After 20 Years, Ween's Chocolate and Cheese Remains Delightfully Odd

When Ween released their fourth studio album Chocolate and Cheese in September 1994, I was six years old. At the time, I was most likely rocking out to Raffi's Greatest Hits or something. Fast forward a decade later, featuring a more mature albeit acne-ridden adolescent, and I'm listening to the weirdest song I've… » 9/28/14 8:00pm 9/28/14 8:00pm

Spotify Hack Plays Only the Most Dramatic Part of Your Favorite Song

There's probably a perfect moment in your favorite song where everything just clicks. Wouldn't it be great to skip right to the zenith of every tune? Music Machinery's Paul Lamere think so—he's just devised a Spotify plugin that takes you right to the most dramatic moment of any song. » 9/06/14 12:00pm 9/06/14 12:00pm

Explore the Star-Crossesd Spotify Users Listening to Songs In Sync

You might think yourself a unique soul, but thrown into a data pool of the tens of millions of users of an online service, your behavior is going to sync up with somebody else's at least some of the time. (Sorry, Quixote!) On Spotify, this means you're going to be listening to songs in sync with someone else. » 8/21/14 9:00am 8/21/14 9:00am

Spotify Just Added a Surprisingly Exciting Equalizer to Its iOS App

Remember equalizers? You know, the little dials that used to keep your tiny boombox speakers from tweaking out at high volume but have sort of disappeared in the world of digital music. Well, they're making a comeback in the latest update to Spotify's iOS app, and I'm unduly excited about it. » 7/29/14 10:15am 7/29/14 10:15am

Report: Amazon's Streaming Music Service Will Only Have Older Tunes

Buzzfeed reports that the rumored Amazon Prime streaming music service will launch this June or July, and that will only contain songs that have been out for six months or longer. That way it'll be an added service for its own customers without providing a comparable alternative to services like Beats Music and… » 5/29/14 4:36pm 5/29/14 4:36pm

Why the Future of Music Is All Bundled Up With Other Services

Today, Sprint launched a partnership with Spotify, which offers special deals on the premium version of the music service to Sprint subscribers. That's great because it'll gets you a marginally lower price for a great music service—but it's also the beginning of what could one day make streaming music services… » 4/29/14 4:48pm 4/29/14 4:48pm

Spotify's Deep Black Redesign Makes Your Favorite Music Pop

Today, Spotify starts rolling out a new darker redesign. It's the biggest stylistic change we've seen since the service launched its web-based player in late 2012. The new look ditches the old app's overcast grays for a sleek facade that's blacker than hell—and it's so much more beautiful and useful for it. » 4/02/14 3:00am 4/02/14 3:00am