Guest post by Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm.
Sitting in Brooklyn listening to freshly-released Bon Iver remixes, it comes as no surprise that according to Spotifyâs listening data, we Brooklyn-dwelling hipsters adhere to âeverything new and cool.â Our friends across the water in Manhattan will be pleased to note that their listening habits on Spotify are âahead of the curve.â
Each borough of New York gets the treatment, as follows:
âManhattanites have music taste âahead of the curveâ; #1 most shared song is âHo Heyâ by The Lumineers
Hipster residents of Brooklyn dig everything new and cool, like Frank Ocean, Major Lazer, and Twin Shadows
The Bronx is more urban and R&B-driven with Rihanna, Usher and Chris Brown leading the list
Queens <3s pop, including Carly Rae Jepsen and Fun.
Distance matters for Staten Island as their tracks are off-kilter compared to the rest of NYC â a mix of Of Monsters and Men, Flo Rida and Deadmau5.â
You can listen to the songs preferred by each borough here: