Everybody else is doing it, so why can’t we? Yes, that question was also music related. (IYKYK)
Lookie here! It are my #SpotifyWrapped2021 selection for the year. I listened to a lot more than this, because I do like my radio, but there was certainly a lot of Spotifying as well. And this is what I listened to:
Look at that mix of contemporary and er… “older” quality artists.
My top 5 songs came from 1985, 2020, 2021*, 2020, and 1981. Which is all a bit confusing, because if you asked me what the best decade for music is or was, I’d obviously tell you that it was the 1990s.
Spotify put My Favourite 100 Songs Of The Year** into a playlist, which you’ll want to have a listen to:
Argh! The Spotify embed tool keeps giving me someone else's playlist.
Who the hell are the Stray Kids? Save yourself - don't google them.
Rather click the link above. Safety first.
I might have lost my sense of taste for a few weeks thanks to that miserable virus, but my musical taste clearly never failed me.
Spotify has let me know which artists and songs I listened to most this year. I’ve been VERY protective of my algorithm, so it’s delightful to note that neither Ed Sheeran nor Taylor Swift made it anywhere onto any playlist.
My top five were: Death Cab For Cutie, Seafret, Dry The River, New Order and First Aid Kit.
My top genres were: Indie Rock (obvs), Electronica, Britpop, Chamber Psych (eh?) and Rock.
As I start writing this, I realise that it’s my first post with WordPress 5.0. As usual with a WordPress update, I chose not to read any of the instructions – something that has never mattered before – and now I find myself quite (or more) bemused by the whole situation. My God, it’s horrible. How do I go back?
I clicked through on one of those review of the year things. This one was for Spotify, which I’ve only had for about 5 months. Here’s my Top Artists, Genre, Songs etc.
That image might not look like much, but it took me 35 minutes to upload, so damn well look at it, even though it’s probably still far too big.
The several hours I spent solely on Ludovico Einaudi equate nicely with my air travel. His music has always been my goto on iPod or Spotify for calming, relaxing times on big planes.
Look at me with my lack of mainstream nonsense. And it’s not for want of being contrary. I like what I listen to. And I listen to what I like.
Right. You can do your Spotify Wrapped here. And I’d love to write some more about it, but this editor is wearing me down already. It’s fecking awful and I want to go back to 4.9. I have no idea how to add categories or tags and they’re supposed to making it easier, better, more intuitive.