Most Played of 2011

RSS
Condividi

Gen 1 2012, 22:08

To keep with tradition and note my music listening trends in 2011, here's my most played artists, songs and albums. Right off of the bat, I have a feeling play counts will be down overall from last year.

10 Most Played Artists of 2011
T-1. Radiohead - 254 (1,974 overall, #1)
T-1. M83 - 254 (751 overall, #9)
3. LCD Soundsystem - 229 (603 overall, #17)
4. Panda Bear - 173 (344 overall, #41)
5. Das Racist - 167 (197 overall, #86)
6. Battles - 158 (585 overall, #18)
7. Destroyer - 144 (144 overall, #120)
8. The Black Keys - 130 (132 overall, #130)
T-9. The White Stripes - 129 (1,189 overall, #3)
T-9. Neon Indian - 129 (210 overall, #79)

Nothing terribly shocking: The Top 3 consisted of 3 of my all-time favorite bands. LCD got #3 despite no album this year, but I listened to them extensively before and after seeing their second-to-last live show ever in NYC. I vowed to listen to Das Racist more, and I did, logging 167 plays of last year's Sit Down, Man and this year's Relax. Kind of funny The Black Keys and The White Stripes were back-to-back.

2010's most played artist, The Dillinger Escape Plan, logged 292 plays and the #10 artists (LCD and Deerhunter) nabbed 149 plays each, both totals more than this year's counterparts. The only carryover from 2010 is LCD Soundsystem. The only time Radiohead never cracked my Top 10 was last year (#36, 71 plays), but with the release of The King of Limbs, my favorite band is back on top.

The top artists of year's past include Radiohead in 2007 (386), Beck in 2008 (441), Animal Collective in 2009 (the highest with 628) and The Dillinger Escape Plan last year (292). This makes the 254 plays at #1 a new low.

20 Most Played Tracks
1. Midnight City - 49
2. Lotus Flower - 41
3. Yonkers - 39
T-4. Ice Cream (feat. Matias Aguayo) - 37
T-4. Niggas in Paris - 37
6. Slow Motion - 36 (44 overall)
7. Barbra Streisand - 32
8. Round and Round - 31 (47 overall)
9. Not in Love (feat. Robert Smith) - 29
10. Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair - 27
11. Dance Yrself Clean - 25 (34 overall)
12. French! - 24
T-13. Gold Soundz - 23
T-13. Adult Goth - 23
15. Kaputt - 22
T-16. Chinatown - 21
T-16. Go Outside - 21
T-16. Last Night at the Jetty - 21
T-19. Apply - 20 (32 overall)
T-19. Sail - 20
T-19. hahahaha jk? - 20 (30 overall)
T-19. 6 Foot 7 Foot - 20
T-19. Make Some Noise - 20
T-19. Polish Girl - 20
T-19. Lonely Boy - 20
All songs were first scrobbled in 2010, unless a higher overall play count is indicated.

As usual, a list of mostly songs released in 2011, with a few 2010 songs that got some carryover love. The only exception is at #13: I downloaded Quarantine The Past, the 2011 greatest hits package for '90s indie rock gods Pavement. Like last year, there's a lot of clustering of play counts (as evidenced by the annoying 7-way time at #19), but it wasn't an incremental decrease from top to bottom like last year. Midnight City accrued 49 plays for the top spot; last year, a triumvirate of The xx's "Intro", Wavves' "Post Acid" and Sleigh Bells' "Tell 'Em" had only 37 plays each at the top spot. Although the top spot had 12 more plays this year than last year, the bottom spot had six fewer.

10 Most Played Albums
1. Hurry Up, We're Dreaming - 157
2. Tomboy - 150
3. Kaputt - 144
4. The King of Limbs - 141
T-5. Bon Iver - 121
T-5. Era Extraña - 121
7. Sit Down, Man - 115
8. Before Today - 114
9. Take Care - 104
10. Watch the Throne - 99

Somewhat paltry play counts when compared to last year (2010's most played album, Treats, notched 229 plays), with #10 not even crossing 100 plays somehow. As usual, mostly 2011 fare, except for Das Racist and Ariel Pink from last year.

I'm sure this does not skew things much, but since I've begun using Spotify near the end of 2011, some of their tags are wonky and would not line up with my iTunes tags. For instance, any The Throne plays would scrobble as Jay-Z. Real smart, Spotify.

We have another "triple crown" winner this year, which was last accomplished in 2009 by Animal Collective. M83 shared top artist with Radiohead, but was alone atop the top tracks and albums list. No surprise there: M83 easily had my favorite song and album of 2011, as well. Last year, Sleigh Bells was the closest, coming in at #2 for artists, tied at #1 for songs and #1 for albums.

I started 2011 with 60,372 overall plays and end with 68,790 (including plays from today as I wrote this exhausting thing), meaning I tallied 8,418 plays in 2011. I don't know how many plays I've had in previous years, but I average ~29 plays per day according to last.fm. If that's the case, an average year would result in 10,585 plays, making 2011 a "down" year in terms of plays. This could be because of medical school consuming my life and/or putting all of my music on an external hard drive, requiring me to plug it in when I want music. However, since I've gotten Spotify, I can circumvent that. I predict I will (hopefully) have more plays in 2012.

Until then, go statistic minutiae!

Commenti

Aggiungi un commento. Accedi a Last.fm o registrati (è gratuito).