In 2019 I went to 5 concerts, starting with Neon Trees and Fitz & The Tantrums in May. Then I saw a bunch of my favorite smaller bands like The MiSbehavin’ Maidens, The Doubleclicks, Lionize, and The PDX Broadsides. Anberlin came out of retirement and so it was great to go see them in concert again for the first time in years.

I also got a LOT of albums in 2019. Some were Kickstarted and others were freely available. Others still were purchased for family members. Here is a mostly complete list of all the albums I added to my collection in 2019:

  • Juan Luis Guerra – AsonDeGuerra
  • Steve Martin – The Long Awaited Album
  • Ted Rosenthal Trio – Rhapsody in Gershwin
  • Frank Ocean – Blonde
  • I Fight Dragons – Adventure #1 Pre-Mix Roughs, “Canon Eyes”
  • Bad Rabbits – Live at the Paradise, American Nightmare, American Love
  • Karen O & Danger Mouse – Lux Prima
  • Sasami Ashworth – Articles of Interest
  • Handel – Rise of the Masters 100 Masterpieces
  • Philharmonic – Puppet March aka Hitchcock theme song
  • Grimes – Flesh without Blood from Art Angels album
  • Chuck None – Lost Woods single
  • 2 Mello – Late Afternoon single
  • Yung Bae – “Japanese Disco Edits”, “B4E”, basically the entire discography
  • The Doubleclicks – “The Book was Better”
  • dj-Jo – “Katamari Dance with Me”
  • The PDX Broadsides – “Relatable Content”
  • Bird Boy – “Widgeon”
  • Misbehavin’ Maidens – “Slytherins”, Swearing is caring
  • Lana Del Rey – Doin’ Time
  • Paul Simon – Kodachrome
  • DJ Cutman – Flight Club
  • Taylor Swift – Lover
  • Beny More – Lo Mejor de Cuba (Vol 2)
  • Lana Del Rey – NFR
  • Al Green – Greatest Hits
  • Angelique – Celia
  • Game of Thrones S1
  • Paprika

I also started listening to music while running on Saturdays as part of my running training. I mostly listened to the same ones over and over so they may be more highly represented in this year’s stats:

  • Lionize (particularly Nuclear Soul)
  • Yung Bae – all the albums
  • Bad Rabbits (particularly American Love)
  • Y2K: Beat the Clock

Here are the stats for 2019:

Artists

Based on the new albums I bought this year, these are mostly to be expected. The only real surprise is Chance the Rapper. But I just had a few weeks where I wanted to listen to the middle two albums.

Artists Scrobbled: 2,799

  1. YUNG BAE – (594 listens)
  2. The PDX Broadsides – (555 listens)
  3. I Fight Dragons – (550 listens)
  4. Bad Rabbits – (461 listens)
  5. Five Iron Frenzy – (356 listens)
  6. Jonathan Coulton – (330 listens)
  7. The Beatles – (327 listens)
  8. Lana Del Rey – (311 listens)
  9. Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 – (290 listens)
  10. Ramin Djawadi – (271 listens)
  11. Dj CUTMAN – (260 listens)
  12. Lionize – (255 listens)
  13. Frank Ocean – (244 listens)
  14. MiSbehavin’ MaIDENS – (240 listens)
  15. The Doubleclicks – (238 listens)
  16. Taylor Swift – (236 listens)
  17. Beny Moré – (191 listens)
  18. Chance the Rapper- (163 listens)
  19. “Weird Al” Yankovic – (157 listens)
  20. Anberlin – (152 listens)

Albums

Given when I bought this year, the surprises were The Ides, Solid State, and Kaladin. I don’t know why, but in the second half of 2019, I just really wanted to listen to The Ides a lot. I don’t like every song, but I like a lot of them quite a bit. Solid State is a bit of a surprise on its own, but I did listen to Coulton quite a bit and he also comes up a lot in random play due to having a large discography. As for Kaladin, that was just something nice to listen to at work when I needed to focus.

Albums Scrobbled: 3,747

  1. Canon Eyes – I Fight Dragons – (294 listens)
  2. AsondeGuerra – Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 – (290 listens)
  3. Relatable Content – The PDX Broadsides – (266 listens)
  4. Blonde [Explicit] – Frank Ocean – (214 listens)
  5. Swearing is Caring – MiSbehavin’ MaIDENS – (203 listens)
  6. Game Of Thrones (Music From The HBO Series) – Ramin Djawadi – (203 listens)
  7. Lo Mejor de Cuba, Vol. 2 – Beny Moré – (191 listens)
  8. Nuclear Soul – Lionize – (179 listens)
  9. American Love [Explicit] – Bad Rabbits – (175 listens)
  10. The Book was Better – The Doubleclicks – (174 listens)
  11. American Nightmare [Explicit] – Bad Rabbits – (170 listens)
  12. The Ides – Me Like Bees – (147 listens)
  13. Lover – Taylor Swift – (147 listens)
  14. Lux Prima – Karen O & Danger Mouse – (135 listens)
  15. GameChops Vol. 1 – Dj CUTMAN – (129 listens)
  16. Live at The Paradise – Bad Rabbits – (116 listens)
  17. Norman Fucking Rockwell! [Explicit] – Lana Del Rey – (114 listens)
  18. Solid State – Jonathan Coulton – (108 listens)
  19. Kaladin – The Black Piper – (107 listens)
  20. BAE 5 – YUNG BAE – (99 listens)

Songs

No surprises here, but I’ll comment on some of the tracks.

Tracks Scrobbled: 9,658

  1. No Aparecen – Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 – (40 listens)
  2. We Can Roll – Bad Rabbits – (37 listens)
  3. Artifact – I Fight Dragons – (36 listens)
  4. Not Done Yet – I Fight Dragons – (33 listens) – this was my favorite track off the new album. It really speaks to me as I come up towards middle age, but still have so much to do and still enjoy going to concerts and rocking out.
  5. Let The Wild Rumpus Start – The PDX Broadsides – (32 listens)
  6. Punch Drunk Destiny – I Fight Dragons – (31 listens)
  7. La Calle (feat. Juanes) – Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 – (30 listens) – my favorite song on the album I got this year
  8. Mi Bendición – Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 – (29 listens)
  9. Buffalo – The PDX Broadsides – (29 listens) – my kids, particularly the 4 year olds love the heck out of this song and always giggle at the lyrics.
  10. Oh Vida – Beny Moré – (28 listens)
  11. Oh The Places You’ll Go – I Fight Dragons – (28 listens)
  12. La Guagua – Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 – (28 listens)
  13. Stalker [Explicit] – Bad Rabbits – (27 listens) – my favorite of all the Bad Rabbits tracks. I love where the lyrics go (so playful) and I love how the music changes pace halfway through. (I think, based on their concert, this was originally two tracks)
  14. Lost Woods – Chuck None – (27 listens) – I LOVE this song. So great to cheer me up at work.
  15. Apaga Y Vámonos – Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 – (27 listens)
  16. Ain’t It A Shame – Lionize – (27 listens)
  17. Dance Moves – Bad Rabbits – (26 listens)
  18. While We’re Still Young – I Fight Dragons – (26 listens)
  19. “Son Al Rey” – Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 – (26 listens)
  20. Arregla Los Papeles – Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 – (26 listens)

All-Time Artists

Some big shakeups here after a few static years.

Artists Scrobbled: 6,858

  1. Fantastic Plastic Machine – (3,699 listens) (remains my #1 artist despite only getting 49 listens this year)
  2. Five Iron Frenzy – (3,213 listens) – (skipped over Anberlin from #3. They were really close last year, but have jumped way ahead)
  3. Anberlin – (3,026 listens) – (dropped from #2)
  4. The Beatles – (2,842 listens) (no change)
  5. Relient K – (2,147 listens) (no change, despite >100 listens)
  6. I Fight Dragons – (1,806 listens) (large rise from #8 thanks to new album coming out in 2019. They’ve got a long ways to go, but could end up over-taking Relient K as I don’t listen to them as much nowadays)
  7. “Weird Al” Yankovic – (1,791 listens) (drops 1 spot)
  8. Fall Out Boy – (1,502 listens) (drops 1 spot)
  9. Jonathan Coulton – (1,351 listens) (up 1 spot, switching with Gnarls Barkley. Could see him being even closer to Fall Out Boy next year)
  10. Gnarls Barkley – (1,173 listens) (swaps with JoCo. Surprised to see them hanging on so strong)
  11. The PDX Broadsides – (1,082 listens) – (jumps out of nowhere straight to #11! Could see them easily moving up 1-2 spots next year)
  12. DC Talk – (978 listens) (drops one spot. Only ~50 listens)
  13. Gwen Stefani – (973 listens) (drops one spot)
  14. Chance the Rapper – (959 listens) (Comes out from beyond the 15. Strong potential for him to get to at least #12, particularly if I get his new album that came out in 2019)
  15. Tom Lehrer – (955 listens) (drops 2 spots)

All-Time Songs

Tracks Scrobbled: 23,704

  1. The Princess Who Saved Herself – Jonathan Coulton – (119 listens) (goes from #2 to #1)
  2. Upon This Tidal Wave of Young Blood – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – (118 listens) (drops 1 spot)
  3. Steppin’ Out – Fantastic Plastic Machine – (107 listens) (up one spot, swaps with the one below it)
  4. Take Me To The Disco [Malibu Mix] – Fantastic Plastic Machine – (104 listens) (swapped with #3)
  5. Who Cares – Gnarls Barkley – (102 listens) (no change)
  6. Just a Thought – Gnarls Barkley – (99 listens) (no change)
  7. Cut it Out – 4minute – (92 listens) (no change)
  8. Audrey, Start The Revolution! – Anberlin – (90 listens) (no change)
  9. St. Elsewhere – Gnarls Barkley – (88 listens) (up two spots)
  10. The Last Time – Gnarls Barkley – (88 listens) (lost one spot)
  11. Quedate – Andrea Echeverri – (86 listens) (dropped one spot)
  12. Crazy – Gnarls Barkley – (85 listens) (up one spot)
  13. Smiley Faces – Gnarls Barkley – (85 listens) (up one spot)
  14. Love Is Psychedelic – Fantastic Plastic Machine – (84 listens) (drops 2 spots)
  15. Amortiguador – Andrea Echeverri – (81 listens) (no change)

Scrobbles at end of 2019: 136,682

Scrobbes IN 2019: 20,578 (almost 3 times more than last year)

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