What Are Your Opinions On Short Albums?
Short albums have always been annoying to me for a few reasons; first I feel like I’m listening to an EP rather than a full-length album. Lots of people like to use the quality over quantity argument, but I think an artist should be able to offer at least 30 minutes of material to be considered an album and not an EP. Albums should be a testimony of how well an artist can hold up over a full-length body of work and making an EP-length album eliminates that challenge. Even for spectacular albums that came out in 2018, like Some Rap Songs, Kids See Ghosts, and Daytona that exceed expectations, I still have a feeling on emptiness once I hit the last track on the album as it doesn’t pack the same punch that solidifies an artist as a full-length project.
Maybe it’s just me, but a short album is just underwhelming and takes away some of the excitement that goes into the rollout of an album. While Daytona and Some Rap Songs are at the top of my year-end list, the length takes away from some of its greatness. For example, if Daytona was another 10 minutes longer I feel like we would be looking at is as a top five album of the decade and one of the all-time great rap albums instead of just one of 2018’s best. Let me know what you think of short albums in the comments. - 2 hours ago