BBBD & Stats: Year-End Chart-Toppers
This December, I've been hiding out in a corner, feeling a pretty worthless addition to the Internet music community. No top-fifty, twenty, ten, five ... no 2007 recommendations ... no pulling of forgotten or overlooked gems ... no year-end/holiday offerings from BBBD, everyone's favorite (!) music blog out there!
I felt that I couldn't compete with other bloggers ... my top ten would approximately resemble at least five-hundred others', and the prospect of coming off completely unoriginal with a chart that's not up to snuff compared to other bloggers was ... daunting and frankly saddening.
After twenty-two days of intense thought, I've got something different (hopefully) to gift you this year, so here it goes: my top-ten based statistically on the number of plays each artist received from me this year. So, as the first chart below indicates, I listened to Joy Division 488 times this year, making that band the most popular and therefore number one on my un-adjusted, raw chart. Perhaps utterly boring, perhaps completely enlightening.
There are two charts below: one which includes artists/bands that predate 2007/didn't release anything this year and one which only includes 2007 artists. If anything, this might be sort of fun to look over ... and certainly less pretentious than my prepared list would've been (as much as I may claim Panda Bear was one of my top fives, he didn't end up there). Oh and hey -- there's a mix for each list, too (no carryover tracks). Enjoy the free music ... I've some saved up bandwidth!
BBBD'S 2007 STATISTICAL BREAK-DOWN
(1) Joy Division (488)
(2) Of Montreal (353)
(3) Klanguage (338)
(4) Babyshambles (286)
(5) Klaxons (284)
(6) the Arcade Fire (271)
(7) Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (223)
(8) Shugo Tokumaru (222)
(9) LCD Soundsystem (221)
(10)the Books (216)
BBBD TOP TEN MIX (Raw) (ZIP)
BBBD'S 2007 STATISTICAL BREAK-DOWN (Adjusted)
(1) Of Montreal (353)
(2) Babyshambles (286)
(3) Klaxons (284)
(4) the Arcade Fire (271)
(5) Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (223)
(6) Shugo Tokumaru (222)
(7) LCD Soundsystem (221)
(8) Working For A Nuclear Free City (183)
(9) Deerhunter (176)
(10)the Tough Alliance (175)
BBBD TOP TEN MIX (Adjusted) (ZIP)
*Animal COllective, Beirut, Digitalism, Justice, Panda Bear, the Go! Team, Marnie Stern, and Liars would've been included on a Top Twenty list.*