While Spotify listeners are used to closing off the year with Spotify Wrapped, which cheerfully sums up their listening trends of the entire year, there’s now a snarky AI from The Pudding that instead trashes their listening trends to comic effect.
How Bad Is Your Spotify? draws from your playlists and most-played tracks to tell you how “basic” your musical tastes are, and which artists you’re stanning “to an uncomfortable extent”. It’s all in good fun – after all, the notion of a machine deeming you “basic” can’t have any bearing on your pride as a music lover. Right?
At the end, the AI ascribes to your musical taste a multi-hyphenated flavour of “bad”. For example, for binging too much Fugazi, Tortoise and Nirvana this year, one of MusicTech’s writers earned an “80s-punk-mid-nineties-flannel-shirt-love-your-npr-tote” flavour of “bad”.
What’s interesting about the AI, too, is that it claims to draw from “over two million indicators of objectively good music” which include “Pitchfork reviews, record store recommendations, and subreddits you’ve never heard of.”
Be prepared to see results from this pop up in your social media feeds in the coming days.
Give it a try yourself at pudding.cool
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