so, so, so happy about this :tealheart: having a dedicated music player, with songs offline & an immeeeense battery time is something that makes me thrive

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@cblgh I recently got all my music off of cloud hosting and moved back to manual management of my collection and it's been so good, I am actually actively listening to music again for the first time in like 8 years

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@darius niiiiice~ the lethargy that spotify put me into over the years wrt music is so unsettling

@darius oh! i think i read one of Pelly's articles previously? *scrolls through ssb history* this one!
https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/thesecretlivesofplaylists i'll have a look at these others, thanks :)

also a good read is Rasmus Fleischer & co's " Spotify Teardown: Inside the Black Box of Streaming Music"
https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/spotify-teardown

@darius @cblgh At least Apple Music has so far been so inept at this that I've mostly used it to listen to full albums. Lately, however, I've noticed more and more artists, even the higher-profile ones, have their music on Bandcamp that I'm considering switching back to good ole mp3s.

@danburzo @cblgh I've had a great experience doing exactly that. MusicBrainz Picard is really good for getting your id3 tags in order. My only player recommendation is MediaMonkey, which is tied to Windows (with Android/iOS clients) but it's so incredibly good I feel compelled to recommend it anyway

@darius @cblgh I vividly remember the moment I finally found MusicBrainz Picard after years of having painstakingly edited tags by hand (in Winamp I think?), it felt like a revelation.

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