Scrapping of the iPod Classic has left me with a bit of a problem. I have a modified classic that holds 240 gb (actually a little less than that). I'm at about 190 gbs now, so I have enough, but obviously not for the long term. Unfortunately, uber music geeks such as ourselves are not Apple's target market.
I think some of you have missed the point of the original post (or I didn't explain properly). I'm an album guy too. 80% of my music listening is albums, in full (no skipping ). I only really listen to my favourite songs on shuffle when I'm getting pumped for a night out, walking to work or sometimes when I'm driving.
I use playlists more as a way of organising my albums so I give them a fair amount of listens. So, as I'd said, if I want to listen to an album that I discovered in 2015 (but I'm not sure what) I'll have a flick through that playlist and be like "oh yeah, Deloused in the Crematorium is great, not listened to that in a while." then listen to that album in full. I then might fancy one of my all time favourite albums so I'll look through that playlist and be like "Fuck yea, ...And Out Come the Wolves, what a corker." and I'll listen to that album in full.
I think some of you maybe getting confused and thinking because I say playlist I mean I'm listening to it on shuffle. That's not the case. As I've said, it's just my way of organising and making sure I remember to listen to a band like Agalloch (who I like but can easily neglect), for example.
With the sheer amount of music we all consume in these parts I just wondered if there are many that use playlists like me. Possibly not that many. Just wanted to clear that up.
Yeah, I misunderstood. So to sum it up, you use playlists of full records so that you don't forget what came out when, so you can remember to listen to them all properly. Is that right?
If I now understand correctly, I'm not really sure that would work for me, but I could see how it could work for some others. For me, the stuff I've recently got is listed as "Recently Added" in my iTunes, so I can easily reference the newest stuff I got. But I see your point. Things that are a couple years older, you can go back and reference easier...