Things I Have Learned Because of Apple Music / by Erin Wade

  • REO Speedwagon was formed in the late 1960's. And they're from Champaign IL.
  • There is actually a band called Atomic Rooster
  • I still really, really don't like The Rolling Stones
  • I believe Neil Peart is a person who can pat his head and rub his tummy at the same time.
  • In related news, I've learned that I really, really like Rush.
  • there are a lot of British Prog Rock bands from the late 60's and early 70's I'd never heard of. But I want to know more about them.
  • The Eagles have a lot of good stuff that isn't on either volume of greatest hits. None of it is from Long Road Out of Eden.
  • It doesn't matter if you select no country artists when you set it up, it will still suggest an "introduction to Keith Urban" playlist.
  • There is a reason that the handful of hit songs you hear by The Police are the only songs you ever hear by them ("deep cuts" playlists are not always a kindness).
  • Did I mention that I really like Rush?
  • Even though Apple can see your entire music collection they may suggest a playlist that is an introduction to an artist you are already passingly familiar with.
  • He may be vain, but the song really is about him.
  • Neko Case has material I hadn't yet heard, and it, like all of her stuff, is fundamentally awesome.
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