an album is sequenced and arranged in that way for a reason. pecking at singles or b-sides is a blight from the youtube/spotify streaming generation.
not listening to an album from start to finish is like picking up a book and only reading chapter 15, over and over.
albums have peaks and troughs, changes in tempo, tone, song. a ballad follows a rousing number, etc.
the album format exists for a reason. the single format exists for a reason. i don't see any reason to listen to singles unless it's radio-play or you're a teenage girl. does anyone even buy singles anymore? the only short-play EPs i buy are dance records for functional DJ use.