Recording artists often take pride in their album song orders. Lou Reed even commanded his fans to listen to his 1989 opus New York in one sitting “as though it were a book or a movie.” But in the age of streaming (and our distracted plugged-in times), it’s less likely that a listener will experience a full-length album as the artist planned. 

Adele has taken an unusual step to preserve her vision. With the release of her fourth album, 30, the British singer has requested that the streaming giant Spotify nix its auto-shuffle function. She hit social media on Saturday night to elaborate when the entertainment outlet PopCrave noticed the switch.

Spotify’s social media team was quick to fire back with an “anything for you.”

Perhaps you are reading this and wondering, as I initially did, “what the heck is she talking about? My Spotify does not force me to use the shuffle feature!” If that’s the case, you are likely someone who shells out a few bucks each month for Spotify Premium. People who use the free option are not only saddled with ads and a lower bitrate, but albums play on shuffle mode. (The company recently began testing a middle-ground subscription called Spotify Plus that doesn’t force users to shuffle.)

As Rolling Stone reported, “it’s unclear whether the shuffle decision is a blanket policy for all albums on the streaming service or limited to Adele’s LPs. Playlists will continue to be shuffle-able.” On Sunday, I created a new, free account pegged to an old email address, and it seems as if the auto-shuffle has been disabled across the board, at least on my web player on a Mac. The album Music From Big Pink went straight from “Tears of Rage” to “To Kingdom Come” with no detours.

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