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some artist tag crapness tho

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

the radio is fun for discovering things totally insane and cheesy

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

Oh wow the quality is actually pretty good.

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

does it pass the melt banana test?

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

does not work in australia yet

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

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

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

fails Boredoms test :(

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

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

anyone got a spotfiy INVITE?

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

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

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

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

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

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

braveclub, Sunday, 21 December 2008 12:55 (seven 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 (seven 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

I think this might be a Rick roll

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Friday, 22 July 2016 13:55 (one month ago) Permalink

Obviously the alternative was to just tell you to enjoy the silence.

glenn mcdonald, Friday, 22 July 2016 14:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Everything counts.

glenn mcdonald, Thursday, 28 July 2016 01:28 (four weeks ago) Permalink

This looks cool: https://news.spotify.com/us/2016/08/05/release-radar-your-personalized-playlist-of-the-newest-releases/

Not sure why Elvis showed up on mine this week, though. :P

schwantz, Friday, 5 August 2016 17:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Man back in the day

nicky lo-fi, Saturday, 6 August 2016 00:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I love the 30 discovery

nicky lo-fi, Saturday, 6 August 2016 00:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I got Elvis in my Release Radar, too. And Tom Odell, which is even more baffling. That said, 7 out 30 were useful discoveries, which isn't too bad. (Ex-Easter Island Head, yay.) Way too many remixes, though: 12 out of 30.

mike t-diva, Saturday, 6 August 2016 11:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, seems like the release radar is going to be full of remixes (or in one case on mine, an instrumental version of a single), re-releases of old material (mine had a 1989 Rose Royce album show up as a 2016 release), and songs by unrelated artists with the same name. But that might just depend on what types of music you listen to as well.. Also my list only had 22 tracks instead of 30.

On the other hand, I'm really digging this new song by The Preatures that showed up on my radar that I didn't know about.

MarkoP, Saturday, 6 August 2016 14:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Weird, I was just thinking about The Preatures yesterday. Didn't think to look if there was anything new.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 6 August 2016 14:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It's an improvement over "get alerts by email" but it's still an inexact instrument - what happens if more than 30 artists I've listened to release something?

ǂbait (seandalai), Saturday, 6 August 2016 17:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I got an acapella version of a Charly Black single, lol. I love the idea of this but it needs some tweaking.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Saturday, 6 August 2016 20:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

So if I play a song on Spotify that I also have as a local file on my computer, does it stream the song or does it play the local version?

I had some Steve Miller song come up in one of my Weekly Playlists. But it started off with some weird movie audio that a friend had put on a mixtape/mp3-folder I downloaded a few years ago.

I don't think there's some soundtrack where my friend got the track with audio, like how they do that sometimes on movie soundtracks, but maybe he did.

pplains, Saturday, 6 August 2016 20:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

glenn, i notice from some of the 2014 ilx lists that songs that have come and gone from the service are dutifully recatalogued within albums as they are put in the stacks. Is that done by algorithm or does somebody handmatch those as needed?

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Sunday, 7 August 2016 15:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That happens automatically. We can match the audio across releases, so at least for simple right-changing issues it should work.

glenn mcdonald, Monday, 8 August 2016 01:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

nice.

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Monday, 8 August 2016 16:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Hey Glenn - Just wanted to say thanks for your everynoise thing. I haven't been DJing for years (turntables in the basement, etc.), but recently got a copy of DJay for iPad (with Spotify integration), and have been fooling around with it. Your site is like a gigantic DJ record store, and the new additions (Edge and Pulse) are a joy to browse!

schwantz, Monday, 8 August 2016 18:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

glenn do u use t-SNE to make the everynoise genre map? it looks familiar

Dan I., Monday, 8 August 2016 21:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

No. It's not a dimensionality reduction, it's a scatter-plot. With a lot of fiddly code that nudges things around until they mostly aren't on top of each other.

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 9 August 2016 00:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

schwantz: cool! Thanks, and you're welcome.

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 9 August 2016 00:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

encountered my first pair of unrelated artists, but it turns out I like both sweeping French country-folk and late-'90s alt-rock that sounds exactly like "You're Not the One."

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Tuesday, 9 August 2016 13:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ha. Which pair?

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 9 August 2016 13:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Blanche. (There's at least one other artist by the name I'm ignoring for these purposes.)

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Tuesday, 9 August 2016 17:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Looks like we have stuff by 4 different artists by that name: a couple 90s/2000 albums by a Toronto band, a couple mid-2000s records by the Detroit alt-country band, a Belgian band with an EP and single from a couple years go, and a new one from Italy.

I think I got them disentangled.

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 9 August 2016 20:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

if we're reporting multiple artists under one name there's two very confusing cybotrons, aussie proggers and detroit techno lads.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Wednesday, 10 August 2016 07:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

is this where I mention that I perversely almost don't want this fixed because it tricks people into hearing new music

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Wednesday, 10 August 2016 15:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I was going to complain about my band, Bison, have to share an artist page with a shitty metal band with the same name, but it looks like that's been fixed.

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Wednesday, 10 August 2016 16:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, the other Bison complained about you first.

[JOKE! Just a joke.]

glenn mcdonald, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 17:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Bear up, Bison!

The Rest Is A Cellarful of Noise (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 10 August 2016 17:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I fixed the Cybotrons, too.

glenn mcdonald, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 17:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Not to pile on but there are a few different Bats on the same page.

JoeStork, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 18:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Is the "library" feature going to become useful at some point? I added some stuff to it over two years ago when it was introduced and eventually I wasn't able to add anything at all to it. Now it gives me an "epic collection, friend!" message whenever I try to add something new to it, even when I delete a few albums first.

spastic heritage, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 21:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it won't be long now before Spotify runs out of tracks on Jim Sullivan's U.F.O. to recommend to me.

Further on the interstellar note, this week it also gave me an intriguing track off Sonny & The Sunsets Antenna to the Afterworld.

And further on the Light In The Attic esoterica tip, I really enjoyed the Donnie and Joe Emerson track it recommended to me last year.

The Rest Is A Cellarful of Noise (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 11 August 2016 01:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I have been recommended Jim Sullivan and D and J Emerson too.

Spotify loves to recommend me Chris Spedding for some reason. I really don't know why. (But I don't mind.)

Animal Bitrate (Raw Patrick), Thursday, 11 August 2016 21:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

haha same here! (Re: spedding)

brimstead, Thursday, 11 August 2016 21:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I got Chris Spedding too!

Neptune Bingo (Michael B), Thursday, 11 August 2016 21:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ha, had to check but it seems like I only ever got Chris Spedding once, "Video Life." Maybe Spotify knew I had seen him a couple of times live. I did get a couple of Nils Lofgren tracks recently. Wondered if it was related to his "Purple Rain" solo.

The Italo Disco Mystics (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 11 August 2016 23:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I have neither gotten Chris Spedding nor a promising ratio of vowels to band names

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Friday, 12 August 2016 01:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Really love the "release radar" playlist - way higher ratio of things I'm interested in than the Discover playlist, likely because it's mostly made up of artists I've made a point to follow, or listen to regularly - not trying to get me into something I don't know, just trying to keep me up with stuff I do know.

I made a point of grabbing everything on the playlist last week, expecting it to change over on Friday... but it didn't. It says it's updated every Friday but as far as I can tell nothing changed.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Sunday, 21 August 2016 23:06 (five days ago) Permalink

Know what you mean.

Deneb on Ice (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 21 August 2016 23:08 (five days ago) Permalink


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