President Obama's reelection team released it's playlist on Spotify Thursday, and the main theme is: inoffensive. We've gathered all the songs so you can listen for yourself. There's some soul, some neo-soul, but there's also a lot of really lame modern country, which seems to be a way of saying, "Forget about that 'clinging to guns and religion' quote, I'm totally comfortable with the whitest whitebread America. Forget the kind of guy you want to have a beer with, I'm the kind of guy you want to go to the food court with." There are two Darius Rucker songs, for chrissakes.
The Atlantic Wire's Rebecca Greenfield predicted Spotify would be the Obama campaign's next social media frontier, since it's a "little more mainstream than Soundcloud." This prediction from our dear colleague was half-right, however, "we think the Obama campaign could make some fun playlists that potential voters will jam out to throughout the day, possibly inserting some subliminal messages?" There are definitely some subliminal messages, but this playlist is not very much fun. Here are the songs:
No Doubt, "Different People." (You don't remember that track from Tragic Kingdom? That's because it's terrible.)