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Spotify will tell you which ‘Game of Thrones’ character is your musical soulmate

Who knew Tyrion Lannister's tastes were so refined?


April Siese

Internet Culture

Published Apr 23, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 9:51 pm CDT

Spotify is as excited about the new season of Game of Thrones as you are. To celebrate, the streaming music service has launched a character-matching website that pairs your tastes with the likes of the Lannisters and the Starks.

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Spotify analyzes your listening interests and matches you with one of the 31 characters who have playlists on the site. With such a wide variety of playlists, if you’re not amused by the sonic comparison to Joffrey Baratheon, you can always pick someone else with whom to rock out.

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As far-fetched as it might seem to imagine, say, Tyrion Lannister settling in to enjoy Duke Ellington’s “In a Sentimental Mood,” Spotify certainly took seriously the job of compiling the character playlists. It enlisted the help of Game of Thrones music supervisor Evyen Klean, whose expert ear has enhanced similarly acclaimed shows like The Newsroom and True Detective.

Daenerys Targaryen’s playlist, packed with high-impact female-fronted outfits like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Phantogram, has the most followers. The nearly two-hour-long playlist has been played thousands of times, undoubtedly helping fans cope with the most difficult passages of A Song of Fire and Ice as they prepare for the season 6 premiere.

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*First Published: Apr 23, 2016, 8:58 am CDT