Hey guys. I have been struggling with this question for a bit and was wondering if anyone could give any insight on the subject. My question is should each album have it’s own distinct feel/concept throughout? Or should it be a compilation of your best songs during that period of songwriting?
I am the lead singer in a band and we are getting ready to start recording our first album. All the members of the band come from slightly different angles when approaching the subject of recording. One aspect that we have been discussing is which songs to include on our first album. I’ve read articles that have stated it’s best to have a common feel to an album - almost like when you listen to an album you know what type of period the band was going through at that moment in time. But some of the other members in the band are saying we should include all our good songs, no matter if they are slightly different from the direction we are going in.
I think it’s natural for a band’s sound to progress and change with each album, but what about the songs in the album? We have a bunch of songs that are good songs but I feel they aren’t a true representation of the direction we are going, but people like the songs. So there’s our dilemma…choose songs that all flow together or choose our best songs no matter if they sound the same or different.
If anyone could shed some light on this subject that would be awesome! Thanks!
Amanda Lee Peers is the lead singer of the Swag Rock band The Driftwood Sailors from Rochester, NY. Check out their website at www.thedriftwoodsailors.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org