I like to listen to an entire album at a time on youtube. many of these albums have songs that drift off into each other and all blend together. but, whenever i am on youtube there is a pause in between each video ruining the effect. is there some sort of chrome extension or other solution for preloading videos in a playlist?
Since each video has to load individually, no, there's no way to prevent this. There are channels uploading full albums as one video however, you may want to use those instead of playlists. Or, well, use a "real" music service (spotify, google play music, CDs, etc.).