2018 was a record year for me listening to music. It’s always fun to see what Spotify & LastFM have to say about your listening habits. To be fair there were not many surprises but I like looking at the stats.Continue reading 2018 – My Year in Music: Listening
2018 was quite a good year for me. A festival, quite a few gigs and a couple of discoveries that will stay with me forever.
It was also a record year for Scrobbling and perhaps no surprise that one of my discoveries tops my play charts by quite a long shot. Below are some of the highlights.Continue reading 2018 – My Year in Music: Gigs
So “devastating” was my musical journey in 2017 that I can at least take some solace in my listening during the year.
Picking a top 3 for live performances is perhaps harder than previous years since I have been spoiled for choice in the past. 2016 has been quite ropy and maybe my expectations have been too high for some of the acts.
In what has been a somewhat eclectic year for me for music selecting my top 3 albums should not be too hard. Since Last FM really fucked up their service last year though, I cannot show what my most played tracks or albums are.
However, my top LPs are mostly by female-fronted bands and my tastes don’t appear to have wavered much since last year.
I wrote back in July bemoaning the music scene in Finland in 2016. I found few gigs of any worth to go to and although there have been some great individual gigs, there really hasn’t been too much to write about – thus the relative inactivity of the blog this year. Are things about to take a turn for the better in 2017?
This should be the same, or very similar to My 2015 According to Spotify post, but here are my top artists, albums and tracks according to LastFM.
Summary and highlights from Spotify for 2015. No surprises really. Drop Dead Cynical still hanging in there though.
I’ve discovered and seen a fair number of new to me bands this year. Here are my top 3. These bands are not brand new, they have been around for a few years but the first two are certainly not mainstream yet.