5 Best Spotify Filters

Spotify refers to a very popular audio streaming platform that came into being in 2006. This website offers a free as well as a paid version. The free version comes up with the advertisement distractions whereas improved features and better streaming options are available with the paid version. This website claims to provide access to more than 50 million unique soundtracks to the users. Moreover, it allows its users to search for any track, create playlists as well as share their playlists with others.

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What are Spotify Filters?

Spotify Filters provide you with ease in your search for soundtracks. They narrow down your search results based upon their relevance and only display those results that best match the search criteria. There are a lot of Spotify Filters that you can use, however, today we will talk about the 5 Best Spotify Filters that you must learn quickly in order to have a great experience while using this website. Let us check out what these filters are and how can we use them.

Spotify Filters

1- Search by Track Title Filter-

As the name implies, the search by track title filter allows you to search for any particular track simply by entering its name. The syntax of this filter is as follows: track: “title”. Here, you will have to replace the title with the track name. In this way, you will be able to search for a specific song very easily if you know its exact name. Moreover, if your title consists of such word or words that are contained in more than one songs, then all of those songs will be returned as the result.

2- Search by Artist Name Filter-

This filter allows you to search for all the songs sung by a particular artist just by entering the artist name. The syntax of this filter is as follows: artist: “name”. Here, you will need to replace the name with the artist name. In this way, you will get a huge list of songs of an artist just by using a simple search filter.

3- Search by Album Name Filter-

This filter allows you to search for the songs of a particular album by entering the album’s name. The syntax of this filter is as follows: album: “name”. Here, you will have to replace the name with the album’s name. Moreover, if your album name consists of such word or words that are a part of more than one albums, then the songs of all those albums will be returned as the result.

4- Search by Genre Name Filter-

This filter enables you to search for all the songs of a specific genre. All you have to do is to enter the genre name for it. The syntax of this filter is as follows: genre: “name”. Here, you will need to replace the name with the genre name whose songs you want to listen. In this way, you will be able to get all the songs of a particular type as your search result.

5- Search by Year Filter-

This filter lets you search for all the songs of the given year. However, it offers three different types of queries for the more complex type of searches. The syntaxes of all three queries are listed below:

  1. year: xxxx
  2. year: xxxx-yyyy
  3. year: xxxx-yyyy NOT year: xxzx

The first query is pretty simple as it will return all the songs of one particular year after you will replace xxxx with the year whose songs you want to search. The second query allows you to define a time period from one year to another so that you can easily get all the songs of those years by replacing xxxx with the starting year and yyyy with the ending year respectively. Last but not least, the third query is a bit more complex. It enables you to search for the songs of a particular time period, however, you can exclude any specific year from it if you want by making use of the NOT operator. For example, if you want to search for the songs between the year 2000 to the year 2005 excluding the year 2003, then you will have to write: year: 2000-2005 NOT year: 2003.

Ayesha Sajid


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