Oh my standard 6 daily mixes perhaps one remains relatively recognizable. The rest have been completely rehauled to include contrasting styles of music (example: Rancid / Punk paired with Manchester Orchestra / indie-folk-emo?!?!) or have been completely jettisoned and replaced with genres I have little to no interest in.
Here's a visual representation of what I am talking about:
MUSIC I LISTEN TO > GONE FROM DAILY MIXES
MUSIC I DO NOT LISTEN TO OR CARE FOR > TAKING OVER DAILY MIXES
At first I thought my account had been hacked and somebody was influencing my preferences. After booting all devices from the account and updating the relative e-mail and password(s) and allowing ample time for this to sort itself out, I no longer consider that somebody could have hacked my account but rather the algorithm has been updated or changed and/or Spotify is trying to make me cancel their service.
Completely gone are any and all hip hop and reggae artists and mixes replaced with an abundance of music I can hardly tolerate. Music I do not and have not listened to. Period (I'm looking at you Death Cab for Cutie)
I came here to potentially comiserate and discover if anybody else is experiencing a similar issue as well as to gripe. Along with wondering aloud on the internet why the daily mixes are dropping the ball so hard and fast. I had come to rely on them to get me through the day. A station for every mood. Now apparently I am only allowed to feel like a depressed loser forced to consume commercially successful music I can not relate to.
I have been a diehard Spotify fan for going on three years now and have never felt so frustrated with the service as I do now.
So, has anybody else experienced the same? Have the algos been tweaked? Is Spotify now playing 'promoted' music in place of the users choices?
Final thought, why is there no method in place to allow for any form of user editing of said mixes? Something as simple as 'what genres, moods or artists would you like for Daily Mix 1? 2? 3? etc etc