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Senator Marco Rubio's Spotify Track List Is as Lame as He Is

If the one thing you're dedicated to in life is music, and are totally committed to remaining totally out of touch with politics, first of all, no. And second of all, turns out Spotify is a good way for your lazy ass to learn about those who you (even by not voting) have elected to office.

Today, for instance, our U.S. Senator Marco Rubio's Spotify track list was posted on Politico Playbook. It demonstrates what a tool he is and makes us wonder if the list is all a setup so that we, the music-loving people, will learn to see him as a human and not a monster.

It's rife with stuff people who hate music listen to, like Coldplay and It lacks songs of real substance, except for two greats, Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" and TuPac's "Changes." Both seem placed in there just so it seems like he gives a crap about "black people" problems.

Rubio's the kind of

Latino politician who's jonesing to

build an electric fence on the border of Texas and Mexico to, you know,

keep the illegals out. He, btws, the son of Cuban immigrants, but given that they

came over in the 1950s, and also given that Cubans haven't met much

resistance from immigration authorities, what does he care if some

Mexicans fry on a wire?! He's got (the always actually fun) "Fruta Fresca" by

Carlos Vives and Pitbull's (sometimes fun) "Bon, Bon" to show he's in touch with his heritage. 

The other articles made note that Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" -- which was

censored on a few radio stations after the Sandy Hook shooting because it's

about homicidal children -- was on there. But apparently, The Examiner noted that it wasn't actually on Rubio's

awesome jamz mix, even though it appears on his Spotify list. He actually gets props for leaving that one off if he did. Cause, come on.

But, again, why make this information public? It does seem everyone's represented, American Idol

(Phillip Phillips) and Catholic rocker (U2, Newsboys, and Matt Redman)

crowds included. Everyone except maybe the gays. Does Calvin Harris' "Feel So

Close" or "Don't You Worry Child" by Swedish House Mafia count as


Well, one thing's for certain, he's not playing for the

Pitchfork crowd and he's not impressing us much.  

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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