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Spotify?

Post by WestwayKid » 28 Nov 2017, 3:54pm

Working around house today and decided to listen to Spotify...which I do not do very often. I decided to play the Sex Pistols “station” and honestly...I’m not sure how they pick what music goes with what...but what a strange mix. It is mostly a mix of American proto-punk (Dolls, MC5, Iggy) and American post-punk (X, Talking Heads)...I’ve also heard The Cramps...The Misfits. The only British “punk” song I’ve heard is White Riot. It isn’t a horrible mix...just expecting to hear more artists in the same vein as the Pistols.

I tried The Clash “station” and it was even weirder. A TON of Lou Reed/VU. Lots of Talking Heads.

...anyway....nothing major...just an observation. Would have thought I’d have at least heard a stray Buzzcocks or Stiff Little Fingers track by now.

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Re: Spotify?

Post by Kory » 28 Nov 2017, 3:59pm

WestwayKid wrote:
28 Nov 2017, 3:54pm
Working around house today and decided to listen to Spotify...which I do not do very often. I decided to play the Sex Pistols “station” and honestly...I’m not sure how they pick what music goes with what...but what a strange mix. It is mostly a mix of American proto-punk (Dolls, MC5, Iggy) and American post-punk (X, Talking Heads)...I’ve also heard The Cramps...The Misfits. The only British “punk” song I’ve heard is White Riot. It isn’t a horrible mix...just expecting to hear more artists in the same vein as the Pistols.

I tried The Clash “station” and it was even weirder. A TON of Lou Reed/VU. Lots of Talking Heads.

...anyway....nothing major...just an observation. Would have thought I’d have at least heard a stray Buzzcocks or Stiff Little Fingers track by now.
Spotify is better for playing full albums rather than listening to other people's playlists. I think Pandora gets the plaudits for that kind of thing, though I don't use it, myself.
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Re: Spotify?

Post by Heston » 28 Nov 2017, 4:08pm

I find YouTube easiest for full albums, no ads (I have ad blocker installed). Most stuff is on there other than The Beatles etc.
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Post by revbob » 28 Nov 2017, 5:45pm

Unless Pandora has improved they suffer the same kind of flaw. It seems Clash usually means the prgramming decodes that to mean "Oh you like 80s music I'll play 80s music for you." Fucking robots. I get around this by having like 100 Pandora stations and I put them on shuffle, they rarely stray far from the primary artist.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Nov 2017, 6:43pm

I'm way too much of a control freak to let some Flex (or even the real Flex) tell me what to listen to, dag nabbit.
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Post by Flex » 28 Nov 2017, 6:46pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 Nov 2017, 6:43pm
I'm way too much of a control freak to let some Flex (or even the real Flex) tell me what to listen to, dag nabbit.
*quietly saves "third eye blind mega mix" for later*
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Nov 2017, 7:04pm

Flex wrote:
28 Nov 2017, 6:46pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 Nov 2017, 6:43pm
I'm way too much of a control freak to let some Flex (or even the real Flex) tell me what to listen to, dag nabbit.
*quietly saves "third eye blind mega mix" for later*
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Re: Spotify?

Post by Kory » 28 Nov 2017, 8:46pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 Nov 2017, 6:43pm
I'm way too much of a control freak to let some Flex (or even the real Flex) tell me what to listen to, dag nabbit.
This is the reason I've always hated radio. I don't like having music curated for me.
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Re: Spotify?

Post by WestwayKid » 28 Nov 2017, 8:51pm

I’ve found that it helps to get a little more specialized in your search. Pulling up The Clash will get a lot of bizarre stuff thrown into the mix, but pull up Stiff Little Fingers and you get a far better mix (including a healthy dose of The Clash).

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Re: Spotify?

Post by Kory » 28 Nov 2017, 8:52pm

WestwayKid wrote:
28 Nov 2017, 8:51pm
I’ve found that it helps to get a little more specialized in your search. Pulling up The Clash will get a lot of bizarre stuff thrown into the mix, but pull up Stiff Little Fingers and you get a far better mix (including a healthy dose of The Clap).
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Re: Spotify?

Post by 101Walterton » 28 Nov 2017, 8:54pm

I think Spotify is influenced in its selections for you by what you have previously downloaded or listened to.
For some reason it thinks I love Undertones and Housemartins as no matter what I listen to when it finishes it will play them. I like them but I am not that obsessive!!

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Re: Spotify?

Post by WestwayKid » 28 Nov 2017, 9:04pm

Kory wrote:
28 Nov 2017, 8:52pm
WestwayKid wrote:
28 Nov 2017, 8:51pm
I’ve found that it helps to get a little more specialized in your search. Pulling up The Clash will get a lot of bizarre stuff thrown into the mix, but pull up Stiff Little Fingers and you get a far better mix (including a healthy dose of The Clap).
Yikes.
Ugh! Trying to type on my dinky iPad keyboard. I’ll leave that “error” in their because it is too funny to correct. :mrgreen:

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Re: Spotify?

Post by WestwayKid » 28 Nov 2017, 9:13pm

101Walterton wrote:
28 Nov 2017, 8:54pm
I think Spotify is influenced in its selections for you by what you have previously downloaded or listened to.
For some reason it thinks I love Undertones and Housemartins as no matter what I listen to when it finishes it will play them. I like them but I am not that obsessive!!
I did replace Spotify with Pandora and it is better. There is apparently the ability to give a song a thumb’s up - so I wonder if that influences the playlist?

...on a side note...because I had the Stiff Little FIngers channel on...I got to jump in the air and play some MASSIVE air guitar when a live version of Alternative Ulster came on. I was in the middle of doing dishes and my kids thought I was both funny and insane...but come on...when that monster riff kicks in after the intro...how can you not jump in the air and pretend you’re Jake Burns!?

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Re: Spotify?

Post by WestwayKid » 28 Nov 2017, 9:14pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 Nov 2017, 7:04pm
Flex wrote:
28 Nov 2017, 6:46pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 Nov 2017, 6:43pm
I'm way too much of a control freak to let some Flex (or even the real Flex) tell me what to listen to, dag nabbit.
*quietly saves "third eye blind mega mix" for later*
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When does the Nickleback mix come on? RIght before the asteroid crashes into the Earth? ;)

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Re: Spotify?

Post by Kory » 28 Nov 2017, 9:17pm

WestwayKid wrote:
28 Nov 2017, 9:04pm
Kory wrote:
28 Nov 2017, 8:52pm
WestwayKid wrote:
28 Nov 2017, 8:51pm
I’ve found that it helps to get a little more specialized in your search. Pulling up The Clash will get a lot of bizarre stuff thrown into the mix, but pull up Stiff Little Fingers and you get a far better mix (including a healthy dose of The Clap).
Yikes.
Ugh! Trying to type on my dinky iPad keyboard. I’ll leave that “error” in their because it is too funny to correct. :mrgreen:
Oh you got it right, I was just having a bit of editing fun. It's a pastime around here.
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Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
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