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Living in the past

September 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off on Living in the past · Music

I have spent a large part of the last week in the 1980s, largely thanks to Spotify’s new recommendation feature. I was a bit miffed when the page that used to show new releases was replaced by something called ‘discover’, and then I was amused when it started giving bizarre recommendations, but I’m starting to […]

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40,000 and counting

August 13th, 2013 · Comments Off on 40,000 and counting · Music, Technology

Tonight I reached the arbitrary but round number of 40,000 tracks scrobbeld to Last.fm. A lot was from Spotify, but I guess a fair chunk was from Windows Media Player too. To celebrate, I made sure that track 40,000 was Green Onions, which is my most-played track. Looking at the statistics on Last.fm is is […]

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Anthem

April 7th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Life, Music

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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Paying for Spotify

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.  If anything I’m a bit surprised they have survived so long while offering so much for nothing.  At the end of the day, if you want to provide music legally a lot […]

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More zombieness

February 6th, 2011 · Comments Off on More zombieness · Life, Music

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?  I spent a happy couple of hours watching Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth on […]

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Is it 18 months already?

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.   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.  Looking at the statistics on […]

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A glitch in the matrix

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…  “  Within Temptation, Disturbed, Iron Maiden, Linkin Park, Rammstein, Bullet for my Valentine, System of a Down and…  um…   Enya. They are not wrong though.  I saw the name and thought, yeah.  Haven’t heard any Enya for years, let’s have a […]

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Spotify getting social

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.  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.

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Propellor Time

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.

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Black Rock

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.  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 […]

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