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This article was published on June 15, 2015

Spotify’s ‘taste rewind’ is a blast from the musical past

Spotify’s ‘taste rewind’ is a blast from the musical past
Owen Williams
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Owen Williams

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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

Taste Rewind, a new interactive site from Spotify generates playlists of tracks from decades ago that you might like, based on your listening history and favorite artists.

After you sign in to the site, you’ll be asked to pick three of your favorite artists. From there, it crunches your listening habits and generates sets of tracks you would have liked from each decade, going back to the 60s.

When I chose Chvrches, Ed Sheeran and Sheppard, I was given a playlist that featured Lilly Allen and David Gray tracks for the 2000’s, which is pretty accurate — it’s a great demo of how much Spotify knows about your habits.

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The site is a fun way to discover songs you might have liked from the decades before you were born, or to see if Spotify can accurately guess the artists you liked a few decades back.

Taste Rewind [Spotify]

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