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Old 07-21-2017, 12:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do you organize your playlists?

I listen to a ton of different genres of music, so having a bunch of playlists is pretty much the only way to avoid chaos for me. I'm curious on how everyone organizes their playlists (weather on Spotify/iTunes/etc). Here are mine:

Chill
Chill Rap/Hip Hop
Rap/Hip-Hop
EDM
Electronic
Indie
80s
90s/00s
Synthwave
Dark Retro Wave
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Old 07-21-2017, 01:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My favorites, and then everything else. That's the only sorting method I use now.
Used to also sort after metal/non-metal, but I don't anymore.

I listen to albums more often than playlists, so that's probably why I don't bother categorizing things very specifically.
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Old 07-21-2017, 01:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I just listen to albums. They have pacing n' stuff. Othewise I just listen to random **** that pops up in my mind.
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Old 07-21-2017, 04:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I organize on my PC into folders according to subgenre. So, say, Art Pop has a folder by itself. Inside Art Pop are any albums that fall mainly into that subgenre, like a lot of Björk's stuff.

Then when I want to listen to a certain main genre (like right now I'm listening to pop), I'll grab all albums from all pop subgenre folders and drop them into Clementine.

Hit play! Enjoy.
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I make boatloads of playlists for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the different kinds I have:
  • Genre specific (ex. "Gabber").
  • Related genres (ex. "Bossa Nova + Tropicalia").
  • Interesting genre mixes (ex. "Death Disco", which is death metal and disco).
  • Broad umbrella categories (ex. "Vintage Latin").
  • Time periods (ex. "Early 20th Century").
  • Specific concepts (ex. "Shag Rug Van").
  • Specific moods (ex. "Bad Day").
  • All projects by a particular artist (ex. "Justin Broadrick").
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I honestly don't know entirely. I'm typically too lazy to fully organize my longer playlists (which are usually created around a vague theme or mood and arranged to create a story, sort of) but when I do I mostly just try to make sure the song transitions are as smooth as possible.
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I honestly don't know entirely. I'm typically too lazy to fully organize my longer playlists (which are usually created around a vague theme or mood and arranged to create a story, sort of) but when I do I mostly just try to make sure the song transitions are as smooth as possible.
You can't be too lazy if you put your playlists in order! All mine are a bunch of songs in a folder that I listen to on shuffle.
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I usually sort mine based on genre. But I have a guilty pleasures list, too. And I have a list where I put things I hear and don't want to forget but I'm not sure if I want to commit to adding it to a playlist. I have a playlist for songs I might eventually want to put in a playlist... That sounds weird now that I type it out.
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Old 07-22-2017, 02:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I only listen to full albums the way god intended.
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Old 07-30-2017, 02:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Personally, there's no organization in my playlists on my phone. Just hit shuffle, and be on my way listening to music.
On the other hand, if I'm making a playlist on YouTube, I have to separate the artists so it's not 10 songs in a row by the same musician. I don't know why I do this, it's just an instinct, I suppose.
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