Sunday 1 October 2023

Nerd Church - My Spotify Playlist Is Calling Me Out

...Algorithms are rude, actually.

Title: My Spotify Playlist Is Calling Me Out. Image: pink headphones

My current go-to auto-generated playlist is titled ‘Moody Mix’ because Spotify likes to read me for filth


…It’s a sign of my emo goblin spaghetti brain, I guess; still, I keep coming back to this mix.

I mean… where else can I hit my Bo Burnham quota and my Green Day fix?

Bo Burnham: I'm living in the future
Via Giphy

How else am I supposed to enjoy Mitski and My Chem, back-to-back?

(…except in a playlist dedicated to the letter ‘M’ I guess, but we’re a long way from Sesame Street, Toto.)

Helena pirouetting down the aisles at her own funeral
Via Giphy

I just want Ren and Alec Benjamin and Conan Gray and Panic! At The Disco.

(…Renaming it either ‘Sad Queer Mix,’ or ‘Terminally Online + Emo Child,’ would not be inaccurate, I admit.)

Conan Gray: It's just a sad boy bop
Via Giphy

It’s far from the only playlist I listen to, but Spotify’s algorithm has well and truly called me out. 

(Again, #Rude)

…The robot overloads are not merciful.

This post was originally published on Medium, for the prompt 'What do you like to listen to on Youtube music or Spotify?' set by the lovely Lucy Dan

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  1. I pretty much only listen to Taylor Swift nowadays so my algorithm is non existent lol.

    1. Lol, I'll go through phases of listening to one band/artist more than others, but mostly I bounce around like hell (...and then the playlists call me out for emo goblin spaghetti brain reasons.)


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