An Album a Day in 2007 January 5, 2008Posted by reidmix in Best of 2007, Lists, Music.
Tags: 2007, best of, emusic, filter magazine, indiefeed, kexp, last.fm, lastgraph, metacritic, statistics, visualization
End of the year marks the beginning of my “Best Of” lists for 2007. When compiling my lists which lead me to my top 10 albums of the year I made some startling discoveries — like the obscene amount of music I listened to in 2007. Overall I listened to 313 albums, or just under 1 a day for 2007. I can thank emusic, indiefeed, KEXP song of the day supplying my habit. Here’s the breakdown of EPs vs LPs for each month:
You can see I clear out my music queues in January. If this graph is too Excel for you and you are a last.fm user, click on over to lastgraph to see a great visualization of your listening habits (I’ll insert my year 2007 graph when lastgraph get’s to rendering it)
Thanks to my move from Paste to Filter Magazine (Paste skewed too old for me personally); my new favorite online record stores: Insound and Boomkat and their awesome newsletters and samplers, good convos throughout the year with my blogmates at The Pelican’s Perch and Evening Rocket and all my coworkers and friends; and weekly check-ins with metacritic.com’s Upcoming CD Releases have kept me abreast of all the great new music in 2007.
About a third of music I bought this year was new music — 115 albums! Here’s the breakdown of music in 2007 and before across EPs vs. LPs:
Totals LPs EPs 2007 115 88 27 Pre-2007 198 97 101 All 313 185 128
I’m happy to say that I’m blogging a little more — about a post a month. I aim to increase this number and become somewhat more routine, well, here’s to resolutions!
I saw some great shows last year including the Annuals, Arcade Fire and Electrelane, Animal Collective and Eric Copeland (from Black Dice fame), The Go! Team (the best performance by far in 2007), and Vampire Weekend. Gosh, I’m so happy for the Silverlake / Echo Park music scene — so many great bands to go see. I’ll update my concert list.
I was more impressed this year with debuts than follow-ups as I’ll talk about in my “Best Of” lists. All in all, I’d have to say 2007 was a great year in music!