Okay, so lots of people are posting their end-of-year Spotify wrap-ups showing off their listening habits. I don’t subscribe to Spotify (they don’t pay their artists nearly enough, and they have a history of supporting podcasters I have issues with, so they don’t get my money), but I do have Apple Music (who, really, should also pay their artists more, but they’re at least better than Spotify), and Apple does an end-of-year “replay” thing.
Of course, even this is a very small peek at my listening habits, because I really don’t use Apple Music all that much. I get it as part of a subscription bundle, and only really use it briefly in the mornings before work, or occasionally in the evenings before bed. Most of the time I listen to songs from my local collection.
That said, though, here’s what Apple says about the, oh, 10% (if that) of my music listening that it knows about….
549 total artists
- The Orb 137 minutes
- Nine Inch Nails 136 minutes
- Dolly Parton 128 minutes
- Orbital 124 minutes
- Underworld 89 minutes
- Bonobo 71 minutes
- Hooverphonic 69 minutes
- Imperative Reaction 64 minutes
- Velvet Acid Christ 61 minutes
- Apoptygma Berzerk 51 minutes
- VNV Nation 50 minutes
- Seabound 50 minutes
- Front Line Assembly 46 minutes
- Rotersand 44 minutes
- Icon of Coil 44 minutes
I’m quite amused that Dolly landed so high on this list, particularly how out of place she looks. But her recent Rock Star album is great, and it has been getting a lot of plays since it came out. Worth it!
Again, I’ve listened to many of these tracks far more times this year than is represented here, and have listed to a lot of other stuff as well, probably far more than the 4-8 times shown in these screenshots. That said, it’s not really that bad of a sampler of what I listen to.
So…it’s a weird list, and only somewhat representative of my tastes. But hey, since I have a limited sample size to work from because I don’t stream much of what I listen to, it’s what we get.