Spotify

Just tried Spotify for the first time. Meh. Unless you’re looking for basic Top 40 fare, there is very little of interest to be found. Nothing even slightly obscure, not even recent Top 40 from other countries. (Zero from Japan or Korea, for example).

“The history of recorded music at your fingertips”? Hardly. I looked for dozens of long-established, non-mainstream artists, all of whom came up blank. But if you want Britney or Mariah Carey — hey, you’re in luck. What a surprise.

If this app is the future of music as everyone is saying, then music is about to become vastly more homogenous, not less. Just what the world needs… Bring on the global monoculture…

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