College is a time when music taste peaks for many people — myself included. And college kids often have their collective pulse on what is musically fresh and innovative.
Now Spotify has tried to capture some of that magic using the brute force of machine learning, and put together a playlist of the top songs for college students.
Spotify data “alchemist” Glenn McDonald looked at the difference between what songs college students like versus the average population. He used the “student discount” on Spotify to determine who was a student — so admittedly the list might be imperfect.
Here's what he found.