Friday, December 25, 2015

The Beatles: Capitol US albums and notable compilations, as Spotify playlists

Meet the Beatles! (1964)

The Beatles' Second Album (1964)

Beatles '65 (1965)

The Early Beatles (1965)

Beatles VI (1965)

Yesterday and Today (1966)

Hey Jude (1970)

Love Songs (1977)

Rock 'n' Roll Music (1977)

The Beatles Ballads (1980)

Yellow Submarine Songtrack 1999

Cover art from Wikipedia.

Spotify Composer Weekly

Updated every Monday. 30 tracks from 30 works.

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Peaceful Choral Music: 50 tracks from 50 living composers

The playlists are coming back, for real this time.

In the past 2.5 years I've spent most of my time on fundamental metadata issues that made the streaming experience (for classical and other music) often not as pleasant as it should be. We are still not there yet, and I'm aware of the issues that still bother classical fans: long track title readability, especially on mobile; no composer column (though composer is displayed as first artist at track level for classical content); search could be lacking for aficionados and overwhelming for classical newbies. They are not forgotten. It just takes more time to fix 30m tracks delivered by tens of thousands of labels in different formats (and constantly updated), than fixing a personal music library.

From now on I will also spend some spare time on playlisting. Hope you enjoy the first effort. Suggestions and comments are welcome.