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Christopher Golding Level 1 (0 points)

I am having issues where some songs that have explicit words are being replaced by songs that have been censored ( clean version ).  I am pretty particular about my music, ever time I hear a song that has been censored, it is like nails on a chalkboard to me.


Some of my songs are being properly matched, Eminem for instance seems to have no problem being matched, however Blink-182 gets matched with the clean version.


I hope Apple will correct this before this comes out of beta, for an Apple product I am thoroughly disappointed.



Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • kingsrule5 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same problem with some of my stuff. Really not happy about it as like you i find the censoring more jarring than what is censored.

  • Datapotomus Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah the even wierder thing is it is per song. Some of the songs that I have matched even within the same album have this issue. Some will be explict, others will not.

  • ohneSchatten Level 1 (35 points)

    Welcome to Big (Corporate) Brother.  Frightening, eh?

  • Mike Connelly Level 4 (1,785 points)

    It's not intentional censorship, the matching software just can't get it right yet.  The exact same thing is happening with live/studio versions, remixes, etc.

  • jmdebany Level 1 (25 points)

    This is happening to me as well.  With one album, half the songs are the censored verison, where the other half is not.  I agree that it is probably a problem with the match system not knowing which to reference.  Hope it gets fixed soon--it's pretty annoying.

  • normanfromrochester Level 1 (0 points)

    Mine too. Blink-182 also.

    Hope they fix to and as they find these do a push to fix it.

    Anyone know a way to mark and force your version of a song up tot he cloud?

  • thebman22 Level 1 (10 points)

    This really *****. Has anyone come up with a work around? Is there a way to force a rescan of a specific song? It doesn't make a lot of sense. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

  • Datapotomus Level 1 (0 points)

    If we are talking mp3s you should be able to change the mp3 metadata slightly to something that iTunes won't match. The only problem with this, is you are going to end up with songs that have to have undesired characters in them.

  • jmdebany Level 1 (25 points)

    For me it's Blink-182, but not the whole album... strange.  I did change my metadata (genre and album artist) but the Match still thinks some of the tracks are censored.

  • Mike Connelly Level 4 (1,785 points)

    It doesn't look like Match looks at metadata at all, just the waveform.  And it makes sense that a difference as slight as a few deleted or changed lyrics would be too subtle for the software to figure out.  I have yet to see anyone get a different Match result from changing tags.

  • DDONOVAN Level 1 (10 points)

    I'm having this exact same issue. this is really frustrating. There should be away to just ask for all your music to be explicit or clean. or choose for each track

  • travelinmax Level 1 (0 points)

    Me too, I've noticed a lot of my Drake songs are cleaned


    And I'm surely not going through my other 4800+ songs to see what it messed up

  • bruistopher Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes. Me too! Some it my Drake songs are clean now. And I bought explicit CD's and imported them into iTunes. It's very frustrating when your in the mood listening and then a edit comes. Apple needs to fix this ASAP. Apparently the software doesnt or can't tell if you have a explicit or edited version of the song so it randomly matches either a explicit or edited. One song was edited for awhile but after the recent iTunes update (10.5.2) it was explicit.


    I'm confused. I love iTunes Match because I don't have to have all my music stored on my phone but it's really aggravating that this explicit/edited bug hasn't been fixed!

  • MjaMes1409 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is a freakin nightmare. Where is my fix for this and reassurance my music isnt going to be child proofed!??!


    Also where is this Battery fix for my iPhone? Apple what are you doing?



    Does anyone know of a way to delete all music directly from iphone and redownload to make sure its bringing down the uncensored?



    Now I need a way to determine which of my songs have been replaced on my desktops with crappy edited versions. I have 70 GIGS in the cloud!!!!!!!


    Not happy about this one bit.

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