You have probably checked your Spotify 2020 Wrapped weeks ago, where your preference in music was nicely validated. Because Spotify wants everyone to end the year with smiles, its yearly “Wrapped” releases a no-judgment overview of all that you’ve listened to. It, in fact, celebrates your year in music and podcasts.
But if you’re game for some hilarious and somehow mean way to assess your taste in music – the How Bad Is Your Spotify bot is for you!
The AI, created by digital culture publication The Pudding, evaluates your Spotify data, rounds up your most played songs and roasts you for your choices. Warning: this isn’t for the sensitive-ultra-fanatic-stick-to-one-artist listeners. The AI’s going to break your heart.
Kidding. This is all just for some laughs as you wait for Christmas.
So, How Bad Is Your Spotify?
Open The Pudding website. The bot will then prompt you to log in with your Spotify account.
“Hi, I’m an A.I. trained to evaluate musical taste. To get started, I’ll need to see your Spotify.”
“I’m just gonna look at what you listen to. I won’t post or change anything” – this promise is kind of reassuring, just in case you get a really bad feedback from the “sophisticated” AI.
There will be a few snarky questions like “Have you been to Coachella” or some games such as the “Marry, F***, Kill” before the bot completes its evaluation.
After it’s completed its “fair” assessment, it will then display a string of stats that tells you (or everyone who has tried the bot) how basic you are and your taste in music.
Swifties out there, prepare to see this: “You’ve been listening to a lot of Taylor Swift lately. U okay?”
The Pudding gives you a rundown of tracks you listen “too much”, artists that you stan “to an uncomfortable extent” and highlights the decade you’re stuck in.
According to the website, the A.I. “knows what’s good” because it has been “trained on a corpus of over two million indicators of objectively good music, including Pitchfork reviews, record store recommendations, and subreddits you’ve never heard of.”
Before you get all sad and start contemplating if you’ve really made the right choices in music and artists, remember that How Bad Is Your Spotify just really wants you to play it cool.
Afterall, not any person, much more a literally heartless AI, will ever get your musical taste as much as you do. Own your music, it’s a reflection of your life, your story.