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OPINION: I will destroy Apple Music


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It’s the end of the year and Instagram stories are still the stupidest thing ever invented. But, it’s Spotify Wrapped season I'm willing to open them. The internet is filled to the brim with people flexing their music taste and the amount of minutes they spent with headphones crammed in their ears.

I know a lot of people hate Spotify Wrapped. They think that other people's music taste isn’t varied enough or that they haven’t spent enough time of the year streaming.

Personally, I love Spotify Wrapped. I think it’s cool as hell to see everyone’s favorite artists and their favorite songs. It’s a great way to share music. It’s exciting to see the type of genres that everyone around you is listening to. 

Plus, you can find out if someone’s artist of the year was Creed, and then you can screen their calls and slowly and painfully cut them out of your life.

Spotify is tight.

Spotify Wrapped has been popular for a while and will probably continue to dominate the Internet in the coming years. I can remember seeing people posting their Spotify Wrapped to their stories a couple years ago and thinking “Aw, I wish I could do that.” 

Well, with Apple Music I can, but it’s not as fun.

I use Apple Music and it makes me want to drive my car into the Jordan River. 

Apple Music is aesthetically pleasing, but other than that it lacks in every area that Spotify succeeds. Every single New Music playlist Apple makes me on Friday is practically unlistenable. I haven’t discovered anything good from it. Nothing. 

My entire “For You” section is populated with albums I’ve already downloaded. Apple Music doesn’t provide you with fresh and exciting new things like Spotify’s “Discover Weekly” playlists. 

Spotify Wrapped is just further proof that Spotify is the better platform. The Apple Music Replay came out almost a month ago. The music you listened to was calculated in hours, not minutes. I had to do math. I had to do math just to compare my yearly listening to that of my Spotify friends.

This is the first year that Apple Music tried to do any sort of year end playlist or data, and they fumbled the bag.

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