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Old 08-08-2005, 01:08 PM   #1
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As a 3 year XM listener I just bought a Sirius Sportster and signed up for service last week. Mostly because I am on the fringe of Howard Stern's FM coverage area and the FM signal is poor, I signed up anticipating his January arrival to Sirius. I was thinking the music choices would be comparable to XMs. I subscribe to Satellite Radio for diverse musical programming -- with my 15 hour per week commute, FM (and all of its 3-4 genres) lost it's appeal years ago. Like a lot of adults I've heard almost
everything too many times before and have moved to AM talk or Stern to hear something/anything new.

I cannot believe the lack of interesting adult music on Sirius. (edit: should have read "adult contemporary music" but I hate that moniker as it isn't really what I meant.....see my posts below).

The Buffet channel is somewhat interesting but represents a lot of music I've heard a lot before. In general the stations seem overly bent on "Pop" music, and the playlists don't seem not terribly deep. Please help me find the stations I might enjoy!!!

My favorite XM stations seem to have no equal on Sirius. --

XM Cafe', The Loft, Fine Tuning, Hear Music and XM Music Lab

I enjoy Hip Hop/Rap at times but why does Sirius have 5 channels of it?
Also why is so much of the music defined as "Classic" of some sort or
another?

I have enjoyed the Jam_On station a bit so far, I wish they would add some stations with interesting music that adults will enjoy. I'll try to keep listening the next few months until Stern starts. I would hope they can find some interesting music before then as Stern alone probably cannot carry the number of disatisfied FM listeners (and XM converts) they will get over the next few months.
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Old 08-08-2005, 01:34 PM   #2
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Disorder is what you're looking for, but as you've seen XM covers this sort of music much more thoroughly.
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As far as what can be considered "adult" is pretty broad because the age spectrum for an adult is broad. I'm an adult at nearly 29, yet I listen to hard rock, dance, pop, and some hip-hop/R&B. It more or less boils down to your musical preference. For example, I have a buddy that's the same age as me and he prefers the same type of music you do. Yet another buddy mine that is also the same age prefers rap and hip-hop.

Based on Sirius tests with the buddy of mine that seems to be more aligned to your tastes. He seemed to enjoy, Jam-ON-17, The Spectrum-18, Sirius Disorder-24, and Chill-64.
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Try the Bridge in addition to the channels already mentioned.
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Yes.. I've tried to peg adult music.. It's hard..

Consider the 60's and 70's channel and the Elvis channel. They would be most popular with 'boomers which would be in their late 40's, early 50's To me that would be music that appeals to adults..

Don't forget Standard Time and Swing Street.. They definitely aren't there for the kids
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My favorite XM stations seem to have no equal on Sirius. --

XM Cafe', The Loft, Fine Tuning, Hear Music and XM Music Lab
Those are the only channels (besides MLB and Glenn Beck) that I can listen to on XM.

I would suggest the Bridge, Folktown, Chill, even The Spectrum.
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Adult channels? Sirius has many!!! Im not sure what you think adult is....
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You really can't describe adult music. Their really isn't anything that is considered adult music. It just depends on what your taste is. You could ask one person what adult music is they can say stuff like green day, coldplay, matchbox 20, Mariah Carey, and another person can say adult music is stuff like Luther Vandross, Maicheal Bolton, Enrique Iglasio, Amy Grant, Shania Twain. It just really depends on your musical likes.
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Thank you for the replies....your input and channel recommendations was very helpful.

Let me clarify "adult"

I gave examples of the XM stations as they could be very loosely classified as what used to be known (in FMs genre) as "adult contemporary", I agree it really has nothing to do at all with age. Aside from that tired old FM monker what I really like is a fusion of Rock / Jazz / Blues, artists might include David Gray, Norah Jones, Dave Matthews Band, Natalie Merchant, etc...

The XM stations I mentioned also tend to play ALOT of new music vs. older songs. I tried The Spectrum and that is in fact also some of the music I really do enjoy but most of it I've heard enough to not feel like I'm being exposed to anything new, (i.e. last evening and this morning Spectrum played Fleetwood Mac, Beatles, Elton John, Floyd, Elvis Costello, etc....)

I realized I may have been a bit premature perhaps in my critique, as it is based on probably 6 hours of listening (my wifes "New Country" listening while she drove aside).

I'll keep listening, I'm impressed so far with the Chill after 3 songs as I write this......thanks again for the advice....
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The Spectrum does play some new material, sometimes in spurts. So it helps to be listening for a longer period of time. Four decades is alot of music to cover, so it's somewhat expected that you would hear less new music than some of the other channels.

It sounds like you would also enjoy Starlight and possibly the Pulse since they play a few of the artists you mentioned.
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i'm sorry if i'm being silly. But, what is "adult music".

Just wandering, because it seems to me that just about everything with the exeption of Children music, could be said to be adult music.
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i'm sorry if i'm being silly. But, what is "adult music".

Just wandering, because it seems to me that just about everything with the exeption of Children music, could be said to be adult music.
Deadhead13 I admitted the term is incorrect and I answered this question here.....did you read the post directly above?

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Let me clarify "adult"

I gave examples of the XM stations as they could be very loosely classified as what used to be known (in FMs genre) as "adult contemporary", I agree it really has nothing to do at all with age. Aside from that tired old FM monker what I really like is a fusion of Rock / Jazz / Blues, artists might include David Gray, Norah Jones, Dave Matthews Band, Natalie Merchant, etc...

The XM stations I mentioned also tend to play ALOT of new music vs. older songs. I tried The Spectrum and that is in fact also some of the music I really do enjoy but most of it I've heard enough to not feel like I'm being exposed to anything new, (i.e. last evening and this morning Spectrum played Fleetwood Mac, Beatles, Elton John, Floyd, Elvis Costello, etc....)
Oh and BTW stop "Just wandering" you are very likely to become lost with no bread crumbs to lead you home
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