"Before, we listened to artists."
"Now we have playlists instead."
"It is humiliating for all involved."
"Bruksmusik used to be a dirty word."
"It described music that had no meaning, a background noise in the crowd, much like the sound of a tire against asphalt."
"But thanks to Spotify has become a bruksmusik."
"the service could tailor-make playlists for all of our more or less necessary activities in everyday life. Songs and artists is simply something you use when you are busy with other things."
"If you look at some of the most popular playlists on Spotify, and several of them have more followers than many artists can dream of, there are clear trends."
"Songs and artists away from their natural contexts"
"Training and pepper, and chill and relax is popular. To focus better, study more concentrated and feel invincible attracts million followers. And playlists with the words ”happy”, ”good vibes”, ”mood booster” and the greeting ”Have a great day!” in the titles are much more successful than ”Sad songs” or ”The pms playlist”."
"Above all, it finds songs and artists away from their natural context. During the different rysningsframkallande headlines packed stars that never had anything to do with each other together as animals for slaughter."
"Who thought, for example, that The Smith, one of 80's best and most stilkänsliga indie bands, one day would be on the playlist ”Pepplåtar to workout”?"
"With today's technology becomes abuse even more effective and tasteless."
"Sure. Someone on the Spotify think namely it is completely normal to ”This charming man” fits nicely next to the Discopunks ”Little boy” and Kamferdrops ”Lie”."
"also Notes that The Clashs ”London calling” and Robyn is on the same list, which is marketed by a picture of a happy girl in polyester."
"That rooting together music in a variety of themes is as old as the entertainment industry. There was an ”Absolute love ballads” and a ”Chill out zone” long before Spotify. But with today's technology becomes abuse even more effective and tasteless. "
"It arises, of course, positive side-effects even in hell. Obscure names can get more exposure in the new world. "
"One of the most popular playlists in the genre of ”Mood” is called ”Happy hits”. It is topped by the Sweet Chariots ”Cry no more tears”."
"But something has still been broken"
"When any of the list of 3.6 million followers turn it on they hear a peripheral side project with Niclas Frisk and Andreas Mattsson before Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, and First Aid Kit."
"But something has still been broken."
"For smaller artists, the chances are probably greater to be detected in the day on the playlists that do not have a kviddepiss with their music making."
"If the number of followers may determine it is not many that will find names like Jason Isbell and Phoebe Bridgers in the genre of americana."
"However, both of the two on a large playlist to drink coffee. "
"Plus on the Spotify playlists"
"the”Beast mode”nGenre: WorkoutnAntal followers: 5 723 124"
"It is important to feel like a beast when you pump iron at the gym. ”Beast mode” has more followers than the playlist ”Rock classics”. Masculine muscle is the watchword here when Spotify press together Metallica with the, ehm, Tiësto and Imagine Dragons. Think people think it is tougher to follow a playlist with the subtitle ”Get your beast mode on!” than to listen to the horrible musikmixen."
"'Songs to sing in the shower”nGenre: MoodnAntal followers: 4 627 138"
"Strange appreciated the list given that the whole point of singing in the shower is to do it without music. The selection touches on any radio station lugna favoriter or classic to pop and rock. Imagine ”Where the streets have no name” with U2 a day would have to be a profiled duschlåt."
"”Your favorite coffehouse”nGenre: MoodnAntal followers: 3 583 730"
"Many people want to have a soundtrack to a simple cup of java. In addition to this there are also sub-categories ”Soul of coffee” and ”Wake up and smell the coffee”. But aside from that, most on the ”Your favorite coffeehouse” is watery crap they have – who the hell has time to drink coffee in the over six hours to 104 songs?"
"Chill-hits”nGenre: ChillnAntal followers: 4 493 001"
"There's just a worse word than ”lounge”. And it is ”chill”. No artist can really be pleased with to participate in the category of chill since the sentence is that no one in the garden, to remember them. Most people here are capable, however, of the task, to be forgotten on your own."
"Today's top hits ”nGenre: PopnAntal followers: 22 926 991"
"the Lists with the new pop has still a central role at Spotify. The list of ”Today's top hits” have more followers than the ”Global top 50” (13.6 million). A bit unclear as to what it measures. There are many definitions of what is considered ”heat”. But considering the number of followers ought to record labels and artists fighting to be the top ten here. "