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The secret to your Discover Playlist? A “cyborg” approach.

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Spotify knows you well. Almost too well. Intimately, even. After all, it knows when you’re secretly listening to Sarah McLachlan on a sad day (even though your friends think you only listen to hip-hop), or when you nerd out over an obscure sub genre, like Solipsynthm (look it up if you aren’t hipster enough to know).

What you might not know is that Spotify combines the power of an algorithm and the analysis of its staff to figure out how to read your music tastes; how to isolate those uncharacteristic favorites and emphasize your true musical interests in order to figure out what you most want to hear. The result? Your Discover Weekly Playlist. Find out how the magic (and science) happens here.

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