When something becomes the norm we tend to accept it (duh). A recent podcast I listened to highlighted how we are very susceptible to go with the rest of the group, despite our morals -- to some extent.
Well, I've recently reached tipping point regarding the topic of SoundCloud. Society wants you to believe that 'ol SC has seen it's day, and that behemoths like Spotify are the way forward -- and actually they're not entirely wrong in my opinion -- but, the two platforms serve different purposes.
(Don't worry I will eventually get to mentioning the song I'm "reviewing")
Spotify is where you find things you like, sort them into nice playlists, and also go through artists discographies. SoundCloud is where you discover ideas, random peoples home recordings of their 4th of July BBQ's, and dig through loads of shit to find that one track you know no one has heard. Smaller artists just slap their shit up on the platform, because why not? Thomas Alva Edison once said:
It's like finding music if it were written on the girls bathroom stall.
Makeness' "Who Am I To Follow Love" is not exactly an unknown track, but I did stumble on it via the 'Cloud, like I do many tracks that go up on Indie Shuffle. (Note: this song has just under 10k streams on Spotify, so it's not unknown...) (Another note: bloggers ride high horses, but that means SoundCloud is bareback)