Spotify - anyone heard of it?

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some artist tag crapness tho

Teahouse Foxtrot (blueski), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 16:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

the radio is fun for discovering things totally insane and cheesy

sonderangerbot, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 16:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh wow the quality is actually pretty good.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 19:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

The radio thing is indeed cool. I'm trying to get it to find me some techno from the 50s.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 19:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

the quality is good, the range not so much, but this could well prove useful.

country matters, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 19:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

Presumably the range will increase as they agree deals with more record companies? It seems fine for major label stuff and a quick search for eg Kompakt pulls up a lot.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 20:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

does it pass the melt banana test?

koogs, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 20:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

the range seems identical to what's on 7digital (and therefore itunes i think). eg they have trina's first and third albums but inexplicably not her second or fourth. i dunno how much use i'll have for spotify but kudos for how well it works, the quality of the tracks etc - the tags need ironing out but i'm sure they'll do this in time.

lex pretend, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 20:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

actually it'll be most useful for stuff like the goldfrapp album this year - i didn't really expect to love it but i wanted to hear it, so obv i wouldn't buy it but couldn't be arsed blagging it. that's a ton of consumer laziness in there.

lex pretend, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 20:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh god i should've said i was american! fuck. could've got access to all the hip-hop and r&b which never makes it over to this godforsaken, miserable island.

lex pretend, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 21:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

Do they have a license for the US now? I don't think they did a couple of weeks ago...

Four MB albums, Deano: Teeny Shiny, Bambi's Dilemma, Charlie and Scratch or Stitch.

Stevie T, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 21:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

does not work in australia yet

Suggesteban Buttez (jabba hands), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 22:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

Just searched for The Recession and that shows up in its entirety, and it hasn't been released here at all right?

It's really good for the one-album playback when you've no idea if you'll like it or not and can't be arsed downloading.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 23:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah i'm basically going through albums i've been wondering about checking out but didn't have the hd space for.

king lame (c sharp major), Wednesday, 3 December 2008 23:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

no the recession was released here, but the label didn't bother telling the pr - she only realised when she looked on amazon and found it had been there for a fortnight

lex pretend, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 23:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

"80s funk house disco" radio suggests Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers!

ailsa, Wednesday, 3 December 2008 23:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

> Four MB albums, Deano

thanks. we don't have any, amazon.co.uk mp3 store has scratch n stitch and a couple of tracks from compilations, emusic had a lot... all these people seem to be getting their info from the same places though, they all make the same mistakes (search for broadcast on amazon - details are about duophonic / warp broadcast but the listed albums aren't)

koogs, Thursday, 4 December 2008 09:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

One detail I like: when it gets to the end of what I've queued up, it just continues with the current album without me needing to ask it to. (I suppose I can see how someone might not like this, though.)

anatol_merklich, Thursday, 4 December 2008 19:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

Finally got round to sorting scrobbling for this (there's a windows messenger box ticked by default in the last.fm client that somehow stops Scrobblify from working). So far I'm really liking Spotify - handy for hearng stuff you randomly think on that you haven't got in your library or for legal trying before you buy. The adverts don't annoy me in the slightest.

slag move (onimo), Thursday, 4 December 2008 22:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

fails Boredoms test :(

slag move (onimo), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

anyone got a spotfiy INVITE?

jordan s (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

If not, try the "oooh ask me please!" option on the website ("Get started" -> email in "Not invited?" field). Took about five days for me, was surprised to get it at all actually.

anatol_merklich, Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

jordan, webmail me an email address to send an invite to.

slag move (onimo), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

didn't get asked for an invite here, just got straight in

stet, Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

This is amazing! You type in what you want to listen to, and then you are listening to it. all this needs is to work on an iphone, and then i'll buy an iphone, and then i will have achieved bliss.

Slumpman, Sunday, 7 December 2008 12:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

Mine appears to have made it through an album without giving me any adverts. Maybe they've bumped me up to a pro account without realising it.

Matt DC, Sunday, 14 December 2008 14:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

you can now scrobble to last.fm from within spotify (it's in 'preferences')

braveclub, Sunday, 21 December 2008 12:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

That's handy, saves me running that scrobblify thing at the same time.

Spotify lists 'The Prodigy' as 'Prodigy' and makes last.fm think this guy sings Smack My Bitch Up and Out of Space

dj onimotian (onimo), Sunday, 21 December 2008 13:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

can someone please send me an invite?

thanks!!

kaiser, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 14:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

Er....

https://www.spotify.com/en/get-started/

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 14:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

Think there's still a waiting list though.

<3 this service btw.

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 14:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

Got in straight away with the link I posted.

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 15:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

Aha they've obviously opened it up!

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 15:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

Downside is loads more ads (I've heard two during the same album), but you can hear them coming after a while and tune out. Still great.

chord simple (j.o.n.a), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 15:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

thanks Chewshabadoo but I need an invitation code.

Please!

kaiser, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

If i hear gareth jones from cardiff reciting pi again i'll scream

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

(advert)

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

And I'm not buying that White Lies record either.

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

At least it doesn't scrobble the adverts

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

jonathan from spotify sounds remarkably like Michael Vaughan

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

wtf 2 adverts in a row (the 2nd was for that White Lies album)

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

See what I mean about them? The Killers meet Editors big wowz!

Beloved lightbulb (Neil S), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

can i get a spotify invite

dugong.jpg (jabba hands), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

thanks Chewshabadoo but I need an invitation code.

Please!

― kaiser, Tuesday, January 20, 2009 7:55 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark

can i get a spotify invite

― dugong.jpg (jabba hands), Tuesday, January 20, 2009 11:03 PM (19 minutes ago) Bookmark

Have any of you actually tried the link posted? Quite a few of my friends in the UK have used the link and joined today. Maybe it doesn't work in other countries...

\o.0/

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm in the US and that link asks for one of two things:

1)an invite code

or

2)your email address so they can notify you when it goes "public"

I wonder what their excuse is. Don't they want more people to hear their stupid ads?

I am a vampire, therefore I take garlic pills (Bimble), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

is it UK only?

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

mr bimble check your email

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

It's odd and a fucking pain how Spotify often doesn't specify that tracks are remixes in any way.

Glansel & Gretel (Raw Patrick), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'm in the US and unless something changed in the last few days, we can't use spotify and all the workarounds have been blocked

miss precious perfect (musically), Wednesday, 21 January 2009 00:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

2)your email address so they can notify you when it goes "public"

I selected this a couple of weeks ago, and got an invite from them within the same day. May not be the case now, of course.

anatol_merklich, Friday, 23 January 2009 06:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

it does look like it really values songs that you add to your library. there's a bunch of songs from albums i listened to once over songs i listened to a million times off of playlists

i have no idea how baby hold on by eddie money is #10 when i listened to it once, realized i hated it and then only listened to the first few seconds accidentally forevermore. are you shaming me for adding baby hold on by eddie money to my personal library, glenn? i was already ashamed, i only kept it there to keep myself humble

qualx, Wednesday, 14 December 2016 03:03 (one month ago) Permalink

I have yet to get this but an ad really wants me to play the chainsmokers

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Wednesday, 14 December 2016 03:14 (one month ago) Permalink

oh hey a new version of my 2016 list popped up this morning with stuff I've listened to on it. cool

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Wednesday, 14 December 2016 14:21 (one month ago) Permalink

Oh, if you got your 2016 list way early, you may have been part of an early test-group, and may actually have gotten a test version that really did have songs you had barely played. So yeah, worth checking yours again if it seemed crazy at first.

On the subject of the Chainsmokers, I happened to collect up this playlist of "Closer" covers yesterday: https://open.spotify.com/user/glennpmcdonald/playlist/5vW8k7Y9rqEzM473kpmcGg

I wasn't much into the original, but I'm finding the marathon series of covers kind of mesmerizing.

glenn mcdonald, Wednesday, 14 December 2016 19:43 (one month ago) Permalink

Spotify still doing that thing where it will randomly jump back to the first track of an album. So annoying. Surely someone must be fixing this.

Position Position, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 16:21 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Under investigation according to the latest updates. https://community.spotify.com/t5/Ongoing-Issues/Spotify-restarts-albums-somewhat-randomly/idi-p/1505230#comments

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 16:47 (four weeks ago) Permalink

maybe an algorithm figured out that people pretty just like the first three tracks of most albums

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Tuesday, 20 December 2016 16:54 (four weeks ago) Permalink

the way the "your daily mix" feature separates by style is weird - "here's your daily mix for Monday, it's strictly guitar bros, here's Tuesday, it's rap" - you'd think if the algorithm noticed your tastes are all over the place, it'd mix it up

though she denies it to the press, (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Saturday, 24 December 2016 02:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Separating them by listening mode is the point of Daily Mix. But there's a mix per mode, not per day. Each one is daily. You can listen to them all every day.

glenn mcdonald, Sunday, 25 December 2016 04:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I usd to get 6 great mxes, now dropped to 4 and the one i listened to most has vanished :(

I hear from this arsehole again, he's going in the river (James Morrison), Sunday, 25 December 2016 07:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

so many "and such small portions" moments itt

niels, Sunday, 25 December 2016 09:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Separating them by listening mode is the point of Daily Mix. But there's a mix per mode, not per day. Each one is daily. You can listen to them all every day.

word, it's just odd to me that they all operate on the assumption that genre variety is bad/undesirable within a continuous mix. not actually a complaint, I like these, but it's ~~~interesting~~~

though she denies it to the press, (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Sunday, 25 December 2016 15:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I could imagine that it's not easy to auto-generate a coherent mix spanning various genres.

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Sunday, 25 December 2016 15:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Don't mind the stratification, although I guess now that I am down to three- my Brazilian mix, my jazz mix, my indie/classic rock mix- I miss my hip hop mix. Don't miss my wtf mix though

How I Wrote Plastic Bertrand (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 25 December 2016 16:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Is there a way to regenerate that hip hop playlist, starfish style?

How I Wrote Plastic Bertrand (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 25 December 2016 16:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I promise in advance not to post on any hip hop threads if and when that happens

How I Wrote Plastic Bertrand (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 25 December 2016 16:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Kate Bush's HOUNDS OF LOVE is on Spotify now

collectivegaze, Wednesday, 28 December 2016 03:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Weird, has been on there for ages in australa

I hear from this arsehole again, he's going in the river (James Morrison), Wednesday, 28 December 2016 06:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Tralalatralalala

I hear from this arsehole again, he's going in the river (James Morrison), Wednesday, 28 December 2016 06:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Thought you were responding to the latest posts on the sf thread

How I Wrote Plastic Bertrand (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 29 December 2016 03:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ah, my fourth mix came back- there was a Fourth Mix!- repurposed as a Latin Mix.

How I Wrote Plastic Bertrand (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 29 December 2016 03:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I had already noticed hounds of love! That's the only song in the world that I'd really, really missed before.

Dan I., Thursday, 29 December 2016 14:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Gotta say the year end playlist is a pretty good representation of certain songs that I can listen to over and over end.

The Magnificent Galileo Seven (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 2 January 2017 19:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Segue from "Night Rally" to "The Man Who Sold The World" is spooky.

The Magnificent Galileo Seven (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 05:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I don't think I got an email with eoy stats - could I have opted out?

niels, Tuesday, 3 January 2017 07:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

niels, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 17:52 (one week ago) Permalink

POLL

sleeve, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 17:53 (one week ago) Permalink

there are some kick-ass songs in there!

mega pegasus for reindeer (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 10 January 2017 17:55 (one week ago) Permalink

i saw the sign

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Tuesday, 10 January 2017 18:03 (one week ago) Permalink

Where is Moby Grape's "Omaha"?

The Magnificent Galileo Seven (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 10 January 2017 18:12 (one week ago) Permalink

I mean in general, not on that list

The Magnificent Galileo Seven (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 10 January 2017 18:13 (one week ago) Permalink

i've wondered the same thing... their whole S/T is greyed out there

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 18:34 (one week ago) Permalink

"Man I feel like a woman" is a very confusing title

calstars, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 19:32 (one week ago) Permalink

^^^ totally crazy

mega pegasus for reindeer (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 10 January 2017 19:33 (one week ago) Permalink

literally a great song

qualx, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 19:38 (one week ago) Permalink

The Sign is a stone cold classic and fuiud

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 22:58 (one week ago) Permalink

have really been enjoying the Spotify VAPRWAVE list, which I found via the KING artist page:

https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/7GtwfClHgE4euOhQUe6kwC

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 03:59 (six days ago) Permalink

Nice!

calstars, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 04:01 (six days ago) Permalink

Just noticed that Your Daily Mix is now available on the desktop app

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Saturday, 14 January 2017 17:49 (three days ago) Permalink


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