Spotify Listeners In Brooklyn “New And Cool” While Manhattan’s “Ahead Of The Curve”

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Sitting in Brooklyn listening to freshly-released Bon Iver remixes, it comes as no surprise that according to Spotify’s listening data, we Brooklyn-dwelling hipsters adhere to “everything new and cool.” Our friends across the water in Manhattan will be pleased to note that their listening habits on Spotify are “ahead of the curve.”

Each borough of New York gets the treatment, as follows:

“Manhattanites have music taste “ahead of the curve”; #1 most shared song is “Ho Hey” 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 – a mix of Of Monsters and Men, Flo Rida and Deadmau5.”

You can listen to the songs preferred by each borough here:


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