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Crowd Faves and Deep Cuts are pretty much polar opposites, as are Discovery and Artist Only. I've thought of a couple more ideas.
Thumbs: This mode plays only your thumbs up tracks. Maybe you need a certain number of thumbs up tracks to be able to use this option.
I'm not sure what the other option should be called, but it plays non-rated tracks by station artists that you gave at least one thumbs up to. In a way, a polar opposite to Thumbs.
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Thanks for the idea @blues-sevenfold! 🎧👍
I have an idea that should be simple to program in order to get the variety I'm yearning for. A station with this algorithm could be called 'maximum variety' or 'variety listening' or something.
What I want is simple. First, play any song I've ever thumbed up (unless it has been played too recently). Then, or if not enough thumbed up songs remain, play any song you think I might like (unless it has been played too recently).
I literally want it to alternate between a thumbed up song and a not-yet-rated song, 1 and 1, back and forth, never doing 2 of the same type in a row (unless there's not enough thumbed up songs in which case it would only play recommendations until enough time passes to be able to play thumbed up songs again).
The time frame for "too recently" could either be set by the user, or dynamically increased by combining the total running time of all thumbed up songs. I think the latter would be better. The more songs they thumb up, the more variety they get.That's what I want. And I'm wiling to pay a higher monthly fee for it. If you get it exactly right I'd even pay like up to $50 a month for it. Please.(Also, the required tagging of posts is a really annoying system. Please consider removing.)
Thanks for the great idea and feedback @Thortok2000! 👍
MORE VARIETY ON ALL CHANNELS NOT THE SAME 10 OR 20 SONGS!
I agree with both Thortok2000 and timothyboger. I have a station with about 40 artists/bands on it and in the last 5 songs I heard the same band twice and the singer from that band once. All songs were previously liked.
How does that happen? Only liked songs? Only a subset of the artists/bands in the station?
Anything to improves/expand the variety is appreciated.
20 minutes later, the last two songs played were from the same band AND same album. How? Just how?