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Ponchoreborn

It works in reverse. We had it on block explicit when we had our niece in the car... playing some happy pop music and BOOM! Doja Cat with like 5 F-bombs in a row. My wife was like "Where's the filter???" We checked it. It was on.


pheriwinkle123

I do hear things that have explicit words in them that are not marked explicit. However, the ones the are marked explicit but don't have overt curse words in them--I usually find that the are marked that way because of strong conservatism. "God only knows" could be considered as "using the Lord's name in vain" to a conservative Christian... (that fact that few people know the true meaning of what it is to take the Lord's name in vain notwithstanding). So, I've seen it where the only thing I could identify is the word "damn" or the word "God." Like, so real 1950s-style conservatism is the only thing I could reckon for the warnings. So here's the only recent example I could remember: [This Lonesome Road by Tommy O'Keeffe](https://open.spotify.com/track/2PAnOj63brm1dQMWBQJ5Qv?si=dd873936eea54ee2) \-- it uses the word damn... which is not censored on Radio or TV, but is considered explicit in a 1950s or puritanical way. Oh, another one, [Takin' Chances by Tommy O'Keeffe](https://open.spotify.com/track/1jH5LSG9KBNmGrhB20Is5F?si=6077241868e1471f), says "he might fire my ass" of the protagonist's boss and "who in the hell do you think you are?"...ass doesn't seem all that bad, nor hell. One more: [In Front of Me by Tommy O'Keeffe](https://open.spotify.com/track/5lTFa6FXVlxlBKlmKAVyHH?si=a6e8266af61d4ab5) says "Honey, I'm damn proud." So it's nothing you can't say on TV or Radio in the USA, but the application of the warning is unfathomably puritanical. Especially since Spotify is a European company. I don't know if this is a ruling by the Tipper Gore crowd (I forget the organization) that made the labeling rules for CDs 30 years ago.


pheriwinkle123

Oh, oops, I just realized this was about Amazon Music but I posted Spotify links. And darn, Amazon doesn't have those songs for the cross-comparison.


monolithtma

Some albums will have every song marked as explicit even though not all tracks are explicit.


IzzyGirl33

Itsy Bitsy Spider by Cocomelon is tagged as explicit. Wasn't ready for that one.


Bee-Boo-Beep

I love that “You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt is marked as “explicit” because one line says “she could tell by my face that I was fuckin’ high.” It didn’t say that on the radio edit! I feel like it changes the whole song, and makes it really funny


ThomasJGordon2

OK, I get why the word "shit" in a verse from Matt Berry's "Gone for Good" wasn't approved of by Amazon, even if the whole concept of that level of censorship is pretty stupid. But labeling "explicit" a 10-second intro to the Brit program "Open University" on an album of INSTRUMENTALS?!? How can notes be explicit? My brain hurts.


floyd616

I think it's because they use some kind of algorithmic filter (which is apparently so faulty it makes YouTube's ContentID look like cutting-edge, next-gen AI by comparison) to mark the entirety of any album that contains any words from a certain list explicit, even if it's only one song on the album. This is the only possible explanation I can think of for why they marked "The Dark Side of the Moon" by Pink Floyd as explicit, when literally the only thing on the entire album that could *possibly* be construed as explicit to even the most puritanical listener is the *single* s-bomb they drop in *one* line in "Money".


afunbe

It is odd that the song "God Only Knows" doesn't have any profanity yet Amazon's next gen AI seems it as explicit . Maybe it does not like the word "God".


Vegetable_End1577

same question ;-(


CliveB53

I saw the same with Elvis Costello's 'Oliver's Army', presumably for the use of the N-word in the lyrics. Offensive maybe - explicit, hardly. I'm not condoning the 'censoring', but it does seem to be taking on a woke flavour.