An AI bot is roasting people’s Spotify musical tastes and tells you how ‘basic’ you are

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  • A new AI tool from The Pudding roasts you based on your Spotify listening habits.
  • After giving the app access to your Spotify, it will guide you through a series of prompts that ask you to answer questions about your music taste.
  • At the end, it categorizes your taste, revealing your most-listened-to songs and artists and telling you what percent "basic" you are. 
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Spotify Wrapped, the music streaming platform's year-end report, is a tradition that provides a yearly tradition that gives every user of the music streaming service an excuse to post about their music taste on social media with abandon. If you're sick of Spotify Wrapped's glossy graphics and encouraging messaging though, a new AI tool from The Pudding gives it to you straight by roasting the daylights out of your music taste.

To access the tool, simply head over to this "How bad is your Spotify?" page on The Pudding's website and click through, giving it access to your Spotify account.  The app warns that Spotify is limiting how many people can use it at once, so you may have to wait a minute or try on a different device.

After you grant the tool access to your Spotify, you'll be guided through a series of condescending prompts that ask you to lay claim to songs — "Do you really listen to LOVE BOMB by fromis_9?" it asked me — or question if you're doing alright given your proclivity towards a certain artist. Throughout, it subtly roasts you.

"[O]h great another LOONA stan…" it told me.

Yes I've listening to a lot of BTS lately, no I'm not okay.
The Pudding

At the end of the bot's sequence, it spits out a series of multi-hyphenated phrases to describe your music taste. According to the app, my music is "k-pop-for-breakfast-wet-ass-kombucha-brewing bad," blending my love of BTS, "WAP (feat. Megan Thee Stallion)," and Tegan and Sara. According to the tool, my taste was also "first-in-line-for-the-Chromatica-Oreos bad" and "dula-peep bad."

It'll also tell you what percent "basic" your music taste is, and what musical era you're trapped in.

The Pudding

While it may seem targeted, the bot isn't completely personalized — a quick social media scan reveals that many people are getting the same kinds of prompts, answers, and roasts, albeit with different artists and songs swapped in. People are sharing their results on social media, as well as making memes about getting roasted by the app.

It's clear why plenty of people were posting their results on Wednesday, with some using the hashtag #SpotifyAI to publicly poke fun at themselves (it's worth noting that the term "Spotify AI" was trending on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon as well). It's fun to talk about your music, but it's even more fun to have an excuse to defend it. 

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