Talk:Album

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Proposed split[edit]

This article is structured like an overview of more specific albums (photographs, stamps, etc.) The musical album is certainly a notable subject on its own, and there is certainly enough information to supply its own article. However, since the studio album was merged into this article, I think that relocating it into a section of a more broad article will allow for more detail on that topic, and also give underdeveloped musical album formats (concept, remix, etc.) a page to merge into to make one full article instead of several fragments. WikiRedactor (talk) 18:54, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

Can you say a little more about what you'd like to do with a page on "Musical album"? It seems like some of the main topics are covered in articles like Concept album and Album-oriented rock. groupuscule (talk) 21:53, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
@Groupuscule: Sorry for the late response! To answer your question, it looks like the current structure for the "Album" article is kind of just a brief summary of several types of albums; I feel like it's unorganized to have such a large topic like musical albums and just have them thrown into a few sections here. If we were to create a "Musical album" page, I was thinking that we can get into more detail than in this page, since it will be focused solely on music, and perhaps fold poorly-sourced/structured articles like "Concept album" into this one. The existing "Album" article may perhaps become a disambiguation of the various types of albums touched on in this page. WikiRedactor (talk) 19:33, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support, a musical album is a distinct concept from the general concept of album, with a history of its own, and deserves separate discussion. --cyclopiaspeak! 14:39, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Album is the primary topic for the concept of musical album (no other article title involving "album" comes close to the readership of this one, which is about music/audio albums, and has hundreds of incoming links from articles on music albums); the splits suggested have already taken place: Stamp album, Photograph album, etc, and there is a disamb page in place: Album (disambiguation); as such there is no need for splitting, all that is needed is for this page to be cleaned up. SilkTork ✔Tea time 12:56, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
I noticed that all the interwiki links were to articles on music albums. Curious, I looked into the history of the article. It had from inception been about music albums - until this edit in Oct 2012 changed it to being about all forms of albums. It doesn't appear to be a malicious edit, simply a mistaken one, that has taken until now to resolve. SilkTork ✔Tea time 16:56, 2 March 2014 (UTC)