Initially we contacted Rob Fitzpatrick to talk about the series he's been writing for The Guardian, "101 Strangest Records on Spotify", but when we found out what he does for a living, we realized we had a real Good Gig on our hands. The job title "Browse Editor" for Spotify was not one we'd heard of before, but now we all want that job! Getting paid to listen to music seems like the best kind of job.
The edges are what interest Rob, those songs that not everyone has heard, the songs that fill in the gaps of music history.
With a seemingly endless catalog of music at his disposal, Rob has been busy scouring the far reaches of Spotify to find some of the strangest songs out there. But how does he decide what to listen to?