RyanHippFTW wrote:"I Love Rocky Road", the album version, had been playing on the radio for a few months, maybe a year, before the debut album dropped. And just because a song is rerecorded doesn't change the fact that it is the same friggin' song.
What? That's like saying a demo, cover or a remix is the same as the original. If you're referring to the demo for "I Love Rocky Road," it is very different from than the album version. If you're referring to the studio version, well, obviously it would've been released on the radio before the album. Also, the single Yes, singles can precede albums, but what I'm saying is Alpocalypse collects various singles released in a five year span, a veritable compilation album of sorts. By the time ALP rolled around, half the songs were old news to us. Using the debut album is a poor example in this argument because it was the first ALbum, so there wasn't a gap of any sort before it.
And to be honest, debut albums are ALL like that.
Uhh, yes. Most artists perform live songs for several months to years and they build up a collection of their live "hits" and they record an album. Usually, artists don't just pop songs off out of nowhere, at first, they build a collection. That's what Al did. The Beatles did it. Heck, name me a debut album that is not like that.
I guess I'm just confused as to why you guys think my viewpoint is radically odd. I didn't like waiting for the album, but at the same time, I personally didn't like having it slowly leaked over the internet. I would've either preferred a 5 year gap with nothing so that ALP would've been AWESOME and fresh, or the Internet Leaks followed, relatively immediately by the album (Preferably the latter). I have no control on this, and I know that. I'm just saying WHAT I would've liked. Is that honestly too much? I hope Al doesn't do it next time, because I didn't like it.