Power Hour: Playlist Database

Hello, yes, I will keep this short and sweet. A long time ago the A.V. Club would make “Power Hour” playlsits for artists – offering some kind of succinct overview of an artist or band’s career to give new listeners somewhere to start. I ripped them off and have been doing so for 126 playlists and counting.

Generally, I try and offer a selection from a variety of albums (though sometimes discographies become so unwieldy I will stick to era-specific lists) but also I pretty much make ’em how I feel like. If you’d like to request an artist or band or person etc. please yell at me on twitter about it. I’ll leave it up to you to figure that out.

NamePlaylist
Power Hour: Convergehttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/7gv05SXwvdSdHcgJnDCotU
Power Hour: Radiator Hospitalhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/3GGriLMjBqKYUDKxX3oHVQ
Power Hour: Voice of the Beehivehttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/1KkzabEClAd8Y2y3q3nmnf
Power Hour: The Chemical Brothershttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ROFYe2O6Q4sBbqp7CXu7z
Power Hour: Charly Blisshttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/1kkhG5MM1X8jaMPEHcMT9x
Power Hour: Echo & The Bunnymenhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/64b5C18SYOxaleljvcXHuS
Power Hour: That Dog.https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5Jxq9bhwpZ4NA3KI212vgw
Power Hour: Shinobouhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/0VjJQLVXNCVEr9p8dyj3K1
Power Hour: Joel Plaskett Emergencyhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/5XVTUn8zvRFi87sccValzP
Power Hour: The Strokeshttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/3PKQ9oUFkUmlHCzdmUmcJv
Power Hour: Ben Kwellerhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/0WftLmvq1uPEuKTffXgOVX
Power Hour: The Octopus Projecthttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/3zUaAcHGArLujtSl02G16o
Power Hour: The dB'shttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/0z18z1Cd9qjEnPNWpa5173
Power Hour: Marnie Sternhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/2mLM477z8MXR3ToGvJN7wT
Power Hour: Dorothy Ashbyhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/3Ft8GQjfDVwnjugvkOeYeZ
Power Hour: Paul Simonhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/7uceCWO5lU2E1pxif4p892
Power Hour: Mock Orangehttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/1r6b9ffJCSsEoA40x3oC7t
Power Hour: EmilĂ­ana Torrinihttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/3cguEjHPnX3GA4zEjnM8VZ
Power Hour: Voxtrothttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/7uKntbeBJUuaVIAyuDkWGw
Power Hour: Lizzohttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/3p0p1e7juUptTeFv9tPlaL
Power Hour: Boathttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/2ULvUGz64dvohRc419f2V7
Power Hour: Harry Nilssonhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/7wvHgMY6A1zKjtCGNzZ3XB
Power Hour: Soul Coughinghttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/6PfyEnJRyN814Bqii4mUhp
Power Hour: Soundgardenhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/6lPGhoPiSoJ5eQQ6g94yah
Power Hour: Constantineshttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/1SGXkRIuOVda5OSgCtRz7W
Power Hour: Q and not Uhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/6gvTvbzQaDSTslUWR2zniY
Power Hour: Archers of Loafhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/6om4pvhBNXFsCI3aS4nrWB
Power Hour: The Anniversaryhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/1fc5bMf8WjzoSAEcqnxsCk
Power Hour: Pheonixhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/7A9JZHXpB1Jnx973YPjeJf
Power Hour: mckluskyhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/0KQSuPXFGqbistTvtqLqwf
Power Hour: Les Savy Favhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/40czg3e3raXEpRz6SZrp6O
Power Hour: Birthmarkhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/4tqk0vWZLHmegiIIz1tLmG
Power Hour: Every Time I Diehttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/0ve6eKzmRkelkCx8lhX4TK
Power Hour: Willie Nelsonhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/52RVrtdmDd48Tz08S7R4v3
Power Hour: Melvinshttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/7fKJvedEmXHKnGV6mLqZn1
Power Hour: Butthole Surfershttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/45UmCdWU9KqshgfHFHjx3j
Power Hour: Alkaline Triohttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/2VvsYD6wQJvbGVFJpH10Q4
Power Hour: Math the Bandhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/1TbbWr7icDw6xU2rbZNTe6
Power Hour: Flin Flonhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/3WAUDUIUdcwMMpzwRl0VtO
Power Hour: DEVOhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/3dh6QRByOjZlgInBCohf7G
Power Hour: Sparkshttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/7M1CmpWvffHncPwpwh628r
Power Hour: Emperor Xhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/4uWFAAaywvVlD6HJdMvj4x
Power Hour: Antarctigo Vespuccihttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/7HUmJE5bfymEjtj6fBJ1vJ
Power Hour: The American Analog Sethttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/77k7lF7PzDy8b8Kap8BM3T
Power Hour: Jets to Brazilhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/2CbdF4P62qmhAefYN7ZeXB
Power Hour: Lemuriahttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/4c53dVVO5Nbc6P4ftItQfc
Power Hour: Quicksandhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/32UDvh2Gnw4LvzejCLBePK
Power Hour: Handsome Boy Modeling Schoolhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/5mRERoIh90KZGILIYSeSDY
Power Hour: The Velvet Teenhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/7gEWX9nU1I27nNoIrWJ35a
Power Hour: Vampire Weekendhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/3zGjdXwloTwJL02znB7dY1
Power Hour: Smoking Popeshttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/6AR13HF9lIsQBGrGv3kN4H
Power Hour: Steely Danhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/2Z18RqGYahjfrhNQTZJRat
Power Hour: The Front Bottomshttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/6vbQLwxJ1uFp34F8Fk7qIJ
Power Hour: Duran Duranhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/7CqfZ6P0Q9U0Pieo1kenr5
Power Hour: Carly Rae Jepsonhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/4RozLpji5CcrcyDG6pE33x
Power Hour: 8Ball & MJGhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/1NkRNLGCgwI5xz3qbnjDpM
Power Hour: Aretha Franklinhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/7aRKzuvCc7TwtXlPbGOwtp
Power Hour: Jimmy Eat Worldhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/0iQNUFNMnEYDiL4507oL37
Power Hour: The Good Lifehttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/1SsTst1aknTvXBDYNq2elT
Power Hour: Cursivehttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/0qhxqWdUzKlU9f8zz0gS2m
Power Hour: El Ten Elevenhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/4Q4ueQLPuxBo0U7oVKTnQW
Power Hour: Astronautalishttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/5OQPY3OWTaTkf7w7wGxQ6c
Power Hour: Bomb The Music Industry!https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0ej4z4vsPR4zEH4mgPsf8m
Power Hour: The Chillshttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/7r36jKlbiswgF4hkRrhBVV
Power Hour: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsinhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/1lrqkQevvLXgNZNRrG0k7l
Power Hour: Say Hihttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/2bxnKKugYkROetaUmgGKE2
Power Hour: Sleater-Kinneyhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/41NAv3dYW8PSxTZ5NyjazP
Power Hour: Superdraghttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/0oWdL05yaBd3gR06gf2CIO
Power Hour: SPAZZhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/5ALHBgUokw93XKlf6TGPXa
Power Hour: The B-52shttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/4i4rP7qRxUIj0YvK4TOGEh
Power Hour: Dillinger Fourhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/2Q1WqJNiyFpEWityc0cCSu
Power Hour: Primushttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/74z9sF243LcXJn0VT8DcnV
Power Hour: Lily Allenhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/2j9UajL9goiVvJNZ3mWqWd
Power Hour: Telekinesishttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/2cfEHXuyv380svW450d8QR
Power Hour: Koufaxhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/0Uubr9xtoMXZE83aYmBZZS
Power Hour: The Promise Ringhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/5ukrcxiHtunaLPV7z0Q02M
Power Hour: J Churchhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/4uvupCiJ1KOkm08EWX1Hl8
Power Hour: Melt-Bananahttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/7bFrJSCI9LcnLh7oTLpubS
Power Hour: Arctic Monkeyshttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/4AlAACjm7TDCwDy3xVMoQa
Power Hour: Okkervil Riverhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/3Qa873rNgr8fCf9jM4b0t1
Power Hour: Speedy Ortizhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/0aElKu1ilAwJUj7U1IL8Pe
Power Hour: Prince (80s)https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5EuO2bSUSITd6aO45v3n36
Power Hour: Eelshttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/7A2tIXX6zVyExvbLaGHKrN
Power Hour: Mates of Statehttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/7o7x3NF0gBITMakmepGm8o
Power Hour: Fountains of Waynehttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/0jsIfiXOK8LrLJUdALyDyj
Power Hour: Reggie & The Full Effecthttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/47vOs7Qmj1G2dl2xo3Go7c
Power Hour: of Montrealhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/2ILEVKRWZOHMdl7ZWciasT
Power Hour: The Figgshttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/5ZbSwM32xRQPTLXjGYBws6
Power Hour: Guided By Voices (A Beginners Guide)https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5QqpeAJDu5QTAqBJiRq3ai
Power Hour: KYUSShttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/22UUq72AaJBCNcbWMc4vd2
Power Hour: Stereolabhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/0p7gCImZJ9KaXk64qZN0u8
Power Hour: The Fallhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/3OToaVqp7nPvC3RxWA2Hlg
Power Hour: The Go! Teamhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/5t1cX0qihgi2pfNPO2oDGd
Power Hour: "Weird Al" Yankovichttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/6YrqtOuaZwgkfyVXIkw3JQ
Power Hour: TOTOhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/4LIAW9lSUVT9OdcJCglJHx
Power Hour: They Might Be Giantshttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/0yCxeCkrkBcQvIpn8YAxgf
Power Hour: Talking Headshttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/5NdFqaCbdnnEaxRA7CtGtu
Power Hour: Creedence Clearwater Revivalhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/41vUWVT1Z6M5ncFVSjv6Og
Power Hour: Atom & His Packagehttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/4zC4jGZKOxe97cbQwpEEPj
Power Hour: Elliott Smithhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/5g06ppPU9Cc38nOI2TqzJj
Power Hour: Jawbreakerhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/4Mng8IZfyM4wcOWd4vf8Xr
Power Hour: Digable Planetshttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/5IV9IBlPBYaiaZlRjc8j0A
Power Hour: A Tribe Called Questhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/16FfxeNYWAV0GWo85OBQRq
Power Hour: The Get Up Kidshttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/2q46zF8VnBVfkyfhP64lZm
Power Hour: Joyce Manorhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/1Tv4Da4CYdWG72k6RnDYli
Power Hour: Britney Spearshttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/4TcBOgxwNmenCB9xHpa9QP
Power Hour: The Sea and Cakehttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/0vb064TmPKivRGKKORbHLi
Power Hour: R.E.M. ('82 to '88)https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0qwZMzwVkSOrYXg9o3v4y2
Power Hour: R.E.M. ('89 to '11)https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1yIWXUGma7SrRuFVQcTUJ3
Power Hour (and a half): David Bazanhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/2ydfHnmv2cYHcYxjR7blQj
Power Hour: The Crutchfieldshttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/6Go32FMk9ntFm6Rs3TjWqK
Power Hour: Weenhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/10hJYvEaAHImhW6JD3CUk1
Power Hour: Unwoundhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/3fS2DxC4Oh4kRj9mPMdAyu
Power Hour: XTChttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/68mt4FWsbuMwdqUdXPLEfw
Power Hour: The Smithshttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/0Cp5lSHtaMHwi9G0jLwG9q
Power Hour: BA Johnstonhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/1YY0D80DWsn1rMmb4pcFJr
Power Hour: Fugazi (take two)https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3Gvo2n2xDtEctyF9kStX9r
Power Hour: Fugazihttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/7f5r9KMpzt6Y0hgzxoNTGa
Power Hour: Motion City Soundtrackhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/6Hvcq389RMCTnciXtsr6ao
Power Hour: Saves The Dayhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/5qVeDQi8ukiHEtspRChxFd
Power Hour: Helvetiahttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/5HxMqwQest3z5u0sIXtBdv
Power Hour: CAKEhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/7h8bt6zRtGk3ohD2HxCTwy
Power Hour: Built to Spillhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/3z1DBZcciPhNa4QhJgJMfM
Power Hour: The Muffshttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/5MCfLo37jZ5llS3bMqARq8
Power Hour: The Mr. T Experiencehttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/4XIbs2dwgNz5BNSTlXCHD3
Power Hour: Lagwagonhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/17B5y3ttYS0PU1uK3jhrBY
Power Hour: Descendentshttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/4AadixXFBwYVP53QQZifyd