Trepie Posted October 23, 2021 Share Posted October 23, 2021 Just wanted to put this out there and see what people are thinking. For music storage do we still need albums in 2021? Now I get it, artists absolutely do. I'm not talking from a music creation standpoint. If their vision is x number of tracks played 1 after the other in a certain order then more power to them. For a lot of artists though I will grab only a handfull of tracks, so it seems silly to have an album sub-folder and list it in my music manager. I have been experimenting and taking my music out of album sub-folders and just concentrating on a master list of tracks per artist I collect. In the few instances where I do listen to an album on it's own, I create a playlist. It has so far solved a few OCD issues for me. Region differences Do you collect all versions Do you just have a few subfolders containing the differentiated tracks Do you collate into a master version of the album Re-releases Same deal as above? How do you deal with re-releases containing new\bonus tracks? Soundtracks\Various Artists I've never liked having a 'various artists' folder in my music collection. Don't need that anymore The only issue I have hit so far is with game soundtracks where an artists will do variations of the same title many times over a franchise but my naming convention fixed that for me Prelude [Final Fantasy 7] Prelude [Final Fantasy 8] etc... Ultimately I've ended up with a cleaner folder structure and less duplication. Seems to be going OK for now. Does anyone else have these frustrations or am I a crazy person? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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