As a companion post to @h-p-saucecraft on bingeing, what artists do you ration? I find that favourite artists with compact catalogues need to be rationed as the ever-present spectre of overlistening and becoming bored with them would turn a win into a loss. Particularly artists who’ve been with me for a long time. So Kate Bush, The Clash, New Order, The Blue Nile, Kraftwerk and 10,000 Maniacs for example have to be carefully apportioned out. I listened to The Jam so much as a youngster its not so much listening to them anymore as triggering my internal autoplay.
There are other more fecund artists such as The Fall of course for whom this is less of an issue.