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Check Out Our SloMusic YouTube Playlist

Eight years ago, musician Nick Pittsinger made Justin Bieber’s “U Smile” sound like ambient pop band Sigur Rós by slowing it down 800%. Bieber haters celebrated this beautiful edit, and ever since then people have been slowing down songs by 800%, 1000%, or more, and uploading them to YouTube and SoundCloud. The…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Find New Music You’ll Actually Like

Some people can dig up great music like magic, or have friends inside the industry who keep them updated. Some people are contented with their weekly Spotify Discover playlist. But if you need more ways to find music, here are 50 ideas, taken from Twitter users, my colleagues at Lifehacker’s publisher Gizmodo Media…Read more… Continue […]

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The Boléro Effect Productivity Playlist

Ravel’s Boléro, the famous repetitive piece that builds to a full-orchestra crescendo, is the most famous example of a classical form, based on the Latin dance genre of the same name. TV Tropes, a website made entirely of rabbit holes, lists over 50 examples of this particular song structure, and we’ve collected as…Read more… Continue […]

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The Lonely Nostalgia YouTube Playlist

The New Yorker ran a story yesterday about the emotional experience of listening to a tinny version of Toto’s “Africa” on YouTube. The popular video simulates the sound of hearing the pop song echoing through an empty shopping mall. The piece nails the song’s effect:Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Here’s a Playlist of Songs You Know But You Can’t Name

Hey what’s that song from? Ask MetaFilter commenters named 52 different tunes, mostly classical and big-band, that you’ll recognize instantly but might have trouble naming. And we assembled them into a Spotify playlist, along with songs from here and here.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The ‘Work From Home Week’ Playlist

Of the many pleasures of working in the place that you live, blasting your own music might be the best. (That or going pantless.) To kick off Work From Home Week, we built you a playlist for cranking up in the home office, or pumping through your earbuds to drown out the Starbucks crowd.Read more… […]

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Please Enjoy the Lifehacker Staff’s Favorite Christmas Songs

Good morning, and Merry Christmas. Most of the Lifehacker staff is off today, but before we went our separate ways, we had a fast and furious Slack session about our favorite Christmas songs, the better to compile them into one festive, rather confusing Spotify playlist.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Jam to These Super-Specific Spotify Playlists

Writer Grace Spelman collects songs like they’re Legos, in a meticulously sorted tackle box. She has over 20 Spotify playlists that trace a specific concept, like False Starts/False Endings, 2000s Dialogue Opening, and her magnum opus, Songs for Short Attention Spans, which includes over 200 songs that “totally switch…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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