No. Not me. And probably not you, statistically speaking.
But 6 Music turns 20 today, so happy birthday to it.
My spiritual, musical home, not always a harmonious (pun actually intended) relationship, but sometimes things need to be a bit challenging and difficult. It’s also both the reason that I use Spotify, and the reason that I don’t use Spotify very much. Because I don’t have the luxury of a local record store, so I need to get my (non-radio) music fix somewhere, but I’m more often listening to the radio in the first place.
And on those odd occasions when I do accidentally tune into some local station, whether it’s one meant for my demographic or not, I thank my lucky stars that the internet and the BBC Sounds app exists. Because there would be misery and death all around if I had to listen to the aural pollutants that SABC and Primedia push out 24/7.
So here’s to another 20 years and beyond. Happy Birthday, 6 Music.
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.