Most of us went through that period in our life, blissfully uneducated as to how the record industry actually worked. We simply just bought the Record/Tape/Cd of our favorite artist and moved on. Sometimes we were surprised to find that the "Number 1! single" on the album was actually the only Good song on it in the first place. Maybe the ridiculous amount of play the song got on the radio prompted us to buy the single, and that single was good enough for us to purchase the full album.