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
In post #2 of this two part series here are some snaps and the highlights of the Talvi Festivaali that took place in Kuopio and Joensuu in February 2017.
Almost 2 years ago to the day Danko Jones were promoting their latest album, Fire Music, on a boat cruising between Finland and Estonia. This time around another new album, Wild Cat and a new mini-festival with even more suitable stable mates – Backyard Babies and Hardcore Superstar.
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.
Nice review of Amaranthe’s latest album. I quite like their lead single “That Song” and really look forward to hearing the full album.
Hopefully a jaunt to Finland to promote the album is on the cards soon…
I thought it would be hard for Nightwish to top their Ratina gig last year supporting their “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” album but again this was a overwhelming experience. I cannot give these guys enough credit for what was a fantastic performance and show.
After skipping Delain’s first visit to Finland I finally got to see one of my “Bucket list” bands and I’ve got to say – they were magnificent.
For various reasons I missed Delain’s debut at Tuska earlier this year but I really wanted to see them live and this was second only to Nightwish in terms of living up to expectations.
This post covers the whole day, the venue, the bands, the food, transportation and the vibes surrounding the event.
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.