On the verge of the delegate-rich Super Tuesday, the Democratic challengers are jostling for any kind of an edge. And while Hillary Clinton is sitting pretty having just won South Carolina in a landslide, Bernie Sanders can at least match resources when it comes to musician support.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the far-left candidate Sanders enjoys a menacing mixtape of support from trending indie musicians. For her part, Clinton can lean on a monolithic battering ram of legends and headliners.
While scattered strummers—Ted Nugent, Loretta Lynn—are stumping for the GOP, the Democrats in 2016 are retaining a super-majority of rock stars. The question, then, becomes which presidential short-lister can point to a better Spotify playlist composed of supporters? We’ll leave the subjective analytics to your earbuds.
(Note: In instances where members of bands have publicly endorsed candidates—Foo Fighters and Slipknot, for instance—we’re counting their corresponding act unless other members of the band have offered dissenting public opinions.)