In the last few weeks, many people have taken to social media to share their Spotify 2020 Wrapped results which showcases what music people have been listening to over the past year.
However, now a new AI bot has launched that will offer another take on your music choices. Called How Bad is Your Spotify, this bot will take a look through your Spotify library – and then absolutely drag you for listening to terrible music.
The bot was created by The Pudding and only takes a few minutes to go through. Here’s how it works: once you log on with your Spotify account, the AI then offers its take on some of your choice tracks played (example: asking if you liked a specific track and then when you say yes, asking if you liked it ironically) while scanning through your library. You’ll go through a short series of questions before your final results are revealed.
The final judgement comes in the form of big, bolded multi-hyphenated phase followed by some brutal takedowns of just how bad your Spotify is. Examples include: eyeliner-and-screaming bad, get-into-fights-on-twitter bad, romcom-trailer-music bad. They also include your top five most listened to tracks, a percentage based on how "basic you are" and which artists you stan "to an uncomfortable extend.”
Taking a closer look at my results below show that the AI was quite easily able to pick up my consistent replays of Taylor Swift's new albums Folklore and Evermore as well as my repeats of 1980s classic Africa by Toto.
So, even though we’d all love to believe our musical tastes are great, this might be the AI that helps us go forward with a clean musical slate (or not) towards 2021.