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The Spotify A-Z quick CD test, score: 21/26.

March 11th, 2009 · No Comments

First LPs, then CDs. This time I took the last CD for each letter A-Z, stacked them up in front of me a checked if the albums are in Spotify (UK). The only disappointment is that there is no Stina Nordenstam at all in their library. It does not matter for me as I’ve got the full set of of her CDs and Spotify makes up for it with having one of my other favourite Swedish acts Monica Zetterlund well covered.

Even if most of this stuff is fairly mainstream (you will look in vain for any Burial or Holger Czukay albums), I would still say this is quite impressive. Now if I could take the library with me on the road and keep the MP3s (to play on the iPod) then I would not hesitate to shell out for a premium account; but as it is there is too many negatives with Spotify (I’ll come back to that) for me to splash out just yet.

  • Avalanches, Since I Left You: Yes
  • Buzzcocks, In a Different Kitchen: Yes
  • Crowded House, Woodface: Yes
  • Durutti Column, Sporadic Recordings: No, but this is to be expected as this is a limited release
  • Everything But The Girl, Best of (1996 version): Yes
  • Franz Ferdinand, Franz Ferdinand: Yes
  • Nanci Griffith, Lone Star State of Mind: Yes
  • Howlin’ Wolf, His Best (1997, Chess version): Yes
  • Chris Isaak, San Francisco Days: Yes
  • Junipher Greene, Friendship: No, re-release of Norway’s first double-LP
  • Josie Kuhn, Parade: Yes
  • Low, Trust: Yes
  • Bob Mould, Modulate: No (but his superior first two solo albums are there)
  • Stina Nordenstam, The World Is Saved: No, the world is doomed
  • Omar, There’s Nothing Like It: Yes
  • Public Enemy, It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back: Yes
  • Q – none, first on R is Rain Tree Crow’s Rain Tree Crow: Yes
  • Røyksopp, The Understanding: Yes
  • David Sylvian, Dead Bees On A Cake: Yes
  • Tricky, Maxinquaye: Yes
  • Ultravox!, The Island Years: Yes
  • Suzanne Vega, Suzanne Vega: Yes
  • Mari Wilson, The Rhythm Romance: No (this one is quite rare)
  • Dhafer Youssef, Divine Shadows: No (but ie Malak is there)
  • Monica Zetterlund, Det Fins Dagar: Yes

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