I spent 40,275 minutes on Spotify listening to music.
That equals about 671 hours and close to 2 hours of music on the service alone.
And I have a lot of vinyl which also gets listened to, YouTube also gets some of my attention and various CD’s and DVD’s of artists.
In other words, I’m madly in anger with music.
I listened to 86 different genres. But I’ll take that with a big asterisk as Spotify needs to break down musical styles in many little categories so their algorithms can get down low.
And the top 5 are listed as follows:
It’s a pretty common theme that the music is either Rock or Metal. And who comes up with a genre called “Album Rock”.
What does “Album Rock” even mean?
But in the space of 365 days, I listened to 819 different artists.
And I remember in 1988, I purchased 8 albums and copied about 20 other albums from friends onto cassettes. From those albums, some were from the same artists. For example, I purchased “And Justice For All” and dubbed “Kill Em All” from Metallica.
Even if it was 28 different artists, that number is nothing compared to 819. And any new artist trying to make a dent to get peoples attention is up against the history of music on streaming services plus all the new releases that come out each day.
From a podcast point of view, “No Fucking Regrets” from Robb Flynn was my main one.
It’s cool to see a musician doing different things. Apart from the podcast, Robb also does “Electric Hour Fridays” on YouTube/Facebook in which he drinks beer and plays through songs from Machine Head’s catalog along with cover songs. And he does his “General Journal” posts.
My top five artists vis Spotify are Free Spirits Rising, Coheed And Cambria, Daughtry, Disturbed and Dokken.
And that’s the summary of my Spotify Wrapped.
9 thoughts on “2021 – Spotify Wrapped Summary”
Their genre classifications are weird. Not sure how they arrive at their conclusions.
That’s a whole ton of artists to listen to. It definitely is a battle for a listener’s attention these days.
Yes I know. So much music out there and it’s competing with some of my favorite artists for attention.
I enjoy seeing these posted Pete. Cool to see Dokken in the 5 spot in 2021!
It’s not rocking if there’s no Dokken
Thanks for sharing your Spotify Wrapped 2021, Pete! I did not know about Spotify breaking down genres into little categories; that explains why I was so confused when I saw how many genres I listened to this past year. That “album rock” thing sounds dumb, but that’s Spotify! You listened to way more minutes of Spotify than I did; I didn’t even get close to 15,000 minutes, but you got over 40,000 minutes. That’s cool you have Daughtry in your top five artists, though. ‘American Idol’ contestants are getting some love, woohoo!
When Daughtry is rocking I’m a fan. He always gets plays.
If he didn’t have that Nickelback sound, I’d listen to Daughtry more often. I do like a few songs by him and there’s no doubt that he has one of the best voices in rock history that came from the 2000s.
The Nickelback sound is there on the earlier albums because Chad Kroeger is a co-writer. And for any artists who’s coming to pop culture via a TV show, they need hit songs and Nickelback at the time definitely had the hits.
Yeah I know Chris worked with someone from Nickelback before and that’s fine. I don’t know, I just find his music too modern.