Bring back the Discover page's functionality!

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Bring back the Discover page's functionality!

TakeitEasy6
Roadie

I woke up this morning, went to my Spotify Discover page looking for some new music, and found this... 

 

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Wiz Khalifa, Paramore, Rascal Flatts, My Chemical Romance, Metallica, Queen, Haim. Britney Spears, Brad Paisley, Naughty Boy, Lady Antebellum, Florence and the Machine, 50 Cent, R. Kelly, T.I. The Lumineers. 

 

Top 40 hits from today, and my adolescence. Hip hop. Twang pop. Current pop-alternative. Generic classic rock. 

 

At the risk of sounding like a hipster, my musical taste is varried, and almost never dips into any of those piedgon holes, save for classic rock. Spotify used to be fantastic at showing me artists based on the artists I enjoy. They seemed not to pander to the most popular or succesful either. I got results from artists with a range of followers, from millions, down to dozens. Most new music I've listened to in the past year, including many of my new favorites stemmed from that page. 

 

At first I thought this was a bug, something temporarily wrong with my page. Then I found this... http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Announcements/What-happened-to-Discover/td-p/857597/page/8

 

Some seem to have been affected by this a few months ago. I suppose it's just caught up with me. On the tenth page of that thread, someone recommends we voice our concerns here. So I am. 

 

Please Spotify, aside from having a very comprehensive library of music, the Discover page was what I loved most about you. Bring it back. Leave the pop on the Top Lists page where it belongs. 

 

PS: Yes, that's μTorrent I have open. Look what you're making me do! 

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Re: Bring back the Discover page's functionality!

WendyWeedwitch
Casual Listener

I agree. My taste is unusual and I don't want to see popular bands in my Discover recommendations, cuz I just don't like them.
I loved Spotify for "Discover" thing when it used to say "Oh if you like Digital Leather you should try This!". Now its gone, and it's replaced with "One Direction", "Katy Perry", "Bob Marley". I dont have to 'discover' Katy Perry, cuz I already know her and I don't like her just like most of the mainstream bands.

Re: Bring back the Discover page's functionality!

LainLain
Newbie

The change in the Discover section has made me really mad.  If Spotify does not address this, I will probably end up cancelling my account and move to another service.  

Re: Bring back the Discover page's functionality!

J-Casio
Regular

The "Discovery" tab seems to be completely removed from my client totally, I really hope they do bring this feature back and remove the "trending in your area" garbage.  I may have to just cancel my premium service and look elsewhere for my music streaming needs.

Re: Bring back the Discover page's functionality!

TakeitEasy6
Roadie

Re: Bring back the Discover page's functionality!

pexton
Casual Listener

All sorted!!

Status changed to: New Idea

Taylor
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Re: Bring back the Discover page's functionality!

mizzoufly
Newbie

Good god. I'm glad it's not just me. This takes a) the discover function and b) spotify in general from something that has completely changed my daily routine with music to something I'm not interested in using anymore. Of course a lot of people listen to top 40...but why would you recommend stuff that I could just hear on any out-of-the-box radio station? The whole attraction is exposing me to things I wouldn't have picked myself based on everything else I listen to. 

 

Re: Bring back the Discover page's functionality!

brooksjah
Regular

At the risk of sounding reactionary, I think I agree with LainLain. The removal of such a great feature might be a deal breaker for me. Not only because I loved the feature and it has greatly enriched my musical life, but because it signals a shift in focus from being a user-centric experience.

Re: Bring back the Discover page's functionality!

Monitoli
Casual Listener

Absolutely agree with this; the quality of the Discover feature was one of the key differentiators Spotify had.

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