The official Star Wars Spotify account set up to promote TFA has a bunch of playlists (mostly of non-Williams/score music) dedicated to various characters from the whole series, including prequel main characters (but no Jar Jar, boo).
Some of them are clearly jokey lists; Chewbacca’s is entirely made up of ’80s “hair bands.” Some are rather fitting; I could imagine Han listening to old school rock and rambling about how it was all better back then than the crap we have today. Others are kind of baffling. Who knew Palpatine had a penchant for dubstep or that Obi-Wan digs ’60s pop? Whoever’s responsible for putting Bieber on Luke’s playlist (!!!) needs to be dropped from a helicopter into an ocean of hungry sharks.
Anakin’s playlist features a lot of pop punk and ’00s era emo, the kind of stuff popular on alternative rock radio over the past 10 years. But no Korn or Linkin Park???
Yoda’s playlist is basically, trippy.
Padmé Amidala’s playlist is full of girl power pop with some Marina and the Diamonds thrown in.
Artoo’s playlist is an EDM party.
Classical for Threepio, of course.
Qui-Gon’s list is stoner prog rock.
Here’s Obi-Wan’s list. Groovy, baby!
Palpatine’s dubstep of doom.
Darth Maul’s death metal.
And finally, Mace Windu’s playlist which is an eclectic mix.
Have fun with the rest of the gang here. The stuff on Boba Fett’s, Anakin’s, Finn’s and Kylo’s mixes are probably closest to what I listen to, with some of Artoo and Palpie’s stuff for the dance floor. No classic post punk anywhere, though. What a bummer! Maybe I should come up with my own…