Sunday, 1 April 2012

Last.fm - Top Artists January-March 2012



The first signs of a true geek: logging your music. Yes, you read correctly. I log everything I listen to. Yes, there are rules. For instance, walking into a shop and hearing The Black Keyes doesn’t constitute as a listen. IPod listens, stereo listens, car listens (when you’re alone or in my case, when I’m with my better half). These do.

I've been logging my music listens since 2007. I just find it interesting; a hobby, even. Maybe it’s the statistician coming out in me. Does it act on a subconscious level?

I.e. “I need to listen to some more Slint so they can crack the top 50. Answer: no. It’s not a competition, despite numbers being involved. That’s how I see it, anyway.

To quell the sighs I can hear and the cringes I can feel from afar below are the top artists so far this year:

1. A.A. Bondy 191
2. Real Estate 167
3. Guided by Voices 164
4. Dirty Three 157
5. Boris 129
6. Crippled Black Phoenix 120
7. Bitch Magnet 114
8. Make Up 112
9. Total Control 103
10. The Twilight Sad 95
11. WU LYF 94
12. Shearwater 88
13. The Horrors 87
14. The Field 83
15. Archers of Loaf 81
16. Ryan Adams 80
17. Toro Y Moi 76
18. Manic Street Preachers 73
19. The Men 70
20. Burial 66
20. Josh T. Pearson 66
22. Damien Jurado 65
22. Bon Iver 65
22. Bry Webb 65
25. Mission of Burma 64
25. June of 44 64
25. No Age 64
28. The Doors 63
28. Experimental Aircraft 63
30. Rustie 62
31. Sharon van Etten 60
32. Seam 59
33. Bruce Springsteen 58
34. Nirvana 57
34. The God Machine 57
36. Mark Lanegan 56
36. Bethany Curve 56
36. The War On Drugs 56
39. The Brian Jonestown Massacre 55
39. SBTRKT 55
41. Walls 54
42. Mojave 3 52
43. Ride 47
43. Pelican 47
45. Killing Joke 44
45. Labradford 44
45. Pop. 1280 44
48. De La Soul 43
49. Paul Westerberg 42
50. Teenage Fanclub 41
50. Afghan Whigs 41

Simon K.
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