Can you tell what songs were purposefully selected by me? Can you tell which songs I selected with the assistance of spotify’s search algorithm? Can you guess what key words I searched for? Can you guess whether I actually like the track or not? Or whether I have heard it before I added it to the list? By juxtaposing the playlist name with the lyrics of the song do you hear new meanings? Can you tell which songs were entirely made using random music generation algorithms? Can you tell which songs were written without algorithms? Or without their influence? Can there even be any? Are music and algorithms entirely entwined?
I suggest you listen to this using spotify’s shuffle algorithm without looking at the playlist queue.
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