Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?

Ah yes, the 1993 album from The Cranberries, everybody’s second favourite band: Linger, Dreams etc.

But also no. I’m thinking about Spotify Wrapped, which has taken over the internet for the last 24 hours. And while it might be the most important thing happening in the world at the moment, it does make a change from the most important things happening in the world at the moment.

Which is great.

Here’s mine:

1,938 songs.
813 artists.
53 genres.

Top Genres: Permanent Wave (I had to look that up):

Permanent Wave Music is a genre of music that has been popular in the United States since the early 1980s. It is characterized by a heavy reliance on synthesizers and drum machines, as well as a strong emphasis on melody and rhythm. It often combines elements of pop, funk, and rock music.

Yeah, ok. Fair enough. Then Chamber Pop(?), Electronica, Art Pop(??) and Manchester indie. Mad for it.

And this:

Muse was a surprise, even given this. But in that post, I did say I’d probably give it a couple of months and then give up on them again, and that’s exactly what happened:

Top song, Turmoil from The Lathums; again surprising (and a bit awkward), given this, where I compared the song to Glenn Medeiros’ 1988 hit Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You.

And the rest of my Top 5 were all from Sigur Rós. That wasn’t surprising at all.

Onward and upward. I listened to more Spotify this year than any previous year, but I still think I listened to more 6Music than Spotify. By a country mile.

I can’t wait for my 6Music Wrapped. When does that happen again?