Playlists

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‘A talent scout can’t go to 100 shows a night’ – how big data is choosing the next pop stars
Faced with so much new music, major labels are using algorithms to hunt down tomorrow’s hits. Is this great news for rising stars – or the recipe for a bland new future?

Alex Rayner

28, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s playlist: 10 songs from my travels
The author’s life, literary trips and adventures have taken him across Africa with music as a constant companion

Mukoma wa Ngugi

08, Jun, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Polly Samson’s playlist: 10 songs from my travels
From childhood holidays to writing songs in Greece with husband David Gilmour, the author takes a musical trip down memory lane

Polly Samson

29, Apr, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Songs that bring back memories of my travels: Caroline Eden's playlist
The food and travel writer on tunes that help her recall Bangladesh boat trips and vodou-rock nights in Haiti

Caroline Eden

01, Apr, 2021 @5:30 AM

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David Reynolds’ playlist: 10 songs from my travels
The writer’s journeys, including a slow drive across the US, were accompanied by a selection of jazz, rock and folk greats

David Reynolds

25, Mar, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Nancy Campbell’s playlist: 10 songs from my travels
The poet recalls trips to the Arctic, Switzerland and the US via musical memories that add to the intensity of those life-changing trips

Nancy Campbell

18, Mar, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Turin Brakes' playlist: 10 songs that take them back on the road
Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian take a spin down memory lane, from California’s Redwoods to Nepal via the mean streets of south London

04, Mar, 2021 @6:30 AM

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10 songs that bring back memories of my travels: Emma John's playlist
The Highlands, Texas, India and the Chilterns are among places that have inspired our writer – herself a bluegrass fiddler – through music

Emma John

25, Feb, 2021 @6:30 AM

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10 songs that bring back memories of my travels: Lois Pryce's playlist
Songs from a desert hut in the Sahara to a pick-up truck in Alaska – and a men’s prison in Belgium – have kept the author going in lockdown

Lois Pryce

17, Feb, 2021 @6:30 AM

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10 songs that bring back memories of my travels: Tom Ravenscroft's playlist
From Sheffield to Tokyo via New York and rural France, the DJ recalls his adventures with friends and family – and the music that accompanied them

Tom Ravenscroft

11, Feb, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Tell us: what’s on your work from home playlist?
If you’ve perfected your WFH playlist during this time, then we’d like to hear from you

Guardian community team

05, Feb, 2021 @11:56 AM

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10 songs that bring back memories of my travels: Jo Frost's playlist
Music enjoyed in Dublin bars and at festivals from Norway to India resonate for the editor of world music magazine Songlines

Jo Frost

04, Feb, 2021 @6:30 AM

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