This model can be bad if you tend to get obsessed with artists. Is the one record enough, or must you own everything? All of a sudden there may be 3 or 5 or 10 albums to buy and digest. What if you happened upon their best work, and the rest is either no good or repetitive? On this, Pandora is such a double edge sword. On one hand it often answers some of these questions and gives you free (legal) access to a lot of a bands’ music. On the other hand in an hour, it could send you down even more rabbit holes fraught with the same peril! (In the course of writing this I bookmarked 2 other artists on the DCFC channel.)
Not to mention figuring out of where the new band fits into your sonic landscape. Do they have a ‘go-to’ album? When do I like to listen to them? How will I see them live? Will I t
ravel to do it? Do I run out and tell my music junkie friends they MUST get into this band? Strong recommendations are not made lightly, lest you miss. Seriously though, finding, appreciating and sharing a new artist is about the best part of being a music nut, and has been a great source of happiness and friendship for me over the past 15 years.