Friday, December 14, 2012

My Top (listened to) Albums of 2012

Dusting off my little hack from last year, I cranked it up again to see what my Top (listened) to Albums of 2012 have been. Basically it looks at my Last.fm listening history and bounces it off the Musicbrainz database to get (a more accurate) release year, and then lists them by order of most listens (aggregated across all tracks on the album) to give me the list. 

Obviously, this doesn't account for what I thought were the *best* albums of the year (some of the below I didn't really care for, but I gave them multiple shots to impress)... and it punishes albums that were released later in the year (for example the Now, Now album I just discovered this week and it's already making it's way up the list). All that being said, blind math is easier than editorial consideration... so this list is it. 

Note: click through any album title to get a multi-source (e.g. Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube, Deezer, Rdio, etc.) playable track listing courtesy of Toma.hk.

UPDATE: I found a bug in my hack that was omitting some albums and have now updated the list.



  • Songs from this album were played 88 times. Released: 2012-04-03.
    • Songs from this album were played 78 times. Released: 2012-06-12.
      • Songs from this album were played 73 times. Released: 2012-05-07.
        • Songs from this album were played 66 times. Released: 2012-03-06.
          • Songs from this album were played 64 times. Released: 2012-03-20.
            • Songs from this album were played 62 times. Released: 2012-02-14.
              • Songs from this album were played 59 times. Released: 2012-06-01.
                • Songs from this album were played 58 times. Released: 2012-04-24.
                  • Songs from this album were played 55 times. Released: 2012-05-07.
                    • Songs from this album were played 52 times. Released: 2012-10-09.
                      • Songs from this album were played 51 times. Released: 2012-04-03.
                        • Songs from this album were played 47 times. Released: 2012-09-04.
                          • Songs from this album were played 46 times. Released: 2012-08-28.
                            • Songs from this album were played 44 times. Released: 2012-06-05.
                              • Songs from this album were played 43 times. Released: 2012-05-01.
                                • Songs from this album were played 42 times. Released: 2011-05-24.
                                  • Songs from this album were played 42 times. Released: 2012-04-30.
                                    • Songs from this album were played 39 times. Released: 2012-10.
                                      • Songs from this album were played 38 times. Released: 2012-03-06.
                                        • Songs from this album were played 37 times. Released: 2012-11-12.
                                          • Songs from this album were played 36 times. Released: 2012-02-24.
                                            • Songs from this album were played 36 times. Released: 2012-03-06.
                                              • Songs from this album were played 35 times. Released: 2012-05-08.
                                                • Songs from this album were played 34 times. Released: 2012-03-06.
                                                  • Songs from this album were played 34 times. Released: 2012-06-12.
                                                  • Songs from this album were played 33 times. Released: 2012-05-12.
                                                    • Songs from this album were played 33 times. Released: 2012-09-04.
                                                      • Songs from this album were played 33 times. Released: 2012-10-09.
                                                        • Songs from this album were played 32 times. Released: 2012-05-01.
                                                          • Songs from this album were played 32 times. Released: 2012-05-28.
                                                            • Songs from this album were played 29 times. Released: 2012-07-23.
                                                              • Songs from this album were played 29 times. Released: 2012-10-15.
                                                                • Songs from this album were played 27 times. Released: 2012-02-07.
                                                                  • Songs from this album were played 27 times. Released: 2012-03-06.
                                                                    • Songs from this album were played 27 times. Released: 2012-03-20.
                                                                      • Songs from this album were played 27 times. Released: 2012-05-15.
                                                                        • Songs from this album were played 27 times. Released: 2012-05-22.
                                                                          • Songs from this album were played 27 times. Released: 2012-10-22.
                                                                            • Songs from this album were played 27 times. Released: 2012-10-30.
                                                                              • Songs from this album were played 25 times. Released: 2012-09-03.
                                                                                • Songs from this album were played 25 times. Released: 2012-02-14.
                                                                                  • Songs from this album were played 25 times. Released: 2012-03-26.




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