Are you a fan of Glass Animals, Wilbur Soot, Alec Benjamin or even Cardi B? You might be a fan of the Dream SMP musical genre, which has baffled fans after being informed of its existence in Spotify Wrapped 2021.
Dream SMP is more than a Minecraft server and bunch of gamers it seems. The cultural phenomenon is now a musical genre, which fans are now discovering thanks to Spotify Wrapped 2021 which will be released on December 1.
Thousands of listeners around the world have been alerted to its existence as the platform lists the 5 favorite music genres of individuals throughout the year.
However, the trend has left fans and foes of Dream totally confused.
In case you were wondering, the 10 best Dream SMP songs according to listn.to include tracks by Wilbur Soot — who is a member of Dream SMP — Billy Joel, The Fray and even League of Legends. There are other tracks on the Spotify playlists like “Dream SMP” by Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, Glass Animals, Corpse Husband, Alec Benjamin, and more.
It’s a pretty eclectic mix of music, all things considered.
While some members of the Dream SMP fandom embraced their love of the music of their favorite Minecraft stars, others hated even being associated with it.
“The fact that they gave Dream SMP a genre on Spotify means I can’t post my Wrapped anywhere other than Twitter for fear of being embarrassed, that’s the worst f ** king,” Twitter user ‘fall of elytron‘ noted.
“Imagine those poor people who just love Lovejoy and get the f ** king genre“ Dream SMP ”in their Spotify Wrapped. I’d take it so personally you’d never hear from me again.47batz‘added.
the fact that they gave Dream SMP a genre on spotify means I can’t post my packed ANYWHERE than twitter for fear of embarrassment this is the fucking worst
– josie (@elytrafall) December 1, 2021
GET ALEC BENJAMIN OUT OF THE DREAM SMP SECTION I UNDERSTAND HE AND DREAM HAVE MADE A SONG TOGETHER BUT NO PLEASE pic.twitter.com/2jswMlzL0D
– Achilles / Maori (@maori_achilles) December 1, 2021
who thought adding dream smp as a genre category was a good idea pic.twitter.com/xstSVSR2ap
– cami 🦦 (@camiinelrapids) December 1, 2021
It is not clear exactly how the genre came into being. Dream has three songs on Spotify, including collaborations with Alec Benjamin and PmBata. Together they have over 150 million feeds.
Taking those three songs and creating an entire genre around it definitely raised eyebrows. There is a Spotify playlist delving into “The Sounds of Dream SMP”.
However, if you don’t know why Dream SMP is one of your main genres in Spotify Wrapped 2021, at least now you know why.