Well, another CES is over and done with. The trailer is being dismantled and most of our team is in flight from Las Vegas or will be soon.
For us, CES isn't just about covering news, and writing features and reports, and doing liveblogs. Well, it is mostly that, and we love doing it, and we hope that this year we did better than last year, and that next year we'll do better than that. But CES is also the one time a year that our large and very international team is all together in one place, which makes it even more special.
I asked the writers and people who work at The Verge to contribute a song for the CES 2013 playlist below. True to form, some people didn't ever get around to answering my email, and the ones who did... well, let's just say we're a diverse group. The resulting playlist is, of course, just as varied and weird as we are. We hope you enjoy it, and we can't wait for CES 2014.
You can find our previous playlists here.
1. "Witchita Lineman" - Glen Campbell (Sam Thonis)
2. "Space Jam" - Union of Sound (Kimber Streams)
3. "Cards to Your Heart" - Groove Armada (William Savona)
4. "One Night in Bangkok" - Murray Head (Chris Ziegler)
5. "Working Man" - Rush (Michael Shane)
6. "The House that Heaven Built" - Japandroids (Thomas Houston)
7. "Hotel California" - The Eagles (Vlad Savov)
8. "Canon" - Justice (Nathan Ingraham)
9. "Breakfast" Le Le (James Chae)
10. "Dramophone" - Caravan Place (Dieter Bohn)
11. "QueenS" - THEESatisfaction (Russell Brandom)
12. "The Beginning is the End is the Beginning" - Smashing Pumpkins (Dan Seifert)
13. "Greyhound" - Swedish House Mafia (Joshua Topolsky)
14. "Die Young" - Ke$ha (Joshua Topolsky)
15. "Girl" - Das Racist (Ellis Hamburger)
16. "Lift Me Up" - Saturday Looks Good to Me (Tim Carmody)
17. "The Sound of Silence" - Simon & Garfunkel (Bryan Bishop)
18. "Down the Road" - C2C (Aaron Souppouris)
19. "Sick as a Dog" - Aerosmith (TC Sottek)
20. "Stigmata" - Ministry (Nilay Patel)
21. "Scarface (Push it to the Limit)" - Paul Engemann (Jesse Hicks)
22. "Kooks" - David Bowie (Laura June)
Please note that there are some discrepancies in the Spotify and Rdio versions of the playlists because of various differing song availability, and also note that Vlad's song, Hotel California by The Eagles, is sadly not available on either.