Inaccurate results when searching by genre

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Inaccurate results when searching by genre

Svuio
Casual Listener

Hello,

 

I`m not sure if this has been flagged already.

 

It happens on both client and web players.

 

When searching by genre some obvious strings don`t give any results. Example genre:"Heavy Metal" even thou it is present in the genre list.

 

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Contrary genre:"Industrial Metal" would give results.

 

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It is not the end of the world but still, it is a little bit frustrating. Thanks!

 

 

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Re: Inaccurate results when searching by genre

JayLB
Community Legend

Hello and welcome:

 

You are close, try searching for Heavy Metal this way genre:"Metal" and then refine the search according to subgenres like genre:"Power Metal", genre:"Speed Metal", genre:"Thrash Metal", genre:"Death Metal", and genre:"Black Metal" so on and so forth. But you might still end up having to search by band name alone, as your probable going to be presented with top picks of any one category of music. Anyway that is how I found Heavy Metal artists by using just the word Metal in the expanded search options.

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Re: Inaccurate results when searching by genre

Svuio
Casual Listener

Thanks, indeed all you mentioned works but still Heavy Metal is defined as genre by Spotify itself so I guess it should get results :)

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