It Happened In Music: The Birth of Grunge

Posted on January 23rd, 2012 by Sonos Staff in It Happened In Music, Music In Culture

Nirvana, circa 1988

On January 23, 1988, Nirvana records a 10-song demo with Seattle producer Jack Endino. It was this tape that made it into the hands of  Jonathan Poneman, one of the founders of Sub Pop records. After hearing the demo, he offers to put out a Nirvana single. This historic event set the Seattle sound into motion, […]

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Grantland’s favorite songs of 2011

Posted on January 5th, 2012 by Sonos Staff in Music In Culture, Music On Sonos

Grantland 2011 playlist

The folks over at Grantland have their fingers on the pulse of pop culture, so it’s no surprise that they kept a keen eye on the course of music over 2011. What’s the consensus? “It got real weird.” We’ll let you be the judge of that, but if you’re looking for an interesting cross-section of […]

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Spinner’s New Year’s Eve playlist

Posted on December 31st, 2011 by Sonos Staff in Music In Culture, Music On Sonos

NYE

New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year, and music is an integral part of that revelry. Our 12th day of playlists features a mix inspired by Spinner’s Party Rock Anthems (that aren’t “Party Rock Anthem”).  As you reflect on the trials, tribulations, and successes of 2011 and get ready […]

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Billboard’s top 25 tracks of 2011 playlist

Posted on December 30th, 2011 by Sonos Staff in Music In Culture, Music On Sonos

Billboard Top 25 of 2011

As 2011 draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to reflect on all of the new music that made its way into heavy rotation throughout the year. Our day 11 playlist is a compilation of the top 25 tracks of 2011 according to the charts at Billboard.com. Spotify users can subscribe to the playlist […]

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Holiday music from Smithsonian Folkways

Posted on December 23rd, 2011 by Sonos Staff in Music In Culture, Music On Sonos

Smithsonian Folkways

Around the world and throughout history, people celebrate holidays with music. With the weather getting colder in the and the days getting shorter in the Northern hemisphere, people often turn to tradition, family, and music to lighten their lives in the middle of winter. In this playlist, listen to songs of Christmas, Hannukah, and Kwanza. […]

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