My Apple Music Chill Mix Isn’t Very Chill

Apple has started rolling out the new “Chill Mix” in the For You section of Apple Music to more users. Mine showed up a few days ago.

Chill mix

The thing is, it’s not very chill. Here’s the type of music it contains:

Chill mix list

I listen to a lot of ambient music on Apple Music, and some classical music, which would seem a lot more “chill” than the blues in the list. The Chill Mix is supposed to help me “relax and unwind”:

Chill mix tagline

But I don’t see this as relaxing music.

Interestingly, every single song in my Chill Mix is blues; there’s nothing else, nothing from the vast range of music I listen to, just one genre. I guess it’s not really “Tailored to my musical taste.” Or I broke the Apple Music algorithm again.

2 thoughts on “My Apple Music Chill Mix Isn’t Very Chill

  1. That’s strange… I’d been looking forward to my list appearing and your article reminded me to check for it again, and sure enough, there it was.

    Mine is exactly what I would imagine it should be – ie. a mix of chilled tracks I already own, plus others by artists I already have music by… but nothing totally new (by anyone I don’t know).

    So basically, familiar, laid back tracks by artists I know.

    And no blues 🙂

  2. That’s strange… I’d been looking forward to my list appearing and your article reminded me to check for it again, and sure enough, there it was.

    Mine is exactly what I would imagine it should be – ie. a mix of chilled tracks I already own, plus others by artists I already have music by… but nothing totally new (by anyone I don’t know).

    So basically, familiar, laid back tracks by artists I know.

    And no blues 🙂

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