Spotify‘s Discover Weekly is a really great way to find new music without having to wade through a sea of objectively shitty tunes. 

While other platforms have been offering similar services for a while, none have done it as well as Spotify. It’s almost uncanny how well it knows my musical tastes. 

Every week there’s at least one song on my personalised playlist that I investigate further and some have even become regular artists on my rotation.  

And if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably wondered how the fuck they work out exactly what you like, even when your tastes span multiple genres. Luckily, YouTube page The Science of Everything has laid it all out for us. 

Essentially, it all comes down to your listening habits and the thousands of playlists out there in the Spotify wilderness. I couldn’t explain it nearly as well as the video below, so go ahead and give it a burl. 

Photo: Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.