Feeds

Barack Obama: Bland, predictable and cheesy ... on Spotify

U2, Wilco and ELO on Prez playlist

The essential guide to IT transformation

It turns out Barack Obama likes his music streamed from a certain Sweden-based music service. Not The Pirate Bay - Spotify.

As a cunning pre-election ploy, the Obama campaign has tweeted his Spotify playlist. Don't say you're not interested in the mundane mixture of mainstream rock, country and some recent pop. This is the soundtrack to the life of the man who has his finger on the world's nuclear self-destruct button.

To be strictly accurate, it's actually the playlist for the campaign bus, and some tunes were chosen by his team.

Barack Obama's spotify list, screengrab

It reveals that the President is a soft-rock fan with a healthy appreciation for country (surely helpful for connecting with middle America).

Some British talent features: ginger soul-pop siren Florence & the Machine and Electric Light Orchestra. We're no experts at this music thing but it looks pretty inoffensive to us.

Once upon a time, "what's on your iPod?" was the usual facile question lobbed by hacks determined to slot a politician into a pigeon hole for voters. Now it's about playlists on a streaming app. Well done, Spotify - you are the true winner in this presidential race.

The heat is definitely on the Republican frontrunners to own up to their music selections. They'd better not be listening to it on a Zune. ®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
Microsoft exits climate denier lobby group
ALEC will have to do without Redmond, it seems
Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media
No Mr Fuzz, don't ask a crime victim to be your pal on Facebook
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls
From Clippy to Clippers: Hi, I see you're running an NBA team now ...
Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE
Can't face sea of wobbling fondle implements. What happened to lighters, eh?
Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media
Yanked footage featured British-accented attacker and US journo James Foley
Amazon takes swipe at PayPal, Square with card reader for mobes
Etailer plans to undercut rivals with low transaction fee offer
Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy
Press conference: ME ME ME ME ME ME ME (cont'd pg 94)
Call of Duty daddy considers launching own movie studio
Activision Blizzard might like quality control of a CoD film
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
BYOD's dark side: Data protection
An endpoint data protection solution that adds value to the user and the organization so it can protect itself from data loss as well as leverage corporate data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?