Playlist of the Week: Super Bowl Face-Off

Atlanta and New England are facing off for the Super Bowl, but how do their music scenes measure up?


The impending arrival of Super Bowl 51 is just about the only piece of American news that isn’t utterly rage inducing at the moment. If there’s still a world left by the end of the week, we will all be able to vent our frustrating by screaming at the TV as the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons fight for the Lombardi trophy in Houston on Sunday. That in mind, I thought it might be nice to stoke the hype engine with some creative playlisting.

This playlist is made up entirely of music which hails from Atlanta and New England, Boston in particular. Ranging from hip-hop to hardcore to classic rock, it’s a celebration of two of the greatest musical landmarks first, and a face-off second. It’s arranged to alternate between venues track-by-track, so listen carefully, and then decide for yourself who comes out on top.


P.S. Yes, this is the second playlist in a row with ‘Poison’ on it. Zero fucks given.