Branden's Music Stats

I love listening to music. I also love statistics. So I created this website, which quantifies exactly how much I love music.

These statistics are compiled from a database of 13,608 tracks from 1,688 albums and 746 artists (not counting artists whose sole contribution to my library is on compilation albums). The total playtime of the music library is 6w 1d 1h 51m 38s, or an average of 4m 33s per track. A total of 381,615 plays are recorded, for a total time spent listening of:

3 years 16 weeks 2 days 15 hours 38 minutes 28 seconds

The comparison is based on the past 2y 50w 6d of tracking only. In that time, 81,967 plays were recorded, for 38w 5h 54m 27s of playtime. In the "All Time" statistics, the number in parenthesis is the change in rank over the duration of this comparins.

Collection of these playcount statistics began at least by February 2006, but may have begun prior to then. The data is collected from my iTunes Library, which counts a "play" as when a track plays through its complete end. I do not leave my music playing unattended, and I primarily listen to music through iTunes or devices which synchronize with its library. I take great care to keep this data as clean as possible. These statistics were last updated on 2 Nov 2021.

Favorite Artists

Artist favoritism is based purely on total time spent listening to music by that artist, irrespective of playcounts.

All-time

1.

VNV Nation

2.

Decemberists

3. (+1)

Rotersand

4. (-1)

Mind.In.A.Box

5.

Assemblage 23

6. (+1)

Röyksopp

7. (-1)

Stars

8. (+2)

Shpongle

9. (-1)

Electric Six

10. (-1)

Ulrich Schnauss

11. (+2)

Front Line Assembly

12. (-1)

Sigur Rós

13. (-1)

Ladytron

14. (+6)

M83

15. (-1)

Besnard Lakes

Favorite Albums

Albums are ranked by their hypotenuse of total playcount and total time spent listening to the album.

All-time

1.

Dreamweb


2005 LP by Mind.In.A.Box
2.

Lost Alone


2004 LP by Mind.In.A.Box
3.

And The Glass Handed Kites


2005 LP by Mew
4.

Junior


2009 LP by Röyksopp
5.

Crossroads


2007 LP by Mind.In.A.Box
6. (+3)

The Hazards Of Love


2009 LP by Decemberists
7. (+4)

The King Is Dead


2011 LP by Decemberists
8. (-2)

Set Yourself On Fire


2004 LP by Stars
9. (-2)

Turning The Mind


2009 LP by Maps
10. (-2)

In The Aeroplane Over The Sea


1998 LP by Neutral Milk Hotel
11. (-1)

Automatic


2011 LP by VNV Nation
12. (+4)

Worlds


2014 LP by Porter Robinson
13. (+7)

The Way Out


2010 LP by Books
14. (+1)

The Big Roar


2011 LP by Joy Formidable
15. (+7)

Joyland


2014 LP by TR/ST

Since Nov 2018

1.

The Victorian Wallflowers


2018 LP by Ashbury Heights
2.

Dragonfly


2001 LP by ego likeness
3.

Noire


2018 LP by VNV Nation
4.

Fear Inoculum


2019 LP by Tool
5.

Astromythology


2017 LP by Crüxshadows
6.

Death Song


2017 LP by Black Angels
7.

Mystic Familiar


2020 LP by Dan Deacon
8.

Dark All Day


2018 LP by Gunship
9.

DSVII


2019 LP by M83
10.

Shrines


2012 LP by Purity Ring
11.

The Looking Glass Society


2015 LP by Ashbury Heights
12.

Warnings


2020 LP by I Break Horses
13.

Blue Skied an' Clear


2002 LP by multiple artists
14.

I'll Be Your Girl


2018 LP by Decemberists
15.

Hey You


2019 Remix by Rotersand

Favorite Tracks

Individual track favoritism is determined purely by playcount.

All-time

1. (+4)

Lullaby For Gaia


ESCM 1997 LP by BT
2. (-1)

Happy Up Here


Junior 2009 LP by Röyksopp
3.

Angels & Demons


Compass 2009 LP by Assemblage 23
4. (-2)

Vision One


Junior 2009 LP by Röyksopp
5. (+4)

Rubicon


Empires 2000 LP by VNV Nation
6. (-2)

Certainty


Dreamweb 2005 LP by Mind.In.A.Box
7. (+13)

Faith


Chiaroscuro 2014 LP by I Break Horses
8. (+6)

Medicine Brush


Chiaroscuro 2014 LP by I Break Horses
9. (+1)

Amuse Bouche


Entertainment 2009 LP by Fischerspooner
10. (+35)

Monument (The Inevitable End Ver…


The Inevitable End 2014 LP by Röyksopp
11. (-5)

The Girl And The Robot


Junior 2009 LP by Röyksopp
12. (-5)

Legion (Janus)


Burning Empires / Stan… 2000 Remix by VNV Nation
13. (-5)

Out Of Time


Dreamweb 2005 Remix by Mind.In.A.Box
14. (+7)

Change


Lost Alone 2004 LP by Mind.In.A.Box
15. (-2)

Control


Automatic 2011 LP by VNV Nation

Since Nov 2018

1.

If..! (feat. Little Boots)


Electronica 1: The Tim… 2015 LP by Jean-Michel Jarre
2.

If You're Shooting with the Left…


The Victorian Wallflowers 2018 LP by Ashbury Heights
3.

Waiting for the Fall


The Victorian Wallflowers 2018 LP by Ashbury Heights
4.

Hydra


Dragonfly 2001 LP by ego likeness
5.

Become a Mountain


Mystic Familiar 2020 LP by Dan Deacon
6.

Ladders


The Victorian Wallflowers 2018 LP by Ashbury Heights
7.

Time After Time


Dark All Day 2018 LP by Gunship
8.

Currency


Death Song 2017 LP by Black Angels
9.

Infinity (You Don't See Me)


Astromythology 2017 LP by Crüxshadows
10.

Headlights


The Victorian Wallflowers 2018 LP by Ashbury Heights
11.

The Map Is Not The Territory


Dragonfly 2001 LP by ego likeness
12.

Firebird


The Victorian Wallflowers 2018 LP by Ashbury Heights
13.

Only Satellites


Noire 2018 LP by VNV Nation
14.

Apollo (Rotersand Rework)


Black EP Vol 2 2011 Remix by Apoptygma Berzerk
15.

Lights Go Out


Noire 2018 LP by VNV Nation

Recent Additions

Oct 2021

Night Sobbed a Potion Diseased


2021 LP by Wallachian Cobwebs
7 tracks
33m 30s long
#1637 (new) alltime
#549 recently
5 plays

1000 gecs


2019 LP by 100 gecs
10 tracks
23m long
#1643 (new) alltime
#562 recently
5 plays

Shpongle Remixed by Cosmic Trigger


2020 Remix by Shpongle
6 tracks
46m 1s long
#1433 (new) alltime
#260 recently
10 plays

Urban Dreams


2021 LP by Kebu
20 tracks
1h 15m 26s long
#1675 (new) alltime
#778 recently
2 plays
Sep 2021

Cathartes


2021 LP by Soriah
7 tracks
43m 37s long
#1434 (new) alltime
#262 recently
10 plays

HEY WHAT


2021 LP by Low
10 tracks
46m 8s long
#572 (new) alltime
#42 recently
30 plays

Lost Tapes


2021 Demo by Röyksopp
10 tracks
1h 5m 42s long
#473 (new) alltime
#26 recently
28 plays

The Longest Road on Earth Soundt…


2021 Soundtrack by Beícoli
24 tracks
1h 19m 57s long
#1204 (new) alltime
#170 recently
10 plays

Sarabande


2021 Single by Big Black Delta
1 tracks
5m 28s long
#1283 (new) alltime
#190 recently
16 plays

Makarachian Morning Prayer


2021 Single by Big Black Delta
1 tracks
4m 37s long
#1286 (new) alltime
#191 recently
16 plays

Ghost Nocturne


2019 LP by Acretongue
9 tracks
41m 40s long
#1170 (new) alltime
#156 recently
15 plays
Aug 2021

City Slicker


2021 LP by Ginger Root
6 tracks
18m 50s long
#1647 (new) alltime
#578 recently
5 plays

Infinite Moment


2018 LP by Field
6 tracks
1h 5m 12s long
#1055 (new) alltime
#129 recently
14 plays

Blonde On Blonde


1966 LP by Bob Dylan
14 tracks
1h 12m 56s long
#1688 (new) alltime
#1093 recently
1 plays

If You Can Believe Your Eyes & Ears


1966 LP by The Mamas & The Papas
12 tracks
34m 50s long
#1513 (new) alltime
#324 recently
9 plays

Crosby, Stills & Nash


1969 LP by Crosby, Stills & Nash
14 tracks
52m 45s long
#1605 (new) alltime
#467 recently
5 plays

Fifth Dimension


1966 LP by Byrds
17 tracks
47m 36s long
#1613 (new) alltime
#475 recently
5 plays

Turn! Turn! Turn!


1965 LP by Byrds
18 tracks
47m 47s long
#1615 (new) alltime
#488 recently
5 plays

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club…


1967 LP by Beatles
13 tracks
39m 50s long
#1618 (new) alltime
#507 recently
5 plays

Pet Sounds


1966 LP by Beach Boys
13 tracks
37m 58s long
#1598 (new) alltime
#443 recently
6 plays

Look up, I'm Down There


2016 LP by Project Pitchfork
18 tracks
1h 25m 12s long
#625 (new) alltime
#50 recently
20 plays

The Gates of Charon


2021 Soundtrack by multiple artists
38 tracks
2h 13m 44s long
#1474 (new) alltime
#297 recently
4 plays

Seven Signals In The Sky


2021 LP by Sonmi451
10 tracks
56m 7s long
#1360 (new) alltime
#237 recently
10 plays

Underground Signals From An Unkn…


2021 LP by Cult48
12 tracks
50m 38s long
#1639 (new) alltime
#555 recently
4 plays
Jul 2021

Little Dark Age


2018 LP by MGMT
10 tracks
43m 58s long
#825 (new) alltime
#81 recently
23 plays

Hextapes


2016 LP by Lisa Cuthbert
8 tracks
37m 41s long
#1536 (new) alltime
#358 recently
8 plays

In the Afternoon


2019 Single by MGMT
2 tracks
11m 20s long
#1353 (new) alltime
#226 recently
14 plays

Aurora


2021 LP by ISON
8 tracks
1h 10m 10s long
#1028 (new) alltime
#127 recently
14 plays

Limbo


2021 LP by Clan Of Xymox
12 tracks
55m 34s long
#1308 (new) alltime
#210 recently
11 plays

The Turning Wheel


2021 LP by SPELLLING
12 tracks
57m 26s long
#730 (new) alltime
#65 recently
23 plays

4


2020 LP by Big Black Delta
12 tracks
47m 6s long
#1136 (new) alltime
#146 recently
15 plays
Jun 2021

Carnival Of Peculiarities EP


2021 EP by Shpongle
3 tracks
25m 29s long
#1617 (new) alltime
#496 recently
6 plays
May 2021

Television Nation


2020 Single by Mind.In.A.Box
1 tracks
5m 59s long
#1668 (new) alltime
#709 recently
4 plays

Kintsugi


2020 EP by Banco De Gaia
5 tracks
24m 8s long
#892 (new) alltime
#88 recently
25 plays

Live At LEVITATION


2021 Live by Black Angels
6 tracks
30m 4s long
#1552 (new) alltime
#377 recently
8 plays

Aesthethica


2011 LP by Liturgy
12 tracks
1h 5m 56s long
#1150 (new) alltime
#153 recently
12 plays

Imperfecta


2012 LP by The Murder of Crows
7 tracks
34m 11s long
#1210 (new) alltime
#169 recently
15 plays

Ones and Sixes


2015 LP by Low
12 tracks
57m 2s long
#1033 (new) alltime
#126 recently
16 plays

More catalog additions by year

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Albums By Year of Release

2021

30 albums
323 tracks
4,572 track plays
4,572 recently
2w 1d 2h 44m 35s time listened
100% of it recently

2020

25 albums
252 tracks
5,221 track plays
5,221 recently
2w 2d 21h 5m 25s time listened
100% of it recently

2019

37 albums
420 tracks
8,420 track plays
8,420 recently
3w 6d 5h 55m 2s time listened
100% of it recently

2018

46 albums
455 tracks
10,081 track plays
8,036 recently
4w 3d 2h 19m 57s time listened
83% of it recently

2017

52 albums
404 tracks
9,285 track plays
5,398 recently
4w 3h 10m 24s time listened
56% of it recently

2016

46 albums
506 tracks
11,254 track plays
4,273 recently
5w 2d 14h 15m 49s time listened
39% of it recently

2015

43 albums
527 tracks
12,902 track plays
4,196 recently
5w 4d 19h 9m 44s time listened
31% of it recently

2014

59 albums
539 tracks
16,965 track plays
2,661 recently
7w 3d 13h 55m 51s time listened
16% of it recently

2013

88 albums
898 tracks
22,745 track plays
4,883 recently
10w 6d 20h 14m 48s time listened
22% of it recently

2012

68 albums
685 tracks
17,361 track plays
3,230 recently
8w 1d 19h 3m 31s time listened
19% of it recently

2011

82 albums
789 tracks
23,928 track plays
3,850 recently
10w 6d 8h 49m 21s time listened
17% of it recently

2010

93 albums
937 tracks
26,308 track plays
3,437 recently
11w 2d 15h 54m 30s time listened
14% of it recently

2009

94 albums
830 tracks
26,972 track plays
2,667 recently
12w 3d 7h 5m 8s time listened
10% of it recently

2008

85 albums
726 tracks
21,025 track plays
2,320 recently
9w 1d 18h 28m 45s time listened
12% of it recently

2007

118 albums
1,061 tracks
38,013 track plays
3,566 recently
17w 2d 19h 23m 38s time listened
9% of it recently

2006

100 albums
715 tracks
22,361 track plays
2,481 recently
9w 5d 18h 17m 14s time listened
12% of it recently

2005

83 albums
661 tracks
24,918 track plays
2,633 recently
10w 4d 19h 12m 34s time listened
11% of it recently

2004

64 albums
498 tracks
17,482 track plays
1,895 recently
7w 5d 5h 36m 14s time listened
11% of it recently

2003

58 albums
460 tracks
13,997 track plays
1,301 recently
6w 2d 10h 57m 24s time listened
10% of it recently

2002

54 albums
374 tracks
10,184 track plays
1,526 recently
5w 21h 11m 7s time listened
15% of it recently

2001

55 albums
346 tracks
10,793 track plays
1,602 recently
5w 2h 1m 14s time listened
16% of it recently

2000

44 albums
204 tracks
5,004 track plays
432 recently
2w 2d 14h 43m 51s time listened
9% of it recently

Music by Genre

Understand that the "genre" of music is completely subjective and not clearly defineable. Many times music falls into multiple possible genres, or different albums by one musician are in different genres, or sometimes even tracks on an album. Futher, a genre-defining artist for one person may be known only peripherally to another fan of similar types of music. Genre labels also change alongside trends and fads, and can have significant overlap within one another. So, that said, these are the genres I use to categorize the music I listen to, with the goal being to group similar musicians. In my library, every artist has one and only one genre applied to all music they've released. I also try to standardize on a small number of labels, with some "catch-all" genres used to facilitate this.

Ambient

21 artists with 30 albums
1d 3h 5m 40s of playtime
3% of library with 2% of playtime
+2% more popular recently

Dancefloor

70 artists with 128 albums
3d 2h 18m 26s of playtime
7% of library with 6% of playtime
-3% more popular recently

Dream

39 artists with 157 albums
4d 17h 36m 42s of playtime
11% of library with 14% of playtime
-1% more popular recently

Futurepop

84 artists with 235 albums
1w 1d 14h 3m 44s of playtime
20% of library with 22% of playtime
+10% more popular recently

Pop

218 artists with 288 albums
2d 15h 36m 51s of playtime
6% of library with 4% of playtime
-1% more popular recently

Psychadelic

46 artists with 125 albums
3d 21h 58m 55s of playtime
9% of library with 8% of playtime
-2% more popular recently

Rockity Roll

193 artists with 468 albums
1w 4d 20h 38m 2s of playtime
28% of library with 29% of playtime
-6% more popular recently

Synthetic

63 artists with 217 albums
6d 3h 4m 16s of playtime
14% of library with 13% of playtime
+1% more popular recently

Synthwave

19 artists with 42 albums
23h 24m 25s of playtime
2% of library with 2% of playtime
+1% more popular recently