vinyl I'd play both sides and never really know the names of the songs.
 

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I generally listen in the car like a lot of people. I'll put on a cd and sometimes it might play through a couple of times but I've never been one to know the names of the songs. Even back in the day when I used to spin vinyl I'd play both sides and never really know the names of the songs.
When I was young back in the 60's and 70's and vinyl was the only medium I knew every song, how long the songs were, who wrote them, whether the were covers or originals, etc. But then music was so important to me and I was very in to my vinyl. Music is still important to me but I just don't get as hung up on the stats anymore including the basic fact of knowing what the name of the song is. Maybe with my age I just don't retain information like I used to. Alot of the music I listen to is more prog rock so song names can be a bit more cryptic while a more commercial song may have a repetitive line that is the name of the song.
 

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Yup, that's basically me in a nutshell. If it's music I've found in the last couple of years, I probably don't know the song titles. That will probably change if my next vehicle has a USB in.
 

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When I was young back in the 60's and 70's and vinyl was the only medium I knew every song, how long the songs were, who wrote them, whether the were covers or originals, etc.
This for me too,I listened more intently before,as soon as I started buying cds,he name of the song gave way to the number on the disc.
With vinyl,you had an album split into sides of 4-5 songs,not hard to know all 10 songs on one 40min. LP.
The longer length of the cd ,along with smaller album notes,made it not as easy to check info.
Throw a multi disc cd player in the mix and you suddenly had 3-4 hours of potentially new music to identify.
 

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depends what it is...some bands hit you over the head with the title during the song...others are more obscure, especially instrumentals.
hard not to know the title of an ac/dc song...not so easy with a Steve Vai song.
 

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I do this a lot too. I just picked up the new QOTSA LP- Villains, and put the digital download on my phone for driving. A buddy asked what my favorite track was, I had no idea the title. Great album though if you're a fan of these guys.
 
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