A Second Year of Last.fm

Album Cover: Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace

"Time will turn us into statues, eventually."
Foo Fighters / Statues

Posted on April 20, 2008 8:15 PM in Music
Warning: This blog entry was written two or more years ago. Therefore, it may contain broken links, out-dated or misleading content, or information that is just plain wrong. Please read on with caution.

Last year around this time, I posted a summary of my first year on music service Last.fm. Another year has now passed, so I thought I'd take a look at how my listening habits changed between then and now. First off, here's the breakdown of the artists I listened to the most over the past year:

  1. Radiohead (679 plays)
  2. The Beatles (580 plays)
  3. Pearl Jam (421 plays)
  4. Coldplay (419 plays)
  5. Nine Inch Nails (330 plays)
  6. The White Stripes (241 plays)
  7. The Chemical Brothers (232 plays)
  8. Death Cab for Cutie (227 plays)
  9. Snoop Dogg (221 plays)
  10. Snow Patrol (209 plays)

New to the list this year are Nine Inch Nails, thanks mostly to Ghosts I-IV; The White Stripes because of the sheer brilliance that is Icky Thump; The Chemical Brothers because of We Are the Night and its best track, The Salmon Dance; and Snoop Dogg solely due to Sexual Eruption.

Bumped off the top ten from last year were Keane, who dropped to #32; Zero 7, who ended up at #29; The Shins, who were close at #12; and Depeche Mode, who were even closer at #11.

Other than Sexual Eruption, Ben Gibbard's Indian Summer and a 50 Cent track I listened to on repeat for a really long time with my sound off (oops), the top twelve individual tracks I listened to in the past year were made up entirely of the tracks on In Rainbows.


Zim on April 20, 2008 at 8:37 PM:

Wow, I registered at last.fm April 21th... Now I'm pretty sure I did it after reading your article last year! That's nice.
Reading your own profile in Last.fm is interesting, you discover your own tendencies. And those weird numbers (how could we listen so many times *that* song?)
Happy last.fm aniversary :P


Bernie Zimmermann on April 20, 2008 at 8:42 PM:

Thanks, Zim. Happy anniversary to you, too!


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