07-05-2012 10:38 AM
So today I wanted to listen to "To the 5 Boroughs" by Beastie Boys.
I searched for Beastie Boys, got all their records, clicked on the one I was looking for and started listening.
Suddenly when I got to one of my favorites songs, track 7 called "Hey **bleep** You", I heard that there was a car honking when the F-word was supposed to be heard. Then I realized that the same was happening in different songs.
I tried looking through the discography to see if there were two versions of the album, an original and a "clean" version, but there was only the clean one.
Afterwards I search for the name of the record, and got two hits, the original and the clean version. Details from the artist were the same, there wasn't any variation that should list the records separately.
So my question is why is Spotify automatically choosing to list "clean" versions rather than the real deal, instead of giving the user the chance to choose?
I have a paid subscription, meaning that I own a credit card, meaning that I'm over 18 years old. Furthermore, in Spotify's Terms and Conditions of Use, it states that the user must be over 18 years old.
In conclusion, am I not old enough to listen to "Hey **bleep** You" the way it's supposed to be?
ps: change the "bleep" for your favourite f word........
07-05-2012 10:51 AM
Hey, I've just looked this up myself and could find both the censored and uncensored version myself.
Are you definitely clicking the arrow next to the album to bring up all versions of it? I've highlighted it here:
It's important to note that Spotify does not censor any music. We simply provide it however we've received it. Often this means having both censored and uncensored versions available, which can be accessed through the little arrow as above.
07-05-2012 02:56 PM
No problem, it's easy to miss.
As it would happen, I'm in the Beastie Boys Soundrop room right now - http://open.soundrop.fm/s/W3QhwtJyPmRqxRCe
C-c-c-check it out if you get a chance.
06-06-2012 01:22 PM
I understand that the ability (onerous as it is) exists to drill down and find the explicit versions of albums, but the entirety of the reason I pay for Spotify Premium is to listen on my iPhone, and there is no option for this that I can find.
Also, why is the UNcensored version the one that requires the extra steps to get to even in the desktop app? Shouldn't the original be the default, and then anyone wanting "safe for kids/work" versions can look for the arrow and open the edited version?
07-06-2012 07:33 AM
dingojones - I see where you're coming from and I agree. I'm not sure why it doesn't always work this way at the moment.
monsterinthecloset - it's a bit off-topic, but from what I can tell it's Yolanda Be Cool – We No Speak Americano
29-11-2012 03:13 AM
But not on the mobile app!
This is immensely frustrating. Every thread where this is brought up has a solution offered by a moderator/manager/whatever, and every time it's this exact same solution, which only applies to computers. The rest of the thread is people asking how they can listen to the full versions on their phones.
Definitely not going to use a music service that doesn't let you play songs intact with their $10/month mobile app.
PLEASE tell me there's a way around this.