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 13,111 tracks from 1,642 albums and 724 artists (not counting artists whose sole contribution to my library is on compilation albums). The total playtime of the music library is 5w 6d 13h 31m 37s, or an average of 4m 33s per track. A total of 362,145 plays are recorded, for a total time spent listening of:

3 years 7 weeks 2 days 14 hours 38 minutes 4 seconds

The comparison is based on the past 49w 1d of tracking only. In that time, 28,876 plays were recorded, for 13w 3d 12h 18m 22s 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 6 Mar 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.

Mind.In.A.Box

4.

Rotersand

5.

Assemblage 23

6.

Stars

7.

Röyksopp

8. (+2)

Shpongle

9. (-1)

Electric Six

10. (-1)

Ulrich Schnauss

11. (+1)

Front Line Assembly

12. (-1)

Sigur Rós

13.

Ladytron

14. (+1)

Besnard Lakes

15. (+1)

M83

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. (+1)

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.

In The Aeroplane Over The Sea


1998 LP by Neutral Milk Hotel
11.

Automatic


2011 LP by VNV Nation
12.

Worlds


2014 LP by Porter Robinson
13.

The Way Out


2010 LP by Books
14. (+9)

Nothing Lasts ... But Nothing Is Lost


2005 LP by Shpongle
15. (+1)

Compass


2009 LP by Assemblage 23

Since Mar 2020

1.

Astromythology


2017 LP by Crüxshadows
2.

Dragonfly


2001 LP by ego likeness
3.

Death Song


2017 LP by Black Angels
4.

Mystic Familiar


2020 LP by Dan Deacon
5.

Shrines


2012 LP by Purity Ring
6.

The Inner Sound


2020 LP by Jesse Gallagher
7.

Monsters


2020 LP by Empathy Test
8.

How Do You Feel Today?


2020 LP by Rotersand
9.

Discovery


2017 LP by Fantom '87
10.

Spider On The Wall


2020 LP by Clan Of Xymox
11.

Take Cair Paramour


2010 LP by Ashbury Heights
12.

Fragment


2018 LP by Project Pitchfork
13.

All Visible Objects


2020 LP by Moby
14.

Akkretion


2018 LP by Project Pitchfork
15.

Mourn


2020 LP by Assemblage 23

Favorite Tracks

Individual track favoritism is determined purely by playcount.

All-time

1. (+2)

Lullaby For Gaia


ESCM 1997 LP by BT
2. (-1)

Happy Up Here


Junior 2009 LP by Röyksopp
3. (-1)

Vision One


Junior 2009 LP by Röyksopp
4.

Angels & Demons


Compass 2009 LP by Assemblage 23
5.

Certainty


Dreamweb 2005 LP by Mind.In.A.Box
6. (+2)

Rubicon


Empires 2000 LP by VNV Nation
7.

Medicine Brush


Chiaroscuro 2014 LP by I Break Horses
8. (-2)

Faith


Chiaroscuro 2014 LP by I Break Horses
9.

Amuse Bouche


Entertainment 2009 LP by Fischerspooner
10.

The Girl And The Robot


Junior 2009 LP by Röyksopp
11. (+16)

Monument (The Inevitable End Ver…


The Inevitable End 2014 LP by Röyksopp
12.

Out Of Time


Dreamweb 2005 LP by Mind.In.A.Box
13. (-2)

Legion (Janus)


Burning Empires / Stan… 2000 Remix by VNV Nation
14. (-1)

Ageless Beauty


Set Yourself On Fire 2004 LP by Stars
15. (+5)

Change


Lost Alone 2004 LP by Mind.In.A.Box

Since Mar 2020

1.

If..! (feat. Little Boots)


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

Currency


Death Song 2017 LP by Black Angels
3.

Hydra


Dragonfly 2001 LP by ego likeness
4.

Become a Mountain


Mystic Familiar 2020 LP by Dan Deacon
5.

Of Angels


Astromythology 2017 LP by Crüxshadows
6.

Infinity (You Don't See Me)


Astromythology 2017 LP by Crüxshadows
7.

Estimate


Death Song 2017 LP by Black Angels
8.

Second Skin


Dragonfly 2001 LP by ego likeness
9.

Singularities


Astromythology 2017 LP by Crüxshadows
10.

A Different Kind of Loss


Dragonfly 2001 LP by ego likeness
11.

Uncertainty (In Space & Time)


Astromythology 2017 LP by Crüxshadows
12.

I'd Kill for Her


Death Song 2017 LP by Black Angels
13.

The Map Is Not The Territory


Dragonfly 2001 LP by ego likeness
14.

Helios


Astromythology 2017 LP by Crüxshadows
15.

Life Song


Death Song 2017 LP by Black Angels

Recent Additions

Mar 2021

Section


2019 LP by A Projection
11 tracks
38m 2s long
#1642 (new) alltime
#700 recently
1 plays

Forever In Your Heart


2021 LP by Black Dresses
15 tracks
48m 33s long
#1641 (new) alltime
#642 recently
1 plays
Feb 2021

Warnings


2020 LP by I Break Horses
12 tracks
54m 6s long
#1189 (new) alltime
#37 recently
12 plays

Blacken The Skies


2021 LP by TERMINAL
12 tracks
34m 23s long
#1628 (new) alltime
#302 recently
3 plays
Jan 2021

Fantasizer


2020 LP by Freezepop
13 tracks
52m 9s long
#934 (new) alltime
#21 recently
18 plays

The Darkest Place


2021 LP by Warmth
8 tracks
36m 8s long
#854 (new) alltime
#18 recently
23 plays

A Body Of Errors


2021 LP by Luis Vasquez
14 tracks
38m 21s long
#1413 (new) alltime
#63 recently
10 plays

Mirror


2021 LP by Imperative Reaction
11 tracks
48m 37s long
#1498 (new) alltime
#102 recently
7 plays

Rotten Garden


2021 LP by Grima
7 tracks
43m 29s long
#955 (new) alltime
#22 recently
19 plays

Mechanical Soul


2021 LP by Front Line Assembly
11 tracks
57m 43s long
#1121 (new) alltime
#35 recently
13 plays

First Flesh


2019 LP by DETOXI
10 tracks
40m 56s long
#1552 (new) alltime
#125 recently
6 plays

A Change In State


2017 LP by James Yuill
10 tracks
42m 8s long
#1325 (new) alltime
#48 recently
11 plays

grey


2021 Single by Rotersand and Evendorff
3 tracks
16m 34s long
#1495 (new) alltime
#91 recently
9 plays

Lost Love Forever


2020 LP by SkyTwoHigh
21 tracks
1h 1m 55s long
#1462 (new) alltime
#78 recently
7 plays

Dolor


2020 Single by Reyna Tropical
1 tracks
3m 2s long
#1538 (new) alltime
#114 recently
8 plays

Sol y Lluvia


2019 EP by Reyna Tropical
6 tracks
19m 41s long
#1525 (new) alltime
#108 recently
8 plays

Oro


2018 Single by Reyna Tropical
1 tracks
3m 16s long
#1539 (new) alltime
#115 recently
8 plays

Hymne


2020 Single by Aerds
1 tracks
4m 11s long
#1509 (new) alltime
#99 recently
9 plays

Deadline


2017 Single by Aerds
1 tracks
5m 19s long
#1504 (new) alltime
#98 recently
9 plays
Dec 2020

Blood


2014 LP by Project Pitchfork
11 tracks
52m 6s long
#1326 (new) alltime
#52 recently
10 plays
Nov 2020

Akkretion


2018 LP by Project Pitchfork
15 tracks
1h 17m 5s long
#744 (new) alltime
#14 recently
18 plays
Oct 2020

Fragment


2018 LP by Project Pitchfork
10 tracks
45m 52s long
#747 (new) alltime
#12 recently
24 plays
Sep 2020

Mourn


2020 LP by Assemblage 23
20 tracks
1h 43m 48s long
#724 (new) alltime
#15 recently
15 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

8 albums
81 tracks
774 track plays
774 recently
2d 10h 41m 23s time listened
100% of it recently

2020

19 albums
213 tracks
3,407 track plays
3,407 recently
1w 4d 5h 4m 23s time listened
100% of it recently

2019

34 albums
399 tracks
7,194 track plays
1,871 recently
3w 2d 12h 12m 41s time listened
25% of it recently

2018

43 albums
430 tracks
8,880 track plays
2,075 recently
3w 5d 21h 21m 38s time listened
25% of it recently

2017

52 albums
404 tracks
8,719 track plays
2,511 recently
3w 5d 7h 56m time listened
28% of it recently

2016

44 albums
480 tracks
10,346 track plays
873 recently
4w 6d 9h 27m 19s time listened
9% of it recently

2015

43 albums
524 tracks
12,187 track plays
1,478 recently
5w 2d 13h 5m 59s time listened
12% of it recently

2014

59 albums
539 tracks
16,452 track plays
918 recently
7w 1d 22h 30m 43s time listened
6% of it recently

2013

88 albums
898 tracks
21,725 track plays
2,143 recently
10w 3d 9h 22m 13s time listened
10% of it recently

2012

67 albums
678 tracks
16,710 track plays
1,308 recently
7w 6d 13h 43m 13s time listened
7% of it recently

2011

81 albums
777 tracks
23,121 track plays
1,053 recently
10w 3d 16h 53m 31s time listened
5% of it recently

2010

93 albums
937 tracks
25,664 track plays
1,556 recently
11w 16h 31m 35s time listened
6% of it recently

2009

94 albums
830 tracks
26,325 track plays
1,030 recently
12w 1d 6h 16m 7s time listened
4% of it recently

2008

85 albums
726 tracks
20,518 track plays
886 recently
9w 3h 51m 46s time listened
5% of it recently

2007

118 albums
1,061 tracks
37,313 track plays
1,131 recently
17w 15h 29m 37s time listened
3% of it recently

2006

100 albums
715 tracks
21,778 track plays
671 recently
9w 3d 22h 6m 19s time listened
4% of it recently

2005

83 albums
661 tracks
24,348 track plays
942 recently
10w 2d 23h 10m 2s time listened
4% of it recently

2004

64 albums
498 tracks
17,124 track plays
883 recently
7w 4d 2h 14m 37s time listened
5% of it recently

2003

58 albums
460 tracks
13,728 track plays
530 recently
6w 1d 14h 4m 24s time listened
4% of it recently

2002

54 albums
374 tracks
9,859 track plays
597 recently
4w 6d 17h 40m 3s time listened
6% of it recently

2001

55 albums
346 tracks
10,399 track plays
955 recently
4w 5d 16h 31m 49s time listened
10% of it recently

2000

44 albums
204 tracks
4,900 track plays
164 recently
2w 2d 6h 18m 52s time listened
4% 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

18 artists with 27 albums
1d 45m 25s of playtime
2% of library with 2% of playtime
+2% more popular recently

Dancefloor

70 artists with 127 albums
3d 1h 19m 33s of playtime
7% of library with 7% of playtime
-4% more popular recently

Dream

38 artists with 151 albums
4d 12h 42m 42s of playtime
11% of library with 13% of playtime
-2% more popular recently

Futurepop

77 artists with 224 albums
1w 1d 5h 22m 2s of playtime
20% of library with 22% of playtime
+14% more popular recently

Pop

214 artists with 281 albums
2d 9h 30m 7s of playtime
6% of library with 4% of playtime
-2% more popular recently

Psychadelic

46 artists with 122 albums
3d 20h 23m 17s of playtime
9% of library with 8% of playtime
-1% more popular recently

Rockity Roll

190 artists with 462 albums
1w 4d 16h 36m 15s of playtime
28% of library with 30% of playtime
-10% more popular recently

Synthetic

60 artists with 209 albums
5d 20h 39m 43s of playtime
14% of library with 13% of playtime
+3% more popular recently

Synthwave

18 artists with 41 albums
22h 8m 59s of playtime
2% of library with 2% of playtime
+1% more popular recently