Over the last 20 years in the iPod and streaming era, our default way of listening to music (or at least mine) has been songs on shuffle. Great albums have coherence that is important to remember. I listened to The Hold Steady’s Boys and Girls in America in the car the other day and by the time Arms and Hearts faded away, I felt emotions other than annoyance while driving on NJ Route 23. Take time to listen to an album.

Andrew Raff @andrewraff