Agreed!! Especially in the House genre! I gotta listen before I buy.
Originally posted by RonnieRon:
There is nothing i would buy without question. if i like it i will buy it, it has nothing to do with a lable or artists reputation. I dont feed into that, it helps them to produce sub standard music, you better bring it everytime or you wont get my money.
As far as other music categories, over the years, there were albums I would buy without having to hear first. For example, back in the day: Earth, Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder. More recently: Incognito, Seal, Jamiroquai, Brand New Heavies, Paula Cole, Cyrus Chestnut, Wynton Marsalis and other folks I considered "consistent"... Eventually, I discovered that even the best artists can run dry creatively. So now, 95% of the time, I need to hear at least a little sample before I lay out the simoleons!
Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I understand...