Music Report 2022

I've been a music stats junkie ever since I heard about in 2006. And every year I look forward to the end of year review. Unlike Spotify with their 'Wrapped', actually do this correctly by acknowledging that December is a month in which people still listen to music.

So how did it shake out? 20,493 scrobbles – a slight increase over 2021 – but I'm still listening to less music than I used to. Podcasts are 100% to blame here. And there are only so many hours in the day for competing media attention in my ears.

No surprise Depeche were the top band. Fletch's passing meant I went on a bit of a nostalgic re-listen to their body of work. A decent year for synth acts overall and I'm really loving Korine at the moment. Kinda funny that stalwarts Rammstein still make an appearance in every one of my end of year lists. And I really really really loved Suede's new album and played that a lot.

Here's to 2023 in my ears!

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  1. martymankins says:

    This stats version of what you listened to is very detailed. Nice to see Depeche Mode at the top. As with me, I listened to a lot more Depeche Mode this year as well, a lot of it in the months following Fletch's passing.

    • kevin says:

      That's what happens when someone in a band you like passes, it's all you listen to for a couple days. Did that recently with The Specials & Fun Boy Three when Terry Hall died.

  2. Dave2 says:

    I saw this and thought "Did Time's Arrow release early?" Because Ladytron was on the list. Nope. Still this month! What I DID miss was new Suede! So thanks for that. My DM plays were likely largely elevated as well.

    • kevin says:

      I was listening to their teaser single for the new album and that's so very good. Really looking forward to their new album.

  3. kapgar says:

    These stats are awesome and I could totally see myself going down a massive rabbit hole studying them. I just wish there was a way to passively account for Bandcamp and offline listening. Ugh.