For the past few days I've been listening to american folk music as background noise while I work, and I've been using youtube, which I normally don't do. My strategy is to find something interesting that I like and then to let the autoplay algorithm decide what's next.

I've done this probably 15 times in the past few days, and no matter what the seed is, it always seems to take less than an hour to devolve into an endless loop of Mandolin Orange.

I don't necessarily dislike the band, but why?

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