Despite Spotify not being a good platform for artists to make money, Spotify does have a lot of cool features for its users. This includes being able to make your pets personalized curated playlists, Spotify Wrapped, Discover Weekly, and more. A feature I recently discovered a few months ago is Spotify Blends.
Blends, according to Spotify, are “shared playlist[s] that combine the music you and a friend listen to.” This playlist updates daily. At first, I thought it was cool and made Blends with both of my roommates, my sister and some other friends. But yesterday, when I was looking at my playlists I saw all of these blends and thought: “When have I ever listened to these?”
I thought of a few ways Blends could be useful, outside of the initial excitement of making one to see what you and your loved ones have in common, but I can’t tell if they’re actually worth it or not.
Blends can be useful if: your friends listen to a lot of different music than you and you’re wanting to branch out, you are going on some sort of road trip with a friend and want a good mix of your music to listen to, you literally have no other option but to listen to this playlist.
Music is a deeply personal thing and everyone has their individual tastes and preferences, I don’t really see the point in adding other people (algorithmically) into the equation.
Maybe there’s something I’m missing and Blends are a lot cooler and have more utility than I think they do. But until that’s proven to me, I will not be listening to Spotify Blends unless I’m desperate.