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 14,590 tracks from 1,785 albums and 775 artists (not counting artists whose sole contribution to my library is on compilation albums). The total playtime of the music library is 6w 4d 3h 29m 51s, or an average of 4m 33s per track. A total of 420,462 plays are recorded, for a total time spent listening of:

3 years 34 weeks 1 day 4 hours 34 minutes 7 seconds

The comparison is based on the past 51w 2d of tracking only. In that time, 34,996 plays were recorded, for 16w 6m 48s 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 1 Dec 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.

Rotersand

4.

Mind.In.A.Box

5.

Assemblage 23

6.

Röyksopp

7.

Stars

8.

Shpongle

9.

Ulrich Schnauss

10.

Electric Six

11. (+1)

Sigur Rós

12. (-1)

Front Line Assembly

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. (+3)

The King Is Dead


2011 LP by Decemberists
5. (-1)

Junior


2009 LP by Röyksopp
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. (+3)

Truth Is Fanatic


2004 LP by Rotersand

Since Dec 2021

1.

Chronologic


2019 LP by Caravan Palace
2.

Continuum Ride


2010 LP by Project Pitchfork
3.

G.O.T.H.


2021 LP by Clicks
4.

Suddenly


2020 LP by Caribou
5.

World Wide Pop


2022 LP by Superorganism
6.

Afflatus


2021 LP by Polyphonic Spree
7.

Crosby, Stills & Nash


1969 LP by Crosby, Stills & Nash
8.

Future Times


2021 LP by Plankton Wat
9.

WE


2022 LP by Arcade Fire
10.

The Age of the Saucers


2021 LP by Hollywood Burns
11.

The Museum of Human Happiness


2022 LP by Legendary Pink Dots
12.

Fascination


2022 LP by The Birthday Massacre
13.

Eight Fragments Of An Illusion


2021 LP by Ulrich Schnauss and Jo…
14.

Strange Words and Weird Wars


2017 LP by Marnie
15.

The NeverEnding Story


2021 Single by The Birthday Massacre

Favorite Tracks

Individual track favoritism is determined purely by playcount.

All-time

1.

Lullaby For Gaia


ESCM 1997 LP by BT
2.

Happy Up Here


Junior 2009 LP by Röyksopp
3. (+1)

Angels & Demons


Compass 2009 LP by Assemblage 23
4. (-1)

Vision One


Junior 2009 LP by Röyksopp
5. (+1)

Certainty


Dreamweb 2005 LP by Mind.In.A.Box
6. (-1)

Rubicon


Empires 2000 LP by VNV Nation
7. (+2)

Amuse Bouche


Entertainment 2009 LP by Fischerspooner
8. (-1)

Faith


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

Medicine Brush


Chiaroscuro 2014 LP by I Break Horses
10. (+3)

Out Of Time


Dreamweb 2005 LP by Mind.In.A.Box
11. (+3)

Change


Lost Alone 2004 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. (-2)

Legion (Janus)


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

Control


Automatic 2011 LP by VNV Nation

Since Dec 2021

1.

Goodbye 20th Century


Automatic 2011 LP by VNV Nation
2.

Plume


Chronologic 2019 LP by Caravan Palace
3.

Melancolia


Chronologic 2019 LP by Caravan Palace
4.

Moonshine


Chronologic 2019 LP by Caravan Palace
5.

About You (feat. Charles X)


Chronologic 2019 LP by Caravan Palace
6.

Fargo


Chronologic 2019 LP by Caravan Palace
7.

Miracle


Chronologic 2019 LP by Caravan Palace
8.

Leena


Chronologic 2019 LP by Caravan Palace
9.

Waterguns (feat. Tom Bailey)


Chronologic 2019 LP by Caravan Palace
10.

Sunny's Time


Suddenly 2020 LP by Caribou
11.

You and I


Suddenly 2020 LP by Caribou
12.

Sister


Suddenly 2020 LP by Caribou
13.

Ghost


Chronologic 2019 LP by Caravan Palace
14.

Supersonics


Chronologic 2019 LP by Caravan Palace
15.

Teenager


World Wide Pop 2022 LP by Superorganism

Recent Additions

Nov 2022

Greensongs


2022 LP by Darken Wood
6 tracks
33m 22s long
#1768 (new) alltime
#453 recently
3 plays

HOPE LEFT ME (Complete Version)


2022 Soundtrack by Astrophysics
21 tracks
1h 34m 33s long
#1731 (new) alltime
#244 recently
3 plays

Bloodless


2021 LP by Claire Cronin
9 tracks
39m 58s long
#1689 (new) alltime
#179 recently
6 plays

Beat


2016 LP by Bowery Electric
11 tracks
1h 10m 52s long
#1764 (new) alltime
#378 recently
2 plays

Siamese Dream (Deluxe Edition)


1993 LP by Smashing Pumpkins
31 tracks
2h 17m 1s long
#1766 (new) alltime
#388 recently
1 plays

Will Of The People


2022 LP by Muse
10 tracks
37m 36s long
#1778 (new) alltime
#617 recently
2 plays

Low


1977 LP by David Bowie
11 tracks
39m long
#1767 (new) alltime
#441 recently
3 plays

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stard…


1972 LP by David Bowie
11 tracks
38m 35s long
#1753 (new) alltime
#332 recently
4 plays

Heroes


1977 LP by David Bowie
10 tracks
40m 39s long
#1613 (new) alltime
#110 recently
8 plays

Reprise


2021 Remix by Moby
14 tracks
1h 10m 32s long
#1582 (new) alltime
#82 recently
7 plays

11•11•11


2022 Live by MGMT
11 tracks
42m 25s long
#1652 (new) alltime
#153 recently
7 plays

The Golden Lion


2015 EP by Besnard Lakes
3 tracks
14m 11s long
#1635 (new) alltime
#152 recently
9 plays

The Last Goodbye


2022 LP by ODESZA
13 tracks
50m 28s long
#1602 (new) alltime
#91 recently
8 plays

Double Negative


2018 LP by Low
11 tracks
48m 50s long
#1604 (new) alltime
#92 recently
8 plays

Ghost


2022 Single by Gunship
1 tracks
4m 22s long
#1619 (new) alltime
#135 recently
10 plays

The Besnard Lakes Are The Prayer…


2022 EP by Besnard Lakes
3 tracks
27m 56s long
#1686 (new) alltime
#186 recently
7 plays

Superego


2021 Single by Besnard Lakes
1 tracks
3m 52s long
#1707 (new) alltime
#231 recently
7 plays

The Besnard Lakes Are the Last o…


2021 LP by Besnard Lakes
9 tracks
1h 11m 12s long
#1532 (new) alltime
#69 recently
8 plays
Oct 2022

Wink Together


2022 EP by CHAI
6 tracks
21m 18s long
#1780 (new) alltime
#666 recently
2 plays

My Dream


2022 Single by CHAI
1 tracks
3m 35s long
#1783 (new) alltime
#765 recently
2 plays

Hero Journey


2021 Single by CHAI
1 tracks
1m 54s long
#1784 (new) alltime
#775 recently
2 plays

LUNO


2021 LP by Blood Cultures
8 tracks
31m 50s long
#1712 (new) alltime
#218 recently
6 plays

Good Music to Ensure Safe Aborti…


2022 Compilation by multiple artists
49 tracks
3h 13m 6s long
#1765 (new) alltime
#387 recently
1 plays

Phantoms EP


2015 EP by Freezepop
7 tracks
25m 5s long
#1779 (new) alltime
#656 recently
2 plays

Doppelgänger EP


2012 EP by Freezepop
9 tracks
41m long
#1777 (new) alltime
#603 recently
2 plays

Secret Companion


2010 LP by Freezepop
12 tracks
48m 1s long
#1776 (new) alltime
#573 recently
2 plays

Imaginary Friends


2010 LP by Freezepop
15 tracks
1h 1m 38s long
#1754 (new) alltime
#320 recently
3 plays
Sep 2022

Dirt


2022 Single by Perc
3 tracks
17m 12s long
#1741 (new) alltime
#319 recently
5 plays

Some Days Are Better Than Others


2011 LP by Matthew Robert Cooper
13 tracks
35m 28s long
#1729 (new) alltime
#264 recently
5 plays

Time To Be Alive


2022 Live by Empathy Test
12 tracks
49m 5s long
#1607 (new) alltime
#93 recently
8 plays

Wilderness of Mirrors


2022 LP by Black Angels
15 tracks
57m 49s long
#1446 (new) alltime
#64 recently
10 plays

Dimensional Bleed


2022 LP by HOLY FAWN
10 tracks
49m 15s long
#1630 (new) alltime
#122 recently
7 plays

Always The Bridesmaid (Vol. 3)


2008 EP by Decemberists
2 tracks
6m 49s long
#1700 (new) alltime
#226 recently
7 plays

Enchantment of the Ring


1999 LP by Secret Stairways
10 tracks
30m 42s long
#1730 (new) alltime
#265 recently
5 plays

Turning Point


1999 LP by Secret Stairways
10 tracks
35m 9s long
#1698 (new) alltime
#208 recently
6 plays

Ultrakill: Imperfect Hatred


2022 LP by Heaven Pierce Her
16 tracks
1h 1m 16s long
#1435 (new) alltime
#55 recently
10 plays

Profound Mysteries II


2022 LP by Röyksopp
10 tracks
51m 27s long
#1587 (new) alltime
#86 recently
8 plays
Aug 2022

From Capelton Hill


2022 LP by Stars
12 tracks
46m long
#1287 (new) alltime
#37 recently
14 plays

Frostbitten


2022 LP by Grima
7 tracks
48m 55s long
#1307 (new) alltime
#40 recently
13 plays

Whisper In My Ear


2022 Single by James Yuill
1 tracks
3m 30s long
#1378 (new) alltime
#62 recently
16 plays
Jul 2022

When The Wolves Return


2015 LP by ego likeness
12 tracks
50m 51s long
#1238 (new) alltime
#33 recently
14 plays

G.O.T.H.


2021 LP by Clicks
13 tracks
53m 20s long
#725 (new) alltime
#3 recently
26 plays

World Wide Pop


2022 LP by Superorganism
13 tracks
40m 22s long
#786 (new) alltime
#5 recently
27 plays

Suddenly


2020 LP by Caribou
12 tracks
43m 29s long
#736 (new) alltime
#4 recently
28 plays
Jun 2022

Strange Words and Weird Wars


2017 LP by Marnie
10 tracks
39m 22s long
#1023 (new) alltime
#14 recently
21 plays

WE


2022 LP by Arcade Fire
10 tracks
40m 14s long
#932 (new) alltime
#9 recently
23 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

36 albums
397 tracks
4,049 track plays
4,049 recently
1w 5d 4h 19m 31s time listened
100% of it recently

2021

54 albums
522 tracks
9,985 track plays
4,402 recently
4w 5d 3h 52m 16s time listened
44% of it recently

2020

28 albums
273 tracks
6,739 track plays
1,427 recently
3w 17h 41m 19s time listened
21% of it recently

2019

41 albums
450 tracks
10,048 track plays
1,495 recently
4w 4d 7h 43m 33s time listened
14% of it recently

2018

49 albums
475 tracks
11,844 track plays
1,640 recently
5w 1d 15h 45m 48s time listened
14% of it recently

2017

54 albums
425 tracks
10,645 track plays
1,153 recently
4w 4d 4h 45m 43s time listened
11% of it recently

2016

47 albums
517 tracks
12,528 track plays
1,144 recently
5w 6d 22h 19m 33s time listened
9% of it recently

2015

47 albums
567 tracks
14,794 track plays
1,829 recently
6w 3d 12h 25m 1s time listened
12% of it recently

2014

59 albums
539 tracks
17,982 track plays
900 recently
7w 6d 17h 9m 17s time listened
5% of it recently

2013

90 albums
914 tracks
24,806 track plays
1,794 recently
11w 6d 22h 40m 19s time listened
7% of it recently

2012

70 albums
705 tracks
18,571 track plays
988 recently
8w 5d 19h 11m 4s time listened
5% of it recently

2011

83 albums
804 tracks
25,421 track plays
1,345 recently
11w 4d 5h 33m 51s time listened
5% of it recently

2010

96 albums
976 tracks
28,009 track plays
1,559 recently
12w 1d 45m 6s time listened
6% of it recently

2009

94 albums
830 tracks
28,209 track plays
1,121 recently
13w 10h 15m 3s time listened
4% of it recently

2008

86 albums
728 tracks
22,056 track plays
858 recently
9w 5d 5h 35m 35s time listened
4% of it recently

2007

119 albums
1,084 tracks
40,004 track plays
1,890 recently
18w 2d 7h 26m 16s time listened
5% of it recently

2006

100 albums
715 tracks
23,315 track plays
845 recently
10w 1d 19h 44m 10s time listened
4% of it recently

2005

84 albums
674 tracks
26,387 track plays
1,318 recently
11w 2d 9h 54m 19s time listened
5% of it recently

2004

64 albums
503 tracks
18,463 track plays
926 recently
8w 1d 8h 54m 41s time listened
5% of it recently

2003

58 albums
461 tracks
14,602 track plays
527 recently
6w 4d 9h 57m 38s time listened
4% of it recently

2002

54 albums
374 tracks
10,739 track plays
501 recently
5w 2d 22h 5m 30s time listened
5% of it recently

2001

56 albums
347 tracks
11,341 track plays
513 recently
5w 2d 38m 47s time listened
5% of it recently

2000

44 albums
204 tracks
5,325 track plays
282 recently
2w 3d 15h 37m 18s time listened
5% 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

23 artists with 38 albums
1d 8h 24m 6s 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
-1% more popular recently

Inheritance

151 artists with 207 albums
1d 19h 46m 58s of playtime
4% of library with 3% of playtime
+2% more popular recently

Metal

12 artists with 14 albums
12h 49m 55s of playtime
1% of library with 1% of playtime
+2% more popular recently

Music

513 artists with 1,258 albums
4w 5d 3h 34m 45s of playtime
72% of library with 72% of playtime
-7% more popular recently

Synthwave

21 artists with 53 albums
1d 4h 30m 30s of playtime
3% of library with 2% of playtime
+4% more popular recently