Spotify Launches Time Machine Playlist Site

Jimi Hendrix, Woodstock 1969

Spotify has quietly launched a new standalone site that helps you build retro playlists based on your current tastes. "What would you jam to if you were born during a different decade?" the streaming giant asked in a tweet late Friday afternoon. "Spotify Taste Rewind" starts off by highlighting a modest selection of your collection and then asks you to choose "three artists that you love." It will then build tailored playlists for each of the five previous decades, going back to the 1960s.

In its current state the feature feels a little buggy and the pool of artists you get to choose from doesn't necessarily change much. An attempt to create a custom playlist only rendered about eight artists I actually listen to before Spotify began suggesting general hit makers like Ariana Grande, Hozier and Rihanna. After a playlist is generated you have the option of launching Spotify to listen to it or share it (though that button failed to work on an iPad).

What would you jam to if you were born during a different decade? Find out with #TasteRewind!

— Spotify (@Spotify) June 12, 2015


Highlighting the slight drawback of announcing something at an hour -- Summer Friday y'all! -- when people are trading their computers for frozen margs, the new feature went widely unnoticed until one of Spotify's engineers posted about it on Facebook over the weekend, leading some outlets to think it was leaked early.

Ever wondered which artists you would be listening to if you were born in another time?Spotify can help you turn your music back in time :), try it out!

Posted by Juan Manuel Serruya on Sunday, June 14, 2015