I've been using Tidal for years, since way before it introduced MQA, which I really like. I love the sound quality and referencing my playlists on my "good" headphones\/amp\/dac over a upnp app on my phone. It lets me create playlists that mix my own music collection stored in my wifi network with selections from Tidal. They play together mostly with no problems. It's a transcendent experience for ultimate musical freedom with the best sound quality possible.\n\nBut my biggest annoyance about Tidal is exactly the same the as Mathew's in this article. It's recommendations are downright nepotistic. \n\nAlthough it's easy to avoid, just search what you want, make your own favourites lists and the recos don't matter. But I like to have them, I like the idea of having a "themed" or algo-generated playlist full of music I've never heard before, but based on what it thinks I might like. I wish Tidal had that function - minus the blatant promotion of hip-hop and rap artists I clearly don't want to listen to. Any themed playlist will ALWAYS have some mumble rap mixed in, when there's no evidence that I have ever liked or wanted to listen to any of that.\n\nBut I have to admit it has gotten better in the last year.\n\nI even wrote to Tidal complaining about it at least once. It drove me into a rage when it started giving me alerts when new rap albums would be released. After I thought I'd turned off ALL app alerts on my phone, my phone light up as if I got an Amber Alert or something... when I checked it, it was Tidal alerting me that JayZ has released a new single. That poop almost made me quit Tidal. \n\nBut I found out there were some alert settings I hadn't turned off yet, so I shut it down. But wow... who lives like that? Who is out there in the world right now, standing by their phone waiting for an alert because JayZ might release a single or an exclusive music video for Tidal?