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      CommentAuthormrkvm
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
     (55.21)
    Yay! By tomorrow, we should have a lovely chart to spy at!

    Yeah, I was thinking I'd post the top ten or so here. Maybe pick out a few interesting oddities that I find lurking in the chart as well for people to elaborate/comment on.
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    just added me self to the group. :)
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      CommentAuthormrkvm
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
     (55.23)
    Alright, we got our weekly chart computed. Here are our top ten artists for last week:

    1. Pixies
    2. Queens of the Stone Age
    3. Radiohead
    4. David Bowie
    5. Nine Inch Nails
    6. Foo Fighters
    7. The White Stripes
    8. Tom Waits
    9. The Cure
    10. Nirvana

    I'm actually surprsed that Radiohead isn't sitting at the top of the list. If last.fm has proved anything, it's that people who use last.fm sure like Radiohead. Almost every group ends up with Radiohead at the top of their charts. Of course, I like Radiohead too, so I'm not really saying it's bad or anything.

    Let's see what else is here...

    Blonde Redhead show up with reasonably high. I always thought they were not my thing until I heard their latest, 23, this year. Excellent album.

    Why aren't more of you listening to Burial?

    Hall & Oates, eh?

    Finally, very last thing on the list is something called "Those Darn Accordians." No idea what that is.

    So, what was your favorite bit of music last week?
  2.  (55.24)
    As someone who's never bothered joining a last.fm group before, how do the group charts work exactly? Is it a point for each person who listens to each artist?

    I think it's a very respectable chart indeed. As for my personal chart this week, it was a tie between Okkervil River and Jacques Brel.
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      CommentAuthorC.c.
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
     (55.25)
    Viens, jef, viens.
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      CommentAuthormrkvm
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
     (55.26)
    From the last.fm FAQ:
    How do the group charts work?
    Once a group has 10 or more members, you'll find that your group will start to have a chart generated. The way that these charts work is that every "1" will represent a group member.

    For example, say you have 3 people in your group listen to Radiohead that week, the chart will be 3, and not the number of times that the three of them listened to Radiohead. This helps prevent the skewing of charts by a single group member who leaves a single artist or album on repeat for extended periods of time.

    So you had it exactly right MonkeyBusiness.
  3.  (55.27)
    Ah, I hate when people don't read FAQs. Cheers.
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      CommentAuthorJaredRules
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
     (55.28)
    I am responsible for NONE of the top ten. Go me!
    I am responsible for Blonde Redhead howeve (I think..)
    • CommentAuthorrobb
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
     (55.29)
    i want last.fm to have function where you can play a group's anomolies as well as common artists. that list gets much more interesting, where you're likely to discover something new, in number two and under. otherwise every group is radiohead, bjork, beck, interpol, and the beatles.

    mrkvm: "Why aren't more of you listening to Burial?"

    not that i don't like his music (i do, quite a lot), why should all of us be listening to him? because warren ellis told us to? i'm not about to castrate myself, wear dead mouse panties, nor spend all of my time analyzing sales data of science fiction quarterlies because mr. ellis showcased them on his site.

    i bet people aren't listening to burial because they never attempted it in headphones, relying on shitty computer speakers to play the previews and ruining all the sub-base little watery nuances.

    "what was your favorite bit of music last week"
    whomever listened to sleeper made me remember that i need to buy it.
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      CommentAuthorJaredRules
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
     (55.30)
    yeah group anomoly radio would be pretty neat.
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      CommentAuthormrkvm
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
     (55.31)
    mrkvm: "Why aren't more of you listening to Burial?"

    not that i don't like his music (i do, quite a lot), why should all of us be listening to him? because warren ellis told us to?

    Nah, I was just curious, because I'm so addicted to the new album. I'm in complete agreement with you on in regards to not blindly following anyone (including Mr. Ellis).

    Actually, I wonder, does Warren like Burial? I can't remember him mentioning it. At least not recently.
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    I listen to a ton of Burial. ..... maybe I joined too late to influence the charts?
    • CommentAuthorshaio
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007
     (55.33)
    I'm in too. It's a good thing going for now.
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    Ding! I'm on, thanks, good idea.
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      CommentAuthorFerburton
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007
     (55.35)
    I did very little on that list really. I have far to much music that is always on random, and lately I've been listening to FuturePunk suggested by Warren.
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      CommentAuthorTelecart
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007
     (55.36)
    Meh, I doubt I've listened to any of those this week.
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    "not that i don't like his music (i do, quite a lot), why should all of us be listening to him? because warren ellis told us to? i'm not about to castrate myself, wear dead mouse panties, nor spend all of my time analyzing sales data of science fiction quarterlies because mr. ellis showcased them on his site. "

    You do not love me sufficiently.
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    "Actually, I wonder, does Warren like Burial? I can't remember him mentioning it. At least not recently. "

    Nov 12 2007
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      CommentAuthormrkvm
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007 edited
     (55.39)
    Ah, thanks Warren. I'm just on the Bad Signal, so I never saw that. This might not be the right place, but how are you feeling about the album now about a month later?
    • CommentAuthorrobb
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007
     (55.40)
    Warren: "you do not love me sufficiently"
    catching rats for taxidermy panties is too taxing. it's winter, they all hide. and i may not love you sufficiently, but i do like you enough to give you money/comic royalties.

    Burial: I never bought the first album because it wasn't as interesting as the stuff on Tectonics. Then, once i realized how limited that breed of dubstep was, suddenly Burial seemed worth a second listen. Warren's blog post about "Untrue" reenforced the notion. and i gave in. or, it resentfully grew on me. forgive me, I'm American. that dubstep stuff takes a bit longer to sink in across an ocean.