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SIRIUS Rock The top tracks from the legends of rock n' roll, along side Underground, Alternative and Metal styles...all served up with the deepest Blues and the roots of Reggae.

 
 
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Old 10-05-2005, 07:03 AM   #16
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probably a sore subject but the vault could really use a DJ all the time.
(or if they could stuff more info on the display, year, album, etc..)
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Old 10-07-2005, 07:35 PM   #17
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I really like both The Vault and Deep Tracks. For two stations with the same stated mission, they're quite different, but that works for me.
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Old 10-10-2005, 10:41 AM   #18
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For two stations with the same stated mission, they're quite different, but that works for me.
How would you characterize the differences?
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Old 10-10-2005, 12:00 PM   #19
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Deep Tracks gets into some much more diverse " styles " of music on Deep Tracks, where The Vault is pretty much Classic Rock.......
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Old 10-10-2005, 03:15 PM   #20
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For two stations with the same stated mission, they're quite different, but that works for me.
How would you characterize the differences?
I find that The Vault focuses a lot of their playlist on deep songs by major, known rock artists, whereas Deep Tracks will go into many more lesser known artists as well. I can listen to The Vault for extended periods and be pretty familiar with most of the songs, while Deep Tracks always has a bunch of stuff that I've never heard... not that that's a bad thing I'm glad to be able to listen to both.
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Old 10-10-2005, 05:19 PM   #21
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The Vault seems to focus (generalization here) a lot more on the deeper cuts of core artists that are featured on Classic Vinyl/Rewind/Top Tracks, whereas Deep Tracks emphasizes a lot of artists that never see the light of day on Top Tracks. For example, some Deep Tracks core artists like Rory Gallagher don't seem to get much airtime on The Vault, while I've heard a big Top Tracks act like ZZ Top on the Vault, but hear them very little on Deep Tracks.

I love both stations, and would hate to see either of them change.
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Old 10-12-2005, 10:33 PM   #22
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"deep tracks" ? where is that?

By there way, does anybody have a channel listing with the channel names
in text. I Cant read the icon names on half the channels on the official sheet.
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Old 10-12-2005, 10:41 PM   #23
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"deep tracks" ? where is that?

By there way, does anybody have a channel listing with the channel names
in text. I Cant read the icon names on half the channels on the official sheet.
Deep Tracks is XM 40. That would be the channel most comparable to the Vault. It's pretty good, but sometimes they get in a rut where they just play awful, awful stuff in an attempt to be really DEEP. I like the Vault better. Although for some reason, I tend to like Top Tracks more than Classic Vinyl/Rewind. It just seems to flow better for me.
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Old 11-10-2005, 06:43 AM   #24
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I love The Vault! I've had XM for two years before making the switch to Sirius. Sirius' music channels are right down my alley since I mainly listen to old music. Plus the Vault doesn't mix in any weird crap such as alternative, reggy, etc. like XM's Deeptracks.
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Yes, I like the Vault.. It's number 2 on the "A" bank of my preset buttons.

It's nice to hear the odd song you've never heard by a major popular group.

What I don't like is the repeats.. They don't repeat the same song on the same day, but if you listen over several days, you start hearing the same songs.. A station that features deep tracks should be able to go a week without playing the same song.

Also.. This is strictly personal taste.. But I find there's a bit too much country music. They play quite a few crossover songs by country artists or real twangy tunes by non country artists like 'Living on Tulsa time; by Eric Clapton. I don't hate country music.. (I listen to the Roadhouse the odd time)... I just feel the Vaut should stick to rock.
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Weird crap and Reggy.?? It's Reggae.... Expand your horizons friend.....
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Old 11-11-2005, 07:14 AM   #26
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Plus the Vault doesn't mix in any weird crap such as alternative, reggy, etc. like XM's Deeptracks.
I love The Vault, but Deep Tracks is great too. I rarely hear anything on DT that doesn't fit the format. Certain reggae and alternative is appropriate for a deep classic rock station.
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For two stations with the same stated mission, they're quite different, but that works for me.
How would you characterize the differences?
I have limited experience with the Vault (other than a trial & talking to those who have it), but have a pretty good feel for Deep Tracks. Here's how I would define them:

The Vault programs like a classic rock fan would if he took all of his albums to a party. So instead of just hearing "Black Dog", "Stairway", or "Rock & Roll" (as you do on FM CR radio), you also hear "When The Levee Breaks" or "Misty Mountain Hop" from IV.

Deep Tracks programs more like underground radio from the 60s & 70s - throw it all out there without regards to star power or focus groups. I'm a relatively old fart who bought & listened to a ton of music back in the day & I've never heard a healthy % of what they play - either the songs or (more rarely) the artist (I swear I don't remember a group called Glass Harp, but I seem to hear them at least every other day on DT).

There's merits to both methods, IMO. I think the Vault would probably appeal to more people than Deep Tracks, if they had to choose one or the other.
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Old 11-11-2005, 03:53 PM   #28
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I subscribed to XM over a year before I subscribed to Sirius. I agree with most of the above posts. Deep Tracks is like early FM radio and plays artists I never heard on FM when I grew up (late 70s), such as Brian Auger, and the song The City, which they play often. Deep Tracks turned me on to lots of stuff there are a lot of "wow, I can't believe they're playing that on the radio" moments. But, then there are stretches where it's hard to listen to.

The Vault is much more accessible and plays more well known songs.

I still enjoy both channels and they compliment each other well.
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Old 11-25-2005, 03:05 PM   #29
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I like listening to the Vault on long drives because it gives you those rare treasures to revive yourself. It provides a way to hear forgotten songs by some great acts.
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