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"Explicit"

Status: Closed

There's something weird going on with "explicit" labeling in Spotify for PC.
In my current "discover weekly" playlist, out of 30 songs, 7 have "explicit" labels next to them. The number seems to increase every week. At first I was discounting those thinking "maybe there is a curse word there that I didn't notice", but, this time, I got two instrumental songs marked "explicit". (Jeff Loomis, "Miles of machines" and Frost*, "Hyperventilate".)
Curiously, if I go to a supposedly explicit song in the playlist and click on the link to the album, all songs in that album are marked "explicit". But if I travel to that album in any other way (e.g. through the artist, or by typing the name of the album in the search window), marks are absent.
Conversely, known explicit songs (e.g. Metallica, "So What") are often unlabeled.

Hello,
I've marked this as issue "Closed" as their haven't been any new reports of this issue
If you still experiencing this issue, feel free to make a new thread in Ongoing issues.

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eugenek

Also, it's not limited to PC. The issue is present in essentially the same form in the Android app. In the web player, individual songs are not marked explicit, but corresponding albums are marked explicit if I go straight there through the link in the playlist (but not if I go there in any other way).

 

I've also noticed that the "explicit" album has a different URL from the "clean" album, even though it's the exact same album.

 

E.g. Jeff Loomis, "Zero Order Phase", no "explicit" markings:

https://play.spotify.com/album/6RnepDsGb1c5tOU3wrQogH

 

Same album but with "explicit" markings:

https://play.spotify.com/album/0pcu4ZPXYPiRBUjtivHfHp

 

(Again, this entire album is instrumental, there's absolutely nothing explicit about it.)

Same issue in a different album:

https://play.spotify.com/album/1XOKufM78lb3nyr8Ng7ZRG

https://play.spotify.com/album/4UDx0Ga28uJh6nzxPnbwQO

meahtenoha
Status changed to: Closed

Hi @eugenek thanks for coming to the Spotify Community for help. Could you please fill out the full 'ongoing issues' template so we can help? Thanks

 

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Dreadlord
Status changed to: Closed

Hello,
I've marked this as issue "Closed" as their haven't been any new reports of this issue
If you still experiencing this issue, feel free to make a new thread in Ongoing issues.