Spotify Algorithm is off b/c of Bill Haley / new music friday: Sia, Linkin Park, bby / Snoop Dogg Quote

morning babble / Friday 04-12-24


This is the scribble that leads to the babble.

Sometimes, it gets tidied up; other times, not so much.

When all else fails: there’s video!

(Bill Haley cut)

The algorithm for my Spotify – all messed up

(Bill Haley cut)

Morning Babble Intro

Happy Weekend! Smiles are beginning to become just a little more prominent.

During the work week, I try to keep smiling with happy music . . . with my paperwork for my business, I listen to a lot of the 50s music. Sam Cooke, Elvis, and, yes, Bill Haley (“Rock this Joint”) Did you catch all that? “Tear down the mailbox, rip up the floor. Smash out the windows and knock down the door.” Very aggressive. I’ve been reading – The Last Days of John Lennon by James Patterson; and, back when Lennon was a young lad, the BBC wouldn’t play American Rock & Roll on TV and radio because during the showing of the American film Rock Around The Clock – teenagers ripped up out their cinema seats in order to dance to the title track (clip) 50s music – never would have thought that. I simply enjoy it as background music. However, on Spotify, I’m getting all kinds of odd suggestions now. I’m not going to pick on what’s being suggested to me, but I assure you it’s “off”

(You need to calm down cut)

Swifties being patient? – less than a week until the album release of The Tortured Poets Department – how’s everybody doing?

(Countdown Video)

I put together a Spotify playlist of the songs that I talked about and thought about today for New Music Friday. Click here for that!

  • Earlier this year, Linkin Park let out unto the world a never-before-released track called “Friendly Fire” (clip) This song is featured on their Papercuts album which is out now. You also get 18 of their greatest hits like “One Step Closer”, “Numb”, and “In The End” (clip). BUT – there is one more to give the album a full twenty tunes. It’s a b-side written song that was done in the mid 2000s when Linkin Park was busy working with Rick Rubin on the album: Minutes to Midnight. Here’s the long sought-after rarity ‘QWERTY’ (clip)
  • One of my favorites – Sia – keeps releasing new music from her upcoming 10th studio album called Reasonable Woman – fully arrives on May 3rd. We’ve already gotten three of the fifteen song which includes a wide range of guests like Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Chaka Khan to Paris Hilton to Kylie Minogue (“Dance Alone”) We now have a 4th new song to enjoy prior to the May 3rd release date. The song is called “I Forgive You” (clip)
  • Back in December, I talked about this band, which I believe is simply called bby. Back then they came out with a 2-pack of songs under the album title of: I just Want Next Year to Be Better and the two songs were “spinnin 88″ and “shhh” (clip) So, I’ve been following them ever since and they are a fun follow on Instagram. Plus, it’s the easiest way to get new info on them. Try googling bby and you keep getting baby images. ANYWAY – we got another new song from them which I’ve been enjoying called “Breathe” (clip)
  • Several quick hits of new music: Billie Eilish has officially announced that her new album: Hit Me Hard and Soft, is out May 17th. She also stated that she does not plan on releasing any singles ahead of the album drop. So – we wait. // Just three weeks after the release of We Don’t Trust You, Future and Metro Boomin are back with another album: We Still Don’t Trust You. 25 tracks, nearly an hour and a half of new music. Do they live at the studio? // The artist that uses all lowercase for the name – girl In red – has a new album out called I’m Doing It Again Baby – upper case is used for the album though // And lastly, this is a new band that I’ve been digging in to and still feeling out. It’s a band out of the UK from Leeds. They call themselves: English Teacher. New album dropped called This Could Be Texas. Song being pushed on Spotify is “The Best Tears of Your Life” (clip)

Thank you to Spotify, Rolling Stone, Apple Music, uDiscoverMusic, Pigeons & Planes, Pitchfork, Louder, Spill Magazine, Dan Deluca of the Philly Inquirer & I know there’s more.

Be sure to check out the playlist on Spotify. As I mentioned in the beginning, it’s a playlist of songs that I’ve talked about and thought about: so, you’ll see some new music there from Maggie Rogers, Fuller, Andrew Bird, and anything that I really messed up and missed – well, that’s why I’ll be doing Missed Music Monday on Monday. 

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– Not sure who said it, but Snoop Dogg posted it.

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