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Offline arthwollipot

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Re: "I get it, I just don't like it"
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2017, 07:08:01 PM »
To be fair, Pandora is a teeny bit more complicated than that. You can actually get it to show you what features of a track it is using to determine similarity.

For example, Safety Dance by Men Without Hats lists the following:

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electronica influence
a subtle use of vocal harmony
mild rhythmic syncopation
extensive vamping
a vocal-centric aesthetic
major key tonality
prominent use of synth

As long as you use thumbs-up and thumbs-down extensively, you can build a station that follows your preferences quite well.

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Re: "I get it, I just don't like it"
« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2017, 07:32:33 PM »
I tried obsessively for years.  I broke the algorithm so badly I made a station that ended up playing the same 5 songs over and over again.
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Re: "I get it, I just don't like it"
« Reply #32 on: May 11, 2017, 10:12:41 PM »
I tried obsessively for years.  I broke the algorithm so badly I made a station that ended up playing the same 5 songs over and over again.

Lol. If it's been a few years since you did that, I think they may have improved a little since then.

My station plays mostly trance and 80s pop. I review my thumbs from time to time.

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Re: "I get it, I just don't like it"
« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2017, 10:29:01 AM »
(C)rap music. Rhythmic chanting might require some modicum of talent, I've never tried it.
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Re: "I get it, I just don't like it"
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2017, 08:24:21 PM »
(C)rap music. Rhythmic chanting might require some modicum of talent, I've never tried it.
It's poetry. A specific style of performance of poetry. If you don't like poetry (like me) you generally can't appreciate hip hop.

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Re: "I get it, I just don't like it"
« Reply #35 on: May 13, 2017, 07:45:20 AM »
(C)rap music. Rhythmic chanting might require some modicum of talent, I've never tried it.
It's poetry. A specific style of performance of poetry. If you don't like poetry (like me) you generally can't appreciate hip hop.
It's a float turd of poetry.
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Re: "I get it, I just don't like it"
« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2017, 09:48:30 PM »
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Re: "I get it, I just don't like it"
« Reply #37 on: May 14, 2017, 02:46:49 AM »
(C)rap music. Rhythmic chanting might require some modicum of talent, I've never tried it.
It's poetry. A specific style of performance of poetry. If you don't like poetry (like me) you generally can't appreciate hip hop.
It's a float turd of poetry.
Preloaded bias noted.

Have you actually listened to any hip hop? It sounds to me like you haven't.

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Re: "I get it, I just don't like it"
« Reply #38 on: May 14, 2017, 10:59:35 AM »
(C)rap music. Rhythmic chanting might require some modicum of talent, I've never tried it.
It's poetry. A specific style of performance of poetry. If you don't like poetry (like me) you generally can't appreciate hip hop.
It's a float turd of poetry.
Preloaded bias noted.

Have you actually listened to any hip hop? It sounds to me like you haven't.
Dafuq? What leads you to that conclusion. I don't hate what I've never heard. And I don't hate crap music, I just have utter disdain for it.
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