I’m sure everybody here knows this situation: You find a really nice song from a band or somebody is telling you about a great band he/she discovered.
So you start some research about the band just to discover that the band is excisting since 20 years, released 15 albums, 100 singles and 4 compilations.
In times when I had much amount of free time this was no problem for me. My standard procedure was to work through the discography chronologically. First the single and associated album and then to get them in my head I watched (if available) the live performances.
For me that was an effectively method which also gave me the chance to live through the history of the band as if I were an fan from day 1.
But nowadays I simply have no time for doing so anymore.
And I’m really struggling to get into bigger discographies. I’m trying it with listening to a best of album to learn the “important” songs and then - if I liked it - start to slowly listen to the rest. But that’s not as satisfying as back in the days.
So what are your tactics? And which bands made you struggle the most?