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Okay, so, as you guys know, I have this love-hate relationship towards Spotify. I think the idea is fine, even though I’ve always doubted how lucrative it really is towards musicians. I’m always going to think of it as a better option than illegal downloading (which I can’t stand, like, pay for the music goddamnit) but I have never been 100% sure about it.

However, I’m not going to lie. I do have Spotify installed on my computers, and I use it from time to time. I wrote about it this summer, that I was listening through all of Amaranthe’s CD’s on it while awaiting the CD’s myself, because I didn’t really want to go to the show and not knowing their songs.

The only reasons I am today using Spotify is for researching a band I’m supposed to write about, if the album is only available there and looking for new bands. I go on a certain band and look through the related artists. This is how I found bands as Dionysus and One Man Army and the Undead Quartet, for examples.

Today I got an email from Spotify wanting to sum up my year in music according to Spotify, and I thought it could be fun. I’ve decided to wait to post the results until New Year’s are coming, but what they did to, is that they created this playlist with new suggestions for me for 2015 of bands I might like. This should be interesting.

Looking through the list, I wasn’t too surprised. They had listed bands as Freedom Call, Helloween, Sonata Arctica, Within Temptaion, Kamelot, Dragonforce, Nightwish, Volbeat, In Flames, Fintroll, Edguy, Raubtier, Van Canto and Slash. These are all bands that I’ve listened a bit to before, some more (Van Canto) some less (In Flames) so I’ll sure as hell go through this list.

The biggest surprise for me was the listing of Sabaton, Lordi and HammerFall. Like, ok. Come on. LORDI? I’m pretty sure I’ve listened A LOT to Lordi on Spotify this year…

However, I’m most curios about the bands on the list I wasn’t familiar with. A lot of you reading this entry will want to shoot me down after I say this, but the bands listed was: Völkerball, Pentakill, Oomph!, CygnosiC, Sarah Blackwood, Jamie Christopherson and Linked Horizon.

I’m looking forward to start looking through these bands. So with that said. I’m still a bit skeptic toward Spotify, but I DO love these functions of it.

Thanks Spotify!

// Sara

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