My Discover Weekly contained 16 disliked songs.

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Re: My Discover Weekly contained 16 disliked songs.

heritably
Music Fan

My Discovery Weekly again this week contains 4 songs I have hidden/disliked. How is it even possible that the DW algorithms don't filter those out? It also contains several songs I know I've heard before, and many from artists I'm already very familiar with. There are literally tens of millions of songs on spotify. Why has it become so difficult for DW to produce tracks that are genuinely new to me? I just feel like it shouldn't be hard to NOT include songs and artists I've already played, much less ones I've hidden. It didn't used to be this way, DW used to be so great. PLEASE work on fixes for this! Again this is NOT a device syncing issue, I've only hidden songs on the device I'm listening on now. I just want to be able to use DW the way I used to be able to.

Re: My Discover Weekly contained 16 disliked songs.

heritably
Music Fan
Hi Alex, can you please address the new concerns posted this week. As I and others have noted, this is NOT a device syncing issue. There is also no reason to block an artist entirely as a "workaround". There are many cases where I wouldn't necessarily want to do that. This issue needs to be fixed by spotify.

Re: My Discover Weekly contained 16 disliked songs.

nighthawk989
Roadie

It's sad to admit but no one seems to care about that problem, about that i got last week 6 unheard tracks and this week 12 unheard tracks, the rest was all already disliked tracks, with absurd bands from Spain or Sweden (if i listen to hard rock/heavy metal bands that sungs in english from that places, it doesn't mean i like pop/rock/punk sung in that language) or, even worse, pointless and useless cover bands. Really need to get fixed, because i'm ready to leave for Youtube Music. If it was free no problem, but since i'm paying, i pretend to have a service that works (not to mention also the shuffle algorythm totally broken...)

Re: My Discover Weekly contained 16 disliked songs.

Novy
Moderator
Moderator

Hey folks,

 

Thanks for your replies. 

 

Would you mind sending over a screenshot where we can see how your Discover Weekly appears with the songs you've disliked?

 

You can attach them to your next response to us by using the Insert Photos option in the post editor. 

 

We'll keep an eye out for your reply.

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Re: My Discover Weekly contained 16 disliked songs.

nighthawk989
Roadie

Hi Novi, i will send a screenshot of my last Discover Weekly: All the songs marked as unliked (except the first, which i didn't like, but one could happen) was previously featured in my Discover Weekly of 2018 or 2019.
Thank you.

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Re: My Discover Weekly contained 16 disliked songs.

Alex
Moderator
Moderator

Hi there folks,

 

Thanks for the info.

 

We've reported this to the right team and Spotify and we'll be keeping an eye out.

 

If possible, can you try listening to a lot of your own personal playlists, liked songs and similar, non-auto-generated playlists -  until the end of the week.

 

The reasoning being that we'd like to see if it will help if a lot of new data is being fed into their listening stats it will improve next week's recommendations.

 

You can also share more posts with screenshots of how your DW looks.

 

Cheers.

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Re: My Discover Weekly contained 16 disliked songs.

nighthawk989
Roadie
Thank you Alex, to be honest, except for Discover Weekly or Release Radar i always listen to my personal palylists or playlists created by other users. Anyway, thanks again, i really hope the report wil solve the problem! Thanks again!

Re: My Discover Weekly contained 16 disliked songs.

Alex
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Moderator

Hi again folks,

 

Can you also let us know how many Artists you have blocked?

 

You can check this on Mobile under Your Library > Artists > Hidden.

 

We'll be on the lookout for your replies.

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Re: My Discover Weekly contained 16 disliked songs.

heritably
Music Fan

Here's a screenshot. It looks like any other playlist where I hide songs. The second hidden song I hid yesterday, because I hear that artist way too much (so why would it be in my dw?). The others were already hidden when the playlist refreshed yesterday.

 

Thanks so much for reporting the issue. Will try listening to non-autogenerated playlists the rest of this week.

 

I only have one artist hidden. I generally don't want to block artists entirely. I do hide songs in specific playlists though when i have the option to. 

 

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Re: My Discover Weekly contained 16 disliked songs.

nighthawk989
Roadie
Hi Alex, i'm sorry but i can't find hidden artists, all i got in that section are the artitsts i am following and the recomended ones...
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