Back then we had to work for our music. Records had to be TURNED OVER and you couldn't buy your favorite SONG for crying out loud. Unless it was a single and those were the most work of all because where is the plastic thing to stick in the middle? It went missing shortly after my sister and I played C.W. McCall's Convoy several dozen times one afternoon. After that we got a handful of the snap-in kind that fit inside the 45 but they were hard to keep track of, too.
I put a cd/mp3 player in my car a couple of years ago and not a moment too soon. I figured I would burn a whole bunch of mixes for my listening pleasure, but I found they were not as wonderful as I'd thought they'd be. I guess if an artist goes to the trouble of putting together an album, I want to hear the whole thing through, at least once. After that, I do appreciate the forward button so that I can hop over the dross.
Here's a list of hands-free albums (in addition to those mentioned above). You can stick these in the player and just let them repeat for days. I know this for a fact.
Traffic and Weather, Fountains of Wayne
soundtrack to Rushmore
Devolver, The Waybacks
Blind Man Walking, Cadillac Sky
When I Go, Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer
Costello Music, The Fratellis
Slow Turning, John Hiatt
American Idiot, Green Day
Gently Weeps, Jake Shimabukuro
Feel free to add to the list!