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My Week in Music #4: 2018/10/26 - 2018/11/02

Nov 6, 2018 | Comments

Last.fm is a website that can keep track of users and their listening habits. I’ve been listening to music with Last.fm since 2010 and am slightly obsessive over my music stats. These stats are for my listening from the past week.

My week for October 26, 2018 to November 02, 2018

Top 10 Artists

Top 10 Artists

  1. Coheed and Cambria (-) Still reigning as the top artist. I’m terribly bad at not listening to Coheed and Cambria. I haven’t even been listening to the new album, really. I’m actually quite afraid of overplaying the new album.

  2. L’Arc~en~Ciel (+) The lead singer of L’Arc~en~Ciel, HYDE, released a single recently. It made me super duper nostalgic and I went ahead and listened to a lot of L’Arc~en~Ciel songs. I decided to listen to one of their latest concert DVDs as it’s been a while since I’ve listened to one of those. Good stuff.

  3. Muse (+) I used to be part of a server of a friend’s and originally it was a lynch (a Japanese rock band) fangirl server but it slowly devolved to Bowie and Muse. There have been a couple songs that I’ve liked from Muse but it’s only until now that I’ve listened to more of their songs.

  4. My Chemical Romance (+2) Similar to L’Arc~en~Ciel, the lead sing of MCR, Gerard Way, released a song recently. It makes me long for the days of MCR. However, this was definitely a case of shuffling my library and MCR holding a good chunk of my library.

  5. HYDE (+) HYDE’s new singles are very VAMPS/666 era-like. I won’t complain because I feel like rock is thriving in Japan thanks to musicians like HYDE BUT OH MY GOD WHAT I WOULD DO FOR A ROENTGEN PART 2. I know that whatever genre Roentgen is isn’t really mainstream or commercial but it is a beautiful album. But I do like HYDE’s other albums too.

  6. Joanna Newsom (+3) I recently imported Spotify songs into foobar2000, the music player I used to use all the time before Spotify came around. So I can easily listen to more Joanna Newsom now, thankfully. I still have to listen to the Divers album.

  7. ギルガメッシュ (girugamesh) (+) Girugamesh is another band that takes up a lot of my library. I never really listened to them that much. They do have quite a lot of bangers, however.

  8. Björk (+) Björk AKA my queen. I am listening to quite a lot of oldies but goodies these past couple of weeks.

  9. Green Day (-6) How the mighty fall. I love Green Day but not that much. I definitely toned down on the Green Day.

  10. Metric (+) This is a result of my playlist repetition. I have like three or four songs on my most heavily listened playlist.

Top 10 Albums

Top 10 Albums

  1. Coheed and Cambria — In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 (+5) Curious. I’m surprised this is at number one. It’s not that many scrobbles, however.

  2. Muse — The Resistance (+) I listened to this album for the first time and it’s pretty good. I really like Muse’s sound. It sound futuristic and oh man, is it politically charged. I like it.

  3. Coheed and Cambria — The Afterman: Ascension (-1) Still hyped about Coheed apparently.

  4. Coheed and Cambria — Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV: Volume 1 (+2) Yup. More Coheed!

  5. L’Arc~en~Ciel — 25th L’Anniversary Live (+) This album is long. This doesn’t even include “interviews” between songs. I just realized this setlist doesn’t have Flower in it. That’s so weird.

  6. L’Arc~en~Ciel — 15th L’Anniversary Live (+) In terms of quality, I think I like 15th more than 25th. 25th has a really diverse setlist but the concert was a lot more tighter and intimated in this L’Anniversary.

  7. Joanna Newsom — Ys (-) Joanna you beautiful songstress. I love you!

  8. My Chemical Romance — The Black Parade (+) Ah, yes, the emo bible for all emo kids back in 20062007. I loved this album so much. I’m not sure how much of it I still love now but it’s pretty good even now.

  9. Sharon Van Etten — Epic (+) I can’t keep away from this album, or rather, a couple songs from this album.

  10. EMI MARIA — EUPHORIA (+) Oooh, this one is interesting. EMI MARIA is a half-Japanese J-pop singer. She’s a bit more innovative in her sound, which I like. Some of it is a bit outdated but I dig it. EUPHORIA is a solid album.

Top 10 Songs

Top 10 songs

  1. Muse — Uprising (+) This song is so cool. I love the futuristic sounding synths. The guitar when it mimicks “come on!” is amazing. They will not force us. They will stop degrading us. They will not control us. We will be victorious.

  2. Coheed and Cambria — Domino the Destitute (+1) This song is still a banger. That is all.

  3. Coheed and Cambria — Crossing the Frame (+7) Good jam. I’m spying on you Newoooo.

  4. Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes — Neon Rust (+4) Listened to this a little more compared to last week. Good song!

  5. Coheed and Cambria — No World For Tomorrow (-1) Still don’t understand how NWFT isn’t an absolute banger to some people. I love it.

  6. Sharon Van Etten — A Crime (-) I hope I never grow tired of this song because it is beautiful x2. I’m surprised this is still at #6 for the second week in a row.

  7. Coheed and Cambria — A Favor House Atlantic (-) Another song that hasn’t changed in ranking this week. Nice.

  8. Metric — Dressed to Suppress (+) I keep procrastinating on listening to Metric’s new songs and here I am, listening to their old single over and over again like a blob.

  9. Mystery Skulls — Ghost (+) This song is so catchy it’s dangerous.

  10. Coheed and Cambria — The Crowing (+) Instant chills on the first riff of this song. I do not know what Claudio is singing about in this song whatsoever. Pray you’re not the only one.

My Week in Music #2: 2018/10/12 - 2018/10/19

Oct 27, 2018 | Comments

Last.fm is a website that can keep track of users and their listening habits. I’ve been listening to music with Last.fm since 2010 and am slightly obsessive over my music stats. These stats are for my listening from the past week.

My week for October 12, 2018 to October 19, 2018

Top 10 Artists

Top 10 Artists

  1. Coheed and Cambria (-) I’m still riding that Coheed and Cambria hype. I’m trying so hard not to be listening to them 247. I just want to play their new album over an over again!

  2. Metric (*) I have been playing a couple of their songs over and over again. They really make me want to jump up and dance!

  3. Daughter (*) This is another case of replaying a band over and over again. Youth is such a good song, I always feel it every single time I listen to it.

  4. 椎名林檎 (+5) Shiina Ringo came out with a song recently-ish and her catalog is now on Spotify. So I’ve been listening to a lot of her this week.

  5. boy pablo (-4) My boy, Pablo, is still a goodie but I feel like i’m listening to too much of him. I only like two of his songs (or more accurately, I’ve only listened to two of his songs).

  6. Kero Kero Bonito (*) They released an album the same week that Coheed and Cambria released theirs and I like it a lot! Only Acting is my favourite from the album. I don’t know how to describe it. Like a noisey grunge pop rock?

  7. Amy Winehouse (*) I have no idea what triggered my Amy Winehouse resurgence. I loved her a lot back in junior high with her Back to Black album.

  8. Childish Gambino (-) Feels Like Summer is still a bop even though we’re well into October. And since I’m doing Sober October this month, Sober is my ironic song of the month. Even though the song title is “Sober” the chorus goes, “I’ll never be sober.” The opposite of what I want but hey, it’s catchy!

  9. Green Day (*) Wow, this is a surprise for me. I have no idea where this came from. I don’t remember listening to this much Green Day. I did recently went through their entire catalog on Spotify and saved the songs that I like. I love a lot of their songs. It’s always nostalgic listening to their songs. Whatshername and Redundant are two songs I can think of listening to this week. So good.

  10. Joji (-7) Ahhh, Joji. SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK is getting a little too melancholy for me. It’s a good song though. I need to check out some of his other songs. There’s this one song I do like but it’s not on Spotify. Joji sampled and remixed a song and it’s pretty good.

Top 10 Albums

Top 10 Albums

  1. Coheed and Cambria — Vaxis I: The Unheavenly Creatures (-) This week Coheed is a little less dominating. But I still have been listening to a lot of them. I just can’t keep my hands off Vaxis: I.

  2. Coheed and Cambria — In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 (+1) This album is slowly growing on me. It really is a huge epic. I need to take a couple more playthroughs with this.

  3. Coheed and Cambria — The Afterman: Ascension (+1) Nostalgia is really hitting me hard with this. I say this a lot but Ascension is definitely one of my top albums of all time. It’s just so good.

  4. Coheed and Cambria — Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV: I (-2) I don’t want to wear out Good Apollo I too much. This album is another nostalgic classic.

  5. Kero Kero Bonito — Time ‘n’ Place (*) They released this album the same week Coheed released Vaxis I and I love it!

  6. Amy Winehouse — Back to Black (*) Really the only Amy Winehouse album that I’ve listened to. I need to get a proper listen though. I’m really only familiar with the singles and Me and Mr. Jones.

  7. Joji — SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK (*) This is just a single. I’m kinda looking forward to the album? YEAH RIGHT was a little iffy but I’m optimistic for the rest of the album.

  8. The Front Bottoms — Talon of the Hawk (*) One of my friends introduced me to this band and I really like them unironically. The vocalist has such a weird voice that I don’t think is that good but it adds character. It’s really folksy and it works for this band.

  9. Sharon Van Etten — Epic (*) Oh man, why didn’t I find about Sharon Van Etten earlier? Epic is a heartbreaking album. It details an abusive relationship Etten went through and her lyricism is just so beautifully tragic. I love her.

  10. Mystery Skulls — Forever (*) This band came up on my Discovery Weekly playlist, if I recall correctly. Forever is a decent album but there are a couple of standouts. One of my friends showed me the music video for Ghost and it’s great. They recently came out with another music video and my favourite song from the album, Every Note is featured for like thirty seconds on it.

Top 10 Songs

Top 10 songs

  1. Kero Kero Bonito — Only Acting (*) I thought I was only acting but I felt exactly like it was all for real. This song is so fun! I love it. I love the noisey grunge and the glitchy 80’s/90’s aesthetic.

  2. Coheed and Cambria — Domino the Destitute (*) Definitely one of Coheed’s best songs. I’m so surprised they don’t play it more often in their shows. It’s just so… Hard hitting. I get chills up my spine when I listen to it.

  3. Coheed and Cambria — Evagria the Faithful (*) I’ve spoken about Evagria before but I love this song. It’s groovy and funky and haunting. They really nailed the prog elements in this song.

  4. Joji — SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK (*) A small part of me is a little weirded out at how depressing Joji’s songs are. Who hurt you Joji, who hurt you? But it makes for good songs.

  5. Coheed and Cambria — A Favour House Atlantic (*) This is a poppy bop and a fun one to listen to live. Good eye, sniper. Now I shoot, you run!

  6. Coheed and Cambria — The Dark Sentencer (-3) This song is slowly wearing out for me. But it’s a good opener to a great album and a good head banger.

  7. Sharon Van Etten — A Crime (*) To say the things I want to say to you would be a crime/To admit I’m still in love with you after all this time/I’d rather let you touch my arm until you die. Ahhh. Sharon Van Etten! Who hurt you?? It’s such a beautiful and painful song. I love it.

  8. boy pablo — Everytime (*) The song that started it all for these boys. It’s really mellow.

  9. Thank you Scientist — Feed the Horses (*) This band is on the record label that the frontman of Coheed and Cambria founded. They are so proggy, I enjoy it. They have a lot of jazz elements which is pretty cool.

  10. Mystery Skulls — Ghost (*) Such. A. Bop. I want to sing along to it all the time. When I’m in the office and this comes on, I definitely start mouthing the lyrics.

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My name is Edel Grace Altares. My programming interests include full stack development and back end development. My languages of choice are Python and Java. Outside of programming I enjoy crocheting, video games, cats, historical fiction, and reading.

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