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Hugh Akston wrote:
10 Dec 2019, 13:07
dbcooper wrote:
10 Dec 2019, 13:00
Youtube's algorithm is completely shit now. Absolute dog shit. It just suggests other commercially viable stuff you've listened to. It used to be good.
Do you use Pandora? Their algorithm is pretty good.
Spotify, too - I've found a lot of good stuff through their "Discover Weekly" personalized playlist.
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JD wrote:
10 Dec 2019, 13:18
Hugh Akston wrote:
10 Dec 2019, 13:07
dbcooper wrote:
10 Dec 2019, 13:00
Youtube's algorithm is completely shit now. Absolute dog shit. It just suggests other commercially viable stuff you've listened to. It used to be good.
Do you use Pandora? Their algorithm is pretty good.
Spotify, too - I've found a lot of good stuff through their "Discover Weekly" personalized playlist.
I was on Spotify for six months and gave up on it because I fed it my entire music library and it never recommended a good song, and it lacks any means to communicate that you like this song or don't like that one.
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Hugh Akston wrote:
10 Dec 2019, 13:22
I was on Spotify for six months and gave up on it because I fed it my entire music library and it never recommended a good song, and it lacks any means to communicate that you like this song or don't like that one.
They may have changed the interface since you were on it, but it certainly has those means now. Note the ❤︎ and 🚫icons.
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I'm less certain about the library stuff, but I have a feeling it works better if you interact with Spotify content itself (liking and disliking songs, adding songs to playlists, playing streaming music instead of local); I don't know if it does any analysis of your local files.
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That is definitely a UI change. But I'll stick with Pandora, thanks.
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A short documentary on Berlin’s Take my breath away and Giorgio Moroder:

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I'm so thirsty for this Canadian bird who posts balearic mixes on youtube.

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Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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Slip inside a sleeping bag, mofo ...

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14 Dec 2019, 13:50
Slip inside a sleeping bag, mofo ...
Pinch harmonic time?

Roy Buchanan - Green Onions (live 1985)
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A lot, or most, heavy metal albums sound like garbage on good equipment. Slayer's South of Heaven is both heavy and crisp as fuck. Comes through the Sennheisser HD 650 test with aplomb.

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I was reading about the upcoming Cream box set (their last 4 concerts from 1968, all professionally recorded), and someone mentioned the existence of this bootleg:

Cream at the Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan on 10/15/1967

It's a bootleg (unclear whether it's an audience recording or PA mix), so it's far from perfect, but holy shit. It almost sounds like a different band from their officially released live recordings. Clapton gets really out there at times--by far the most I've ever heard him do. He borders on atonal and free meter at some points with the amount of feedback, distortion, sustain, and wah-wah work he gets going. "NSU" and "Spoonful" are highlights, but the whole thing is great.
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I mean, I liked "Radioactive", and "Stressed Out" and "Shut Up and Dance" were decent, but yeesh.

Who's got anything like a top 10 for 2010-2019?
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Top songs list are meaningless in 2020. Have been for quite a while. It's impossible to track music consumption anymore. Album sales and air play were once solid metrics. But people don't pay for records anymore, nor do they primarily listen to one channel. People hop between Pandora, Sound Cloud, YouTube, etc. etc. with great promiscuity.
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Warren wrote:
31 Dec 2019, 10:03
Top songs list are meaningless in 2020.
Sure, in terms of media or sales metrics. A critic or random blogger's personal list would be much more meaningful, or even "the songs with the most people tweeting that they love it" (at which point you can't use that measure anymore, of course, but hey).
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Music for air travel:

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93 Ways to Hear Alison Moyet’s Laugh

Marke B. on how the Yazoo singer’s laugh traveled a million dancefloor miles over 36 years
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Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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Ah db. We're using a new YouTube link. There was a memo. So if you could just use the new link format that would be greaaaaaat. I'll get you a copy of the memo.
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dbcooper wrote:
24 Apr 2014, 20:35
Andrew, did you listen to Gene Clark's No Other?
In case you missed it, 4AD released a new deluxe version of No Other. Instead of the demo versions by Clark on acoustic guitar that were the bonus material on the prior CD (which I enjoyed), there are lots of alternative versions of the songs. Some of the alternatives are quite good, and it's nice to hear the band that was under the overdubbed strings and backup singers.
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Andrew wrote:
14 Jan 2020, 20:45
dbcooper wrote:
24 Apr 2014, 20:35
Andrew, did you listen to Gene Clark's No Other?
In case you missed it, 4AD released a new deluxe version of No Other. Instead of the demo versions by Clark on acoustic guitar that were the bonus material on the prior CD (which I enjoyed), there are lots of alternative versions of the songs. Some of the alternatives are quite good, and it's nice to hear the band that was under the overdubbed strings and backup singers.
It occurs to me that... why didn't we as a nation just excise Neil Young in favor of Gene Clark?
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Andrew wrote:
14 Jan 2020, 20:45
dbcooper wrote:
24 Apr 2014, 20:35
Andrew, did you listen to Gene Clark's No Other?
In case you missed it, 4AD released a new deluxe version of No Other. Instead of the demo versions by Clark on acoustic guitar that were the bonus material on the prior CD (which I enjoyed), there are lots of alternative versions of the songs. Some of the alternatives are quite good, and it's nice to hear the band that was under the overdubbed strings and backup singers.
Thanks Man, gonna check it out.
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lunchstealer wrote:
14 Jan 2020, 21:11
Andrew wrote:
14 Jan 2020, 20:45
dbcooper wrote:
24 Apr 2014, 20:35
Andrew, did you listen to Gene Clark's No Other?
In case you missed it, 4AD released a new deluxe version of No Other. Instead of the demo versions by Clark on acoustic guitar that were the bonus material on the prior CD (which I enjoyed), there are lots of alternative versions of the songs. Some of the alternatives are quite good, and it's nice to hear the band that was under the overdubbed strings and backup singers.
It occurs to me that... why didn't we as a nation just excise Neil Young in favor of Gene Clark?
Better yet, why didn't we excise David Crosby in favor of Gene Clark?
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Andrew wrote:
15 Jan 2020, 09:02
lunchstealer wrote:
14 Jan 2020, 21:11
Andrew wrote:
14 Jan 2020, 20:45
dbcooper wrote:
24 Apr 2014, 20:35
Andrew, did you listen to Gene Clark's No Other?
In case you missed it, 4AD released a new deluxe version of No Other. Instead of the demo versions by Clark on acoustic guitar that were the bonus material on the prior CD (which I enjoyed), there are lots of alternative versions of the songs. Some of the alternatives are quite good, and it's nice to hear the band that was under the overdubbed strings and backup singers.
It occurs to me that... why didn't we as a nation just excise Neil Young in favor of Gene Clark?
Better yet, why didn't we excise David Crosby in favor of Gene Clark?
I'm not exactly sure what "excise Tom in favor of Dick" means, but Neil Young aged like wine and David Crosby aged like fish. Gene Clark aged like newspaper.
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