I know this might not be the right forum, but I wasn't sure where to put it.
How would you arrange the order of songs for a CD???
I always thought it should be pretty much like a live show. Assuming we're talking about a 10 song CD as an example: Start off with a bang, but not your biggest bang. Keep the energy up for a song or 2, bring it down for the 3rd or 4th tune, and then start bringing the energy back up to end with a huge bang.
But then I read an article where the author said not to worry about getting artistic, especially if you're not an established artist. He was saying to simply put them in order of quailty. Best song first intil the worst song last. This seemed to make sense to me as far as increasing your chances of keeping the listener listening.
How would you approach it?