ITunes Match Glitch Replaces Explicit Songs With Censored Version
A interesting glitch is turning iTunes into the Wal-Mart of cloud-based music services.
When iTunes Match users try to re-download certain songs containing explicit lyrics the glitch causes iTunes Match to download the censored version of the track. Some of the songs affected include Kanye West’s “Hell of a Life”, and “Power”, Jay-Z’s “Can I Live” and Ice Cube’s “Jack N the Box.”
A 9to5Mac reader
brought the issue to the attention of Eddie Cue, Apples senior vice president of Internet software and services a couple of weeks ago and Apple has been working a fix since. However, there still is no workaround.
The problem apparently occurs because iTunes Match sometimes can’t distinguish between the clean and explicit version of a song and defaults to the clean version when a user re-downloads the song through iTunes. While the glitch isn’t a machine crippling bug it is annoying, especially considering the service can’t tell the difference between songs by established artists.
Hopefully Apple provides paying iTunes Match customers a fix soon. Nothing ruins a song faster than a bunch of scrambled/muted curse words. It’s like listening to your music through a USA movies filter