Thursday Music Thinks It’s the Future

Apple Music

Sort of agreed. Certainly I use it every day and link all my music to it, since that’s the easiest way to get a high-quality stream of most every song ever recorded (80% coverage? Based on my somewhat eclectic tastes).

The 3 mixes are doing better, but my daily playlists are now almost exclusively Rock Hits: 1970-1990, Tears Go By, rarely one more curated list, Metal Meets Industrial is today’s.

The album choices are far better, a good mix of blues, metal, old rock, and industrial. Since I listen to Howlin’ Wolf, today it suggested Bad News is Coming, by Luther Allison, which is pretty goddamned good, I didn’t know the man before.

And since they buried Connect instead of putting it on the front page, far fewer bands bother to post to it. Some Shonen Knife merch and 1-2 posts a week from Apple Music {genre}. This is a travesty, they had a real shot at connecting bands to the audience (like Ping, without the distraction of other people with dubious musical taste) and have so far squandered it.

Luther Allison-Bad News is Coming
Luther Allison-Bad News is Coming-back