I'd say about 3-4 weeks ago Soundcloud Weekly became terrible. I previously thought this feature was an incredible part of Soundcloud (much better than Spotify's algorithm for weekly playlists).
But there was clearly an algorithm change about 3-4 weeks ago that made this playlist much worse.
Some very clear things I observed:
- MUCH more songs appearing on the list that I already favorited. Annoying because I don't use this playlist feature to listen to old songs, I use it to discover NEW MUSIC
- I'm liking SIGNIFICANTLY LESS songs per playlist now
- I'm listening to each song for a significantly shorter time (e.g. skipping songs)
Those last two metrics should be very clear, if you're tracking them, that the algorithm changes to this playlist are failing.
I would think average time spent listening to the playlist should go up, not down.
And average number of new liked songs from a playlist should go up, not down.
SUMMARY: I vote to revert back to old Soundcloud Weekly algorithm.
And I find this change so necessary that I spent at least 30 minutes of my day figuring out how to reach out to sound clound and created this account and wrote this post.