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  • roebeet Level 2 (430 points)

    To add to that:



    I'd recommend writing in, requesting a force upload option.  I've already done this and if everyone who wants this did, it might make a difference.  Only takes a minute.   

  • VinceNY82 Level 1 (0 points)

    Some of my music that is labled as uploaded is also edited when I download it from itunes match, so uploading all music isn't the solution to this problem.  Uploaded music must be matched to some degree too...

  • corbthegamer Level 1 (0 points)

    Okay i have a huge library but i only noticed this with my nicki minaj tracks and haven't checked others but I have Stupid Hoe which i bought from another music site which gets cencored along with most tracks from pink friday is there fix yet? and there should be a way for us to label our own songs as explict should we choose to do so

  • campb671 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just put in my complaint to apple, I wanted to let them see how annoying it is


    "iTunes match has WHOA! taken out all of my songs with expletives and replaced them with HELLO! clean songs making them sound pretty HEY! dumb.  Apart from that itunes match has been pretty WHAT!!!!!! horrible, it makes my itunes crash every time it uploads about 3 or 4 songs.  I have had it for a fu-HAHAHAA!!!! month and it still bugs out like this.  All in all it has made my life harder, I used to just have to put music on my phone but now I cant put my music on it at all because it takes out all the HEY!!!! expletives.  A complete piece of SHAHAHA!!!"

  • GlitchyL Level 1 (0 points)

    I've recently noticed it's not just explicit songs getting glitched...
    Whenever I match "One Jump Ahead (Reprise)" from the Aladdin Special Soundtrack, it becomes a different language; it's no longer in English.

  • macteen94 Level 1 (50 points)

    My suggestion is simple -- just play the clean versions. Maybe iTunes is trying to tell you something!


    I've had problems with iTunes Match as well, from the very first beta. Obviously it is a lot better since the beta, but I remember thinking I didn't feel that iTunes Match was in a state ready for public release. It was just taking so long I guess that Apple released it anyway.


    As for explicit versions of songs, I don't listen to them so I can't share my experience with it. But I have had problems with Album Artwork, which although they have gotten better, still exist for me sometimes. Also, I used to have problems with songs skipping automatically and refusing to play until redownloaded from the cloud. I haven't had this problem in awhile, however.


    iTunes Match is a work in progress. For the time being, just enjoy the benefits of getting higher-quality music files from your lower-quality CDs. If the problem with the songs persists and you are tired of it, you can also tweak the song data so iTunes cannot match it to a store file, in which case it will upload the track instead.

  • roebeet Level 2 (430 points)

    That's not a solution and I hope you were just writing that in jest. 

  • the-worm-in-the-apple Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh wow, this is totally weak right here... I was just about to sign up for iTunes Match, but if this is the case; I don't think I'll be doing it. I'm in my 30's! I have no children! I say worse things than my CD's have ever thought of!


    I want to say some of them right now, but ... I ... can't.... Apple has removed profanity from my vocabulary! WT%?! WHAT THE #)%!  ....


    This, my friends, is what I call a "deal breaker". I have ONE cd that retails ONLY a clean version... there is no retail explicit; and it's just 1 track and 1 word that they blank out but that single thing drives me F$#%^ INSANE!


    I mean, I could understand if it were just gratuitous yeah MF'er suck on my bleep bleep you bleep bleep-bleep a-hole! -- but this is was the only curse word on the entire CD, edited out-- and it's obvious-- and I call that well.. it's censorship, but I also consider that to be almost defacing an artist's work. If in that case it was only 1 usage, which it was -- it was MEANT to be there for emphasis or expression of a heavy thought/emotion. I have heard pre-production copies of the song, intact... and I understand the usage and I feel it is more than appropriate for that artist to be able to say that, and me to be able to hear him express that.


    Just tired of everything being turned into Disneyland. I'm sure you all have been around "kids these days" -- I've heard 5 year old kids pop off some wicked language-- right in front of their parents! It's a different world; it's not the 50's anymore... we're not watching Elvis on Ed Sullivan... there's 12 year olds having sex/children having children! That's more profane to me than any grouping of sounds. Stupid.


    Sorry for the ranting and raving, but that just really irritates me, and has just changed my mind, I believe... against using iTunes Match. I'm not sure how much bad language there is in my collection... but if 1 word drives me ape spit.... .... yeah.. hehe... then I can only imagine my whole library, censored and raped of its artistic expression. No thanks.


    But THANKS to you all for posting about this nonsense, otherwise I'd have never known and would have had to find out myself-- and I wouldn't have been happy about it at all... so thank you for your posts!

  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 (16,785 points)

    Dude, take a breath. It's just a bug in the matching algorithym. It's not intentional.

  • roebeet Level 2 (430 points)

    Not to defend iTM, but it's not every album / song with cuss words.  I've Matched at least 15k song so far, and I have a number of albums with profanity. So far I've only found one album with this particular issue.  I'm sure that it's just a bug and not Apple's way of forcing you to listen to clean lyrics - if they REALLY wanted that, they wouldn't even offer the explicit versions in their store at all, right?


    I am concerned that it's taking so long to fix, but one album (for me) being problematic isn't a deal breaker for me yet.

  • KeithJenner Level 4 (1,020 points)

    I think that whether you get hit by this depends a lot on your musical tastes.


    I have a fair number of songs with swearing, and haven't yet come across one of these. Hardly any (if any at all) of the albums I own have clean or explicit versions available. If the artist swears you get swearing, full stop.


    For example, rock/heavy metal acts tend not to have clean versions. If that makes up your library then you probably won't be affected much.


    However, I believe that quite a lot of rap albums, for example, have alternate versions, so in this case you are far more likely to have the problem. For example, I've seen Common mentioned a number of times, but never Guns N'Roses.


    Another one that gets affected a lot is more mainstream pop acts. The occasional swear word is likely to get cleaned up.

  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 (16,785 points)

    I agree with Keith. It seems that if an album as distinct "clean" and "explicit" versions on the store then one might get hit with this bug. For example my copies of albums by Rage Against the Machine don't have distinct versions of the store and were matched just fine.

  • ConsoleGam3r Level 1 (0 points)

    Well add me to this list & I'm very upset because theres a TON of my music that's been swithed to clean. So my understanding here is theres no fix & I've been had ~ is this correct? So I loss all of my Matched Explicit songs for good?

  • the-worm-in-the-apple Level 1 (0 points)

    Not sure if this means you may be in luck, or it may not solve the issue... but the wording looks semi-promising... for the new iTunes 10.6 released yesterday or the day before... Here is the change log:




    iTunes 10.6 adds the ability to play 1080p HD movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store.

    This release also includes many improvements for iTunes Match, including:

    • Improved song matching
    • Improved album artwork handling, downloading, and display
    • Addresses an issue where songs may skip when playing from iCloud

      I know many had an issue about album art messing up or not downloading correctly, so that looks like the second one might help out... #1 is kind of vague and ambiguous, but COULD mean it can tell the difference now? I hope. Can anyonoe report on it after upgrading to iTunes 10.6 (and preferrably iOS 5.1, which finally fixed my battery issues, YES! Apple scores a point, finally!)
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