Recommendation engines, play-ola and “platform capitalism” (please stop with this shit) are not the problem/s. It’s that you think the millions of Drake and Beyoncé fans out there would, in an ideal world, rather hear Beabadoobee.
Speaking of complaining about sanitised music: people just plain like the tunes.
And that’s fine. There’s a reason people get vitriolic about the music’s popularity, though. They’re trying to defend their sub-culture.
Nothing and no one is holding music lovers back from finding and sharing their beloved songs and fiercely-held contentions with one another. There just aren’t as many of us out here as you hoped.
That’s the problem with great mic drops – they’re often true.