Originally Posted by bambam
What genres of music are this missing a ton of? Rock, pop, rap, R&B, classical, jazz? Or all of the above?
A little bit of everything, I think.
I was putting together a "grundge" playlist and couldn't get the "new" Soundgarden album (King Animal). I also couldn't get an "original mastering" of Soundgarden's Superunkown album.
I was looking forward to checking out the latest Three Days Grace album in Hi Rez, as I heard the Hi Rez release was better mastered/less bricked than Redbook.... but it was for-purchase only. No streaming.
For another playlist I was putting together some 90's pop/rock and they didn't have Soul Coughing's "circles" or President's of the United States "Lump," (from the self-titled track, not a "live" performance at the end of an album I'm unfamiliar with).
In terms of being "a traditional music streaming service" for "typical music streamers," those seem like gaps in their catalogue (not exactly "deep cuts") to me, that your average music streamer is going to find as *unacceptable*.
For me, this is about "the convenience of having so much CD quality and Hi-Rez content readily available," and not about "the convenience of having so much music readily available." It's not a traditional music streaming service (yet, at least). I'm not going to cancel my "other" (more mainstream) service. It's all about the Sound Quality here. I'm probably going to take the 30-day-free-trial on Roon within the next couple months... and that'll let me fill-gaps in this library with my own collection, for an all-in-one interface.