02-08-2012 05:37 AM - edited 02-08-2012 05:42 AM
Not all, but some. NOT COOL, man.
An example is The Cool Kids "When Fish Ride Bicycles" album. Used to explicit. But no mas.
02-08-2012 05:53 AM
I found the explict version of the album here:
Directly from Spotify
"Spotify does not censor music in any way. We simply make the music available in whatever form it was given to us.
Albums are often released in two versions: the "explicit" and the "clean" version. Usually, both versions are available on Spotify. However, as both versions are seen as identical, they will be grouped when shown in the artist view page. Only one of these albums will be immediately visible. The other album can reached by clicking the button that displays duplicates, a small arrow to the far right-hand side next to the album title."
As some have pointed out -- the grouped option with the down arrow is not available on the mobile apps.
The censored version is shown on the artist page by default in the mobile apps.
You have to do a deep search and look in the tracks sections for the uncensored duplicate.
Maybe Spotify can improve this.
02-08-2012 10:06 AM - edited 02-08-2012 10:08 AM
First of all, no this not solved, so please change that.
There is only one version of that album available. When I play the song "Swimsuits" from that link , it is the explicit version, which I have had starred from when I first listened to it like a year ago. Well, that same track, starred and everything, plays an edited verion when I play from within one of my playlists.
This is also the case with some other songs lately, can't remeber which, but some B.I.G. for sure.
02-08-2012 10:14 AM
When I search by the song only, I do get 2 versions - not specified which is explicit, btw - but they are there, even though when I search the artist or album, only 1 version appears. That's the first problem.
The second, is that I starred the explicit versions, had them in playlists and everything was hunky dorey until recently, when I noticed words were missing... So my point is, somehow Spotify is switching these versions on me, and that ain't cool.
02-08-2012 10:22 AM
02-08-2012 10:25 AM
02-08-2012 10:33 AM
Makes sense. But again, this isn't the only album/track that this has happened with - several in my playlists have gone from explicit to clean without me doing sh*t. So it's going to get real annoying if I have to keep switching them back.
02-08-2012 10:40 AM
28-11-2012 01:27 AM
I have this same issue. Here's an example:
I was listening to Macklemore's new song "Thrift Shop-Explicit" on my playlist "New Music". Two days later I played the same playlist and the Macklemore song was all bleeped out!
28-11-2012 12:31 PM
Joesalowitz - There are some naughty words in this version... Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop - feat. Wanz
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