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Every composer looks like a terrifying demon on Spotify

I'll never see Hans Zimmer the same way again.

 

Luke Winkie

Internet Culture

Published May 2, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 10:31 pm CDT

The other night, I decided that I wanted to hear the Star Wars theme. 

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Luckily, here in the Internet age, desires like these can be sated with a couple clicks in your favorite music streaming service. I pulled up Spotify and typed the name of our relevant composer hero, John Williams, into the search bar. This took me to his profile page.

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Once I arrived, I was confronted with a vision from hell.

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HOLY SHIT, JOHN, DON’T SCARE ME LIKE THAT. Seriously, what is going on here? Whoever was building John Williams’ Spotify page must have realized that they were making a friendly old man look like some sort of horrible dark wizard. I didn’t know true emptiness until I stared deep into the eyes of the guy who made the Indiana Jones music.

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So is this terrifying phenomenon exclusive to John Williams? Is this an aberration? Or do other composers have equally haunting Spotify pages?

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OK, I need some time alone. And maybe an Enya album.

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Never mind.

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*First Published: May 2, 2015, 12:00 pm CDT