Blogroll Dive: 7/30/07

Here are the highlights from today’s Blogroll dive:

  • Bryan announced the upcoming release of his band’s first album.
  • Michael discussed the upcoming film adaptation of Beowulf.
  • Joen discussed “the double-click”.
  • Angsuman shared his “top 5 regrets after migrating from Windows to Linux”.
  • And, Khaled discussed this year’s Eisner Award winners.


4 responses

  1. Thanks for the mention, James!

    Technically, it’ll be an EP rather than an album because it’s only five actual tracks (8 if you count the 3 ambiance tracks in between songs).

  2. Thanks for stopping by to clear that up for the curious.

    As for me, I never really bought into the whole theory of sub-classifications, like “Extended Play”. If it’s a collection of related music tracks, then it’s an album to me. Any other classification would be superfluous.

  3. I think it’s better that way, though.

    I was at Best Buy the other day, and I saw albums priced from $9.99 to $14.99. Would you pay $14.99 for five songs, though? Probably not, but I guess that still means you’d call it an album, right? 🙂

  4. Yeah, I’d still call it an album. The price isn’t really an issue because the publisher is always in charge of the MSRP and will adjust the price according to the popularity of the group and the overall length of the album. The only outcome that I can see for labeling something as an EP is, “Oooo, Phantom Scream! Oh, but its only an EP. I don’t want to buy that. I’ll wait for the album.” It just seems like a waste to add another classification into the mix because usually you’ll look at the track listing before buying an album and the price will always be set accordingly. Classifying an album as an EP only encourages you to judge it by its cover, so it’s not an idea that I subscribe to.