Apple Music radio stations are garbage

Rogifan

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At least the ones I’ve listened to. I prefer them to Pandora because they allow unlimited skips but they keep playing the same songs over and over again. And not always great songs. For example the 70s decade station is filled with Jim Croce and Cat Stevens. Nothing against either of those artists but there was more to 70s music than the two of them. Seriously how hard is it to get a radio station right? Seems like that should be pretty easy.
 

load97

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Feb 29, 2012
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I agree. Been disappointed since inception. I go to Billboard.com & Wikipedia and search for new music to add and make my own playlists. Which Apples crappy shuffle algorithm still has it play certain songs over and over. Pretty disgusted with it all lol.
 

Böhme417

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I agree. Pandora and Spotify definitely do a better job of helping you find new music.
 

tonyr6

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Oct 13, 2011
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For example the 70s decade station is filled with Jim Croce and Cat Stevens. Nothing against either of those artists but there was more to 70s music than the two of them. Seriously how hard is it to get a radio station right? Seems like that should be pretty easy.
Do what I do click on the artist album then listen to more deeper lesser know tracks. I listen to more full albums then the same songs over and over again.
 

lsutigerfan1976

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Sep 14, 2012
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At least the ones I’ve listened to. I prefer them to Pandora because they allow unlimited skips but they keep playing the same songs over and over again. And not always great songs. For example the 70s decade station is filled with Jim Croce and Cat Stevens. Nothing against either of those artists but there was more to 70s music than the two of them. Seriously how hard is it to get a radio station right? Seems like that should be pretty easy.
I’ve had this theory that Apple playlists and stations aren’t about what your taste in music is. As much as it is about what they try to push the listener to hear. Including what artists to feature and not to feature.
 
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