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Censored songs

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I just wonder why you have to get songs censored the way you do? You literally destroy many songs with that. Maybe cursing doesn't sound so nice, but if you don't like the song they curse on, WHY do you listen to it?

I, as myself, don't care about the cursing but like to listen to the songs meaning. If a rapper made a song with meaning, but had cursing as a way to express himself, you should look at the meaning not the cursing. Maybe you can't find the meaning but that is YOUR problem. Seriously, when a song you like, gets bugged up with suddenly silent moments that doesn't fit in at all... YOU should know what I mean....

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https://support.spotify.com/uk/using_spotify/search_play/content-censor/

 

This official Spotify solution to this is wrong. I just found out the hard way by listening to the "clean" version of Ill Communication by The Beastie Boys with my 10 year old son! Even though there are two versions available, I can assure you that the one without the "explicit" labels is deifinately not a cleaned up version. It's just not remastered, it's the original release.

Whether or not you agree with censorship or patental guidance and the whole PMRC controversy is of no consequence - it's here and it's a tool for parents to use so they don't have to pre-listen to content to make sure it's okay for kids. The label should be correct and the official Spotify solution should be correct.

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have available both edited and explicit content

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too many times I want to hear a song and only the edited song is available, not the explicit, albulm version.  If you have the edited version available please also make the explicit albulm version available

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Spotify Legend

Hi jakkebobb,

 

This is a very common complaint, although it is based on a misunderstanding, as Spotify does not censor music in any way. (Search for your favourite curse word if you want a demonstration of that). Any music that has been censored was submitted like that.

 

Albums are very often released and submitted to Spotify in two forms: the explicit version, and the clean (censored) version. Often, the only visible way to distinguish between these two versions is that one will have an "Explicit" sticker on the album artwork. Consequently, Spotify will consider them to be identical.

On the Artist page, the two albums will be collected together. One of the albums will be visible, the other one can be revealed by clicking the duplicate arrow that you see to the far right of the album title.
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aright, thanks man 🙂

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How about this. Don't **bleep**ing accept **bleep**ing censored songs from retarded **bleep**ing censorshiphorny record companies. They **bleep**ing ruin the song. Fight spotify, fight!

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Spotify Legend

We accept any and all content that record labels would like to give us. I'd expect any album that is uploaded in a "clean" version will also have its uncensored version uploaded too. Occasionally, the uncensored version doesn't appear, but that will be an error.

 

I don't think that we should stop clean versions being uploaded because some people actually want to listen to them, or at least need to play them that way sometimes.

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I actually listen to Spotify from my desk at work, and cannot have swearing coming from my computer speakers. I would like to know if there is a feature or a method of searching in spotify to eliminate any explicite songs from my "Work Safe" Mix so i don't have to worry about manually filtering my playlists. Pandora has this feature, which is why its been my player of choice lately. Can i tell spotify to some how NOT show me any explicite songs?

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Spotify Legend

Spotify doesn't have this kind of filter at the moment, unfortunately. It's something I would like to see. Many customers report being in a similar situation, especially those listening with children (or elderly relatives).

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Roadie

Here's an idea: create or search a playlist with SFW songs, then double-click it.

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Newbie

Is there any way to view the duplicate albums from the iPhone app? Ever since the recent update, I can only view the censored version of an album, and it's really aggravating that everything I listen to is censored. Any idea of how to fix this?

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