January Music Trends

I love music and I listen to as much as I can as often as I can. As a result I have decided to do a monthly post highlighting the music that I have listened to most that month as well as new music that I have discovered. These posts might also contain information about concerts, music-related events as well as other bits of information relating to music and/or the music industry. Each month I am going to start out by displaying my latest last.fm stats including total number of plays and top artists for the month.

Last.fm Stats - January
Last.fm Top Artists - January

January was a very code heavy month which is why I listened to so much upbeat techno music, I find that it really helps to keep my motivation and focus at a high level.

Next up is listening data from Rdio which shows the albums I have listened to most overall. These stats are not unique to January so this image will change at a slower rate but over time I think it will be interesting to see how things evolve. It will also be interesting to keep tabs on quickly and efficiently Rdio's stat engine updates.

Rdio Top Albums - January

I discovered Skrillex's Bangarang EP last month which resulted in a lot of listens to those tracks and I have been finding myself listening to more and more RJD2 as well as M83. There is a lot of great music out right now so my tastes are going in a lot of different directions. I will be back next month with details about what music I find interesting during the month of February, in the meantime I always love to hear about other people's taste in music so please leave your current favorites in the comments!