perhaps i just hang on to my money too tightly these days. perhaps i know what i like and i don’t try to pretend to like what is popular.
whatever the reason is, i rarely buy new music without first having heard the songs beforehand.
there are some exceptions, of course: the innocence mission, over the rhine, sigur rós and sixpence none the richer (to name a few). whenever these bands come out with new songs, i buy the albums without having listened to them first.
what about you? do you have artists/bands whose music you purchase as soon as it come out without first having heard the songs?