One of the Facebook groups I’m in pointed me to Forgotify, a site dedicated to giving a boost to the over 4 million songs(!) that have never, ever been listened to since being put up on Spotify.
It’s really neat! The songs are all shuffled, so you can’t really choose what you’ll listen to next, but so far I’ve heard everything from 80s pop from China, to Russian classical music, to Gregorian chanting, to Indian love songs, to an Italian cover of “Purple Haze”, to this one song that sounds like what would happen if the Professor Brothers tried to sing about feelings against a pop-punk backing track.
Sure, some of the tracks have remained ignored for good reason (I’m… not sure there’s a lot of demand for a three minute recording of penguin sounds?), but I’ve enjoyed a lot of the things it has pointed out to me:
If, like me, you’ve made a couple of long playlists that you cycle through religiously, this is an interesting way to seek out some new music. (And, witchy types, the site’s shuffling might make it an interesting tool for music-based divination.)