Spotify + = good

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I’ve not been a huge fan of Spotify. I can’t put my finger on why not. I love the idea. I quite like the interface and things. I’ve even come to terms with Jonathan and his ads.

I think that my problem is that I can’t find the music I want. Faced with an empty search box (when I know the results are going to be quite mainstream) my mind just goes blank. And I end up listening to things that I hate, just because they pop into my head quickly.

But a couple of minutes round and I’ve found:

I’m hoping that this might open up the floodgates to the world of Spotify for me.

6 thoughts on “Spotify + = good”

  1. I wouldn’t say that Spotify only offers the mainstream. Some genres are better represented than others but on the whole the approach is pretty pluralistic.

    My main problem with Spotify is, unlike something like iTunes or, it’s really difficult to explore the library outside of the search function. They have a massive archive of music that you can’t really navigate through, so for anyone with a crate-digging mentality it’s a bit frustrating. I want to flick through their old-time fiddle collection, for instance, and I can’t.

    Other than that, and the bandwidth hogging issues, it’s brill.

  2. I think that’s what I meant to say. There is obviously lots in there. But a search box although direct, doesn’t give you much room to explore – so you have to be quite focussed. And I’m not.

    But it is really bad on some genres – Drum and Bass is really poorly represented for example.

    Cheers Mark

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