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Old 08-27-2005, 03:56 PM   #16
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I thought I had a good point!
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Old 08-29-2005, 06:18 PM   #17
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I have both Sirius and XM, and this does seem to be the weakness of Sirius. On XM, if you see Foo Fighters, for example, you don't automatically assume it's Everlong or the current single. You might *gasp* hear something that wasn't a single or *double gasp* something that you've never heard before. Sirius is becoming something I hang onto because Stern is coming...well and NFL Radio.
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Old 08-30-2005, 04:27 PM   #18
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alt n4ti0n

Another one that's pretty repetitive is Chill (64). Not as bad as AltBoredom or playList of Center though.
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Old 09-09-2005, 05:26 PM   #19
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I'd have to say whoever programs Hard Attack has the right idea. They give you singles AND some deep tracks. Always nice to hear songs you can't hear on FM. Of course most of the music isn't heard on FM anyways - but still Hard Attack is programmed quite well. For example, Slipknot - on Hard Attack not only will you hear their singles but also some album tracks that will never see the light of day on FM (or even Octane for that matter). Why can't Octane start to throw in a deep track every now and then. Ya know to keep things interested - to keep me from channel surfing around. Hell, they could at least start playing other singles from an artist! For example, if you want Deftones - you'll probably only hear "My Own Summer" and "Change (In the House of Flies" on Octane. What about all of the other Deftones singles?
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Old 09-13-2005, 06:15 PM   #20
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I'd have to say whoever programs Hard Attack has the right idea. They give you singles AND some deep tracks. Always nice to hear songs you can't hear on FM.
The DJs themselves do their own programming. Jose, is the lead DJ.
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Old 09-13-2005, 10:57 PM   #21
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Buzzsaw plays a lot of the same things everyday. :\
It's funny - you do hear some repetition on the Saw, but to my ear (and keep in mind, I'm 1 month into my Sirius life) it's a lot more diverse than I ever heard from a classic rocker. Some of the tunes I haven't heard on terrestial in YEARS:

"Gonna Raise Hell" by Cheap Trick
"Man on the Silver Mountain" by Rainbow
"I Like to Rock" by April Wine
"Faeries Wear Boots" by Black Sabbath
and "Where Eagles Dare" by Iron Maiden which may be the first time I ever heard that in my car! (not counting a CD listen)
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Old 09-15-2005, 07:37 PM   #22
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Alt Nation and Octane are my votes. I've gotten XM and Ethel, Lucy, and Squizz put them to shame. I'm hanging on to Sirius for the NFL, NFL Radio, and perhaps once the big lineup change happens in a couple weeks maybe programming will get a little broader. (crossing fingers)
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Old 09-19-2005, 11:33 AM   #23
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I'm surprised no one's mentioned First Wave yet. Apparently whoever programs the playlists at FW has a real hard-on for Simon Lebond, with all the Duran Duran they play. If I hear "Come Undone" one more time, I'm gonna scream!
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faction is really bad, lately ice just been listening to jason ellis and skipping most of the songs
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Buzzsaw plays a lot of the same things everyday. :\
It's funny - you do hear some repetition on the Saw, but to my ear (and keep in mind, I'm 1 month into my Sirius life) it's a lot more diverse than I ever heard from a classic rocker. Some of the tunes I haven't heard on terrestial in YEARS:

"Gonna Raise Hell" by Cheap Trick
"Man on the Silver Mountain" by Rainbow
"I Like to Rock" by April Wine
"Faeries Wear Boots" by Black Sabbath
and "Where Eagles Dare" by Iron Maiden which may be the first time I ever heard that in my car! (not counting a CD listen)
Yes, but when you listen for a while you start asking " Do I really need Bad to the Bone and We are the Champions everyday" I really have been listening to less and less of the music and more NFL radio and comedy. I turned on buzzsaw earlier today and within five minutes BAd to the Bone came on.
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Still, it's comforting to hear songs you like a few times a day. Maybe I still have an FM hangover, but XM hardly ever plays songs I like.
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Still, it's comforting to hear songs you like a few times a day. Maybe I still have an FM hangover, but XM hardly ever plays songs I like.
You like hearing the same songs three times a day? IMO people like you should just get a Ipod. I still think Sirius should have ONE station that plays FM type classic rock( basically the same 250 songs commercial free) but let the other stations dig a little deeper than the typical FM station and the Vault go back to being really deep. Buzzsaw plays a lot of the same things Rewind and Vinyl plays. This is what drives me crazy all day.
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hair nation needs to play some different stuff.
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The problem is that the people on boards like this aren't the typical listener. My feeling is that the typical listener listens in their car to and from work (let's say an average of 30-45 minutes each way) and then possibly some at night. Most people though are dealing with their families, watching tv, etc at night and not listening to Sirius. So if you listen 8-10 hours a day or more you're going to hear repetition. I'm sure Sirius doesn't want those listeners who only listen for a couple of hours a day to always say "How come I never hear anything I recognize?" I'm not saying it's right or wrong, but it does make sense to cater to more to the majority than the minority.
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There's enough familiar stuff in most genres such that stations could dig deeper without getting into really obscure stuff, and still avoid needless repetition.
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