Others have previously asked for this very obvious piece of functionality to be available - remove playlists from what comes up in the browse page. This ought to be a no-brainer on Spotifies part because it's more data for them to use to corral their users. Yet they've just ignored the requests.
There's also the fact that it'll make listeners happier because Spotify clearly has no idea
a) What listeners want to listen to or
b) What music genres are
A new playlist appeared in my browse page recently - Alt. Pop. I can only assume that whoever put this list together either doesn't know what alt means or they don't know what pop means because it's just plain pop music. I have never listened to anything like this on Spotify or shown any inclination to listen to anything even remotely like this, yet it appears amongst the first handful of suggested playlists. It's all very well for Spotify to be trying to make suggestions for music to listen to. But if in 3 years of using Spotify I'm not aware of having listened to a single pop song that's been produced in the last 20 years, at least not all the way through because when one does come up I skip to the next song, it ought to be clear I have no desire to listen to pop. Or R&B. And I certainly don't want playlists where the person who put it together has just plain lied about what the playlist is.
So until Spotify can figure out things like genres, why not put in a feature that demonstrates that someone is actually paying attention to what listeners want?
Updated on 2018-12-27
Marked as a new idea and edited the title slightly to make it easier to find via search 🙂
(This is a repost of the following inactive idea: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Closed-Ideas/Browse-Hide-Playlists-from-Suggestions/idi-p/1167544)