February 6, 2007

My top 25 musicians, 2006

According to Last.fm, here’s the top 25 artists I listened to in 2006:

  1. The Beach Boys
  2. The Rolling Stones
  3. Fatboy Slim
  4. Joel Cohen/The Otaré Pit Band
  5. Sixpence None the Richer
  6. Oscar Alemán
  7. The Fiery Furnaces
  8. The New York Shakespeare Festival
  9. Brian Wilson
  10. The Velvet Underground
  11. Elvis Presley
  12. Portishead
  13. Siouxsie and the Banshees
  14. Only a Mother
  15. Tin Hat Trio
  16. Sleater-Kinney
  17. Alemayehu Eshete
  18. Luscious Jackson
  19. BS 2000
  20. The Outsiders
  21. People Like Us
  22. Negativland
  23. Michelle Shocked
  24. Mr. Bungle
  25. John Zorn

Hmm… the surprise here for me is Oscar Alemán; I had no idea I’d been listening to him that much. Two of the odder entries, Joel Cohen and The New York Shakespeare Festival, are because I’m not really sure what to put in the ID3 “artist” field for theatre cast recordings. For Johnny Johnson, I put the name of the conductor and the band; for The Threepenny Opera (posted on Dinosaur Gardens, by the way), I put the name of the theatre company. Should I have put the singer of each individual song? Who knows.

I wonder how many other people have Sixpence None the Richer and John Zorn in their top 25.

Thanks to Blair for the idea.