What is an album?
The dictionary gives two definitions, both of which make sense to me.
1. A blank book for the insertion (giggity!) of photos, stamps, coins, etc.
2. A collection of recordings released in a single medium–a compact disc, cassette, etc.
I was saying the other day that Rob Zombie’s new album kicked ass. That’s mainly because Rob Zombie’s new album kicks ass. Yeah, it sounds a lot like every other Rob Zombie album. But see, when you like what Rob Zombie albums sound like, it’s nice to get more that sound roughly like that. But I digress…
Someone corrected me, several someone’s in fact, that it’s not an “album.” It’s a CD, or a digital file. First of all, the new Rob Zombie album is actually available on vinyl. So even if you believe that a vinyl release is necessary for something to correctly be called an “album” (it isn’t), that still wouldn’t apply here. Whether it’s on vinyl or a cassette, 8-track, a wax cylinder, or a fucking reel-to-reel, it’s still an album–by definition.
Maybe I just hate being corrected…
In other news, Bates Motel S4E9 was friggin’ incredible. If you’ve been watching for four seasons waiting for a certain thing to happen, that’s the one!Tags: scribing, thinky, tv, wednes past, zombies