One of the things that brought me to Kodi was (in addition to MusicBrainz integration) that it has “smart playlists”—where you give it some criteria (e.g., “genre should be ‘folk’ AND from between 1990 and 2002 AND have ‘June’ in the title”) and then it’ll make a “playlist” based on that. (So essentially saving a query against your music library.)
beets provides this to some extent, but it’d be nice to also have a less resource hungry alternative to Kodi to play music with that also didn’t rely on beets’ pre‐generated playlists.
I looked at Banshee a bit (I think I used that ages ago for a bit too), but it looks like that project is essentially dead (no new release in 5 years).
What other options are there?
PS. Obviously, being able to submit listens to ListenBrainz is also a requirement.