I stumbled into this by accident a couple of months ago but am beginning to enjoy it.
In a thread about large record/music collections I discovered mine, of about 500 LPs & a similar number of CDs, that I had considered quite large, was in fact exactly the opposite!
However I realised that I have dozens of albums I have not heard in years, many that I had forgotten about plus a few I don’t even remember buying!
So, at least once a week, I have gone to my vinyl collection (will do the CDs when I feel I have finished the vinyl), shut my eyes & picked an album at random. If it is one I haven’t heard for a long time or one I don’t recall much about, I play it from start to finish & listen all the way through.
So far I’ve not uncovered any forgotten gems but I have enjoyed most of what I have played. This week it was Elton Johns 1988 ‘Reg Strikes Back’. Only one track I would play again anytime soon &, given the choice, I wouldn’t buy the album again. Nevertheless , not an entirely wasted 40 minutes or so.
Others I have listened to by random choice, & enjoyed more than endured, include records form Alphonse Mouzon, Ben Sidran & Kevin Eubanks (presumably after his boxing career?).
I’ve enjoyed the experience so far, more than I expected to. How about trying it yourselves?