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 14,175 tracks from 1,745 albums and 765 artists (not counting artists whose sole contribution to my library is on compilation albums). The total playtime of the music library is 6w 2d 21h 44m 23s, or an average of 4m 33s per track. A total of 408,754 plays are recorded, for a total time spent listening of:

3 years 28 weeks 6 days 5 hours 36 minutes 48 seconds

The comparison is based on the past 52w 4d of tracking only. In that time, 34,772 plays were recorded, for 16w 23h 38m 18s 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 7 Aug 2022.

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. (+1)

Röyksopp

7. (-1)

Stars

8.

Shpongle

9. (+1)

Ulrich Schnauss

10. (-1)

Electric Six

11. (+1)

Sigur Rós

12. (-1)

Front Line Assembly

13.

Ladytron

14.

M83

15.

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. (+2)

The King Is Dead


2011 LP by Decemberists
6. (-1)

Crossroads


2007 LP by Mind.In.A.Box
7. (-1)

The Hazards Of Love


2009 LP by Decemberists
8. (+1)

Turning The Mind


2009 LP by Maps
9. (-1)

Set Yourself On Fire


2004 LP by Stars
10.

In The Aeroplane Over The Sea


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

Worlds


2014 LP by Porter Robinson
12. (-1)

Automatic


2011 LP by VNV Nation
13.

The Way Out


2010 LP by Books
14.

The Big Roar


2011 LP by Joy Formidable
15. (+2)

Joyland


2014 LP by TR/ST

Since Aug 2021

1.

Lost Tapes


2021 Demo by Röyksopp
2.

HEY WHAT


2021 LP by Low
3.

Look up, I'm Down There


2016 LP by Project Pitchfork
4.

Chronologic


2019 LP by Caravan Palace
5.

Little Dark Age


2018 LP by MGMT
6.

Crosby, Stills & Nash


1969 LP by Crosby, Stills & Nash
7.

Screen Violence (Director's Cut)


2021 LP by Chvrches
8.

The Turning Wheel


2021 LP by SPELLLING
9.

Sarabande


2021 Single by Big Black Delta
10.

Night Sobbed a Potion Diseased


2021 LP by Wallachian Cobwebs
11.

Shpongle Remixed by Cosmic Trigger


2020 Remix by Shpongle
12.

Makarachian Morning Prayer


2021 Single by Big Black Delta
13.

Intruder


2021 LP by Gary Numan
14.

Continuum Ride


2010 LP by Project Pitchfork
15.

Afflatus


2021 LP by Polyphonic Spree

Favorite Tracks

Individual track favoritism is determined purely by playcount.

All-time

1.

Lullaby For Gaia


ESCM 1997 LP by BT
2. (+1)

Vision One


Junior 2009 LP by Röyksopp
3. (-1)

Happy Up Here


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.

Rubicon


Empires 2000 LP by VNV Nation
7.

Faith


Chiaroscuro 2014 LP by I Break Horses
8.

Medicine Brush


Chiaroscuro 2014 LP by I Break Horses
9.

Amuse Bouche


Entertainment 2009 LP by Fischerspooner
10. (+4)

Change


Lost Alone 2004 LP by Mind.In.A.Box
11. (+1)

Out Of Time


Dreamweb 2005 LP by Mind.In.A.Box
12. (-2)

Monument (The Inevitable End Ver…


The Inevitable End 2014 LP by Röyksopp
13. (-2)

The Girl And The Robot


Junior 2009 LP by Röyksopp
14. (-1)

Legion (Janus)


Burning Empires / Stan… 2000 Remix by VNV Nation
15.

Loyalty


Dreamweb 2005 Remix by Mind.In.A.Box

Since Aug 2021

1.

Rescue


Lost Tapes 2021 Demo by Röyksopp
2.

Ice Machine


Lost Tapes 2021 Demo by Röyksopp
3.

Rising Urge


Lost Tapes 2021 Demo by Röyksopp
4.

Across the Graveyard


Lost Tapes 2021 Demo by Röyksopp
5.

Church


Lost Tapes 2021 Demo by Röyksopp
6.

In The End


Lost Tapes 2021 Demo by Röyksopp
7.

I Wanna Know


Lost Tapes 2021 Demo by Röyksopp
8.

White Horses


HEY WHAT 2021 LP by Low
9.

I Can Wait


HEY WHAT 2021 LP by Low
10.

I Just Don't Understand You


Lost Tapes 2021 Demo by Röyksopp
11.

Were You Ever Wanted?


Lost Tapes 2021 Demo by Röyksopp
12.

All Night


HEY WHAT 2021 LP by Low
13.

More


HEY WHAT 2021 LP by Low
14.

Days Like These


HEY WHAT 2021 LP by Low
15.

Hey


HEY WHAT 2021 LP by Low

Recent Additions

Jul 2022

When The Wolves Return


2015 LP by ego likeness
12 tracks
50m 51s long
#1591 (new) alltime
#120 recently
7 plays

G.O.T.H.


2021 LP by Clicks
13 tracks
53m 20s long
#1152 (new) alltime
#33 recently
15 plays

World Wide Pop


2022 LP by Superorganism
13 tracks
40m 22s long
#1394 (new) alltime
#58 recently
12 plays

Suddenly


2020 LP by Caribou
12 tracks
43m 29s long
#1041 (new) alltime
#17 recently
19 plays
Jun 2022

Strange Words and Weird Wars


2017 LP by Marnie
10 tracks
39m 22s long
#1189 (new) alltime
#36 recently
16 plays

WE


2022 LP by Arcade Fire
10 tracks
40m 14s long
#1232 (new) alltime
#43 recently
15 plays
May 2022

Speak Your Mind


2022 LP by Josh Dally
11 tracks
35m 39s long
#1411 (new) alltime
#61 recently
12 plays

Continuum Ride


2010 LP by Project Pitchfork
12 tracks
1h 4m 15s long
#987 (new) alltime
#14 recently
17 plays

Hidden Path


2022 LP by Plankton Wat
8 tracks
38m 51s long
#1349 (new) alltime
#49 recently
13 plays

Profound Mysteries


2022 LP by Röyksopp
10 tracks
50m 58s long
#1196 (new) alltime
#40 recently
14 plays

The Museum of Human Happiness


2022 LP by Legendary Pink Dots
12 tracks
1h 6m 15s long
#1096 (new) alltime
#24 recently
14 plays

Rare Bird (The Maxi-Single)


2022 EP by Freezepop
14 tracks
51m 24s long
#1461 (new) alltime
#67 recently
10 plays

Abyssal Arcana


2022 LP by Draven
13 tracks
49m 32s long
#1409 (new) alltime
#62 recently
11 plays
Apr 2022

Virga II


2021 EP by Eluvium
4 tracks
43m 31s long
#1740 (new) alltime
#590 recently
2 plays

Virga I


2019 EP by Eluvium
3 tracks
42m 2s long
#1720 (new) alltime
#295 recently
4 plays

Leather Teeth


2018 LP by Carpenter Brut
8 tracks
32m 7s long
#1635 (new) alltime
#143 recently
7 plays

Trilogy


2015 LP by Carpenter Brut
18 tracks
1h 20m 58s long
#1514 (new) alltime
#84 recently
7 plays

Inner - Space


2019 LP by ISON
8 tracks
1h 1m 9s long
#1662 (new) alltime
#167 recently
5 plays

Leather Terror


2022 LP by Carpenter Brut
12 tracks
44m 58s long
#1511 (new) alltime
#76 recently
10 plays
Mar 2022

Creation is Creation


2022 LP by Somatoast
10 tracks
40m 25s long
#1739 (new) alltime
#543 recently
2 plays

Enjoy Dystopia


2021 LP by Solar Fake
24 tracks
1h 51m 43s long
#1676 (new) alltime
#200 recently
3 plays

Barricades


2022 LP by Principe Valiente
10 tracks
45m 12s long
#1484 (new) alltime
#70 recently
10 plays

Š§ŠµŃ€Š²Ń–Š² Š¼Š°Š¹Š±ŃƒŃ‚Š½Ń Š·…


2022 EP by svrm
4 tracks
17m 11s long
#1598 (new) alltime
#116 recently
9 plays

Will Of The Primordial


2019 LP by Grima
8 tracks
47m 30s long
#1550 (new) alltime
#90 recently
9 plays
Feb 2022

Pale Sun


2022 LP by Warmth
6 tracks
39m 13s long
#1680 (new) alltime
#199 recently
5 plays

Odin's Raven Magic


2020 LP by Sigur Rós
8 tracks
1h 5m 28s long
#1721 (new) alltime
#316 recently
3 plays

Turn Yourself Around


2013 Single by James Yuill
4 tracks
19m 30s long
#1630 (new) alltime
#133 recently
8 plays

These Spirits


2013 LP by James Yuill
12 tracks
48m 45s long
#1548 (new) alltime
#89 recently
9 plays

Eleanor Rigby


2020 Single by Gunship
1 tracks
2m 57s long
#1651 (new) alltime
#141 recently
8 plays

Fascination


2022 LP by The Birthday Massacre
10 tracks
42m 11s long
#1043 (new) alltime
#18 recently
19 plays

Unison (Limited Edition)


2007 LP by Angels and Agony
23 tracks
1h 53m 41s long
#1335 (new) alltime
#56 recently
7 plays

Expect Nothing and the Kingdom W…


2022 LP by Final
7 tracks
51m 48s long
#1595 (new) alltime
#121 recently
7 plays

Krang


2022 LP by Savant
30 tracks
2h 21m 53s long
#1465 (new) alltime
#78 recently
5 plays

Driven to Madness


2022 LP by Dance With the Dead
10 tracks
39m long
#1350 (new) alltime
#50 recently
13 plays

More catalog additions by year

2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Albums By Year of Release

2022

17 albums
190 tracks
2,047 track plays
2,047 recently
6d 3h 12m 45s time listened
100% of it recently

2021

48 albums
480 tracks
8,442 track plays
5,664 recently
4w 6m 19s time listened
68% of it recently

2020

28 albums
273 tracks
6,143 track plays
1,362 recently
2w 5d 18h 57m 49s time listened
22% of it recently

2019

41 albums
450 tracks
9,681 track plays
1,797 recently
4w 3d 1h 35m 15s time listened
18% of it recently

2018

48 albums
464 tracks
11,317 track plays
1,744 recently
4w 6d 23h 37s time listened
17% of it recently

2017

54 albums
425 tracks
10,272 track plays
1,136 recently
4w 3d 2h 48m 31s time listened
11% of it recently

2016

46 albums
506 tracks
12,205 track plays
1,494 recently
5w 5d 16h 46m 29s time listened
12% of it recently

2015

45 albums
557 tracks
13,968 track plays
1,261 recently
6w 1d 3h 44m 2s time listened
9% of it recently

2014

59 albums
539 tracks
17,742 track plays
969 recently
7w 5d 23h 58m 28s time listened
6% of it recently

2013

90 albums
914 tracks
24,339 track plays
1,893 recently
11w 5d 9h 21m 47s time listened
8% of it recently

2012

69 albums
696 tracks
18,238 track plays
1,029 recently
8w 4d 16h 39m 57s time listened
6% of it recently

2011

82 albums
791 tracks
25,015 track plays
1,317 recently
11w 2d 21h 56m 1s time listened
5% of it recently

2010

94 albums
949 tracks
27,599 track plays
1,561 recently
11w 6d 17h 40m 58s time listened
6% of it recently

2009

94 albums
830 tracks
27,811 track plays
1,118 recently
12w 6d 2h 58m 3s time listened
4% of it recently

2008

85 albums
726 tracks
21,809 track plays
914 recently
9w 4d 9h 11m 49s time listened
5% of it recently

2007

119 albums
1,084 tracks
39,458 track plays
1,656 recently
18w 13h 27m 15s time listened
4% of it recently

2006

100 albums
715 tracks
23,027 track plays
839 recently
10w 22h 5m 54s time listened
4% of it recently

2005

84 albums
674 tracks
26,113 track plays
1,372 recently
11w 1d 13h 24m 38s time listened
6% of it recently

2004

64 albums
503 tracks
18,181 track plays
781 recently
8w 11h 30m 36s time listened
4% of it recently

2003

58 albums
461 tracks
14,466 track plays
563 recently
6w 3d 23h 46m 1s time listened
4% of it recently

2002

54 albums
374 tracks
10,667 track plays
571 recently
5w 2d 16h 8m 18s time listened
6% of it recently

2001

56 albums
347 tracks
11,204 track plays
568 recently
5w 1d 14h 18m 43s time listened
6% of it recently

2000

44 albums
204 tracks
5,260 track plays
306 recently
2w 3d 11h 7m 19s time listened
6% 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 35 albums
1d 6h 42m 47s of playtime
3% of library with 2% of playtime
+0% more popular recently

Futurepop

62 artists with 217 albums
1w 1d 2h 17m 2s of playtime
18% of library with 21% of playtime
+2% more popular recently

Inheritance

151 artists with 203 albums
1d 15h 31m 43s of playtime
4% of library with 2% of playtime
+3% more popular recently

Metal

11 artists with 12 albums
10h 59m 44s of playtime
1% of library with 1% of playtime
+1% more popular recently

Music

506 artists with 1,228 albums
4w 4d 5h 40m 24s of playtime
72% of library with 72% of playtime
-9% more popular recently

Synthwave

21 artists with 52 albums
1d 4h 26m 8s of playtime
3% of library with 2% of playtime
+3% more popular recently