I, a Spotify Premium Subscriber, Used Tidal for One Month

Tidal costs $20 a month, which is absolutely ridiculous to me, as I figured there could be nothing that could be worth paying $240 a year for it. But I’m not unwilling to give it a fair shot, and since Tidal is boasting outright that it’s the future of music streaming, I figure there have to be some great extra features like exclusive content or a larger emphasis on artist discovery or a button that makes your device spontaneously disgorge Pretzel M&M’s – really anything to justify spending the cost of four back-alley blowjobs on a service that’s now the streaming equivalent of Carrie White.

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