AI-generated playlists really won out in the past decade. It's something I've never been able to accept - hated Pandora, hate Spotify recs. With the selection comes an artificial feel to the music itself. Few things inspire more low-level angst in me than robot-selected aesthetic and ambient experiences. It always reminds me that things have gotten worse while appearing nicer and more shiny, well-oiled and efficient. Just under the surface is stinking filth, an ugliness people going about their day don't seem to acknowledge, and therein lies a hopeless feeling.