I started off this quarter using a smart playlist that only played songs I hadn’t heard in the last quarter in an attempt to listen to even more great music, but Amarok lost my library which clears out the last played field and so I ended up with lots of repeats again. Oh well! It’s all great music!
1. Five Iron Frenzy (65 plays) – I continued to listen to some great music from my high school years
2. Relient K (59 plays) – nothing to say that hasn’t already been said
3. The Beatles (40 plays) – I continue to be surprised by just how great a music group they were
4. Anberlin (34 plays) – I go hot and cold on this group since I listened to them so much in college. But they do have some great poetry to their lyrics
5. I Fight Dragons (23 plays) – a great band – check them out and don’t be put off by the fact that they use Nintendos to make some of the sounds in their songs
6. Fallout Boy (22 plays) – man, talk about poetry in lyrics. I don’t know why I allowed myself to ignore them for so long. But I’m glad I started listening to them about four or five years ago.
7. Danny Elfman (20 plays) – the best at soundtracks
7. Jars of Clay (20 plays) – I discovered that I had forgotten to rip one of the CDs I own so I listened to the whole thing and gained appreciation for some songs I didn’t like in High School
9. Switchfoot (19 plays) – not much to say that I haven’t already said
9. Allie Moss (19 Plays) – discovered her via Noise Trade and I really, really like her songs.
11. Optimus Rhyme (18 plays) – yay for Nerdcore that sounds good!
12. Childish Gambino (17 plays) – not much more to say here
12. Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer (17 plays) – rap as if it were written in the victorian era – even better than it sounds!
14. Lostprophets (16 plays) – great songs!
14. “Weird Al” Yankovic (16 plays) – did I really listen to 16 weird al songs in the past 3 months?