On the merits of Spotify #1

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I’ve been a big (paying) fan of Spotify for about five years.  Yeah, the early years were a bit shaky, but there is just something about being able to find almost all of my old faves on a music service that pretty much goes wherever I go.

Because I listen to such an odd diversity of artists and genres, one of my favorite things each Monday is seeing what is on the “Discover Weekly” playlist that the machine spits out for me. If you are not familiar, Spotify pulls together a playlist of personalized suggestions each week mixing old faves with new discoveries.  I find mine generally enjoyable.  Since this list is “personalized,” I thought I would start sharing it here in case anybody else gave a rat’s ass.

  1. (I Got A) Catholic Block – Sonic Youth
  2. Sugarcube – Yo La Tengo
  3. Strong Reaction – Pegboy
  4. Let’s Get Drugs – Zeke
  5. I was Wrong – Social Distortion
  6. The Bad Arts – Destroyer
  7. Hey Friend – JEFF The Brotherhood
  8. Come Back Life – Kadavar
  9. Unreal is Here – Chavez
  10. Plenty For All – Hot Snakes
  11. Something About You – Terry Malts
  12. Pablo Picasso – Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
  13. Chinese Rocks – Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers
  14. The Mountain – Heartless Bastards
  15. Bellbottoms – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
  16. Suspect Device – Stiff Little Fingers
  17. The Quark – Hard Girls
  18. Oh, Susquehanna! – Defiance, Ohio
  19. Hybrid Moments – Helvetia
  20. The Classical – The Fall
  21. My Girlfriend’s Dead – The Vandals
  22. Winona – Drop Nineteens
  23. Stormy Weather – Reigning Sound
  24. Jacking the Ball – The Sea and Cake
  25. Third Uncle – Bauhaus
  26. Shark Fin Blues – The Drones
  27. He War – Cat Power
  28. Now It’s On – Grandaddy
  29. Blank Stare – Solids
  30. Let’s Get Out Of Here – Les Savy Fav