Originally Posted by AALLOCA
You alway get a very interesting take on this xm/sirius product, kind of like the o& A/Howard war.
Before the merger, I thought Sirius had better music period. The times I sampled Xm I never found that wow I hadn't heard this in years or ever factor.
Now it may be the way I listen, which is jump between classic soul, new wave, spectrum, buzzsaw, xmu, 70's , and 80's and metal. I always still find a good song.
And post merger Buzzsaw has been phenom with Eddie Trunk's show being the best around, even new wave began to play a few diff Elvis Costello songs instead of watching or pump it up.
Post merger I have been pretty happy with the playlists, thinking maybe its a best of both worlds approach.
I think the programmers have to watch the lazy approach and make sure if they do play let's say Zeppelin once an hour, it's a diff song each time.
With all the music in the world there is no reason that they can't go a month without repeating a song.
I would love to have a preset scan where you can pick your 10 stations and scan between them or even have the songs print out.
For those of you who are complaining about repeating songs are you staying on just one station?
I do primarily listen to XM54 and have listened to it for over four years. I listen to other stations as well but probably 75% or more on 54. I figure after listening to XM for that long I've got a pretty good feel about the programming before the merger and now after.
I could really care less about XM vs Sirius, I know some people feel pretty strongly one was better than the other. I got XM because I bought a new GMC Denali and GM goes with XM. I live in a rural area and I travel a lot so I got sick of trying to find a new channel over and over as I travel across the state. The free trail period that came with the truck sold me on Sat. radio. If GM had Surius I'd been a Surius customer for years now.
I noticed a distinct difference in the repetition after the merger. Jane's Addiction for one artist, I hear more of their songs than I ever heard before. I don't mind Jane's Addiction, just one artist that I've noticed they play a lot of now. Others too.
I agree that there is enough material out there that a guy shouldn't hear the same songs over and over. If I'm listening to 20 on 20 I expect it but most of the channels I don't really think you should be finding yourself thinking "I hear this song everytime I'm in my truck..."