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Old 09-28-17, 02:03 PM   #1
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Spotify - "Your Time Capsule"

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We made you a personalized playlist with songs to take you back in time to your teenage years. Bring on the memories with 2 hours of iconic throwback tracks — all picked just for you.

https://timecapsule.spotify.com/
I thought this was interesting. But their algorithm was off about a lot of stuff for me. Some was right, though.
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Old 09-28-17, 02:20 PM   #2
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Re: Spotify - "Your Time Capsule"

Interesting. It was mostly spot on for me, with only about 4-5 exceptions. Here is my list:

Four In The Morning - Night Ranger
Honestly - Stryper
NM 156 - Queensryche
Good Enough - Van Halen
Wild Flower - The Cult
Dance, Dance, Dance - Ratt
Friends Of Mine - Duran Duran
Little Guitars - Van Halen
Electric Eye - Judas Priest
Behavior Control Technician - Fishbone
Yankee Rose - David Lee Roth
It Doesn't Matter Two - Depeche Mode
Modigliani - Book Of Love
Away - The Bolshoi
Tower Of Strength - The Mission
Coming Home - The Scorpions
Spiritwalker - The Cult
Too Shy - Kajagoogoo
Sinking - The Cure
I Don't Know - Ozzy
The Ghost In You - Psychedelic Furs
All Summer Single - Billy Idol
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Waiting For Darkness - Ozzy
Freaks - Marillion
Rain In The Summertime - The Alarm
If There's A Heaven Above - Love And Rockets
Do U Lie? - Prince
Place In The Country - Adam Ant
Right On Track - Breakfast Club
You Can't Kill Rock N Roll - Ozzy
I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man - Prince
Space Age Love Song - Flock Of Seagulls
New Girl Now - Honeymoon Suite
Any Way You Want It - Journey
Young Ned Of The Hill - Pogues
Bad Connection - Yaz
Wishing - Flock Of Seagulls
Tenderness - General Public
Let Me Go - Heaven 17
In A Big Country - Big Country
Blackout - Scorpions
City To City - Ratt
I Know There's Something Going On - Frida
Video Killed The Radio Star - The Buggles
Head Over Heels - The Go-Go's
Just One Kiss - The Cure
My Own Way - Duran Duran
Oh Sherrie - Steve Perry
All The Things She Said - Simple Minds
She's A Beauty - The Tubes
Her Body In My Soul - OMD
Hawkmoon 269 - U2
The Beautiful Ones - Prince
If You Want - Depeche Mode
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Old 09-29-17, 07:37 AM   #3
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I'd estimate that less than 1/3 were what I actually listened to back then. I'm not really sure what they are basing their algorithm on, because even based on what I listen to today, I wouldn't have listened to most of it 20 years ago.
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Old 09-29-17, 10:31 AM   #4
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Mine is great. Lots of 80s hair, with some Prince and alternative (Love & Rockets, REM) sprinkled in.
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Old 10-07-17, 09:56 PM   #5
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Mine is great as well. Lots of mid to late 90s jams for me. Although it included a 30 second interlude track from a hip hop album.
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I think Spotify thinks I am about 10 years older than I am, I still enjoyed the Time Capsule tho
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I thought this was interesting. But their algorithm was off about a lot of stuff for me. Some was right, though.
I don't subscribe to Spotify nor do I know exactly what Spotify does, so I can't do the time capsule. But I'm curious. How does it know what you listened to in your teen years? I listened to a lot of soundtrack albums (Ennio Morricone, Elmer Bernstein, Bernard Herrmann, plus "West Side Story") back then. Would those songs/themes pop up if they did a list for me? And how would they know?
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Mine is pretty amazing:

Let me go...Heaven 17
Midnight...Yaz
I Get Excited...Rick Springfield
Hold Back The Rain...Duran Duran
What Is Love?...Howard Jones
Little To Late...Pat Benatar
Affair Of The Heart...Rick Springfield
Beats So Lonely...Charlie Sexton
Masquerade...Berlin
No one Is To Blame...Howard Jones
Love Somebody...Rick Springfield
Suzanne...Journey
Be Good Johnny...Men At Work
Don't Change...INXS
My Kinda Lover...Billy Squier
Flesh For Fantasy...Billy Idol
Blackout...Scorpions
And We Danced...The Hooters
People Are People...Depeche Mode
Sister Christian...Night Ranger
Here Comes The Rain Again...Eurythmics
Blue Highway...Billy Idol
Rock Me Amadeus...Falco
Life In A Northern Town...The Dream Academy
Time For Me To Fly...REO Speedwagon
The Logical Song...Supertramp
Bang It On (Get It On)...The Power Station
The Promise...When In Rome
Maneater...Hall And Oates
Here Comes My Girl...Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Don't You Want Me...The Human League
When It's Over...Loverboy
I'll Fall In Love Again...Sammy Hagar
Head Over Heels...The Go-Go's
Goodbye Stranger...Supertramp
Eyes Without A Face...Billy Idol
Sometimes A Fantasy...Billy Joel
T.N.T....AC/DC
We Belong...Pat Benatar
Dear God...XTC
Lust To Love...The Go-Go's
Love Plus One...Haircut 100
Do You Believe In Love...Huey Lewis and the News
Send Me An Angel...Real Life
Always Something There To Remind Me...Naked Eye
Centerfold...The J. Geils Band
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap-AC/DC
This Time...INXS
Don't Stop Believin'...Journey
Killer Queen...Queen
Missionary Man...Eurythmics
Harden My Heart...Quarterflash
Change...John Waite
She Bop...Cyndi Lauper
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I don't subscribe to Spotify nor do I know exactly what Spotify does, so I can't do the time capsule. But I'm curious. How does it know what you listened to in your teen years? I listened to a lot of soundtrack albums (Ennio Morricone, Elmer Bernstein, Bernard Herrmann, plus "West Side Story") back then. Would those songs/themes pop up if they did a list for me? And how would they know?
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Old 10-12-17, 10:55 AM   #10
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When I first joined Spotify over 2 years ago I made playlists from 1965(the year I began listening to music on a regular basis) up until present day.

If I heard a song I liked,I would Google it and check when it was released and then add it to the correct playlist.
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