I'm sucker for last friday (or week) releases, of which all used to be somewhat satisfyingly grouped to genres here http://everynoise.com/spotify_new_releases.html. Anything the app seems to deliver, or anything that is left on everynoise.com is not enough for me.
Is there any viable or even better alternative around?
Genres I used to check from sorting hat were:
retro electro irish celtic southern rock rockism
modern rock americana industrial ebm country
Anything overwritten I cannot find anymore, and it takes a lot more time to explore those left.
What sorting hat was lacking was option to artist to select the genre their music is on (from a checkbox list), and really, an algorithm...well, algorithm would use samples from unknown music and somewhat successfully to group it into correct genre, to be a real algorithm.
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Right, the country chooser is to match up availability with your Spotify account. The old one was US centric, which is bad when things come out in different places on different dates, or not at all.
And yes, the genre clustering approach is different in this one. It's trying to be more accurate, and better support targeted desires. If you look at a specific genre, the orange ones in the "similar genres" are the ones that aren't in the root genre.
Gray means the artist's relationship to the genre is more peripheral or questionable.
Clicking an artist shows you all the genres they appear in.