Photo credit: Photo by David Lehr / Courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media (EBM)
Release Date: 03/03/2023
Label: Big Loud and Republic Records
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Morgan Wallen has become the most-streamed male country artist after the release of his album, “One Thing At a Time.” With 52.29 million streams not only did Wallen break the record for male country artists, but he also became the biggest album debut for 2023.
— Spotify (@Spotify) March 3, 2023
“One Thing At a Time” is a triple LP. With 36 songs on the album, it is no wonder that Morgan Wallen broke streaming records. At a 1 hour 52 minute running time, the daunting task of sitting down and listening to the album becomes a chore. While diehard fans will obviously listen from start to finish, is it plausible to release this length of an album in the time of singles, 30-second clips on social media, and a pick and choose your playlist era?
I’ve listened to a few songs on the album and eventually, I will make it through the entire thing. But, my attention span was not built for a 36-song album. 12 songs? Absolutely. This might be perfect for his fanbase, but it isn’t for me. Sorry, Morgan Wallen.