At long last, there is a way to block Nickelback on Spotify. That’s how the homepage for Denied greets visitors, but the app is fully capable of blocking other bands or songs as well. The function is similar to Pandora’s “thumbs down” option, and will come in handy most in Spotify’s internet radio or playlists. Denied offers a free trial (you can block three things) or purchase option (unlimited blocks). The process is pretty simple.

Banishment is harsh punishment any time it’s applied. But there is darkness out there, and everyone has those pressure points—songs that have found the Achilles heel in your ear. Save yourself and invoke the spirit of Dikembe Mutombo.


Empty your life of Rebecca Black, of Carly Rae Jepsen, of Enya.


And don’t forget to wag the finger.

Dikembe Mutombo waving the finger

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