You are a terrible music service. I hate that I subscribe to you. I hate that you are the only place I can get lossless streaming. I hope to move to Europe so that I can get Qobuz and Idagio. I am literally fantasizing about moving 5,000+ miles away not for the Amsterdam canals or the Parisian museums or the London theatre scene but for the streaming services which, but for licensing agreements, would be available in the continental United States.
Paying for a fast VPN in addition to one of those European streaming services is very much on my mind. If I can do so, I will.
I would do it so fast. You have no idea how fast I would do it. Did you see that? I just did.
Well, I didn’t, but I would’ve. I’ll call up the google bitch (“gaygler”) and ask him to help me because I’m an English teacher and the internet is big.
I do not care about pop music. I do not care about J-Z’s music videos. I do not want recommendations for non-classical music. I want recommendations for classical music, to the extent that I want recommendations at all. Which is minimal. Tidal does not give me classical recommendations. It gives me pop recommendations.
Furthermore. My Vivaldi playlist can be deleted. I asked for it, and I can delete it. When I want to.
JZ’s promotional playlist that I definitely do not want to listen to?
Do you see a delete button? I don’t. I can’t delete it. I’d like to. But JZ won’t let me. Because he wants his users to hate the music service. I don’t know why he wants to do this. It is very bad capitalism. But as soon as I muster the courage, I will note the various compilations that I’ve created and replicate them on apple music or else purchase the CDs from eBay and rip the bits onto my hard drive.
Regarding the navigation menu, let me give Tidal a free list of things I do not give a shit about and would love to see deleted, or at least able to be toggled off.
- What’s New — I tried to like this. I looked through it. Zero things of relevance to me. Please optimize for my preferences or turn off. You have a shitload of data about what I listen to. Why are your analytics so stupid about spitting out things I’d like?
- TIDAL Rising — scrolled through, nothing relevant to me. Bust.
- Playlists — again, scrolled through, contains nothing for me.
- Music Videos — barf
- Movies and Shows — nope
You need to scroll all the way to Genres in order to get to something vaguely relevant to me. But I only give a shit about classical music. So really, you shouldn’t have a genres tab on the side. You should have a “classical playlists” button and perhaps a “new classical albums” button. The concept of “crowd favorites” is too basic for Tidal. It’s for spotify and apple music. Tidal has one thing going for it and it’s appeal to audiophiles. You don’t get the niche being a swiss army knife.
I will cancel before Thanksgiving so I can give thanks to have you out of my life.
Your app is terrible.
Please get your shit together.