Isn’t internet brilliant for eating up your time? The ‘what’s new’ section of Spotify keeps displaying an album called Anthem by somebody called Desolation Angels, with a strangely familiar cover. It reminded me of something. The name ‘Desolation Angels’ and fantasy artwork made me think that maybe it was some variety of metal, so I […]
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April 17th, 2011 · Comments Off on Paying for Spotify · Music, Technology
While I’m not overwhelmed with happiness at the idea of Spotify putting more limits on its free service I’m not totally distraught either.Â If anything I’m a bit surprised they have survived so long while offering so much for nothing.Â At the end of the day, if you want to provide music legally a lot […]
If the film Dead Snow didn’t whet your appetite for Scandinavian zombie-related artistic endeavours, how about this: the debut album from Swedish thrash metal band Zombiekrig, called UndantagstillstÃ¥nd is on Spotify. All sung in Swedish, but does that matter in this genre?Â I spent a happy couple of hours watching Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth on […]
August 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Is it 18 months already? · Music, Technology
Spotify still feels like a new toy, but it appears I have been using it for about least a year and a half now.Â Â Soon after I started on Spotify I started scrobbling to last.fm and I have just reached the milestone of having listened to 20,000 tracks since then.Â Looking at the statistics on […]
June 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on A glitch in the matrix · Music, Technology
According to Spotify’s ‘related artists’ feature, “users who listen to Nightwish also listen to…Â “Â Within Temptation, Disturbed, Iron Maiden, Linkin Park, Rammstein, Bullet for my Valentine, System of a Down and…Â um…Â Â Enya. They are not wrong though.Â I saw the name and thought, yeah.Â Haven’t heard any Enya for years, let’s have a […]
April 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on Spotify getting social · Music, Technology
The new release of Spotify is looking seriously good – can’t wait for mine to update.Â I have to agree with a lot of the comments on the article though – some features for sorting playlists would have been welcome, and a higher priority for most users.
April 1st, 2010 · Comments Off on Propellor Time · Music
Propellor Time, the new album from Robyn Hitchcock is now available on Spotify. Only just started listening to it myself so can’t give a verdict yet – just glad to see it up there.
March 31st, 2010 · Comments Off on Black Rock · Music
The excellent new album from Joe Bonamassa is now available on Spotify, which has kept my ears busy this evening.Â It is hardly innovative, but I don’t think that is what anyone was looking for: just decent blues from somebody with a rare appreciation and respect for not only the US blues tradition but also […]
March 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on The wonders of Spotify · Music, Technology
Three pretty laid-back things I found on Spotify today. Exhibit one: Dil Da Rog Muka Ja Mahi by Gaudi and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Surely the most unlikely Kraftwerk cover this side of Senor Coconut. Exhibit two: Panic Grass & Fever Few by Ian King Is that really dub-tinged folk?Â I think it must be. […]
March 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on Plastic Beach · Music
Just in case anybody didn’t know, the new album from Gorillaz, Plastic Beach, is on Spotify now.Â I have only been half-listening to it while catching up on some reading, but it sounds pretty good to me.Â Who else could get Lou Reed, Snoop Dogg, Mick Jones & Paul Simonon, Mark E. Smith and De […]