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  • using youtube music must be horrible, imagine only being able to listen to the music video for a song.
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    Aru Honshou
    Aru Honshou
    my family has recently moved from spotify to youtube premuim (since dad wanted to watch ad-free youtube and there wasnt much financial sense in paying family subscriptions for two music services) and honestly, i like it just fine. in terms of official music releases and albums like you find on spotify, i'd say about 95% of the music i've listened to and saved on spotify is also there on youtube music, and that includes a very eclectic range of music, from old 80s songs to J-Pop/J-Rock and Vocaloid songs to obscure Christian indie bands to dumb internet songs like Fabulous Secret Powers and a whole bunch of stuff inbetween (like VGM) as well. From the stuff that's missing, about 4% can be compensated for by looking at the video uploads side of the service like you're referring to here (i.e. finding music videos or unofficial uploads by random people that slipped through the cracks), and I've found that also allows me to find a much bigger range than i would've had from spotify, including things like older, more obscure vgm vocal themes and pretty much anything that's on siivagunner, all from one app which also interconnects to youtube proper in a way that i found to be occasionally helpful while still being distant enough to not bother me when im just trying to watch videos (for example, when i like a video, any that are counted as music are put into a special "liked videos" playlist on youtube music, something i find a neat and useful feature). is it "better" than spotify? probably not, depending on your use case. discoverability works differently and is probably worse (i dont actually use the discoverability stuff for either service so i have no insight to offer there) and there's no spotify connect, so if those are important features its probably not for you, but for my particular use cases, i find that the trade-offs are minimal enough for this to be worthwhile to me

    anyway you might have made this as a joke post or something, but i thought i would offer some thoughts anyway because thats kind of something i just do! youtube music absolutely has lots of catching up to do in certain areas and is nowhere near as mature as a platform as it's contemporaries, but i think you could do a lot worse as well
    Charlie Brown
    Charlie Brown
    Idk if this applies to Youtube Music but for regular music you can look up "[artist name] - Topic" and it will bring up channels for the artist that either have the word Topic in the name or have a music symbol to denote that they're the official channel for that artist. These channels upload the original versions of songs (presumably with ads but I'll get back to that in a second). Here's an example of such an upload. If you look in the description, it will have copyright info of the record label saying that it is licensed and auto-generated by Youtube, which implies that these are official legal uploads.

    Furthermore, adblockers such as AdBlockPlus and UBlock Origin successfully block ads on Youtube. So to my understanding, the companies that own these songs allow them to be uploaded to Youtube because they can make revenue with ads, but if you use an adblocker than *poof!* they disappear and you can completely legally listen to ad-free music without paying for a subscription. This all feels like a massive loophole but you can be dang sure I'm gonna take advantage of it. (On a side-note, this is why I haven't used Spotify Premium despite technically having a subscription to it because my family uses my email to get a discount on Hulu through the Spotify/Hulu student discount offer.....)
    Shy Guy on Wheels
    Shy Guy on Wheels
    I know about those, I was taking issue with the fact that they don't seem to upload those songs if an official upload already exists. I some cases, this just screws up albums: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mjQclynUB32tdnTmAbpgKM81F2pe68LCU

    at least that's what I thought when I posted the original post, however, I recently figured that when checking an artists page, if you click the show all option on the song section, it will display all of these uploads, even the ones that get replaced by the music video on the album: https://music.youtube.com/browse/VLPLLFTOpTtEtzJM6i7W2Iyk45UxNFnmZ9Mb
    combine this with the composer, performer, and info included in the description, and these uploads can be actually be fairly valuable resource (especially for albums that don't have this info on sites such as Discogs or MusicBrainz).

    so yeah I take back what I said about YouTube music, it causes official uploads of songs to exist where there weren't any before (and in some cases uploads of the songs at all), and gives me important information on the music.
    I love the fact you are an egg man fan by your name and the fact you got stuff surrounding his name and all egg man
    namesake just absolutely love that; great stuff. Big Egg man fan. I always used him in all stars racing transformed. Kudos
    Bowser's Fury soundtrack is like 3D World but with slightly more electronic influence. Not in a way that uses synths in place of live instruments (though there's a bit of that, as expected from Nintendo), but rather in a way that uses synths to compliment live instruments. Also at times it reminds more of 3D Land then 3D World in terms of composition.

    Essentially if you think 3D World had good music (it does) then you'll think Bowser's Fury also has good music (it also does).
    fun fact: The composer of Bomberman Hero (and a majority of the early Bomberman games) is credited as having performed some of the music in Sonic and the Secret Rings. And it's not someone with a similar name either, she's credited as having played the exact same instrument (Nai) on the bonus track on the soundtrack for Bomberman Hero.

    Also, on the Wikipedia article for Nai, there's a link to this page: http://www.arab-music.com/chikiworks_e.html

    EDIT: presumably she actually plays the Ney, which can also be spelt as 'Nai' (how it's credited on Bomberman Hero) or 'Nay' (how it's credited on Sonic and the Secret Rings). This would make more sense, as the music in Sonic and the Secret Rings is supposed to have an arabic style.

    this also means someone put the link to Jun Chikuma's works on the page for the wrong instrument (I don't even think it should be there in the first place).

    also have these links as my sources:
    https://vgmdb.net/album/4422
    https://vgmdb.net/album/270
    https://vgmdb.net/artist/428

    EDIT 2: you can't actually view images on VGMdb without an account, so have these as my source as well:
    my theory as to why the audio quality in Smahd ultimate sucks is because they’re going to release an album featuring CD quality audio of the music in the game and they lowered the quality of the in-game audio in an attempt to stop people from ripping the audio directly from the game

    and it’s absolutely not because they tried to fit over 1000 songs into one game, nope, not at all
    the reason sonic games are bad is because most of the budget goes to hiring musicians to play instruments

    note: this is just speculation (and also probably a joke)
    My favourite thing about Nintendo not releasing their music on streaming services is that it means I get to make jokes about the fact that Super Mario Compact Disco is one of the two official Mario soundtracks on those services.

    In fact, they even remastered it a few months ago! How nice of them. https://vgmdb.net/album/105785
    Dark Light
    Dark Light
    I love that album. If it's on Deezer, I'd might give the remastered version a go.
    reminder a weird Mario Kart spin-off came out this year

    you probably didn’t even know it released already, and you probably also forgot about it after it was announced, but it was thing, and it happened
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    Brawl Stars
    Brawl Stars
    I want one.
    Dark Light
    Dark Light
    That game is too expensive and a bit of a pain to set up to play with so that's the main reason I pass. It would have been an excellent Christmas present if I was still ten though...
    Charlie Brown
    Charlie Brown
    I'm guessing it won't do anything without the toys if you do download it though
    do you ever just accidently update your switch
    Fabulous King Pringles
    Fabulous King Pringles
    the button looks ok to me, but my god i hate it. im used to pressing the news icon immediately when i start up my switch, and i just keep accidentally pressing the nso button
    Dark Light
    Dark Light
    Absolutely do, but never before atmosphere updates.

    I want a home theme that removes the NSO icon, I don't want to pay for your stupid scamjob of a service Nintendo and I never will.
    Tangle the Lemur
    Tangle the Lemur
    I only get NSO for online play. Just keep online pay free and have the other NSO features for the knuckleheads who want them.
    after some research, I have decided that Kazuki Katsuta is the best thing to happen to the Mario series, he played the Alto Sax in both Dolphin Shoals, and Big Blue.

    Those are also his only contributions, but I dare you to find anything better then that.
    Shy Guy on Wheels
    Shy Guy on Wheels
    he also played the Tenor in this:

    not Mario but still good music
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