If you decide you want to try listening to a new musician to see if you like them, what is your method of doing so?
Normally I will get the greatest hits CD and listen to that. That or I will type in to google ‘(Band name) best album’ and listen to that.
But part of me wonders if I’m really getting a good chance with that. Hit songs aren’t always the best songs, and I can name several bands where the hit songs weren’t anywhere near the best songs on various albums.
And a band’s best album to someone else may not be the same best I’d label it.
What do other people do? I assume most people do one of the things above (that or check youtube or pandora or some other site) to try a new band to see if you like them. If a musician has 200+ songs and 10+ albums, how do you get a good representation of their work by only listening to 10 songs or 1 album? Who they are in the start of their career, middle and end could be totally different.