Speaking of Spotify, is anyone else as conflicted as I am about Spotify vs. iTunes Match? I use both, and I constantly go back and forth as to which I prefer. iTunes Match has better sound quality, but Spotify streams much better.
We’ve all been there… you have a dang song stuck in your head, and you just can’t seem to shake it. Unhear it is a new website that (sort of) solves that problem. All it does really is give you a new song to have stuck in your head, but hey, variety is the spice of life, right?
*note: this playlist on my computer has about 900 songs in it, this is all that would fit on one screen!*
If you have a large iTunes library, then you have probably had difficulty at times deciding just what to listen to. Well, I have created a smart playlist in iTunes that is pretty darn awesome.
A smart playlist is similar to a regular playlist that you create in iTunes, only it is one that is based on certain criteria. For this one, here was the criteria I used:
Notice that first item: Track Number is 1
That is the secret sauce to this playlist. Most albums have a killer first track since it is the opening to the rest of the album, so I wanted to have the playlist contain only 1st tracks off of all of the cds in my library. That is the most important part of this playlist.
Regarding the other criteria:
Time is greater than 1:00 / less than 6:00: That just makes sure I don’t get a bunch of 16 minute songs off of my Pink Floyd albums, and it also weeds out most of the “transitional” songs some albums have.
Media Kind is Music: This is so no movies or TV Shows get into the mix
Name does not contain intro: You know how some albums have the opening song that is an intro to the album? They tend to be short and/or instrumental at times. I want actual real songs in the playlist.
So there you have it. This criteria should give you a pretty killer playlist. Have some changes you would make? Let me know in the comments!