As the year slowly crawls to an end, it’s time to line up those yearly summary posts again. First out is my year in music.
I usually use a bit of Last.fm data and Spotify‘s year in review-feature to brag about my fantastic taste in music. But this year, Spotify is lagging a bit behind schedule on getting the data online. Either that, or they’ve decided to not do it in 2016. No need to worry, though, because the great minds at Last.fm has decided to go all in with their own Your Year in Music feature.
And what a great job they’ve done. Beautiful data everywhere!
According to Last.fm, my top 50 artists for 2016 were Lonely The Brave, Nothing But Thieves, Biffy Clyro, Sync24, Bersarin Quartett, Aes Dana, Astropilot, Black Foxxes, Solar Fields, Brian Eno, GoGo Penguin, Tycho, Hol Baumann, Nils Frahm, Ben Lukas Boysen, Asura, H.U.V.A. Network, The Midnight, Hammock, Kent, Mutemath, Carbon Based Lifeforms, Nujabes, FM-84, Hidden Orchestra, HVOB, All Tvvins, Ulrich Schnauss, I Awake, Moderat, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Boards of Canada, The Weeknd, Circular, Coldplay, Koan, Frank Sinatra, Ishome, Kettel, Cell, Ben Howard, Lymbyc Systym, Brambles, Moddi, deadmau5, Kristian Kristensen, Yosi Horikawa, DumDum Boys, Frank Turner, Metallica, and Volbeat.
It’s the usual mix of electronica and altrock, spiced up with a little Las Vegas Big Band & Jazz. Interestingly, British act Lonely the Brave manages to keep the number one spot on my list this year as well. They played support for Biffy Clyro (3rd most poular band this year) in Oslo in late October. Somehow, I managed to miss that concert. I beat myself up pretty bad because of that.