I think a quick shout out is due for the "RELEASE RADAR" playlists too. They help keep me in the loop about who is releasing new albums and singles. This is really helpful when you follow a lot of artists; keeps them in the filing drawer. It helps me stay organized so that now I spend less time hunting down the new.
Discover Weekly hasn't changed my music taste - I've always enjoyed just about every genre of music -- which is why I'm obsessed with Electric Forest! If you've been, you know what I'm talking about ♥☼ Discover Weekly has introduced me to so many new artists and remixes. It's incredible - and best yet, the more you listen the better the suggestions. I'm a big fan of Discover Weekly - it's a great way to start the work week :)
It doesn't really work for me, but to be fair a lot of the music I listened to on Spotify didn't really represent my actual music taste. For a while I was going through a pop and trap phase. The recommmendations were pretty good back then. Then I started listening to chill playlists in the bath tub. That really messed up my discover weekly. I started to get some boring and mediocre indie rock. Now my music taste seems to represent me better. While discover weekly has somehow improved I don't think it's caught on to what my true taste in music is.