I’ve been using Spotify for quite a few years now and remember that the first time I had ever heard of the application/service was when I attended an event called Blog Expo back in 2011. At the convention, I had met some Finnish people and they showed it to me on their laptop. The service was not yet here and if you feel like jumping into the “PiercingMetal Wayback Machine” just click HERE to see that report. The other day I learned that one could generate their “Year In Spotify” and since I like talking about stuff like this on The Chronicles, figured I would do some screen captures and offer up some thoughts on each of the applications disclosures. Let’s go.
I had to chuckle at the revelation that I “only” listened to 9.6K minutes of songs. That amounts to about 161 hours or 6.6 days when it comes down to it. Readers should know that I am also using YouTube to listen to music AND the still popular in my household CD medium. A lot of times when it comes to the review process I am listening via a provided stream which is not connected to Spotify.
I honestly don’t know how Spotify came up with these performers as my top artists unless it was just testing to see if I knew who it was of these choices. Of these groups I listened to more Misfits than anyone else you see but overall much more KISS, Van Halen and Judas Priest were listened to over the course of the year.
The top song it picked for me would end up being “Epona” by Eluveitie. This surprises me since I am pretty positive I listened to HIM’s “Join Me In Death” a lot this year, especially as their ending the career dawned closer and closer.
Of these choices my most played Genre was “Rock”. I don’t think that I ever heard any “Jazz Metal”. Hmmm. Curious now for sure. Below are the three quizzes they gave me and as you can see I didn’t know my own activity.
This part is pretty exciting to showcase for you all. They made a playlist and I saved the link for all of you to peruse.
The link HERE should bring you to a list of my “Top 100” songs so please check it out. I hope you like some of the stuff that I listened to a lot over the course of the year. Maybe it will raise your interest just a little bit. This next graphic made me chuckle as well. Glad that I don’t “act my age” musically. Why should I? There’s plenty of time to be old and sour about things.
This next playlist is a recommendation list and I have yet to peruse it but I will link to it below just the same. I hope that I find something new that I might have missed out on. This link HERE should bring you to a list of the recommendations that Spotify had for me. According to the summary these are “the ones that got away” from me so let’s see what they are all about together and give the good ones a chance. It’s the least we can do. It’s never too late to be inspired.
As they close up the rundown you get this nice little graphic that sums it all up. Of course it leaves out some of the stuff we came across and lined out above. Speaking frankly I think some of the songs it said were my top are wrong despite having listened to them. Sure I listened to those tracks by Kobra and Rainbow but only a couple of times apiece to do single reviews on the website. The Church was an odd band to find in my top bands because I think I only listened to the song “Under The Milky Way” when it came down to it. I did listen to a lot of Misfits, HIM, KISS and W13 however.
So there you have it. My 2017 in Spotify as determined by their servers. If you’d like to follow what I am listening to you can do so by looking for the PIERCINGMETAL profile since that is how I created the account so many years ago. You can create your own Wrapped or begin using Spotify as a whole via the links down below. Give it a shot. There truly is some good music out there. Ciao for now.