Best Quotes About Bum

There's a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker. -Charles M. Schulz

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway. -Mary Kay Ash

Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way. -Edna Ferber

No one is fit to judge a book until he has rounded Cape Horn in a sailing vessel, until he has bumped into two or three icebergs, until he has been lost in the sands of the desert, until he has spent a few years in the House of the Dead. -Van Wyck Brooks

Know your lines and don't bump into the furniture. -Spencer Tracy

The bump I was trying to hide could be the future king of England. -Bruce Oldfield

It was an instinct to put the world in order that powered her mending split infinitives and snipping off dangling participles, smoothing away the knots and bumps until the prose before her took on a sheen, like perfect caramel. -David Leavitt

I'm a sensitive guy. If you are a woman and you're in any kind of emotional duress and you write a song about it, I'll buy you album. -Matthew Perry

It was just like a dream. I could have ended up with an album that's not all that different from anything else coming out of Nashville. Mutt made the difference. He took these songs, my attitude, my creativity, and colored them in a way that is unique. -Shania Twain

A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday. -Russell Baker

That's what Rocky is all about: pride, reputation, and not being another bum in the neighborhood. -Sylvester Stallone

Show me a man with very little money and I will show you a bum. -Joe E. Lewis

A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it. -Susan Sontag

I write most of my own lyrics for my album and I am helping to produce some of the songs as well. -Lindsay Lohan

A dream collage is pictures of your goals. It is like your future photo album. -Bo Bennett

You've got to bumble forward into the unknown. -Frank Gehry

If I don't get the goose-bump factor when I'm reading it than I can't do it. -Russell Crowe

My kid could get a bad X-ray and I could get a call from the doctor saying I have something growing in my bum and that would change my perspective on everything instantaneously, on what is and what is not important. -Tom Hanks

I just realized how long it was since the last album, and where did the time go? You know? -Jeff Lynne

After using four different languages on an album, it's tough to decide which one I'm gonna actually learn to speak. I always study the lyric, make sure I know what I'm singing, and try to get the pronunciation as perfect as possible. -Josh Groban

I've always said I can't tell sometimes that people even have an album out until I see them nominated for a Grammy. I think country gets dumped on across the board by the Grammys. -Toby Keith

Five years ago I figured we were at the top of our game and that was the best it was going to get, but with every album it seems to keep on building on itself. -Tim McGraw

I appreciate the additional additives and preservatives that help sell a project, but I'm sticking to what works best for me. I gotta sell the album live on stage and make people believe in the songs. -Busta Rhymes

I am a proud participant of the Spencer Tracy School of Acting: Know your lines, don't bump into the furniture. -Danny Bonaduce

I have grown up but that should be a positive thing. When you look at a photo album it's lovely to remember being so young but it's also good to know you grew up! -Jenny Agutter

I'm not all that big on rides. I sort of like bumper cars but I don't really go to Disneyland all that much unless if have nieces and nephews or people to take. -Anjelica Huston

There's plenty for me to do. There are more albums. I'll record as long as I can and as long as my voice works as well as it does now and for as long as people want to hear me. -Tom Jones

Truth is, you make albums, and some of those songs are hits, and some of the greatest hits albums have songs that weren't hits. You have a career, the reason why we're still around 10 years is that we do have successful songs. -Adam Duritz

You eventually get used to looking at girls picking their leotards out of their bums and that sort of stuff. -Adam Garcia

I would say that my peak was making my first million at the ripe age of 29, after the first album. -Anita Baker

Metallica is going to be one of those bands you look back on in the year 2008, that people will still listen to the way I still listen to Zeppelin and Sabbath albums. -Jason Newsted

Issues deals with the issues I had, the fears I had and it isn't a 'nice' album but fears and depressions are not particularly nice. -Jonathan Davis

I just always want a new producer. I'm going to have a new producer on the next one. Because I'm the same person, and I feel like, I know I'm going to bring to it a certain sensibility that's me, and I want to have something different coming out on each album. -Catie Curtis

If a bullfrog had wings it wouldn't bump his behind every time he hopped. -Don King

Every time you cut programs, you take away a person who has a vested interest in high taxes and you put him on the tax rolls and make him a taxpayer. A farmer on subsidies is part welfare bum, whereas a free-market farmer is a small businessman with a gun. -Grover Norquist

The average rap life is two or three albums. You're lucky to get to your second album in rap! -Jay-Z

I've had about 140 albums released, and I've done everything I wanted to do. -Hank Snow

My wife has them all in a vault… a copy of every album. -Jerry Goldsmith

We have already done so much that people call dynamics. Look at the bumblebee being unaware of scientific truths, goes ahead and flies anyway. If it is possible, we will do it here. -Tom Hopkins

I would have to say I'm bored with the standard rock, guitar solos, but I've done it for five albums now, and this time I wanted to go in a completely different direction. I wasn't interested in showing off any more. -Kirk Hammett

The ball whizzes past like a bumblebee and the Indians are in the sea. -Navjot Singh Sidhu

Cotton Owens was leading and daddy was second. They came up on me and I moved over to let them pass. Cotton went on, but daddy bumped me in the rear and my car went right into the wall. -Richard Petty

I'm sick to death of people saying we've made 11 albums that sounds exactly the same, Infact, we've made 12 albums that sound exactly the same. -Angus Young

I don't want my album coming out with a 'G' rating. Nobody would buy it. -Donny Osmond

People see that I have my own voice, my own opinion, my own likes. The album really reflects that. -Deborah Cox

You never know when you put out an album that's unique whether it'll get beat up for it or not. -Ben Folds

It's a tough thing to know that when you're making your album, you're going to end up collaborating with, say, Wal-Mart, on your artwork. That just sucks. And the pressure behind getting the numbers real fast is, to me, dizzying. -Ben Folds

Give me anything that moves my heart, that gives me goosebumps. -Jeremy Spencer

I always felt if we were going in to do an album, there should already be a lot of structure already made up so we could get on with that and see what else happened. -Jimmy Page

Music is my main goal, but I'm not going to rush a record out. There are so many actors who have come out with albums these days. I don't want to do it because it's the thing to do. I want to wait until the time is right. -River Phoenix

We were contracted to make a soundtrack album but there really wasn't enough new material in the movie to make a new record that I thought was interesting. -Roger Waters

It's a miracle was the last track recorded for the album, we based it on the rhythm from the middle of 'Late Home Tonight, where there's Graham Broad playing lots and lots of drums with me shouting in the background, pretending to be a mad Arab leader. -Roger Waters

Country fans need to support country music by buying albums and concert tickets for traditional artists or the music will just fade away. And that would be really sad. -George Jones

Do you realize that I have had five albums in the Top 30. Elvis and The Beatles have never done that. I had five singles in the Top 5, I mean, no one's ever done that. -Chubby Checker

I like listening to good music – and I can't stop playing my album. -Robbie Williams

Hard Day's Night was one of those great films that will never happen again to anyone in their lifetime. UA were in profit before we'd even finished shooting – The advance sales on the album – the film was out before the album was out was more than it cost UA to make the film. -Richard Lester

There may be a new album, and there may not. Right now, we're encouraging bootlegging because there have been some great live things that ended up on the Internet. Rather than try to stop it, we like it. If nobody gave a crap about you, they wouldn't bother to bootleg you. -Burton Cummings

In England, I'm a horror movie director. In Germany, I'm a filmmaker. In the US, I'm a bum. -John Carpenter

When I think about my new CD, the word 'joy' comes to mind. I sincerely hope that each listener will feel the earth, spirit, and aggressive creativity emanating from this album. -George Duke

I enjoy making solo albums because over the years it's evolved into more of a genuine personal expression of story-telling and day dreams, and I work in a way that has more control. -Bruce Dickinson

Well, it's a nice quiet time for Iron Maiden, and I'll be releasing a new solo album next year, so this is a really good time for the managing out my solo career, which is quite well. -Bruce Dickinson

The mystical poetry of William Blake's artwork also forms the basis for the album cover. -Bruce Dickinson

I only do solo albums when songs are screaming at me to be let out of my mind. -Graham Nash

I use the music to vent, and a lot of the stuff that I am writing about or was writing about contained a lot of anger and anxiety, stress and depression, so that's how the album came out so dark. -Vanilla Ice

I just kept it real and had the freedom to do what I want. It's not designed for any age group. It's not made for radio. There are no edits. The whole album contains explicit lyrics but that's because you need it. -Vanilla Ice

I hate negative songs; I won't sing them. It doesn't matter if it's sold 2 million more albums. -Ricky Skaggs

I'm the eldest at 51, and if the Stones can drag themselves around once more, then there's a few more albums in us. -Barry Gibb

The funny thing is, the music that I'm writing now is probably some of the most cutting edge we've ever done. The music that I'm thinking about putting on our next album. -Charlie Daniels

My next project will be a Christian album, another one. I wrote the songs for the ones you're referring to, but I want to do some of my old gospel favorites. That's what my next album's going to be. -Charlie Daniels

Obviously with every new album we make, we always have to believe in it and feel we've gone in the right direction. -Nick Rhodes

One of my favorite songs from the album is a song called 'For Better or Worse,' and it's basically about unconditional love, which is, I'd say, an ongoing theme in my personal life. -Debbie Gibson

APL is a mistake, carried through to perfection. It is the language of the future for the programming techniques of the past: it creates a new generation of coding bums. -Edsger Dijkstra

We are always going to be influenced by America… I watched the word 'bum' go out and 'butt' come in. And part of me says, oh that's a shame, but Aussie boys are still Aussie boys. -Bryan Brown

There's a plaque on our wall that says we've sold over 65 million albums, and I don't feel I've accomplished anything. I feel like I'm just getting started. -Eddie Van Halen

It's very difficult to ignore humanitarian disasters. The royalties from my albums continue to support my charity work. -Cat Stevens

If you're looking for a deep album or you're looking for me to talk about past situations, it's not even about that. It's just 14 hot records that are gonna make you dance. -Sean Combs

I got a chance to have my dream come true, and I wanted to make sure I made the decision as to when I dropped my last album. If I don't feel like this album is an incredible piece of work, then I'm cool with the albums I've done. I don't have to put out another album. -Sean Combs

You're always frustrated, you don't have the chance to do a song on the album, like the Beatles did with Ringo and George, or like Led Zeppelin, where everybody was given a chance to contribute. There never is a chance with the Stones. -Bill Wyman

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. -Ashley Smith

I'm so embarrassed by that album. I don't even own it myself. -Edward Furlong

But when our first album came out, I didn't think it was going to sell a lot of records. -Stephan Jenkins

With me being form the South, I wanted to make this album like a G Unit. -Young Buck

I slip from workaholic to bum real easy. -Matthew Broderick

The album was very agressive. It kicks you right in the balls. -Tre Cool

They very seldom let me lose my cool. They made me like I was Polly Perfect, which was ridiculous so that when I bump into kids on the street they'd say 'I wish my Mom were like you.' -Charlotte Rae

One thing, when you're an actor, you finish something and then you have to worry about what the next gig is. When you're a musician, you can always write your own stuff, and I'm working on new stuff for a new album right now. -Chris Isaak

I genuinely don't know how many albums I'm going to sell when the new album comes out, because I honestly don't know how many fans I've actually got at the moment. -Gary Numan

My favorite album would have to be Rocket To Russia. I feel this album has the most classic Ramones songs. -Johnny Ramone

I hope Britney doesn't get bummed out that Lindsey is a better singer. It is not Lindsey saying it, it's me. Lindsey would never say that. She's an actress first. It's just a bonus that she can dance and sing. -Virginia Madsen

I wouldn't think a blues album would be that commercially successful, but I don't really care. I'd do it for the love of blues, not for the money. I've got plenty of money. -Christine McVie

I was in Tower Records in San Francisco a few weeks ago, buying some cassettes, and a couple of people recognized me and ran up with albums, and I just wanted to cover my face and have a seizure or something. I want people to just go away. -Christine McVie

I've done gospel singing. I have a gospel album and country album. -Donna Douglas

There's a bootleg album that was recorded when I was 14 or 15, a compilation of things live at different clubs. Songs like Girl from Ipanema and Cry Me A River. I don't know what the title of it is. -Edgar Winter

I wanna record these girls individually. And then, I wanna cut a blues album on me. But all of it, original stuff, you know. When I listen to the blues today, it's like they all sounds similar. I wanna do something different, to try to add to the blues flavor. -Ike Turner

The BBC were not playing the music that was happening on the street so we did an independent production because we knew we had an audience. Then we licensed the album to EMI. -Georgie Fame

It's an album that is a little bit different and probably isn't easy to get out. It's not likely that a major label would have picked it up and said that they had a smash hit record. -Billy Sherwood

Well it has been very exciting and very changing as well. Celebrating the 40th year and having the album out and the Channel 4 documentary and I resigned from Blind Date. -Cilla Black

If you had ever heard my album you would know that I could never consider the music business! -Dwayne Hickman

Doing my own album provided me the opportunity to say whatever I wanted. -Richard Marx

My joke, which isn't really a joke, is that there will be one of two tours: the tour for the album that does well, or the tour for the album that stiffs. -Richard Marx

We're probably doing better business than we thought we would do especially considering the disappointing way the record company has handled the album. -Rick Allen

That's why it's called Sebastian Bach. I mean, it's a permanent band, pretty much, but if I jam with other people, it just makes a better album, I think. -Sebastian Bach

And it wasn't until '84 when I was first asked to come to Sweden and do an album and concert tour. -Wanda Jackson

There's no tour plans, no reunion, no new album… nothing. -Dee Snider

We fought during 'The Wall,' which was an album Waters wrote, based on his family story, we clashed long before that, during the period of the Dark Side and 'Wish You Were Here.' Actually, we never got along. -Rick Wright

I'm a player and I do it because I love playing whether it's for my album or someone else's. -Tony Levin

On record dates like that I never felt too nervous because everything was really overdubbed. When we did that album, we were in the studio for probably a week, so you had a lot of opportunity to fix things. -John Abercrombie

The upside to smoking is that you get to be social. I was looking for a light when I bumped into Ben Harper's manager. A couple of days later, Ben and I were in the studio. -Beth Orton

I wanted something that had the feel of a complete band and a variety of instrument. Apart from doing the album for musical satisfaction, I felt it was an important statement for other women – showing you don't have to rely on other people to do things for you. -Danielle Dax

It's funny, when people talk about the 70s I can tell you the year of every album but when it comes to the later efforts I can't remember the exact years, it's funny isn't it? -Steve Hackett

I didn't ask to be a hero, but I guess I have become one in the Christian community. So I accept it. But if I'm wrong about this, I guess I'll become a bum. -Hal Lindsey

And, he'd seen me in Panama, and he talked about maybe doing something in New York so I hooked it up when I came here and I recorded in 1969 my first album with Pete Rodriguez. -Ruben Blades

In fact, I wouldn't really call this a Gospel album, I call it more an inspirational album. -Smokey Robinson

I'd like to do a Christmas album. I've never done a Christmas album. -Tanya Tucker

Christmas albums are not something you do frequently. -Isaac Hanson

There are very few people who have done more than one Christmas album. -Isaac Hanson

I enjoyed making this album a lot because of the knowledge we acquired over the last 3 years. -Isaac Hanson

Yes it was we, are a few years back parted from our record company and took the album that we were making with them and released it independently in the United States had a number one Independent debut in the United States. -Isaac Hanson

Working with Yahoo! allows us to give our fans a chance to listen to our songs, check out the video, purchase our new album, win tickets to our show, and chat with us all in one place. -Isaac Hanson

The first album is a classic record and I think the prototype of a sound that no one else does. -Kathy Valentine

It's a spirit that was given me and the relationships and meeting all these great people, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong; through Max I met a lot of people too. My first album was with Benny Carter. -Abbey Lincoln

Even though we didn't actually record it as the Move I had already written a song called 'Dear Elaine', which I subsequently put on the Boulders album. I thought at the time that was probably the best song I'd written. -Roy Wood

I think it was probably down to the fact that we weren't together personally as a band. We weren't pulling in the same direction. I always feel if you're having a good time in the studio it actually comes across on the tape and that was a bit of a miserable album for us. -Roy Wood

I've always been a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde. I always feel that you should keep singles as commercial as possible so that the people can walk down the road and whistle a song. But on the other hand on albums I think you can afford to show people what you can do. -Roy Wood

The first album was 99 percent hard core to show you I was the best rhymer in the world. -Big Pun

My favorite albumn ever is Jeff Buckley's GRACE. I feel a weird unexplainable connection to him. -Rachel Bilson

The only person I've worked with on my album was Kanye. And between the stuff that I've done and the stuff that he's assisted on and produced for me for this album, I don't even need anything else. -Nick Cannon

The pirating thing is bad. The people it hurts the most are the ones you least think it hurts. It's not the big Britney Spears albums that are being pirated; it's the indie bands that don't have two cents to their name. -Rob Zombie

You know, it's always good to have seen a track before, just to kind of know where the little bumps are here and there, and just the general feel for the size. -Danica Patrick

My first album came out in 1979. -Teena Marie

There was absolutely no intention of splitting up. We had so many great ideas to use on the new album. John Paul Jones was incredible, coming to the studio each day with new instruments to play. -John Bonham

People often forget this – a vinyl album could only contain a maximum of 20 minutes per side! -Ken Hensley

More recently, I used guitar synthesizer extensively on the two albums I did with Robert Fripp. -Andy Summers

If you're going to be a bum, be the biggest. If you're going to blow it, blow it big. -Broderick Crawford

I've basically got an album full of singles. -Coolio

But when I record my next studio album, of course I'll do the lead vocals. -Lita Ford

I have been fortunate enough to record several singles and a whole album with Chet Atkins. -Suzy Bogguss

I think somewhere in the back of my mind I've always wanted to make a whole swing album. -Suzy Bogguss

I made a Christmas album a couple of years ago and just put it out on my Web site. It kind of smacked of this flavor. All of the reviews said it was Western swing even when it was Christmas standards. -Suzy Bogguss

Well, I heard of Sunny Ade, and looks as if his music is gonna be big on a global level, because I was in London the other day and some people asked me to review the album. -Dennis Brown

The reaction to this album has just been fabulous around the world… and I've had offers to perform from around the world and I'm tempted to do it. I've got itchy lips. -Herb Alpert

When I finish an album and I find myself listening to it in the car, because it makes me feel a certain way, that's the time to try to let other people know about it. -Herb Alpert

I think I've grown a lot in the last few years, and I needed to express myself as an artist on this. It wasn't necessarily about going in and making an album chocked full of hit singles… there were a lot of things I did out of the joy and the want to do it. -Terri Clark

Depending on which day, and how I am feeling on that day, I have a different favorite song on the album. One day it might be 'Karma', and other days it is 'Stay For A While' -Angie Stone

If part of the purpose of making an album is to get some radio play, then you might as well think about that. But that's not really how we picked the songs. -Mike Gordon

We have been trying to play a lot of different kinds of music, and probably the next album will go back more towards the direction where you couldn't classify each song as a certain kind of music. This album you can. -Mike Gordon

I think the theme of the album probably was just that it was our first record. -Ann Wilson

We are a business, and you do a little of what you think's right, pay your bills, and attract… a single record attracts attention to your concerts and your albums. -Bruce Johnston

It's a bummer sometimes but I always believe that great bands and great music always prevail. -Steve Brown

I guess, you know, if I didn't make it with the piano, I guess I would've been the biggest bum. -Thelonious Monk

With Dollars And Cents on the album, we had it as a band jam and I sometimes spend evenings playing with records over the top of things we were working on to see what works. -Colin Greenwood

I remember a couple of instrumental albums, just don't ask the names. -Jim Sullivan

I never liked making albums. -Jim Sullivan

When we recorded our first album sixteen track machines were the thing. -John Deacon

Our albums just tend to be collections of songs really, because we all write in the group, all four of us. -John Deacon

Then we did what we called basically I suppose a club tour in England, which was the time I think that our second album came out, we club toured around the whole country where the venues were hold to five hundreds upwards to that sort of thing you know. -John Deacon

I went along and basically learned a few of the songs they were doing at the time, which were quite a few of the songs we ended up doing on our first album. -John Deacon

The thing that bums me out about 'The Real World' is I don't want to believe that teenagers are that stupid. -Kathy Griffin

Concentrated serum albumin fractionated from blood plasma was effective in battlefield treatment of shock. -Paul D. Boyer

This led to the discovery that long chain fatty acids would remarkably stabilize serum albumin to heat denaturation, and would even reverse the denaturation by heat or concentrated urea solutions. -Paul D. Boyer

I think the country is very settled in a lot of ways, and we saw that after the Democratic Convention. I think a lot of the bump that we enjoyed came when John Kerry selected John Edwards as his running mate. -Harold Ford, Jr.

All I can say is that I've had too many people in the hip-hop industry really like what I'm doing. I know where I'm coming from, and the album speaks for itself. -Brian Austin Green

I began the process of recording myself seriously in the fall of 1999. If I could finish an album of my own music, I would. Five years later I am happy to say I have. -Jack Irons

I'm not worried. I'm just so grateful to be in the position that I'm in. I'm just going with the flow right now, and I think my album will come together quite nicely because I think everybody is on the same page. -Carrie Underwood

I'm sure if we had made an album that was more traditional would have been released immediately. When we actually play this music on stage and people become familiar with it, it will become more popular. -Mick Taylor

Some guys record an album with songs that are filler. I recorded this album like it was my last. -Dick Dale

We'll only be playing four new songs live, but all the material for the next album is basically finished. -Daisy Berkowitz

There will be some tracks on the next album which that will consist of mostly noise and feedback, whereas others may just have guitar parts and samples. -Daisy Berkowitz

I hate bumper stickers, you can't sum anything up. All you do is paint yourself in some caricaturist corner. -David Cross

We should just get somebody from the left and the right and they should all throw bumper stickers at each other and the first one to cover the other one wins. -David Cross

The touring for this album was definitely going to be the most intense touring we've done. -Daniel Johns

Kinda when I stopped eating was on our second album, just as it felt like everything was so out of control. -Daniel Johns

I think my favorite album was probably Realization. -Johnny Rivers

Being a purely instrumental album, it makes a musical statement, not a religious one, and I hope that people can feel the emotion of the great melodies, even without the words. -Kenny G

The Moment is an album that contains the best music I have ever produced. -Kenny G

I've done so many hip-hop albums already I got tired of just hip-hop. -Kool Keith

Yeah, the next Wu album should be out by late '95. -Method Man

I thought I'd do everything on four-track, and then I'll record every instrument myself in a studio, and then I'll have a solo album released by spring. -Kim Deal

So many people release albums before Christmas and they get lost in the Christmas rush. -Bonnie Tyler

Every time I release an album my old record company releases another one. -Bonnie Tyler

Avril Lavigne sold a massive amount of albums and she has to top that with her next release. We have four great albums behind us, and it's not going to be as hard to live up to that. -Kelly Jones

Like all bands, the first two albums are always the ones most written about, and the most covered. When a band gets to their third of fourth album, the story of the band has already been told. -Kelly Jones

United Artists wanted to do records with me. I had no idea, what a rare thing that was… to make an album. And they put a guy with me working on songs, and I got busy with films. I just kind of let it slide. Isn't that amazing? -John Astin

I have a bunch of albums I would love to get re-released. -Cy Coleman

I'm trying to get hold of them… the trouble is a lot of the companies that recorded and produced the albums went bust, so I don't know where to get the masters. -Cy Coleman

I don't think the record company is aware of it. Because they just bury my albums and don't release them. -Les Baxter

I did the Broadway album unfortunately in a year when there were no hits. -Les Baxter

You know, they wanted to do a Broadway album and every show was kind of a bomb. There was no music at all. -Les Baxter

The weird thing was that Soft Cell was supposed to have come and gone before I started the album. -Marc Almond

I mean whatever I do it's important that I put my stamp on it and keep it in my world, whether I'm doing a dance track or something like the Russian album for example. -Marc Almond

It's a shame in a way that people come and go with one album. -Marc Almond

We'll probably be working on another album in the next few months here. -Meg White

If Frank and The Beach Boys got together and did a Super Session album, it would be a gas. -Mike Love

The main issue was deciding what to play: Should it be old Ramones material or new material? I had about three albums worth of new material, but I knew that people would rather hear the Ramones songs. -Dee Dee Ramone

I think it would be nice to sell 15 million albums as a solo artist. I'd have to deal with all the repercussions of that, but that wouldn't be too bad. -Glenn Frey

If you get a chance to be in a film, that's great. One of my goals is to make a record as good as Don Henley's album, Building the Perfect Beast. -Glenn Frey

Being in a band is far more than playing an instrument. It's surviving. It's getting an album together. -Josh Silver

I definitely have favourites in terms of albums. -Josh Silver

I think the fact is that World Coming Down was just a really hard album for people to deal with. -Josh Silver

One album has absolutely nothing to do with the other. -Josh Silver

Slow, Deep And Hard was a great album, even though it was probably our least selling record. -Josh Silver

To compare the albums is like trying to compare apples and oranges. -Josh Silver

We don't pump out albums eight months apart from each other. -Josh Silver

I don't really think about what the subject of my next album will be. I just know that I'm going to make another album. -Lou Reed

When I record an album I'm trying to get as close as possible to that perfect moment. -Lou Reed

I like to make great albums. -Shelby Lynne

And then the last album, 'Get It', was done over a shorter period of time and I started using other musicians, as opposed to playing all the instruments myself like I did on the other two. -Dave Edmunds

After playing so many songs in churches for eight or nine years, I've learned what songs people react to. Then I just had fun with the arrangements. That's how this album came together. -John Tesh

Traditionally the show must go on which is a stupid thing to say, but that in a nutshell is what's going on. We have a new record out; if we won't tour, the new record dies. It's reality – it's what business is nowadays. You just need to tour to sell your albums. -Kerry King

If you don't tour, you cannot expect to sell a huge numbers of your albums either. It was both a business – and an economical decision and we wanted to play anyway. We just wanted to get out for the tour when it was safe enough for us. -Kerry King

My greatest fear is flying. And I do a lot of flying, so that's a bummer. -Kylie Bax

I like 'Bewitched' off the first album because it's one of the happiest songs I've ever written and, as any writer will tell you, happy songs are a million times more difficult to write than sad songs. -Malcolm Wilson

We've been working on a new album, which is going to come out next spring, which is very different, a change of style for us – it's going to be almost like rock music. -Neil Tennant

I met The Beatles and Stones at the same time, because Michael Cooper was doing several of their album covers. -Terry Southern

You realize that the first Bryan Ferry album was pretty good although at the time it seemed a bit cheesy. -Robyn Hitchcock

My biggest win was getting the meal money bumped from $5 to $7. -Bob Cousy

I think that I've got some pretty bad reviews on albums or songs that later proved themselves. -Carly Simon

I think that most people really know if it's a really great album. -Carly Simon

One of the album's songs features Mary J. Blige, but I don't want to talk too much about it yet. I think you will hear the music that's been playing in my head when it comes out. -Chaka Khan

Well, since I produce and pay for my own albums, it is the ultimate freedom. -George Duke

I've appeared on some other people's albums. -Gerry Mulligan

I want to be able to say that a rap career could be ten albums. -Ice T

The best way to listen to the album is to put it on, get some Moet, lay back with your boys, and kick it. -Ice T

Then I started checking out blues albums from the library and playing the harp along with them. -John Goodman

Actually, recording the Suite Chic album was so much fun and while working on this new album, people that I've worked with from Suite Chic has lend their voice. -Namie Amuro

I've recorded 25 or 30 albums. I know that sometimes when you work with producers who are kinda dictators, it doesn't help you make a better record. -Ace Frehley

We have an uncanny ability to make birds do what we want them to do. In Blood Simple there's a shot from the bumper of a car and it's going up this road and a huge flock of birds takes off at the perfect moment. -Joel Coen

I am thrilled to have been able to put together this new album. I listened to everything I had recorded in the 24 years with Elektra, and then just took all the ones I am mad about. -Judy Collins

I'm not going to play funk licks on a jazz album. That makes no sense. -Branford Marsalis

We were in the same band, but we're two completely different people. People have asked me to make comparisons with our albums, and I can't, because there's no comparison. Her album's okay. I don't think she's the best singer on Earth, but she's okay. -Melanie Chisholm

The success of this album is very much in question. Who knows where it's going to go? My being a Spice Girl is no guarantee of anything, although I hope it'll benefit the sales. -Melanie Chisholm

I don't want to be daft and say I had some spiritual awakening or something, but I really did come of age in Los Angeles, where we recorded the album. I had my own little house and my own little circle and I really got to feel how the city ticks. -Melanie Chisholm

Putting out my album on my own label has been a great experience for me. It's been very inspiring. It's like a new start for me and having all this creative freedom is so liberating and exciting. -Melanie Chisholm

The first jazz pianist I heard was Thelonious Monk. My father was listening to an album of his called 'Monk's Dream' almost every day from the time I was born. -Benny Green

I'm just experimenting with every different type of music you can imagine and seeing where my voice lies and what sounds best. I think when I do finally do the album it will be very eclectic – just loads of different stuff on it. That's what I am hoping. -Charlotte Church

One Long Year was just a song here and there, and it was meant to reflect the mood that I was in but unfortunately it also reflected too little of any particular thing rather than hanging together as a whole album. -Todd Rundgren

Most people didn't have the bandwidth to download whole albums. And so it brought back this cherry picking idea that the audience would focus on certain songs and possibly be the impetus behind what eventually got on AM radio: the single or whatever. -Todd Rundgren

We play it differently now. If we did the album now it would be different. -Alice Cooper

You can't get the visual thing on the record as much as you'd like to. We produced this album, and we'd never done that before, except when we produced singles for ourselves. -Alice Cooper

If you listen to the left track on their album, if you get The Best of the Mamas and Papas, you listen to the left track, you can still hear a little bit of my voice. My son discovered that once. -Barry McGuire

Everyone's just extracting meaning and feeling and emotion from almost every aspect of music, and I think that for me, it's a huge antidote to that to have a concept album. -Aimee Mann

The Beginning of Survival is my best album. I am very proud of it, and I am surprised at it, too. I thought some of Travelogue was a little heavy, but I don't think this is heavy. -Joni Mitchell

I had deeper, more reflective songs on the first album. -Bubba Sparxxx

I always say the new album is the best one yet. I always feel that – I really do, because it's the latest and it's the newest and it's a little bit better. -Debbie Harry

I think it's a Blondie tradition that all of our albums sort of have a wide spread of styles. -Debbie Harry

All I ever thought was, 'I'm going to do this as long as I can, and if I can't get paid at it, I'll be a bum doing it.' And so, here I am. -Bruce Cockburn

I did a lot of writing for a lot of different kinds of bands that I was in and out of during those five years and that left me with a little body of songs that I liked better when I played alone, so I ended up going out solo and very soon made my first album. -Bruce Cockburn

I'd met Dr Dre, he was thinking about his next album, we talked a little and he said, 'Let me give you some of these loops and see what you come up with'. -Burt Bacharach

I mean, I don't think I would call Claus to do an album of big band tunes. You know, just like arrangers write for the artist they have in mind; you have to keep in mind if you're going to work with Claus Ogerman. You invite him to do what he does. -Diana Krall

The album is a definite departure. I haven't written original material before, except for one song on my first album, but Elvis and I did six songs together on this one. -Diana Krall

Well, you know, it's been interesting because an album is just a snapshot of where you are at that time. Not all pictures of everybody are just in jeans and a 'T' shirt, or a ball gown. You have many different sides and this is a snapshot of where you are at that time. -Diana Krall

We still haven't played Madison Square Garden. That's a benchmark. Something will have gone seriously wrong if we don't play Madison Square Garden for this album. -Dan Hawkins

We've had a number 1 album in the UK and that was a really big thing for me. So now all we've got to do is do it in America and that will have the domino effect of doing it across the rest of the world. -Dan Hawkins

I want to communicate through my music. If you want to know Geri Halliwell listen to my album: it tells you more about me than a documentary ever could. -Geri Halliwell

I still think the best metal bands have a blues feel. The first Black Sabbath album is kind of a bludgeoning of blues. Deep Purple also started out as a blues band. -Greg Ginn

I didn't know how well my first album had done; it was enough to get me to do the second album, which was a continuation of the music I'd worked on and perfected. -Roberta Flack

Any album that I ever put out I'm going to send it to country radio first. -Deana Carter

My relationship with Music Row has always been, from my end, optimistic and hopeful that there is more than one way to approach the writing, recording, and marketing of an album. -Deana Carter

I think the themes in my songs are very similar from the first album to the newest one. It's all about the human condition and how we are all trying to learn to live with each other and survive love and life. -Deana Carter

Our live show is a definite experience, since it's an extension of my albums. -Deana Carter

I wanted this album to sound like a big crocheted blanket – to be warm yet to have a lot of space. -Deana Carter

I'm not really a country singer, although I did make a couple albums and love its simple, straight-from-the-heart approach, but I have always sung a lot of jazz, show tunes, pop tunes, gospel and blues. -Dinah Shore

All of these reissues were not authorized by me, I do not endorse them, the live album was put out without my permission, and I've not seen a dime at this point, either. -Jello Biafra

I asked my friend Greg Andersson to introduce me to people that can distribute my album. -Josh Homme

I'm working on my new album right now. Hopefully to get that out at the top of 2005, January 2005. -Obie Trice

I picked up the Joss Stone album, Josh Groban, and the new Norah Jones. I love, love, love Norah. -Deborah Cox

The opportunity to record the song came when Phil Collins' record label, Atlantic, was doing a tribute album to him and they asked all these different artists to do renditions of his songs. -Deborah Cox

The record was only released in the UK, and then when the idea for the remixed album came about, which was an idea that I've had for the longest time, I said this would be great song to remix as well, and so we did it. -Deborah Cox

They've got the singles and some people have burnt them from different web sites and stuff. So it was something that we talked about for a long, long time, and I just wanted to make sure that this remix album to be really special. -Deborah Cox

It varies from song to song, although Buck Owens and I recently collaborated on writing a duet together and am looking forward with a great deal of anticipation to recording that track for the new studio album. -Dwight Yoakam

It just makes that person feel that what his work is is going to be more valid. But who wants to see a guy standing in front, looking like a bum, doing something that a bums don't do? This don't make sense. -Ornette Coleman

Anyway, so what he did was, he spread sheets for 100 yards and underneath them he'd put things so there were bumps and different levels and on top he'd put little bushes and if you didn't look to close, it looked like snow! -Rod Steiger

Many a bum show has been saved by the flag. -George M. Cohan

My first album is playful. -Mary J. Blige

I feel a lot more comfortable being me these days. I'm constantly told that my work is good. A lot of fans and a lot of other artists say my songs and albums mean a lot to them. Isn't that what's important? -Lucinda Williams

In Van Halen there were moments, like in some of the ballads, I put my heart and soul into those records. Those lyrics when I sang 'em, I gave myself goosebumps. -Sammy Hagar

When we were on the road, I found out that my greatest hits album went Gold. They freaked out. Things really came to a head when we started arguing about a Van Halen greatest hits package. -Sammy Hagar

Of course, we wrote the songs accordingly and performed and recorded them that way. At that time, we really thought it was right, but you know, seen in retrospect, it made the album sound forced, and not really great. -Mark McGrath

Every weekend we've been trying to go out of town, to let people know about this album. I've been trying to host parties. It's hard, because it's a lot of work to do both. -Angie Martinez

The people I chose to work with me on this album are there because I have a personal relationship with them. -Angie Martinez

I'm either going to be a writer or a bum. -Carl Sandburg

As long as you smile, have sparkly eyes and stick your shoulders back, nobody's going to notice your bum or your waist or your feet, for that matter. -Cat Deeley

I've had this song in a drawer for a long time, maybe seven or eight years. Every time I'd do an album, I'd take it out and listen to it, and always liked what it had to say. Plus when Garth came in and sang on it, that made it really special. -Chris LeDoux

I'm rarely grabbed by anything the way I was when I was 10 years younger. About the only relatively new artists whose albums I own are Beck, and They Might Be Giants. -Greg Egan

The experiences of promoting my first album were really something; there is so much illusion in my environment (touring and pop music) that I wanted to clear away. -Duncan Sheik

I also wanted to make a record that was about other things than romance, yeah, after two years on the road singing all the songs from the first album, I got kind of tired of that. -Duncan Sheik

I was coming back from Tel Aviv recently, and we had forty minutes of bumps. I got so scared I grabbed a paper and pen and put them in my pocket, just in case we crashed and I needed to write a letter from wherever we landed. -Daniela Pestova

'Inside' was the second LP album of a comedian's performance before an audience. -Shelley Berman

You can't just sit around and make protest albums all your life; eventually it comes to the point where you have to do something. -Paul Kantner

Five years ago we were working on a new album when my health began failing. -Lou Gramm

When we finish this tour we are going to begin writing and go into the studio to hopefully have a brand new Foreigner album out in early spring next year. This will be the first Foreigner album out in about ten years. -Lou Gramm

If you had a record company believing in you enough to cut an album then you had better have the ability to work the album on the road. -Lou Gramm

Living in the past is a Jethro Tull album, not a smart poker strategy. -Richard Roeper

Now I'm having to live with sales of around 50,000 per album – but I'm pretty content with my place in the general scheme of things, even if it's meant I don't drive a fancy car and can't afford grand vacations. -David Knopfler

We're gonna release a studio album probably a year from now and we've got these recordings that we did with Coco Taylor and Johnny Johnson, who was Chuck Berry's piano player. -James Young

My audience are the same people who bought my albums years ago. These people are now married, with their own homes, their own families. If I'm in concert, I get people now who bring their kids. -Helen Reddy

The new album is a childhood dream come true. Got to sing with Ronnie Spector, got to cover a bunch of songs that were influential in drawing a line between the punk form and original rock and roll. -Jerry Only

I don't know how much influence we really had, because we never put our pictures on the albums or anything and we never really promoted the Talking Heads connection, because we wanted to keep it separate from Talking Heads. -Chris Frantz

I wanted to produce Nancy LaMott's albums, so I created my own record company. -David Friedman

I don't like to produce albums. I hate producing albums, as a matter of fact, because I'm an obsessed mixer and I can't leave it alone. -David Friedman

I've been doing a lot of studying singing, and I'm thinking of recording an album containing all my old war horses and putting out a songbook at the same time. -David Friedman

You know, I was such a big Beatles fan, and when I'd buy a new album I'd invariably hate it the first time I heard it 'cause it was a mixture of absolute joy and absolute frustration. I couldn't grasp what they'd done, and I'd hate myself for that. -Andy Partridge

But I always held my music up and protected it from compromise. So I just do it for my friends. I've written hundreds of songs, and I'm sure I have a few albums worth of songs. -Gregory Harrison

When you go into a game on offense, you make a couple moves and see what the defender is going to do. Then you pretty much can figure out what he is going to do against you – whether he carries his hands low or high, whether he is bumping or pushing, those type of things. -Oscar Robertson

Karl Malone's too high-class for a bum like me. -Dennis Rodman

Bob Dylan's first couple of records in the 60's weren't considered cover records, but he only wrote one or two original songs on each album. -John Mellencamp

When you get to the 35-year mark in your career, you make albums for your fans to love you more, so they don't forget about you. -Julio Iglesias

I wasn't allowed to grow as an artist. My albums were nicer to look at than to listen to. -Nancy Sinatra

By the time I did that third solo album, I'd finally learned how to do it, but I'd also learned that I liked being in a band. -Tommy Shaw

I guess when we were up against it, we knew this album was going to be compared to all the classic early material, because it was going back to the original five. -Roger Andrew Taylor

The bar was very high-we had to really make sure that we got what we really wanted, that it was a real finished album. We weren't going to give up until we got that. -Roger Andrew Taylor

With this album, I tried not to think too much. If I heard a song that I loved, I promised myself I wouldn't over-think it. If I loved it and if I wanted to cut it, I would. -Lee Ann Womack

In those days it was pretty cut and dry. If you had a record company believing in you enough to cut an album then you had better have the ability to work the album on the road. -Lou Gramm

We had a huge audience, we sold truckloads of albums. If we do something that's cool, people will listen to it. If we don't, we would be selling people short. -Andy Taylor

The first nine albums there was never a Synthesiser, never any Orchestra. There was never any other player except us on the albums. -Brian May

There are a lot of things in Queen albums that you don't expect; that's why we threw them in. -Brian May

A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It's a theatrica! event. -Freddie Mercury

We've gone overboard on every Queen album. But that's Queen. -Freddie Mercury

We knew we wanted to put a lot of melody into it – a lot more than what we did on our first album. -John Otto

People consider Black Star a great album, and I think it's a classic album. But the fact is, both me and Mos Def have made better albums since Black Star. -Talib Kweli

I used to have all the Goosebumps books as a kid too. -Tom Felton

An album is such a personal thing. It's something I always wanted to do. It's me doing me, singing as me. -Danny Aiello

When you're in the States and you're a writer and you've got money and you walk into a bank, you're a bum with money. -Norman Spinrad

But I'm always trying to plan ahead too and in doing so, and in working on this album, I've met a lot people that I hope to be involved with, on their records and in their situations. -Bootsy Collins

Well actually, we are working on the live album from the shows in Japan. I'm trying to get that finished. -Bootsy Collins

I made many studio albums and I think the danger of studio recording is that if you do not watch out, you come out with a perfectly sterile performance. -Chuck Mangione

I've always thought live albums were cop-outs. -David Coverdale

Most of the albums that have taken long have been related to illness and fatigue or producer problems. -David Coverdale

You are going in one second the length of a football field. That means you brain is receiving information from your body what the car is doing physically, bumping, balance, performance. -Emerson Fittipaldi

I had sat in one day in Central Park with Bonnie and Delaney, and Duane was playing with them, so I asked if he wanted to work on an album. You never had to say to him how to play the guitar. -Herbie Mann

When I made Blue Moon Swamp, there was a lot of trial and error; I was trying to find people who would be simpatico with my style, and with what I had in mind for the album. -John Fogerty

Even though I had pushed through the Tango album, it was just not a very good environment to be in on a daily basis. In many ways, this is the best time of my life. -Lindsey Buckingham

It's really touching that we can come back after so long and care about making an album that says as much as this one does. And after all this time, we really do care about each other. -Lindsey Buckingham

We toyed with the idea of making it a double album, but I think that would only have confused everybody even more, so we decided to stick with the songs we picked. -Thom Yorke

What's the point of re-releasing an album? The original sounded good, why change something about it? -Ritchie Blackmore

Well, for the My Generation album, there was nothing to be nervous about in them days. We used to take every day as it came. Every day was just a gig and I think we did the recording between gigs literally. -Roger Daltrey

I love Sell Out, I think it's great. I love the jingles. The whole thing as an album is a wonderful piece of work. The cover. Everything about it. It's got humor, great songs, irony. -Roger Daltrey

At the beginning of this album I discovered the computer and had great fun playing with the thing. And I realized that, not being a good keyboard player, I could write things in very small sections, give them a certain feel and mess about with bends on the keyboard. -Midge Ure

I'm narrating the television series Biography. I'm still involved in my music – I have a new album out. I have an animated project in development. I'm writing a lot of things and you never know if one of them is going to become a six or seven year project. -Bill Mumy

In 1994, I started touring again and I recorded two albums for Chesky Jazz. -Chuck Mangione

But I've got to think of myself as the luckiest guy. Robert Johnson only had one album's worth of work as his legacy. That's all that life allowed him. -David Bowie

However, there's no theme or concept behind Heathen, just a number of songs but somehow there is a thread that runs through it that is quite as strong as any of my thematic type albums. -David Bowie

Very similar experience happened last year when we released this album, North. It was on Deutsche Grammophon, it was very, very honest. It was the most honest record I've ever written. -Elvis Costello

I'll dabble here and there in different forms of the art, but the label has me locked down like a slave so, of course, I'll be doing albums during this time. -Erykah Badu

I think that many people in history who had power were bumped off because they had power. -Oliver Stone

They said I was a married mother of two but the record sounded like an indie album and they didn't know how to market it! This country is incredibly sexist, as is the music and media industry. -Siobhan Fahey

When I was working with David Cassidy at the Rio, I made an album of updated versions of some 1970s disco tunes. I had a blast. -Sheena Easton

When I began making my own albums, the songs became funkier. They were more about the streets. -Paul Simon

I rate each album as better than the last one. That's how I see it. -Paul Simon

This is an album of songs that I've always loved, tunes that I heard. For the first time in 53 years of recording, I really had control over an entire album, start to finish. -Etta James

Yazoo was Vince's sound ultimately. At the time Vince and I got together he had only recorded one album with Depeche and Depeche were to go on to greater things. -Alison Moyet

When you do rap albums, you got to train yourself. You got to constantly be in character. -Tupac Shakur

It takes us about four or five days to get an album out. -Buddy Rich

When I do an album I try to find a producer that's excited about something that they want me to sing, and I check with the record company to find out what they think they can sell – which is their No. 1 priority. -Johnny Mathis

I was just a bumpkin. Just a country bumpkin. I had just come to New York from Virginia. Or was it Baltimore? -Cass Elliot

I don't know of too many double Christmas albums, so it is something that's new, and hopefully will be fun, and there's plenty of stuff out there to cut. -Garth Brooks

Wherever I went, crowds appeared again, and I started making solo albums for the first time in my career. -Howard Keel

It was the Control album that was really about what I wanted to do. -Janet Jackson

We got a little waylaid along the way. The whole problem started about 10 years ago with management and legal battles, then still trying to make albums while I was doing all of that. -Pat Travers

I couldn't get my album played over the so-called smooth jazz stations. Jazz stations would not play it. You don't always know who you're making that soul connection with. -Roy Ayers

Compared to dancing, films seemed to me to be the work of lay bums. There was no physical pain; it was enough to say and imagine what was in the script. It was very easy for me. -Victoria Abril

No, every album is something like a snapshot. It only shows one moment in time. It shows what we feel and think right at that point in time, nothing more and nothing less. -Damon Albarn

Hopefully it will be possible to get all our other albums in American shops one day so if people are interested they can hear it but I'm hoping that people are going to be interested in what we are going to do, not just what we've done. -Ville Valo

Rounder Records decided to call the album Move It On Over, much to my chagrin but they knew what they were doing. It took off and to this day I can't figure out why. -George Thorogood

Michael Giles the first drummer of King Crimson, never agreed to the name King Crimson. But then, if you'd knew Michael, you would know he didn't agree to the album cover either. So maybe Michael didn't agree to the point of definition with many things. -Robert Fripp

I've made three studio albums and one live one with my brother. It's melodic singer-songwriter acoustic-rock music. -Kevin Bacon

The business that people do in LA on the social level is amazing. You go to a restaurant, bump into this guy or that guy. The next day you get a call, and they want you in their movie. -Kevin Bacon

Although you have some films that are a real bummer, there's always a film that comes up where it's just heaven. -Terence Stamp

For years, Jazz At The Philharmonic albums were the only ones of their kind. -Norman Granz

I guess many game music fans prefer original soundtrack albums. -Nobuo Uematsu

Woo means the ability to entice someone or something to get what you want. My first solo album was called: All the Woo of the Universe, which was titled by George Clinton. -Bernie Worrell

For the second album I look forward to doing a lot of serious collaboration and taking the experiences I've had over this last year, good and bad, and working it into the album. -Justin Guarini

When you have a very hot single there is no reason why it can't drive album sales. People fall off and come back on. I'm looking forward to coming back on with a vengeance. -Justin Guarini

Last I checked, the album was #82 out of the top 200 on the Billboard charts thanks to you all. I pray that keeps moving up and with your help it will. -LaToya London

Right now the focus is the album that is released and then the tour coming up. After the tour they will let us know about the options and offers that came in for us. -LaToya London

So I am one of those bass players who can do something and musically, it was back then and now it is even more, if you noticed on the new album, I am not playing all the time anymore. -Miroslav Vitous

If we could sell 100,000 units every album, that would rock. We'd have a big cult following, we'd have a built-in fanbase so we could pretty much play anywhere, people would show up and rock out. -Dustin Diamond

I thought it was time to get a group together and the first person I thought of was Wayne Shorter. I called Wayne and in the meantime, Wayne called me to make an album with him, which was Super Nova. -Miroslav Vitous

The main thing that those two albums have in common aside from my music, which of course, a sense of it, you can recognize, it is that the bass on Infinite Search was playing much, much less like a bass. -Miroslav Vitous

The second album of Black Mages is currently in the process of recording and the basic tracks have already been completed. Hopefully sometime in the future we will be able to have a concert. -Nobuo Uematsu

Yeah, I came in at the end of the Notorious album, played on about five tracks and then we went on a tour. Then we did another album, Big Thing, and then we started writing songs together in 1989. -Warren Cuccurullo

I have complete artistic control, and I just do my best album every time and trust it to fate. -Susannah McCorkle

In Europe an actor is an artist. In Hollywood, if he isn't working, he's a bum. -Anthony Quinn

And then I think they asked me to work on Wish You Were Here, which was the next album coming up. And I didn't do anything for a long time. I had other projects, and I didn't get around to doing anything for a bit. -Gerald Scarfe

To me I think artists in general make a statement – and for the rest of their lives – every album, every book – are variations on a theme. -Mark Mothersbaugh

I had the honor of speaking with Asimov. The album ended up being something not directly related to Asimov, but related instead to the concept of the power of robotics. -Alan Parsons

The Dark Side of the Moon is a fine album with a textural and conceptual richness that not only invites, but demands involvement. There is a certain grandeur. -Alan Parsons

The Sicilian Defense album was never released and never will be if I have anything to do with it. I have not heard it since it was finished. I hope the tapes no longer exist. -Alan Parsons

I don't care what people do. I don't care how people remember my albums. I do them for my own reasons. -Fiona Apple

I didn't put out this album because I wanted everybody to know I was grown up. I'm 21 and that's not grown up. -Justin Timberlake

I'm not in this for the money because if I was, I would have jumped out after our first album. -Justin Timberlake

I'm not trying to sound pretentious, but we did sell 12 million records on the first album, so we did get paid a little bit. -Justin Timberlake

I have reached a state in life where I can buy a whole house full of chairs and can bump into them until they are black and blue. -Mercedes McCambridge

It's a blue album, but it's not a blues album. I'm not pretending all of a sudden now I'm blues. -Neil Young

In the '70s, you had to come up with an album every year whether you were ready or not. -Nick Lowe

I don't really cringe over any of my albums. -Sheryl Crow

I love what I'm doing most of the time, but it's hard work. People only see your albums in the charts. They see us at award shows and after-show parties. They don't know about your doubts, the hard work that goes in. -Gavin Rossdale

The Thriller album is still the biggest album of all time. That is still returning huge royalty cheques. -Martin Bashir

To be honest, producing records interests me less at the moment and I really don't want to get involved in album projects that are going to take up a lot of time. -Phil Collins

If Miles Davis hadn't died it would have been interesting to do an album with him, but there wasn't much else that would have got me into the studio… although Herbie Hancock has just been in touch about doing something and that would be an interesting combination. -Phil Collins

Each thing leapfrogs. I do a Genesis project – like now, we're just finishing off an album – and then by the time the album is doing its thing, I could do nothing or I could do a film. -Phil Collins

I never really made a full album in Los Angeles before. -Elton John

I can see that if this was an album done 10 or 15 years ago we could see we were moving on to some place else. -Wayne Coyne

As a cop, I dealt with every kind of bum and criminal. They all have more integrity than some Hollywood people. -Joseph Wambaugh

I'm always sort of reflecting on what I do on what I've done. Usually before I make a new album, I'll listen to the previous albums just to see where I've been. -Lenny Kravitz

I feel like I'm only in the beginning of my career. I've only made five albums. It's not a lot. -Lenny Kravitz

The success of Torn was a bit too much for me. I took a year off and was still scared to start the second album. -Natalie Imbruglia

The song This Kiss was definitely my breakthrough song. After that, Breathe was my breakthrough album. -Faith Hill

But for the first time, we haven't made a huge leap forward in sound from our last album. Fans who own Kid A should be able to get their heads around it. -Ed O'Brien

Of the 25 songs we've recorded there were 24 that we wanted to have on an album. That wouldn't have worked. So when one of our wise managers suggested the idea of considering two different album, it cleared the way for us. -Ed O'Brien

So we are not doing the traditional album, tour, album, tour, album, tour anymore. We're going to tour when we want to, regardless of whether we've got a record out. -Ed O'Brien

Grammys, American Music Awards, successful albums, I'd pick my kids any day over any of it. -Toni Braxton

No one has ever bought me underwear, and I'm a little bummed about that. Maybe it's not such a big deal any more. -Sandra Bullock

I want to make a pop album – something more upbeat than my stuff was in the '90s. -George Michael

There is a downside to having one of the biggest-selling albums ever. -Carole King

Sensitive, humbug. Everybody thinks I'm sensitive. Wait until they hear my new album. -Carole King

A lot of people give in to those pressures and let others influence the process on their second albums because they want to achieve the success they had with their first again, but they don't know how to do it. -Vanessa Carlton

But the approach to recording this album was kind of an organized, chaotic approach where I wanted to maintain and preserve that wild abandon to creating. -Vanessa Carlton

But when you hear the complete album, it gets dark, really straight-up rock, with some really intimate moments with just me and the piano. It's not completely me because there are parts of me that aren't on that song, that are on the album. -Vanessa Carlton

Every single note on this album is there for a reason. -Vanessa Carlton

I had no album title, and the album is like a journey in that it's a complete body of work. It's not just a couple of catchy songs and filler, so I felt that I needed to capture the essence of the album. -Vanessa Carlton

I remembered their songs but I had never owned a Beatles album. -Sheryl Lee

It was actually 3 years between albums. That seems like a long time to me. -Todd Barry

I mean Iggy and The Stooges first couple of albums I think sold twenty five thousand between the two of them you know and so to talk in terms of an underground I mean you have to go really to the independent labels and things like that. -Lester Bangs

That was the producer who produced a couple of my solo albums. He produced my second, third and fourth solo albums. It was his project and I just joined him on it. I sang on one and played bass on another one. -John Entwistle

I have got an anthology album out. The American version has got the same mixes but the European version, I remixed them in the studio and added a couple of things that I have always wanted to add. -John Entwistle

I got a couple on per album but my problem was that I wanted to sing the songs and not let Roger sing them. -John Entwistle

It feels great to have a #1 album. -Billy Joel

You will in the future hear me on a pop album, but that's just the experimental side of me. -Dave Lombardo

So that's what's going on right now, and I'm looking to put out an album within the next six months. -Christy Romano

I'm recording an album. It's sort of techno mixed with garbage – you, know, intense in-your-face music. -Christy Romano

But when I started writing songs, I stopped painting completely, and the only art things I do are connected to the career, like album sleeves and, to some extent, posters and things like that. -Bryan Ferry

Close to the Edge, Red, One of a kind, Discipline, Earthworks, The Sound of Surprise, all seem to me to be albums that captured the essence of the intention. -Bill Bruford

My first album is like a terrible John Hammond album, with drums. -Warren Zevon

Mutineer is the first album of mine without a demo stage. -Warren Zevon

We always started these albums as making demos, that went right on until Scary Monsters. -Tony Visconti

I also mixed David Bowie's Young Americans album in 5.1 earlier this year and it will be available very soon. Even the original stereo mixes have been re-mastered and sound amazingly good, better than ever, in fact! -Tony Visconti

95% of the album is my writing, by choice, because it seems to be what the distributors want. -Merle Haggard

The Sun in London ran a front page declaring my bum a national treasure. I really did laugh at that. Its not like it can actually do anything, except wiggle. -Kylie Minogue

I feel that I see John Lennon now as not a celebrity. I did then. I saw him as a cardboard cutout on an album cover. -Mark David Chapman

We just wrote songs that seemed good to us. We wrote the album in like two weeks. We could have had more time, but we accomplished what we needed to in the two weeks. -Travis Barker

I used to have friends come on tour and work as my drum tech, but they get bummed out when I have to tell them what to do. This time I'm just going to fly them out and let them hang. It's all good. -Travis Barker

There's no point that an album should sound like a watered down version of another album. -Stephen Malkmus

Supporting the troops has got to mean more than bumper stickers on pickup trucks, my friends. We need to give them what they need. -Solomon Ortiz

And I'm not a personality; otherwise I'd be coming out with an album, performing on MTV. All that stuff is possible and I can do that tomorrow. I just have no need. -Shia LaBeouf

Those two songs condense the two albums. They also show what the audiences wanted. I was desperate to keep the band together and find something that the public would like. -Randy Bachman

Those albums are so important to me because, for the first time, I was making my own music, paying for it, finding strengths in it, and going through the process of finding the right music for the record. -Randy Bachman

In a city where you walk around, it's impossible to plan your day and your life as accidents will happen, you'll overhear things, bump into people, and take unexpected turns. -Jason Schwartzman

You don't make solo albums to have hits. -Ronnie Wood

I don't think that bands that make it on their first album are as strong as bands that don't: there is nowhere to go but down. -Randy Bachman

I would be a liar if I said it wouldn't be lovely and soothing – that's the word – to have a hit single or a hit album. -Mel Torme

I hadn't been a recording artist all that long when albums came on the scene, and I was one of the first singers to point the way to how varied an album's contents could be. -Mel Torme

I had a breakthrough, I think my life just became calmer, I gave up drinking. My priorities changed as I had a young daughter. The group didn't want me to record for the Think Tank album… so I took it as a sign to leave. -Graham Coxon

I feel that my playing on the first album was probably some of my best. -Robin Trower

I don't tend to have a favorite album; I tend to have favorite tracks. There are flaws in every album that spoil it for me. -Robin Trower

If your album sells, that's cool, more people find out about you, more people get turned on to what we're really about-which is a live rock and roll band. -Nikki Sixx

If I cut an album now and sell it for ten bucks, I can put seven dollars and fifty cents in my pocket. -Mickey Gilley

Also there's two sides of it, I mean, a band like us, at our level and the way we have to promote ourselves and usually radio just completely turns their back on us, at the same time I think Mp3s help promote us somewhat, spreading the word about the album and stuff. -Kenny Hickey

It don't take me no three days to record no album. -John Lee Hooker

I thought I was going to be a bum the rest of my life. -Jean-Michel Basquiat

Well, we didn't have our original drummer on our last record. And most of that album was not played as a band in the studio. It was mostly the world of computers and overdubs. There was very few things played live or worked out as a band. -James Iha

I've been looking forward to doing an album, but it's really sad to see how many doors have been closed because of the gay thing. I thought it was about the music. -Jai Rodriguez

There are right and wrong reasons for doing solo projects, and this album was done for the right reasons. At the time there was no Judas Priest and I certainly wasn't going to hang my hat up on my musical career. -Glenn Tipton

It'll be basically a live album, but it will also include songs, Judas Priest songs, the audience have never heard before, because we felt we wanted to give the kids something else, something they haven't already bought. -Glenn Tipton

The idea to do the album only on keyboards kind of happened by accident. I was quite happy with the sound and felt it really didn't need more instruments, so I didn't use them. -Gary Wright

Yes, but I view Frank's music as fully composed. In other words, the arrangements can work for any idiom such as a rock band or an orchestra. Frank was a brilliant arranger and could make his music work in any context. He proved that tour after tour and album after album. -Dweezil Zappa

Recently, I've been working on anew album of material, which should be out in the new Millennium. I'm not sure which song will be put out as a single, but I'm still hoping to get another record in the charts. -Desmond Dekker

I never went to business school. I was just bumbling through a lot of my life. I was like the guy behind the curtain in The Wizard of Oz. -David Geffen

It was quite a shot in the head to do the album and then have it shot down by nonmusical idiots. -Dan Fogelberg

Their every instinct – and I have to say this is without exception – is to iron out the bumps, and It's always the bumps that are the most interesting stuff. -Adrian Lyne

I'm a big collector of vinyl – I have a record room in my house – and I've always had a huge soundtrack album collection. So what I do, as I'm writing a movie, is go through all those songs, trying to find good songs for fights, or good pieces of music to layer into the film. -Quentin Tarantino

I'm a child of the 70's; influenced mostly by albums that had a wide variety of style. -Kip Winger

I wouldn't do just a tour, it would have to be an album, and the album would have to beat Pull. -Kip Winger

To actually put the time and energy into an album that would be better than Pull would be a hell of a lot of work, because I took that band really seriously, way more seriously than people took us. If you go back and listen to the records, you can hear it. -Kip Winger

God would have to beam into me what I was doing and what the album actually sounded like because usually when I start a project like that, I already know what the album sounds like before I start it. -Kip Winger

A concert is a concert is a concert is a concert. An album is an album is an album is an album. Musically, both have nothing in common. -Klaus Schulze

And of course, the musician – if he's serious – always answers: My last album is my best, otherwise I wouldn't have done it. -Klaus Schulze

I wanted to do the whole album in black and white, and it really killed me that when you see it in the light it's got green in it. I don't know what the hell that was about. -Nuno Bettencourt

As opposed to touring for three years and then going into the studio and writing an album, I think this record is representative of a lot of everyday people. -Nuno Bettencourt

To do the Ozzfest again would be great. I'd like to finish with a final Sabbath album. You always feel that it is still a challenge. -Geezer Butler

The Geezer album, Black Science, had a lot of keyboards and it did not work. -Geezer Butler

Lately, I've been listening to some jazz albums. I love the new Pat Metheny album. John Coltrane. I still like good metal, though! -Geezer Butler

I was so frustrated in Sabbath after the last few albums. I just didn't like the musical direction Sabbath was going in. -Geezer Butler

I don't do something because I think it will sell 30 million albums. I couldn't care less. If it sells one, it sells one. -Oscar Peterson

I was silent as a child, and silenced as a young woman; I am taking my lumps and bumps for being a big mouth, now, but usually from those whose opinion I don't respect. -Sandra Cisneros

We have always tried to treat every album differently and even from day one I think that each Asia album has been approached with care and thought and hopefully that shines through twenty years later. -Geoff Downes

Well, I think that it is complicated in that the first four albums were all with Universal so they have the rights to that and therefore it is a lot easier for them to do that period. -Geoff Downes

I know acts and I'm not going to name names but these people sold ten million copies the first time and the second album sells three million and it's considered a failure and they're dropped and that's really a shame. -Gerry Beckley

I try to be careful to not just say it's a greatest hits show because we've also made efforts to keep people up to date so to speak because we continually write and record and put out albums. -Gerry Beckley

Our friends in the group Chicago, they just numbered theirs and we thought that was kind of neat but it made continuity from album to album and that was our way of doing it. -Gerry Beckley

The first year with the success that we had and let me point out that the time frame changes depending on which decade you look at it. In the seventies acts were kind of expected to do an album a year. If you look at the Beatles they were doing three a year. -Gerry Beckley

Well, you know, back then there wasn't many albums, it was the singles. You sold singles. -Mel Tillis

I was working with Bill Graham management at the time and it was obvious to everyone concerned that albums like Open Fire, while they were good for me creatively, were not going to be commercially successful. -Ronnie Montrose

I'm pursuing soundtrack work in the southern California area and down the line I plan to make a moody, intense acoustic album. Not all acoustic, but an acoustic – oriented guitar record that I've already written most of the material for. -Ronnie Montrose

I've been here all the time; I could be putting out as many albums as Costello, y'know what I mean? -Shane MacGowan

I have recorded nine tracks for a new album which I financed myself and am looking for a home for. -Suzi Quatro

Between each album I try to gain a new insight that I didn't have before and perhaps write a song about something that I've written about before, but from a fresh viewpoint. -Don Henley

Mick Jagger can't even make a successful solo album, and the Stones are the biggest rock group that ever was. -Don Henley

Selling eight million copies of your first album will mess you up. -Don Henley

I was afraid the other musicians might want to present themselves too much, though I see in the coverage I've received of the album that the musicians got wonderful reviews for their contributions and abilities. I think the four musicians played freely within my limits. -Eberhard Weber

On the other hand, I'm very tolerant as well. I expect that everybody can play what they want. I'm only not tolerant when it comes to myself and what is presented on my album that I have to listen to for the rest of my life. -Eberhard Weber

There are always some doubts when you do a new album though. You wonder whether you succeeded or not, especially when you waited as long as I did for this one – seven years. You're never really sure if it will be a nice record or not. -Eberhard Weber

Whenever I release a record, it's my record. It's not a selfish thought. I may work all year 'round for other people. So, finally, when I come out with my own album, it should be me with the creative help of other musicians. -Eberhard Weber

Then the album created a tremendous furor and got me kicked off Christian television for two months, and then restored after they settled down and listened to the music and realized there was nothing wrong with it. -Pat Boone

With this book, I truly hope to reach everyone that I don't bump into on the street and share my story. -Teri Hatcher

Even though there are some great keyboard players on the album, there are a number of songs with no keyboard on them and the backing is all guitar oriented. This is first time I've ever done this actually. -Lee Ritenour

I've done a lot of albums and I kinda know when I'm onto something that was inspirational for me to record and create, and this was one of those projects where I really enjoyed making the album. -Lee Ritenour

Well, Smoke n' Mirrors has very much a world music flavor and it doesn't park itself in one country. It borrows heavily from the Brazilian angle, which is dear to my heart, and I recorded several albums with that flavor. -Lee Ritenour

He is not in the least arrogant. The last album was written in a room in Sussex. He was like a mad professor, spending all day writing and then coming out with brilliant tunes. -Linda McCartney

I continue to believe, contrary to the given wisdom, that it's more interesting to have an album – or, indeed, an individual song – which has variety rather than homogeneity. -Peter Hammill

And the White Album is important to me for different reasons. One – I had left the band on the White Album. -Ringo Starr

You don't try to get influenced by everything that's going on with all the other music around you. You don't listen to the radio – I mean, I don't. When I get ready to do an album, I don't listen to anybody else; I don't wanna be influenced. -Tim McGraw

I was king of the mountain for a long time, well, I don't want that no more. I like to perform every once in a while for people who want to see me, and cut albums of music that is what I'm really about. -Waylon Jennings

So I went out and bought Hard Again by Muddy Waters. That was a big learning curve. I listened to that album again and again and again. James Cotton was the harmonica player on that album. -Sonny Terry

We did an album one time called White Mansions, about the civil war, but it was written by a guy from England. His looking at it from over there and it not being a part of his history made it so he could be objective. -Waylon Jennings

There's 40 or 50 songs that nobody's heard that I've done in between albums. There's a whole evolution from Midnite Vultures to Sea Change that's never been released. -Beck

I have the time needed to support the album and tour. -Aaliyah

It's really a sad story, and I liked that. The songs on this album talk about relationships in every aspect. -Aaliyah

The Band never really played big concert tours. We never sold millions and millions of albums. -Levon Helm

I realised that the only time I really enjoyed music was when I was in the studio writing. So even though it was a six album deal, they saw quite early on that I wasn't enjoying it as I should be. I didn't feel there was anything behind it. -Adam Rickitt

At 57, to have a No. 1 album, I wasn't expecting it. -Jimmy Buffett

J. Lo is also an homage to my fans. That's what fans call me on the streets, and I like it. So giving the album this title is my way of telling them that this is for them, in appreciation of their support. -Jennifer Lopez

I loved the last album, and it was one hundred percent me. But this is like me two years later, who understands a little bit more about music and understands a little bit more about making an album. I wrote a lot more. -Jennifer Lopez

Puffy produced four of the tracks on the album. Those are the four songs that are collaborations between Puffy and me. And he gives me my space to work even when we work together, like with my producer and my vocal coach. -Jennifer Lopez

I do a lot of curiosity buying; I buy it if I like the album cover, I buy it if I like the name of the band, anything that sparks my imagination. -Bruce Springsteen

No, I always felt that amongst my core fans- because there was a level of popularity that I had in the mid '80s that was sort of a bump on the scale- they fundamentally understood the values that are at work in my work. -Bruce Springsteen

I have a lot of albums yet to do. -Bobby McFerrin

I titled the album Reflections because I am reflecting on my music career. -Miriam Makeba

I have absorbed my life now. I am ready for my music to unfold. I know time flies, but before the end of this year, the album will be out. Even if it kills me. -Neneh Cherry

I'm singing background on one of Blondie's songs on her new album. -Melissa Joan Hart

I really can't blame anyone but myself, because I didn't have to deliver the album. But when you get caught up in the gas, and you're young, and there's so much helium going on around you, you can't decipher the real end. -Pras Michel

For this album I was determined to do it my way. Take my time. I'm gonna win, lose or draw on my own. -Pras Michel

Empire Square production finishes in about a month's time, so at the moment, right now, I'm just completely full on Empire Square. There's no time to do anything else. But there's a few things on the back burner, including another Blur album before too long. -Dave Rowntree

When we came off the tour for the last album, we started on this one. We've just been chipping away at it. We're not in that much of a hurry, because when we release a Blur album, that's a three year promotion and touring cycle. -Dave Rowntree

I definitely don't subscribe to the theory that more instruments, or more vocal tracks, harmony, or double tracking the voice, is a good thing. People do their early albums very stripped down, then each album becomes bloated. -Joanna Newsom

So, when I got the contract for my album, even though it was an English record, my manager insisted on making sure we would record in Spanish as well, and it worked out really well for me. -Jon Secada

With this new album, I prepared for it a long time, and I was happy with the songs and the production. I felt that I proved myself with the first album, and with this new album, I just want to share some of my music. And that was always my feeling and my intention. -Jon Secada

My best album is called In Search Of A Song. That was my best shot right there. My finest hour, as they say. I could listen to the whole thing all the way through. There's nothing really crammed into it. -Tom T. Hall

I think the first album cover was considered most provocative. I think that contributed a great deal. -Julie London

I'd done three solo albums in a row, and that's quite narcissistic. -Bjork

The early ELP albums were pioneering in a way. -Greg Lake

The buzz is still with me. I get goose bumps. -David Beckham

Who really needs a new album from me? -Elton John

If I like it, it's gonna be on my album. You can't please everyone. -Natasha Hamilton

A bumper of good liquor will end a contest quicker than justice, judge, or vicar. -Richard Brinsley Sheridan

I always wanted to have my own album released before I graduated from high school. -Christina Aguilera

Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end. -Eminem

I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit. -Eminem

I want to be an all round entertainer, I want to act, make films, make albums, do whatever I can. -Christina Aguilera

I have always thought the suicide should bump off at least one swine before taking off for parts unknown. -Ezra Pound

Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. Quitting acting, that's the sign of maturity. -Marlon Brando

Winning is like shaving – you do it every day or you wind up looking like a bum. -Jack Kemp

You know, my first album, some of those jokes I'd done for twelve years because I couldn't throw 'em out. -Ron White

I just learned my lyrics and tried not to bump into the trumpet player. That was my philosophy. -Jo Stafford

I have never taken more than two weeks to record an album throughout my career. -Ginger Baker

Singing is my dream and, while it may have not been a commercial success, critically I was thrilled with the reception my first album got. -Minnie Driver

As an artist, you dream about accumulating enough successful music to someday do just one greatest-hits album, but to reach the point where you're releasing your second collection of hits is beyond belief. -Gloria Estefan

Recording an album and doing it live are like two different animals. There are some people that are great singers live, horrible in the studio. -Frank Stallone

I'll probably never put out another album because I'm a tough critic of my work, and I don't think I could come up to those standards any more. -Jo Stafford

It is a question whether, when we break a murderer on the wheel, we do not fall into the error a child makes when it hits the chair it has bumped into. -Georg C. Lichtenberg

Physics investigates the essential nature of the world, and biology describes a local bump. Psychology, human psychology, describes a bump on the bump. -Willard Van Orman Quine

Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It's about hanging on during a very bumpy ride. -Ron Taffel

When kids hit one year old, it's like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit. -Johnny Depp

I see songs not as a commodity used up when the album goes off the charts, which is often the case with pop songs. I see them as a body of work. Life should be breathed into them. -Sting

The trouble with Nixon is that he's a serious politics junkie. He's totally hooked and like any other junkie, he's a bummer to have around, especially as President. -Hunter S. Thompson

I think they've been baby bummers. -Suze Orman

When we made that album with Gary Moore, I was still kind of searching for the right direction for myself. Although the music is quite good the direction was like a box of fireworks that caught light all at the same time. -Greg Lake

All I really wanted to do was make an album that was going to be just back to what I like to do… And it was a coincidence that these new bands, this new wave of bands, were doing Alice and Iggy rock. -Alice Cooper

I feel that after all those horrible reviews and jokes, I wasn't crazy all these years to stand up for the music I believe in. This album has proven that somewhere in the human race, the human heart is still racing and breaking and I am so grateful. -Barry Manilow

My mother kept asking me, 'When are you going to do a gospel album?' And I've always wanted to do a gospel album. Everybody was going on about it, so mom started hounding me more. -Alan Jackson

I'm very sassy. I want to show people in my album I'm not like my characters on TV. -Ashley Tisdale

I'm 18 in this album. I'm not losing fans, and I'm not disrepecting women, but you reach the maturity of taking it to the next level with a girl. It was only necessary for me to have at least one song like that. -Chris Brown

My first album was me finding myself and my voice, finding how I sing. I was rolling with the punches because everything was new to me. -Chris Brown

So we're considering doing a new Christmas album, because there's been Christmas episodes since then, and maybe finally do the version of 'The Most Offensive Song Ever' with lyrics intact. -Trey Parker

It's about giving the people what they want. So many people have told me that they've made love to my records so what I've delivered this time is an album about sex. Pretty much every song has that theme. Straight no chasers, it's booty music! -Tyrese Gibson

I want to be a big, fleshy voluptuous woman with curves. I want a big bum, but I don't have one. -Cameron Diaz

I'd like to do a pop album with an R and B influence. I definitely want to have those big ballads with the uptempo hits as well. -Pia Toscano

It is one thing to record an album but it's a huge difference when people play it and listen to it and embrace it the way that I do. It has always been my dream to get my music out to the world and have people hear it. -Rihanna

I want to go to Nashville and get cracking on this album. -Scotty McCreery

I hope that what you take away from my album is not just the music – which I did want to be fun, and I did want it to be about individuality, but please also take away from it that there's no dream that's too big. -Lady Gaga

Heartbreak can definitely give you a deeper sensibility for writing songs. I drew on a lot of heartbreak when I was writing my first album, I didn't mean to but I just did. -Adele

In five years' time I'd like to be a mum. I want to settle down and have a family, definitely sooner rather than later. I'd like to have finished my second album too, maybe even my third. I'd like a sound that sticks around that other people are inspired by and that people know is me. -Adele

'Larry Crowne' is about as bummed out a human being as one can be when he loses his job. What he is able to enjoy is something that may not be available to everybody. But it's about the value of being willing to get and willing to give good advice. -Tom Hanks

Successful entrepreneurs find the balance between listening to their inner voice and staying persistent in driving for success – because sometimes success is waiting right across from the transitional bump that's disguised as failure. -Naveen Jain

The world is on a bumpy journey to a new destination and the New Normal. -Mohamed El-Erian

Investors have few spare tires left. Think of the image of a car on a bumpy road to an uncertain destination that has already used up its spare tire. The cash reserves of people have been eaten up by the recent market volatility. -Mohamed El-Erian

By the time I got to record my first album, I was 26, I didn't need pen or paper – my memory had been trained just to listen to a song, think of the words, and lay them to tape. -Jay-Z

You make your first album, you make some money, and you feel like you still have to show face, like 'I still go to the projects.' I'm like, why? Your job is to inspire people from your neighborhood to get out. You grew up there. What makes you think it's so cool? -Jay-Z

We're putting a lot of pressure on ourselves for this second album and so we want to make it as great as we possibly can. -Charles Kelley

I didn't want to play it boring and safe. I also didn't want to innovate too much. Second albums, man, they're even scarier than first ones. -Kanye West

Every night I fell asleep to a different Beatles album. So I'm very familiar with the Beatles; Ringo was my favorite Beatle until I grew up and then changed. I made the switch over to George Harrison just in time to regain my cool. -Christina Ricci

A lot of people don't like bumper stickers. I don't mind bumper stickers. To me a bumper sticker is a shortcut. It's like a little sign that says 'Hey, let's never hang out.' -Demetri Martin

I think the inflation prospects for the U.S. over the next five or six, seven years, are quite serious. You cannot have a bumper crop in apples without the value or the price of each apple falling. The Fed has had the largest increase in the monetary base in the history of the U.S., from colonial times to the present, times ten. -Arthur Laffer

A whole album to one writer – now that would be really interesting. -Alison Krauss

Just because I do what I do doesn't mean I escaped adolescence, all the bumps and bruises that go along with it. -Anna Paquin

You're gonna get your traditional Busta Rhymes and Pharrell collabo. My man Focus from the Aftermath crew; Dr. Dre; the late, great J Dilla got work on the album. It's gonna be great – look forward to the new bang-out. -Busta Rhymes

I feel like I introduce another level of my creative ability on every album. -Busta Rhymes

I wanted to make something that reminded people of the way albums used to feel. I wanted something as good as the stuff put out by the Bomb Squad, or Dr. Dre and his production crew, or 'A Tribe Called Quest.' I miss albums like those. -Busta Rhymes

I called the album 'The Chemo' because it seems like the industry and music overall is dying slowly. -Busta Rhymes

Hip-hop's always reached out to kids. If you look at the last 10 big albums it might seem ironic. But when I look at the history of this music it's always had a lot of positivity. -LL Cool J

What I don't do is try to like become whoever I'm rapping with. The people who go get an LL album want to hear LL. -LL Cool J

The people who go get an LL album want to hear LL. They don't want to hear LL trying to sound like DMX or whoever else is out there. That's not what they want to hear from me, because if they want to hear that they can go get the real thing. -LL Cool J

I don't wanna get into that space where a lot of guys now, their solo album is like eight or 10 songs with other people, you don't get an idea of who this guy is. I just wasn't interested in that. -Mos Def

I'm growing as an individual, but your always growing. All of my albums are snapshots of where I am artistically. -Mos Def

Hip-hop don't have no fresh energy, none at all. It's money driven, everybody tryin' to make that cheque, nobody putting art in their albums any more. -Andre Benjamin

Anytime I have an idea, I'll make sure that I put it down so that when we do sit down to write an album, I don't have to dream it all out of thin air. I don't have to be creative on the spur of the moment, or spontaneously artistic. I just take advantage of whenever creativity strikes. -Neil Peart

I didn't ever want to make a rap album. I considered it too limiting. Now that's exactly what I've gone and done. -Saul Williams

Even in the very beginning when she would bump into George Valentine and people would start taking pictures of her, she never thought, 'I'm with George Valentine. I need to get a picture with him.' She's like 'oh that's funny. Everyone's taking pictures!' -Berenice Bejo

I think that all my albums are different enough where I don't feel like I did this the last time. -George Strait

If you start out trying to achieve a specific thing – like doing stadium shows or going into the studio and doing an album – the end result is what counts. -George Strait

When I think about putting together an album, the process of listening to hundreds of songs each time and picking out the best 10 or so that will go on the record, it really sinks in as to just how many songs I've listened to all these years. -George Strait

I think I got turned onto The Beach Boys for the first time with the 'Endless Summer' album in 1974. The power of that music still, to this day, bypasses the brain and goes straight to the heart. You don't have to think about it; it's something that you feel. -John Stamos

Favored Nations is a long-term commitment. Our hope is that those who are passionate about real musicianship will want to hear and own most of our albums. We will set out to attain the same direct relationship with our customers that we have with our artists. -Steve Vai

I have an independent record label called Favored Nations on which I released an album by an artist called Johnny A, who plays an arch top Gibson through a Marshall, but the tone is all in his fingers. -Steve Vai

This 'Making Mirrors' album is far more personal, even if there's a character element to the sounds I'm working with. Every song on this album I stand behind; I feel like I have a close relationship with them. There are older songs where I can feel myself writing a story, so this is the first album where I'm proud of every lyric.' -Gotye

I tend to just do whatever I want on an album and try to make it work. I'm just adventurous. It's most exciting to be at the edge of your abilities. I want to see how far I can push things. -Gotye

I don't drive around London much. Any journey around Islington involves hundreds of speed bumps that seem to tear the bottom of your car off. -Alan Davies

It's a classic album. If it ain't better than 'The Truth,' it's right there with it. I wouldn't say it if I ain't think so, 'cause 'The Truth' was my baby. That's the pure album. -Beanie Sigel

I can still do clothing, movies, cartoons. I'mma get mine regardless. Whether I put an album out or not, I'm still gonna see a check. -Beanie Sigel

I love bummer songs. -Ben Gibbard

It's trippy to think we have an album that's 10 years old. It's even trippier to think we have a couple of albums older than that. -Ben Gibbard

The second 'Postal Service' album is threatening to become the 'Chinese Democracy' of indie rock. It will come out eventually, or maybe it won't. -Ben Gibbard

I picked and co-wrote the songs that if I was a guy who would be spending my hard-earned money buying an album I would want to hear. -Bo Bice

Each album has its own cycle. We wanted to capture all those feelings and moments for this touring cycle. -Brad Delson

I can't believe Tina Turner actually was on the same stage. I can't believe I set foot on the same stage, and it's going to be an album, people are going to buy it, and it's going to be a video. -Brandy Norwood

I'll be a nun, raise my daughter, and make albums. -Brandy Norwood

I've just got to get that album out. I have to get it out, if it's the last thing I do. -Brandy Norwood

I'm not a big reggae dude. I have maybe two other reggae albums. -Dave Willis

When I went back to Shea last year it really hit me how much the fans care for me, it still gives me goose bumps. I want to do the right thing for them and my family. -Dwight Gooden

I have lots of records, quite a collection, actually, that I stole from my mom. I have the original 'Thriller' album and I have a really great 'Elton John's Greatest Hits,' and I also have a N.E.R.D. album. Records sound more original. They have more edge. -Elisha Cuthbert

At the end of the day, it is about the album and book and also about setting the record straight, because 'American Idol' has done a great job of defaming my name and throwing a lot of mud at me for the past two years. So that set up a lot of roadblocks for me. -Corey Clark

I sing some songs but don't expect me to release an album anytime soon. -Lily Collins

I'll be a little bummed out if I make it to my 70s and didn't have a kid. I have two dogs and I know how much I love them. I would like to love and raise a kid. -John Corbett

We all have, in my family, what we call the 'Vorderman bottom' – a sticky out, bigger-than-normal, signature, of the rear variety. It's been a family joke all our lives – even my lovely brother has one. I know the lines to all the good singalong big bum songs. -Carol Vorderman

I wanted out of my record deal with EMI. They wanted me to record one type of album; I wanted to record the type of music I wanted to make. -Joss Stone

I made my new album 'Colour Me Free!' in a week with my own money. -Joss Stone

I like to call it 'album making' because everybody hears the word scrapbooking and thinks, 'All the glue and the glitter – I don't have time for that!' -Nancy O'Dell

When I first got married to my husband, he had boxes full of photos of my two stepsons, ages 5 and 8 at the time, and I put them together in some little albums and wrote notes about how happy I was that they were a part of my life. -Nancy O'Dell

Family photo albums are so powerful in that they make kids feel valued, cherished and respected. -Nancy O'Dell

The real bummer of fame is that at some point you're bound to get demoted. -Paulina Porizkova

I started in a band called 'Timbiriche', we toured the world when I was 8; I have 23 albums. -Paulina Rubio

Even if I make a gospel album, my gospel songs are going to get you dancing and crunk. -Chingy

Record sales don't really mean anything. For us, the pressure is imagining some 15-year-old kid in Cincinnati who buys our album and doesn't feel like he wasted his pocket money. -Chris Martin

I personally really like getting a proper album with artwork and everything. -Chris Martin

I have my moments – usually twice every album – when I basically lose it. -Chris Martin

Before our albums are released I feel like we still own it, that we have control over our music. But once it's out there in the world it's no longer ours. -Chris Martin

When you're on your fifth album, you are going to be judged against all your previous work and expectations. -Chris Martin

Even though the album is an endangered species, can we try and make a coherent and good one, even if it's like making a horse and cart at a Nascar conference? -Chris Martin

I think that the fact that a relationship becomes public is a bit of a bummer. Because it can distract from the real reason why you're together, which is that you just like each other. -Chris Martin

I would like my album to be on the pop side with a little bit of soul. I would like to make music that is on the top of the charts right now. -Hollie Cavanagh

My parents said that I was nine months old and would throw myself out of the crib onto the floor continually. As soon as they left the room after putting me back in they'd hear a big bump and I'd be on the floor again. -Johnny Knoxville

I think every album you have to stretch further and further, give people another piece of you. But then I always try to deviate from the norm. -Ludacris

I'm hoping to become a recording artist and make albums and go on tour. -Skylar Laine

I want to put my vibe and my feel of music into an album and have people from different places around the world feel that and hear that. -Thia Megia

All my album artwork is body painting. -Kimbra

I moved from New Zealand to Melbourne when I was 17. I'd planned to go to university to study French, but I was offered a contract to write and record an album that was too good to pass up. Looking back now I think that was pretty young but, at the time, I was ready to have an adventure. -Kimbra

When you work on an album for three and a half years, you're kind of ready for it to get out there. To have your songs reach people. -Kimbra

I want to be the kind of artist who keeps pushing on every album. I don't want to settle on a sound. -Kimbra

Look at pictures of me growing up. It wasn't always the way it is now. It was a bumpy road for me. -Chris Evans

It's weird to have people so interested in your personal life. It's a part of the business that grosses me out. I'm always bummed out for people who just happen to be dating a celebrity, and they're also famous, and they can't live their life. -Andy Samberg

If you wait this long to put an album out, you'd better be sure you tried your best. -Nelly Furtado

When I was in my 20s, I thought I knew who I was. And then as soon as I turned 30, I realized that person has bruises and bumps and dark parts. And you kind of go, well, that's it. I'd rather embrace it than force myself to change. -Sam Worthington

The second album was emotionally exhausting and my life felt like it had become very serious at a very young age. -Delta Goodrem

I was at number one in Australia with both my album and my single. And then I was told I had cancer. I thought, 'What a strange turn of events.' -Delta Goodrem

It gives me goose bumps and little butterflies in the stomach when I start thinking about the 'golden slam.' -Novak Djokovic

If you go to a building to skate, or if you go to these places to skate, you're told it's against the law in some cities. It's definitely a bummer. It's unfortunate. -Shaun White

I've always been under the impression that it would be such a bummer to be in a peaceful place like Hawaii or the tropics and be stressed about catching waves. -Shaun White

I don't really know anything about the movie business, even though I've lived in Los Angeles my whole life – somehow I've never bumped into it. -Lisa See

Having a successful first album is one thing, but a successful third is another. -Sophie Ellis-Bextor

That's part of the reason I called the album 'Shoot From The Hip.' I did feel it was time to open up more. -Sophie Ellis-Bextor

When I made my first album, there was no indication that anybody other than my parents were going to buy it. -Trisha Yearwood

I could have taken the easy life and just done classical, but I felt very strongly about the album, my first pop album, the first time that I'd fused so many influences. I was very proud when it was in the charts in 25 countries at once. -Vanessa Mae

The stage is the best experience in the world. It's a great compliment to be able to share the music, because people can hear my album but they don't get to make the connection in the same way as when it's one-to-one. -Vanessa Mae

But then I hit my 20s and only made two albums, and now I live in a ski resort as a ski bum basically. -Vanessa Mae

When I hit my 20s, I took a chill pill and relaxed because throughout my teens I was churning out an album a year. It was a treadmill of work then recording, promoting and touring. -Vanessa Mae

Vinyl is the real deal. I've always felt like, until you buy the vinyl record, you don't really own the album. And it's not just me or a little pet thing or some kind of retro romantic thing from the past. It is still alive. -Jack White

When I was 16, I filmed an episode of 'Full House' where my family goes to Disney World. I remember putting on baggy overalls just to hide my stomach. When I watched it, I was pretty disappointed and bummed out looking at myself… I didn't feel good about my own body. -Candace Cameron Bure

Music is also a part of who I am so I'm thinking about recording an album. -Emmy Rossum

'Time Rolls On' is my most political piece so far. It's not on my album because people didn't support it. -Sean Paul

By the time my first album was out, I had been out in Jamaica three or four years, but I had hits out at that time that were bona fide hits. -Sean Paul

I wouldn't mind doing Broadway, but I am definitely trying to get a album out there first. -Naima Adedapo

Together we will build an America where hope is a new job with a paycheck, not a faded word on an old bumper sticker. -Mitt Romney

It can bum you out when your intentions aren't, like, translated properly. -Kesha

I believe that music is another form of news. Music is another form of journalism to me so I have to cover all the areas with my album. -Lil Wayne

If I have a rap album I'm dropping, then I want it to be the best rap album. -Lil Wayne

I was still in school after I dropped my first solo album. -Lil Wayne

It is so fascinating that someone can commit their whole entire lifestyle to being such a fantastic woman when I'm such a bum about it. -Kesha

Like any family, like any group – the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, EPMD, Public Enemy – they've had bumps in the road. I just think that because A Tribe Called Quest is so precious to fans, they were concerned about unveiling some of those things. -Michael Rapaport

The Hadley Street Dream is a tribute to making a vision come to life. My father built a compound on a dessert city block, he saw something in that space we couldn't see. It was years later the album was born right there on Hadley St. He built the studio I started recording the album at. -Solange Knowles

I get sick when I think about someone going to iTunes and downloading two songs off our album. It's not meant to be listened to that way. -Dean Ween

I mix up all styles on my albums because that is what music is about now. -David Guetta

Learn as many mistakes and what not to do while your business or product is small. Don't be in such a hurry to grow your brand. Make sure that you and the market can sustain any bumps that may occur down the road. -Daymond John

I'm comfortable with my body but I don't like my bum – I think it's too big. -Jennifer Ellison

What I was going for in the first two albums I didn't necessarily achieve. Because I was young and because it was my first time out. And the second album was such a 'quickie' sort of 'Let's just get it over with!' But the kind of music I make, there's a lot of subtlety in it. And I think it takes a couple of listens to actually really get it. -Norah Jones

It's true, there's a lot of melancholy in my music. I don't know why, I'm not a melancholy person. I've always been drawn to it. Ever since I was a kid, if I had an album I would play the ballads on repeat. -Norah Jones

On the first album I was saying, that's just one part of me. And then I was thinking, well, am I going to hide the rest of me now just because I'm afraid of something? No. I'm just going to be myself. -Norah Jones

I would love to make a real jazz album someday because I never have. But that's something I'm not in a rush to do. -Norah Jones

There was an enormous amount of pressure when my first album took off, and I struggled with the speed of everything and the exhaustion from the constant touring. -Norah Jones

The most frustrating thing for musicians who want to play stuff from the new album is when everyone goes out to buy a beer. -Joe Elliott

Working at the Food Bank with my kids is an eye-opener. The face of hunger isn't the bum on the street drinking Sterno; it's the working poor. They don't look any different, they don't behave any differently, they're not really any less educated. They are incredibly less privileged, and that's it. -Mario Batali

Records have never really been my strong suit. I've always been a much better live act. I didn't understand the language of the studio. You sing differently in a studio. The language, the craft – it's just a whole different deal. I avoided the problem on my first record by doing a live album. -Jewel

I was really inspired while I was pregnant and I wrote a whole album for my baby. I wanted to write a kids album that didn't annoy parents. I used The Beatles 'Rocky Raccoon' as sort of a starting place for my writing. -Jewel

When I'm picking songs for an album I always want a song that I can relate to and that I have experienced. There's nothing worse than watching an artist try and sell a song that isn't believable coming from them. -Kelly Clarkson

I think one thing you could probably say for all my albums is that they're all pretty eclectic pop. There's always a little bit of urban influence, some dance, a little bit of country, singer-songwriter, pop-rock. I like everything! On every album you can find that. -Kelly Clarkson

I've got a song on One Direction's album called 'Tell Me A Lie'. It's a really cute song – I love it. I loved that they liked it. They sound really great on it. I already have it – I'm so VIP with my copy on my computer! It does sound really good. -Kelly Clarkson

If I would get an album out every eight months and if I would write songs that were more up-tempo and try to focus more on making singles, then I could probably get more attention. But I don't think the albums would be very fun to listen to, and it would be a drag for me. -Chris Isaak

It's frustrating to do albums that you think are worth listening to, but it's just so difficult to cut through. -Colin Hay

I don't think it's that strange that a show has sort of a bumpy beginning. It's just part and parcel of the process. -David E. Kelley

I graduated from college in Ohio and bummed around for a while, and then I joined VISTA, which was a domestic Peace Corps kind of thing, and they sent me to Colorado. -Mojo Nixon

I wanted to make good records. But my problem is I've got a low boredom threshold, so I wanted it to look and sound different with each album, which is really tantamount to suicide, cause people lose it, they lose it – they say: 'I like that, and that's not this.' -Adam Ant

I never thought of having platinum albums and winning awards. I just wanted to write songs and sing when I started out in the music business. -Randy Travis

You continue to evolve with each album that goes by and, as an artist, you continue to expand with every recording project. -Randy Travis

Making an album should be an honest experience. It shouldn't be about trying to gauge where popular music is today; it should be about artistic expression and putting down what you want to put down. -Scott Weiland

I don't attend an actual school but I'm still following through with high school. I do work with a tutor for about six hours a day. It's hard core but definitely worth it, and it's my main focus now – finishing up high school before I release my new album and apply to college. -JoJo

I've been through a lot, both personally and professionally, and the album that I started to record two and a half years ago is a different album from the one that exists today. I even changed the album title. First it was 'All I Want is Everything,' and now it's 'Jumping Trains.' -JoJo

I'm remixing an R.E.M. track called 'I've Been High' from their last album, 'Reveal.' It's a beautiful song, but record execs didn't put it out as a single because it didn't sound like the R.E.M. we're used to. So I asked Michael Stipe if I could have the tapes to do a remix, and he agreed. -Lukas Haas

One day when I was like 9, I heard the Beatles on the radio, and I asked my dad who they were. He told me they were the best band in the world, and I became obsessed. He started giving me their albums in sequential order, and I listened to them – and only them – until I was probably in high school. -Lukas Haas

If I'd just been interested in record sales, I would have taken one of the deals I was offered after 'Soapstar Superstar,' made a quick covers album and probably had some success for five minutes. I decided that wasn't for me. -Richard Fleeshman

I lost my voice for the first time. I was so bummed out, but it happens to every singer at some point in their career. I don't think most people understand, but I sing every night and sometimes we do five shows in a row, which is really bad for your voice. -Avril Lavigne

On my first album I was wearing a lot of guys pants, baggy clothes and stuff like that. I was 17 and I was a little tomboy. And you would never see me wearing a dress or heels on my first record. -Avril Lavigne

It's been really fun to see with each album when I change to see the fans of the show emulate my style and with the first record a lot of the kids in the crowd were wearing neck ties like I was and now you'll see a lot of girls with pink hair. It's cool, it's actually really neat. -Avril Lavigne

Occasionally it's been a long and bumpy road – one I'm still travelling – but I've always felt like my home town has been solidly behind me and I'm both grateful and proud. -Simon Armitage

I wanted to make an album that melodically people can connect to; something that reflects our times and the kinds of difficulties we face. -Emeli Sande

I did a cake for the 60th birthday of Elton John, for Britney Spears' 27th birthday and for the 'Circus' album she put out – the cake had circus themes. I prepared a cake for a surprise 82nd birthday event for the architect Frank Gehry; the cake was comprised of mini-replicas of his buildings. -Ron Ben-Israel

A song versus an album is not like a scene versus a play. -Dar Williams

The first Latin music that blew my mind was bumba, which was a Puerto Rican beat. -David Johansen

The album requires a certain focus of mine that I can't really explain – let's just say it's all I can really do while I'm doing it. -Eminem

President Obama's version of America is a divided one – pitting us against each other based on our income level, gender, and social status. His policies have failed! We are not better off than we were 4 years ago, and no rhetoric, bumper sticker, or campaign ad can change that. -Mia Love

In all the years that I've been doing this, I've never launched a tour and launched an album at basically the same time. Doing one of those things is enough! -Kenny Chesney

My career was really odd, because I literally had a greatest hits album out and nobody knew who I was. They knew the songs, but they didn't know me. -Kenny Chesney

Every dad who loves his daughter is not going to want her to go with the penniless slacker loser poet bum, when she could go out with someone who's successful. -John Leguizamo

I've never listened to an album once I've finished it. All I hear is what I should've done different. I beat myself up over it. -Gary Allan

When I embraced the rock hat, when I put it on two or three years ago, when I realized I'm gonna go and make really focused rock albums, it felt like wearing an old shoe. It was a perfect fit. -Glenn Hughes

Am I the man who killed Deep Purple? I don't think so. I think every band from that era, even if you look at Led Zeppelin, if you look at their first four albums, they're extremely different from one another, and I've never made the same album twice. -Glenn Hughes

'Cold Case Files' and similar shows do bang up business, which points to a certain thirst for details in the viewership, but it seems like all the news chat shows continue to force the myth that Americans can't stand detail and have no interest in an idea that can't fit on a bumper sticker. -Hal Sparks

I was a huge fan of comedy and movies and TV growing up, and I was able to memorize and mimic a lot of things, not realizing that that meant I probably wanted to be an actor. I just really, really amused myself and my friends with memorizing entire George Carlin or Steve Martin albums. -Hank Azaria

There's an album by Antonio Carlos Jobim – the album with 'The Girl From Ipanema.' That's the most seductive music ever. -Harry Connick, Jr.

When I did the album for 'When Harry Met Sally,' I found myself out there in front of this big band, which I had no idea how to do, and they wiped the floor with me. It's a very specific skill, and I didn't know how to do it. -Harry Connick, Jr.

People who are running for office mislead the American people by saying that there's a three-point plan or a bumper sticker kind of way of bringing down gasoline prices. The fact of the matter is that nobody can do that. The price of oil is set on the global economy. People who have looked at this closely and hard know that's the case. -Ken Salazar

You want to know whether we're better off? I've got a little bumper sticker for you: Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive. Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive! Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive! -Joe Biden

I don't want to be owned by a corporation and obliged to make a certain type of album. I want to be free. -Annie Lennox

Making a Christmas album is looked upon by some people as the thing you do when you are heading towards retirement. -Annie Lennox

My main concern is getting out an album that I feel really proud of. -Carly Rae Jepsen

All these non-singing, non-dancing, wish-I-had-me-some-clothes fools who tell me my albums suck. Why should I pay any attention to them? -Prince

When you hear 'Truth of Touch,' I believe you recognize that it is me; however it's not the typical Yanni album. -Yanni

I don't think I'd ever make an album of just covers because I love writing my own music. -Taylor Swift

A development deal is where they're giving you recording time and money to record, but not promising that they'll put an album out. -Taylor Swift

I love inventive food, but I want the classic dishes to taste like how I remember them. I get a little bummed out when there is too much fancy stuff going on and it doesn't resemble the original dish at all. -Drew Barrymore

I've made over 25 studio albums, and I think probably I've made two real stinkers in my time, and some not-bad albums, and some really good albums. I'm proud of what I've done. In fact it's been a good ride. -David Bowie

I love Katy Perry! She gave me a song for my second album. -Selena Gomez

I don't know what it's like to be an actor, where if your show gets canceled, really you're just a bum. -Louis C. K.

I have come to the conclusion – and I don't know why it took me so long, but nevertheless, I'm here now – that a lot of people tell me they don't get enough guitar on my albums. So I decided to do an album where the guitar would be the singer, playing the melody. -Carlos Santana

If you're buying an album because of the face on it, you're stupid. -Enrique Iglesias

It bums me out tremendously what the church has become, and if it's got me bummed, imagine what Jesus Christ must be feeling. -Whoopi Goldberg

I've been told I sold 110m albums and singles. If that's the case, I should've come here in a space rocket. -Adam Ant

When you work as hard as you can and as much as you can to make your first album, and you don't make any money, then you change things. -Adam Ant

One of the hardest things I've had to deal with in my career is keeping my material topical even though I only release albums every three or four years. -Al Yankovic

It becomes more important to me as time goes on to make every album the best thing I've ever done, so it's a lot of self-imposed pressure that also kind of slows me down a bit. -Al Yankovic

Probably 90 percent of my albums have polka medleys. -Al Yankovic

In the '80s, I was putting out an album virtually every year, I think mostly based on fear – that if I didn't, people would soon forget about me. -Al Yankovic

L.A. still ranks as one of my guilty pleasures, along with butter-pecan ice cream and Coldplay albums. -Damian Lewis

An album is like a child and after a while I was ready to give birth! -Gloria Trevi

I don't much believe in bumper sticker characterizations of foreign policy. -John Bolton

I've been working on my own music. I've been writing an album, stuff that's kind of personal to my own life. -Ariel Winter

For my birthday this year, my girlfriends – who knew I'd just inherited my dad's turntable – gave me a carton of albums like 'Blue Kentucky Girl,' by Emmylou Harris, and 'Off the Wall,' by Michael Jackson. It's all stuff we grew up with. I mean, you can't have a music collection without Prince's 'Purple Rain' – it just can't be done! -Connie Britton

You have this impression from England that New Yorkers can be quite aggressive, but certainly the people that I've bumped into and the friends I've made here don't seem that way. Just walking down the street and asking for directions, people seem to be very helpful and happy to help. -Archie Panjabi

People talk about mumblecore but I prefer bumblecore, hyper-realistic bee movies about how bees really are. -Mindy Kaling

I'm an immigrant kid who came to America from India when I was very young and grew up in New York City with a single mom and really was influenced by all of those immigrant cultures bumping up against each other. -Padma Lakshmi

I think Ray Charles did as much as anybody when he did his country music album. Ray Charles broke down borders and showed the similarities between country music and R&B. -Willie Nelson

My goals have changed throughout my life. At one time it was winning awards, selling out concert dates, selling more albums than anyone else. Now, my goals are to see my grandchildren grown, live a long and healthy life with my family and friends and travel the world. -Reba McEntire

Hendrix inspired me, but I was still more into Wes Montgomery. I was also into the Allman Brothers around the time of those albums. -Ritchie Blackmore

Every 20 minutes you've got to have a bump, you've got to have a change in course, you've got to unsettle the audience. It can't be too predictable so something has to happen. I think that was something that Hitchcock did very well too. You couldn't let an audience feel too settled in. -Barbara Broccoli

I signed contracts I didn't think were a good idea but people around me said it was the way forward. It saddens me that I'll never own my first album ever, which sucks. -Julian Cope

Filming is long – you get very tired, and your skin breaks out and you get lumps and bumps. It's easier if you're allowed to have bags under your eyes. -Shirley Henderson

I wouldn't just have other people write songs and me go out and sing it. I would sit down with a guitar and write 11 or 12 good songs for an album and that is gonna take a long time. -Zac Efron

I listen to all the top 20 songs, and top 20 albums, even the rap albums. But I don't like negative messages. If somebody is putting a lot of ego out there, I don't like it. When I make my records I want it to be sincere. -Kenny G

I made my first album, and I guess it wasn't a fluke, because now I'm on my 16th. -Bonnie Raitt

At the moment we're trying to keep what we've learnt. Because we learnt a terrific amount with 'Deep Purple In Rock,' it took six months to make that album: we think it paid off, really. I can honestly say that it's the first album we've been 100 percent satisfied with; it gave us a hell of a lot of confidence. -Jon Lord

It seems like bands have stopped making timeless, great rock albums like they did back in the day. -Jonathan Davis

Women's golf definitely hit a bump in the road. We lost some tournaments due to a combination of things led by the downturn in the economy. -Hollis Stacy

The coolest thing, and I have it at home, is a huge Hulk Hogan, normal-sized pinball machine. When people come over they play it for hours. When you hit the bumpers and the bells ring it goes, 'Oh yeah!' The whole time you're playing this machine it's yelling and screaming at you, 'What you gonna do, brother?!' I think that's the coolest. -Hulk Hogan

It's depressing when you're still around and your albums are out of print. -Lou Reed

I can't do anything I want to. I mean, I can't have my own TV show. I can't have my own movie. But within my little world, nobody tells me what to put on the albums. -Lou Reed

I just liked stand-up comedy so much. I used to memorize Bill Cosby albums and other people's albums, George Carlin, Flip Wilson. -Drew Carey

I always wanted to have my own album recorded and released before I graduated high school. -Christina Aguilera

Mormons aren't gonna buy my album but, you know, what are you gonna do? -Christina Aguilera

I think you can really gauge my state of mind by listening to my albums. -Christina Aguilera

My shows are always a mix of songs from all my albums with some rocking covers thrown in for fun. -Miranda Lambert

For each album, I let the music that I love at that point in my life be my guide. -Miranda Lambert

Don't get me wrong, I love my first two albums a lot. -Miranda Lambert

I've got Ferraris coming out me bum. -Rod Stewart

I wanted to make the album I always needed to make. I had to say the things I never could. -Cyndi Lauper

The whole time after you record an album, you're just waiting for the release date. You're waiting for fans to hear it and stuff. -Travis Barker

Book-jacket design may become a lost art, like album-cover design, without which late-20th-century iconography would have been pauperized. -James Wolcott

Van Morrison is probably, at this point in time, my biggest influence as a vocalist. When we were making our last album I had a vinyl copy of 'Veedon Fleece' in the vocal booth in front of me, in the dorky sense. I think there were candles around, which is really tacky, but hey, I needed to channel Van the Man! -Nate Ruess

My dad bought a Beatles tape when I was in fifth grade, and that was the first time I ever really – I mean I was into music, but that was the first time it really blew my mind. When I heard the 'Red Compilation,' which wasn't like a proper album, I thought, 'music was more than I had ever thought it was before.' -Andrew Dost

What started it all was the Kanye album, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.' We started listening to that and just fell in love with it, fell in love with his production style. -Andrew Dost

The only people playing the roles of classic rock stars are hip-hop artists, now. Kanye's stage persona, and the way he approaches making albums, and the way he wants to be better than everyone else? That's reminiscent of Freddie Mercury. That's reminiscent of the Beatles. -Jack Antonoff

There's always pressure on the second album – this one has to be the big one. -Niall Horan

Everyone gets that second album syndrome. -Niall Horan

I want to sell out arenas and make an album and work with some of the best artists in the world. -Niall Horan

A personal highlight was probably when we got a No. 1 in the U.K. and when the album went to No. 1 in America. The top four that week was us, Adele, Guns N' Roses and Bruce Springsteen. It was ridiculous seeing those names there. Being the first band from the U.K. and Ireland to go to America and debut at No. 1 is just unbelievable. -Niall Horan

Didn't Lionel Richie just make a country album? No one is giving him a hard time… and God bless him – I love Lionel and should be able to do what he wants to do, like Madonna should, too. Both are having success and I applaud them. If you don't like it, don't buy it. The ageism criticism is getting old. -Guy Oseary

My father and I are friends and my mother and I don't speak. It's a bummer. I miss her. -Jennifer Aniston

I taught principally German language and literature at Eton. But any master with private pupils must be prepared to teach anything they ask for. That can be as diverse as the early paintings of Salvador Dali or how bumblebees manage to fly. -John le Carre

It wouldn't be a Carrie Underwood album without a revenge song on it. People really like when I do that. I don't mean to. I don't hate men that much. But it turns out so well! -Carrie Underwood

I grew up listening to everything. I have such a love for music, but I don't want to make the same album over and over again. -Carrie Underwood

No one can make the album they made 10 years ago with a straight face. There are two reasons: one is you change as a person. To be a true artist, I have to be true to who I am now and write that way. And the second thing is these are different times. -Brad Paisley

When I was 25, Abba was formed. After Abba I made three solo albums. Maybe I have been productive enough. -Agnetha Faltskog

I knew I was destined to do a solo album, but when I did that first album in 1978, I had no idea it was going to be that well received. -Ace Frehley

I've started working on a new album, I'm writing a new book… there are a lot of good things on the horizon. -Ace Frehley

I knew I was destined to be a rock star. I just knew it, like I've always had the power of foresight. I feel right now exactly the way I felt after I finished mixing my first solo album 'New York Groove'. -Ace Frehley

Selling millions of albums is a sign you've infiltrated the culture. -Shirley Manson

My solo album is dead and buried. We had the funeral. It was sad and I cried a lot but it made such a beautiful corpse that we had an open casket. -Shirley Manson

My favorite album would have to be something from The Beatles. -Liam Gallagher

I don't have an album cover with me on a broomstick. -Tom Felton

And I was booked once to go on 'Ed Sullivan' and I got bumped and ran out the back door crying. -Aretha Franklin

I listened to the radio, so I was influenced by everyone from Michael Jackson to Milli Vanilli. But thankfully my dad had a collection of Cat Stevens albums while my mom was listening to jazz. -Jason Mraz

I guess my thermometer for my baseball fever is still a goose bump. -Vin Scully

I enjoy singing my songs in front of people. I enjoy being involved in making the artwork for albums and stupid stuff like that. -Frank Ocean

My first album was completed in three months. -Adam Lambert

I made an album I'm very proud of, and that's about it. -Amy Winehouse

I don't want to look like a bum. -Bobby Fischer

I abhor nothing more than bumping into someone I know on the Tube. -Arthur Smith

Sometimes it's good to do something that you've never done before, so yesterday, I went out to buy Elton John's new album. -Arthur Smith

I've made a few albums in such an autonomous way; it often has been exhausting. It's almost difficult to enjoy the process when you take on so much. -Grant-Lee Phillips

I just made my album. I did my best. And I uploaded the video just to 'YouTube.' That was all. -Psy

I got the chance to do things that I dreamed of when I was a kid: I got to travel around the world; I had my own 'Goosebumps' attraction at Disney World; I've been on TV and had three TV series. -R. L. Stine

I haven't written a young-adult book in years. I'm also doing six 'Goosebumps' books a year now. -R. L. Stine

Billboard called my solo album, 'Standing In The Spotlight,' a great party album and even said that my raps put the Beastie Boys to shame. -Dee Dee Ramone

I don't think the label cares about an album… People just want their number-one record. -Peter Tosh

Any time you can give consumers more of what they want, it's a good thing. Unbundling the album is a good thing. In the case of music – because it is content that you can slice into songs – doing that is of huge benefit to consumers. -Edgar Bronfman, Jr.

By packaging a full album into a bundle of music with ringtones, videos and other combinations and variations, we found products that consumers demonstrably valued and were willing to purchase at premium prices. And guess what? We've sold tons of them. -Edgar Bronfman, Jr.

And since discriminating fans can pick and choose exactly what they want to buy, artists and their labels are more conscious than they've ever been of making sure that every song on a new album is as good as can be. -Edgar Bronfman, Jr.

Any time that you can give the consumer more of what they want, it's a good thing. I said from Day 1 that the unbundling of the album is a good thing. -Edgar Bronfman, Jr.

I can't leave the studio until everything is as it should be. And I can't put a record out unless I am completely happy with it. I never want to be at a signing and hear my album playing and think, 'Oh no, I could have done that top note better.' -Katherine Jenkins

I think maybe because of the kind of music I sing, people want to believe you're a diva. They can't believe after eight years, and eight albums, you're still relatively sane. I feel like they almost want me to throw something at somebody. -Katherine Jenkins

Well, the album 'Intuition' is out and just went platinum officially. So I think to have the music doing what it's doing right now, man, it's the ultimate. Nobody is really selling records out there but we are at a million records and we dropped it at Christmas, so we are just trying to get that thing to like two million, you know. -Jamie Foxx

'The Taxi Ride,' from my second album, is one people want to hear a lot. I'm consciously trying to walk on the sunny side of the street, to really lift myself into a place of greater positivity, and that's a sad song. -Jane Siberry

I want to make movies that pierce people's hearts and touch them in some way, even if it's just for the night while they're in the cinema; in that moment, I want to bring actual tears to their eyes and goosebumps to their skin. -Russell Crowe

If I didn't start singing in the cabarets and on my albums, I could have never even tried something like 'Capone.' -Danny Aiello

At some point in my life, before I was gone, I wanted to make an album, even if it was for no reason other than posterity. -Danny Aiello

I'm in love with 'Bravo.' Me and my girlfriends love 'Bravo-ing,' which doesn't necessarily mean watching 'Bravo.' It's when you're a bum and you're on your couch watching reality shows. -Ashley Tisdale

If I tried to make a commercial album, it would be a complete flop. I have no idea what the world at large likes. -Brian Eno

My sister discovered the Beatles when she was about 11 and I'm four years younger. So we had nothing but Beatles paraphernalia. Every night I fell asleep to a different Beatles album. -Christina Ricci

I've been asking myself: 'Why put together these things – CDs, albums?' The answer I came up with is, well, sometimes it's artistically viable. It's not just a random collection of songs. Sometimes the songs have a common thread, even if it's not obvious or even conscious on the artists' part. -David Byrne

Probably the reason it's a little hard to break away from the album format completely is, if you're getting a band together in the studio, it makes financial sense to do more than one song at a time. And it makes more sense, if you're going to all the effort of performing and doing whatever else, if there's a kind of bundle. -David Byrne

Well, I have a band, Sadie and the Hotheads, and we have an album that is already out that is available on our website. -Elizabeth McGovern

My first four albums covered the usual youth problems – looking for love in all the wrong places – while the next five are basically about being in your 30s. -Joni Mitchell

Marilyn Monroe never sold a platinum album. And more people know my music than what I look like. -Shania Twain

I would like to say when I turn the project over to the label that I have been successful. And that's truly the way I feel. But, in addition to the self-pride in 'making' a good album, to be honest, I'd love to have a hit record. -Chely Wright

If I have a hit, then I hope the people who like the hit song go out and buy my album so they can hear it all. -Chely Wright

I've been blessed because there are a lot of great singers out there that didn't make it past their first album. -Ruben Studdard

It's like whether you're in a huge movie or you've just recorded an incredible album you've got to do the next thing, and that's part of being an artist. -Brad Garrett

My first album, 'Get Lifted,' was a hip-hop soul album that had some of its roots in the church, as far as the sonic choices, in the way that I sing and write songs. I have always had that as part of my background and part of my influence when I am making music. -John Legend

I see my albums as working diaries, as living scrapbooks of me and my life. -Paula Cole

I always wanted to make a children's album because you have the freedom to explore so many wonderful topics and sounds. -Lisa Loeb

I've made music for grownups most of my life as a singer/songwriter – often with my band, Nine Stories – recorded many albums, and 10 years ago I started recording kid's music, too. -Lisa Loeb

Well, I think it's kind of interesting how the Osmond name has been really seen on both sides of the pendulum. There's obviously the bubblegum side, but for people who really know about music, it's clear on the other side. As a matter of fact, I find it quite ironic that Metallica used to cover 'Crazy Horses.' It was a cutting-edge album. -Donny Osmond

A lot of people think that there has to be extreme continuity in an album, but if you look at my background, it's variety! I want to see some variety in an artist, I want to be entertained, I want some depth. Show me some different styles! -Donny Osmond

When you record an album and it goes platinum… yeah, you're in the studio and you work hard for months, but it's not like your whole body hurts. Maybe you get a little hoarse and tired. But on 'Dancing With the Stars,' everything hurts. -Donny Osmond

When I was 20, 21 years old, I had just got married. Put yourself in my wife's shoes. All of these fans all across the world would have Donny Osmond burning – record-burning parties. They would put my albums and burn them. -Donny Osmond

A good producer brings out the best in the artist he's working with. You shouldn't be able to listen to something and say, 'So-and-so produced this album.' -Eddie Van Halen

I think the real problem is that nobody buys albums anymore, so you don't get the depth of the artists that are out today. What you get is whatever they felt is politically correct to get on there and actually make some impact. I think that's where you're losing your depth. You're only getting the very top of everything. It really bothers me. -Gary Allan

Album sales have collapsed, with few artists making money from albums; touring is more lucrative. But I'm 53 now and won't be able to tour forever, so a logical step is to get into writing film scores. Trouble is, you need to be somewhere which has a big film industry – another reason why I'm thinking about living in California. -Gary Numan

I did an album a long time ago called 'Replicas,' which was entirely science-fiction driven, or science-fantasy. Since then it's been a song here, a song there. It's not really a constant theme. I've written far more about my problems with religion, with God and all that. -Gary Numan

When I went to record my first album, which should have been a punk album, there was a synthesiser in the control room. I'd never seen one before but they let me have a go on it and I loved it to bits. -Gary Numan

When you go to the movie theater and the opening of this movie and you see the kids just cracking up with a character you are giving your voice to, you get goose bumps. It's so beautiful. -Antonio Banderas

I love pregnancy and the bump and the whole thing. -Bethenny Frankel

I enjoy being involved in making the artwork for albums and stupid stuff like that. -Frank Ocean

I want to be around for a long time, singing and making albums and movies. -Jennifer Hudson

I'd love to write a country album with Adele. -Marcus Mumford

Comedy to me is all about the bumps and bruises and weird tics. -Melissa McCarthy

The iPod has changed all that because sometimes I listen to an album from beginning to end, but now I put the stuff on shuffle and have the iPod tell me what I'm listening to, especially if I'm working out. -Benicio Del Toro

I really just dabble in music; I really just did a few albums for my fans. -Claudia Christian

Personally, I don't even read bummer news stories about the environment because it makes me feel helpless to fix anything and reminds me that the general population doesn't treat these issues as an important part of our political life. -Rachel Dratch

On the musical side, I always wanted to kind of carry on Pink Floyd's sound. You know, Pink Floyd always had such an original, creative and masterful sound, but there are no new albums. My thought was that there's a way to keep their sound alive. -Corey Feldman

Not yet, but I do wanna work with Leona Lewis. I love her, she's so sweet! I think she's working on her album as well so I'd love to do a nice powerful female duet with her. I think our voices would blend really well. There's a couple of other people I'd love to work with – like Fergie, Justin Timberlake and Alicia Keys. -Jordin Sparks

Your first pregnancy you have nothing to do except sleep and take care of yourself and go to prenatal yoga or whatever. Now I have a full-time job, I have a four-year-old, I've got a life that is demanding my attention, so I've gone to prenatal yoga once. It's such a bummer. -Busy Philipps

But my main thing that I would love to see as a fan of 'Glee,' like I said, is to really get into the character and who they are and what they do outside of school. I think that that's interesting. And then of course the themed stuff and the album episodes are all really cool too. -Lea Michele

If you think that there are actually covers that we haven't done on 'Glee' that I could then put on an album… We've done everything! Pretty soon we're just going to have to start doing opera and stuff on the show. -Lea Michele

I have a solo deal with Columbia Records. So it's about, do I want to release an album, when can we do it, what kind of album should it be, how should it be released and marketed and what's the right timing? Do I have time to do it? It's all about questions. -Cory Monteith

I'm releasing a single. It's called 'Live it Up.' It was based on my Euro trip. I only write my own music. I don't let other people write it at all. So I've been working on that a lot. There's three singles coming out. The producer of The Fray who did their double-platinum album 'How to Save a Life,' I'm working with him. He's producing me. -Alexander Ludwig

I was in a group called Wild Orchid and it just wasn't working. I wasn't being myself. What I should have done was say. 'Girls, it's really time for me to go on my own. I need to fulfill this dream of mine to have a solo album.' And I didn't know how to do that. I wanted to please them. -Fergie

The electro scene is all over the clubs now: groups like Duck Sauce, Empire of the Sun, even MGMT. But I get inspiration from everywhere. I'll go to the gym and put on old albums – Guns N' Roses or old Jay-Z. -Fergie

No band on 21st-century radio has mined pre-grunge hair-metal's sleaze like L.A.'s Buckcherry. So it makes poetic sense that they'd spend their sixth album tallying all seven deadly sins. -Chuck Eddy

I have definitely written a happy song about someone and then we ended up splitting up, but you have to put those kind of things to the back of your mind and tell yourself that it's a good song and it works on the album. -Joe Jonas

I know I'm known for singing some of those high notes, but that's really not what giving someone goosebumps is all about. It's about really trying to find what makes you unique. -Idina Menzel

The first album I ever owned was 'A Star is Born.' -Idina Menzel

A lot of my fans are young and hip and enjoy my pop album and know the lyrics to those songs as well, which is a real compliment to me. -Idina Menzel

I think it says wonders about people that can write an entire album, and put out an entire album of great songs. I mean, the Brad Paisley's, Alan Jackson especially, even Taylor Swift – those people can really pen great stuff. -Joe Nichols

If one artist sells five million albums, the tendency is for other artists to say, 'Maybe I should do a little of that, too.' That can be tough to resist. -Joe Nichols

I write for myself; I release the albums to connect with everyone else. -Ron Pope

I think it would be wrong to consider 'Ashes and Fire' a love album. The record is obsessed with time. I believe that there is a kinder view of the self on this record. -Ryan Adams

The music industry used to be able to control a single dance on the very smallest level of when people are supposed to hear it, and when they're supposed to start liking it, and when they're supposed to start buying it. And that's trashed, you know, that big machine that takes control and works albums for a long period. -Robyn

I don't want to have that thing where I make an album and then I'm super-constantly present in everyone's life for three years, and then gone for the next three. -Robyn

I saw Mercury Prize-winners Alt-J for the first time recently, touring their debut album 'An Awesome Wave,' and I'm still riding the high: they're the most musically dynamic and exciting band to have poured tune into my lug holes live since Bellowhead. -Dan Stevens

I was sort of in denial about doing country for awhile but I sort of grew up and realized who I was, what I wanted to say. I think country music is the best music in the world and I'm glad to be doing a country album. I hope people will love it as much as I loved making it. -Lucy Hale

The acting part of me is not me. The music side is who I really am and what I want to talk about. It'll be hard for people to differentiate those different sides but I think it's possible. Once the music is out there, people will start to realize how serious I am about it rather than, 'Oh god, another actress making an album.' -Lucy Hale

You only get one album. You only get one single. You get one shot in music. But I have a million different dreams. Why can't I go out and try to achieve them all? Who are you to say I can't? -Lucy Hale

I love Rihanna's new album, Skrillex, and Norah Jones. They're are all very different, but I love any rock, pop, and jazz. -Ashley Benson

I wasn't one of the cool kids by any stretch. I just bumbled along really. -Matthew Rhys

I think from an artist standpoint, you have to put out music that you feel like represents you and things you feel like your crowd wants to hear. And if that drives them to go and download the album or the single, that's what we want. -Jason Aldean

For every album, I look at where I'm at in my career and think of a title that kind of represents that. And for me, 'Night Train' was kind of a metaphor for where things have gone, from being on one bus with 12 other guys, pulling a trailer my first few years on the road, to now. We're out here with six or seven buses and eight or nine semis. -Jason Aldean

You know, I always root for the older athlete. I root for the second album. I root for solo careers after the rock star breaks the band apart. -John Cho

You know, albums are a funny thing. They're not like an intellectual decision. It's a collection of your kind of musings. -Glen Hansard

James Morrison just had a new album come out and I think he's incredible. I'd love to work with him, his voice is insane. -Kevin McHale

If they can go out and buy my albums, I can at least make the sacrifice to holler at the few people who call. A lot of times I'm busy so they'll get my voice mail. And if I can speak to them and I have time, I always text back. Because I think that's very important. -Flo Rida

I don't think of work between albums. Of course, I go through regular life and I live and I experience different things, good and bad, and it does help me, but I don't think about writing or what I'm gonna do with whatever's going on while I'm going through it. -Jazmine Sullivan

Whirlyball is only the most awesome sport on the planet! It's like bumper cars plus lacrosse meets basketball. -St. Vincent

To write a story about New York that only deals with people in your age and socioeconomic bracket, that feels dishonest to me. So much of New York comes from everyone bumping into each other. -Josh Radnor

I'm dead serious about my craft and just really serious about making music in itself. I take pride in making songs and albums where no two songs sound alike. That's the challenge and that's what it's all about, to keep it original and fresh and funky. -Big Boi

The way to judge a new artist is by listening to their albums and gauging the progress that they make from the first record to the next one. -Big Boi

The only way physical comedy works is if you don't see it coming. And the harder the fall, the funnier it is. You have to really take some shots, and I've walked away with some bumps and bruises. -Chris Pratt

I miss CDs. I miss listening to a whole album, even the lame songs that sometimes grow on you. -Carolyn Mackler

It's pretty cool that people will pay for something even though they don't have to. It's totally different now to back in the day. Now you're paying for a record because you believe in the band. In the future that will be the only time people will pay for albums, because there's some kind of connection. -Ezra Koenig

I always want to make an album that lets people immerse in it, kind of like you get caught up in a good movie. -Luke Bryan

With every album, the approach is find the best songs you can find, write the best songs you can write and try to sound better. -Luke Bryan

If you're only making an album every 10 years, it better be good. -Sade Adu

I try to make an album that reflects what I love about country music. It's not just all about happy parties all the time. There are some sad songs. -Dierks Bentley

I kinda like the idea of having an album that's all me. -J. Cole

The thing about being an artist today is you get to develop right in front of people's eyes before you even put out an album. -J. Cole

'Stillmatic' is the rebirth of 'Illmatic,' my first debut album to come out in 1994. 'Stillmatic' is me coming full circle in my career and with everything, and just bringing pure hip-hop back. -Nas

I want to produce a country album for a country singer. -B.o.B

I've been doing Pilates since 1974, I lift weights, I power walk every day and I run backwards. That's sometimes a little hard when you're not on your home turf, because you've got to find a place where there are no bumps in the way – or people. -Britt Ekland

I've bumped into at least three people in town who all insist 'Winter's Bone' is about them. -Daniel Woodrell

I knew the full 'Judy Garland Carnegie Hall' double album set at age 2. And then my mother wondered why I was gay. I was like, 'Are you nuts? You would make me get on the table to sing Judy Garland songs and you're upset?' -Mario Cantone

I was rather a poor student, too easily distracted – did a lot of gazing out of windows, fine for training to be a writer, but not a great way to achieve in the classroom. The truth is that I was happy to bumble along and do enough to avoid detention, but not much more. -Michael Morpurgo

There's been a lot of times that I thought I'd never work again; I was really bummed out. -Chris Messina

It was so simple in the old days. You put out an album, people promoted it, it got in the charts, and you had a hit. -Jeff Lynne

Well, when you're recording an album, artists have what they feel like is good music, and the label, they're trying to sell the album. So those two ideas clash sometimes, but in the end it always works out. When you put the two together, that's a good thing. -Kris Allen

When you write an album and you're writing about relationships, the stuff that I've been through in my relationships, 99 percent of it is really good, but it's that one percent that always inspires you to write a song. -Kris Allen

Around the holidays, or anytime I'm going on vacation, I try to bump up my cardio or lose a pound before leaving. -Stacy Keibler

The kind of people that love 'The Rocketeer' are the kind of people that love good storytelling and innocence and a better world, so to speak, so they're almost always nice people to bump into. -Billy Campbell

There was this project I really wanted before 'Glee' and I didn't get cast – I went in about 13 times and I was so bummed when I didn't get it. But then a month later I got cast on 'Glee,' and I felt like it was meant to happen. -Dianna Agron

There are so many things to think about when you make an album. Like, who am I trying to impress? Am I going to get respect, critical acclaim? Or am I going to sell lots of records? -Ellie Goulding

I'd like to look like Madonna when I'm her age. I also look at athletes and love their bodies. I've always wanted to be muscly, not skinny. A lot of women yo-yo around, but I'm always aware if I'm getting a bit out of shape. I never look at the scales but I can just tell. It goes on my tum and bum. -Ellie Goulding

I'm really proud of 'Bright Lights' because I was still in the mind frame of my first album when I was putting it together, but next time I want to display something different. I don't want to be as young, immature and all about boys! -Ellie Goulding

I wrote 'Lights' a long, long time ago. And I expected it to be on the album, because it was – I wrote it with 'Biff' Stannard. And he wrote every single Spice Girls song and every single pop song of the 90s, basically. So I thought, you know, I was really lucky to work with him, but I didn't think it would be a big song for some reason. -Ellie Goulding

'Gorilla Man' is a composite of a few individuals, but the song itself was actually inspired by James Taylor. I spied his 'Gorilla' album laying on my floor and in some altered state, instantly started singing the chorus. It was fun to write. There's an old notebook with at least three more verses in it somewhere. -Caitlin Rose

My goal is to drop 10 projects in 2013. All albums. I gotta do it. I know the 10 projects I want to drop. -Gucci Mane

I'm satisfied and proud of the things I did – even the bumps and the bruises that I've had on the way. You fall down, you get up, you brush yourself off and you keep going. And that's what we're doing. -Gucci Mane

A weird thing about Gossip that I've always said: 'If I weren't in this band, I would never listen to it.' But I would go see it. It's a band you would go see that you don't necessarily listen to. We've always wanted to do a live album because personally, I think we're a way better band live than on record. -Beth Ditto

I realised that today we are very much interested in reading about subjects that would have also interested people in the 1500s: ghosts, demons and things that go bump in the night. -Deborah Harkness

Every journey that is successful has culs-de-sac and speed bumps. I carry a wisdom gene through my life through the good, the bad, and the ugly. -Peter Guber

If you are the kind of guy who draws in 100 million people to see his film, you've got every right to be paid accordingly, but I qualify as a character actor. I don't put a bum on a seat. -Peter Mullan

Music is an essential part of my life and I'm completely lost without a good album to listen to or my iPod in my pocket! -Alfred Molina

But thankfully, my first album, 'Wide Screen,' was sort of a critics' darling – everyone raved about it, but no one bought it. They only manufactured 10,000 copies; I wasn't even in the running for failure! -Rupert Holmes

When I started recording, I thought I'd be able to do all kinds of records: jazz, country, dance – and I've always wanted to do a gospel album. -Tom Jones

I always thought my best album was 'Trouble in Paradise.' I was the happiest with that one. -Randy Newman

My goal has always been to make classic records, classic albums. Sometimes the recording process and the era it was recorded in means the production leans in a particular way, but to me they are all part of the same process. -Steve Winwood

As long as I'm still able to have a hit on the radio and sell a few albums and some tickets, I don't see that it would be worth retiring. -Alan Jackson

I think every album you have, especially if it's done well, you feel like you're competing with yourself. -Alan Jackson

I think I've always approached making albums pretty much the same way. I'm just looking for a mixture of songs and topics that aren't the same thing over and over. -Alan Jackson

I don't write all my stuff. Everybody always thinks that. But in just about every album I've ever had has been about 50-50 songs I've written or co-written and other people's songs. -Alan Jackson

I've always wanted to make a bluegrass album. -Alan Jackson

There are a lot of things that fit on a bumper sticker in terms of either liberty or equality or progress that when made more concrete just don't pan out. -Laurence Tribe

I always love making albums. I'm passionate about it and it's something that's healthy for the soul and spirit. -Lee Ritenour

I actually have heard of acts who only do their new album, and don't do their hits. I've never been in that mind set. -Mike Love

'American Horror' goes for a very specific kind of Seventies suburban downer ambience – 'Flowers in the Attic' paperbacks, Black Sabbath album covers and late-night flicks like 'Let's Scare Jessica to Death.' It even has 'Go Ask Alice'-era urban legends. -Rob Sheffield

'The Queen Is Dead' is not merely the Smiths' best album, but it is one of those timeless, perfect, inexhaustible artifacts that could only have been made by a gang of sullen, sun-deprived rock & roll boys fighting off adulthood tooth and nail. -Rob Sheffield

One of the things that make Liars so fascinating after five albums, each one so completely different from the others, is that even though they play around with all the classic tropes of art-damaged angst-noise perv-rock, they exude a totally cheery and boyish enthusiasm onstage, goofing around with their keyboards and beatboxes. -Rob Sheffield

Movies for adults sucked in the 1980s, and music for adults sucked even worse; whether we're talking about Kathleen Turner flicks or Sting albums, the decade's non-teen culture has no staying power at all. -Rob Sheffield

What happens with 'Mad Men,' it's like an Elvis Costello album; I'll watch it, and then I immediately have to watch it again. AMC will play it back-to-back. I have a tendency to yell at it when my wife's not around because if she catches me yelling at 'Mad Men,' then it gets weird. -Michael Weatherly

Sometimes people's careers take off on their first albums, sometimes they don't. -Peter Asher

Among the enduring truths I keep bumping into when there is the luxury of time to get to know people or institutions, is that their decisions are often made for what are not, strictly speaking, reasons of logic. -Ken Auletta

You know, I'm a fan of Laurie Anderson. One of my favorite records is 'The Ugly One With the Jewels,' a spoken-word record. It's an extraordinary album. -Emmylou Harris

I don't relate to what's left of the music business. There doesn't seem to be any point to it anymore. The business that I grew up in and loved, we made records a different way – there were record companies, there were stores where you could buy albums. -Don McLean

But I also enjoy music outside the band. I've been doing production for other people, including Robert Wyatt. Check him out. The album we did together, 'Rock Bottom,' I think it's really lasted well. It's a 35-year-old album, but it worked. -Nick Mason

When I came up with the idea for 'Tuskegee,' I didn't want to be confined by boundaries of age, genre or demographics. I am thrilled with how well this album has been received by people from all walks of life. It is truly living up to the vision we had when we created it. -Lionel Richie

I knew I was going to do a country album one day. But I was just trying to figure out for the life of me, what we were going to do to make it different, unique. -Lionel Richie

For a Jewish guy, I've recorded a lot of Christmas albums. -Barry Manilow

What we hear now is great-sounding records with great-sounding grooves and loops. And the sound of these records is irresistible, but the craft of songwriting is just about over. That's why, whenever I get an opportunity to do an album full of standards, I jump at it because I miss it. -Barry Manilow

First of all, I've been having a wonderful run of luck with cover albums, songs I didn't write. I had five pop cover albums and two Christmas albums, and they were all very successful. -Barry Manilow

Probably my favorite piece of music, as an album taken as a whole, is Bruce Springsteen's 'Greetings from Asbury Park.' I just think it's incredibly pure. It's a sound that sort of broke new ground, and I think it paved the way for a hundred people that sound very similar. -Shane Black

I tasted huge success with my first album, and when it's happening it feels like a roller coaster you can't get off. You should be very careful about wishing for success on that scale. -Sophie Ellis-Bextor

As long as someone wants to hear my music, I don't care if it's a ringtone or the album or whatever. -T-Pain

I've got a song on every album, two songs as a matter of fact on every album without Auto-Tune, and that's the song that nobody talks about. It's weird. -T-Pain

One of my first favorite records was the debut Garbage album, which I heard when I was very young. Shirley Manson is a great female vocalist and performer and I admire her for that. -Taylor Momsen

Releasing an album on a major label is like sending a package through Fed Ex. You know that it'll get there, and you know that it'll get there on time. -will.i.am

I don't go to record stores to look at my albums, but it's always a thrill to see them. -Kara DioGuardi

Show business is like a bumpy bus ride. Sometimes you find yourself temporarily juggled out of your seat and holding onto a strap. But the main idea is to hang in there and not be shoved out the door. -Cliff Robertson

I made the first Feist album in '98. So at that point, it was my nickname. It was as far as with my circle of friends, and just felt more accurate than two names. -Feist

Ringo Starr may not have much of a voice, but when he sang a song on a Beatle album, it had its own special charm. -Jon Landau

As long as Elton John can bring forth one performance per album on the order of 'Someone Saved My Life Tonight,' the chance remains that he will become something more than the great entertainer he already is and go on to make a lasting contribution to rock. -Jon Landau

Since her landmark 'Tapestry,' Carole King has both oversimplified and over elaborated that masterful album's style until her music has become something more overtly but less effectively personal. -Jon Landau

Aretha Franklin's 'Let Me in Your Life' is one of the few recent R&B albums that places the emphasis entirely and deservedly on a voice. Many R&B producers have been making records on which the singer is outshined by the song, the arrangement and the sound. -Jon Landau

On first listening, Joni Mitchell's 'Court And Spark,' the first truly great pop album of 1974, sounds surprisingly light; by the third or fourth listening, it reveals its underlying tensions. -Jon Landau

'Call Me' is not an exceptional Al Green album, but it is as solid as a rock at its center. -Jon Landau

One gets the impression that Elvis Presley does what his business advisors think will be most profitable. My advice to them: Put Elvis Presley in the studio with a bunch of good, contemporary rockers, lock the studio up, and tell him he can't come out until he's done made an album that rocks from beginning to end. -Jon Landau

Carole King's second album, 'Tapestry,' has fulfilled the promise of her first and confirmed the fact that she is one of the most creative figures in all of pop music. It is an album of surpassing personal-intimacy and musical accomplishment and a work infused with a sense of artistic purpose. It is also easy to listen to and easy to enjoy. -Jon Landau

The only criticism heard with any frequency of Elton John's first American album, 'Elton John,' was that the production was too grandiose. The melodies were superb, and lyrics frequently very good, and the performances flawless. -Jon Landau

Sly Stone doesn't make good albums: only good records. His style is so infinite and revolves around so many crucial aspects that it has only come together perfectly on a handful of his singles. -Jon Landau

Well I have you know, several CD's out; one of my best friends is Sully Erna from Godsmack – he is Godsmack, and we're going to be working on an album together. -Criss Angel

Where I'm fortunate and why I think I've thrived and survived, through the not having albums out every year-and-a-half, is not taking the songs lightly and trying to make sure I've got consistency. -Rodney Atkins

You can hear some artists, hear five of their albums and still have no idea who they are. But if you've heard most of what I've recorded, you know me. You go from 'Honesty' to 'Going Through Hell' – you can listen to the hits, and they pretty much reflect who I am. 'Take a Back Road' is the same thing. -Rodney Atkins

I'll always remember when I bumped into Good Morning America's Robin Roberts on a flight to my mother's funeral in 1994, and how kind she was during that difficult time. -Gayle King

When I recorded my solo album, 'Keep It Hid,' in 2008, I'd gotten more interested in songwriting, inspired by reading Charles Bukowski and connecting with unfancy, interesting language. -Dan Auerbach

I tend to name albums after one of the songs. -Dan Auerbach

I think the best post-breakup album is The Strokes' first album. It's just fun. -Patrick Carney

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