Spotify has wrapped (which is fun and cool) and I had some initial opinions on it, via Twitter:
My Spotify Wrapped 2021 is just going to be kids songs all the way down, isn’t it?
Fortunately, it wasn’t! With regards to looking back at musical tastes, I’ve always been partial about Last.FM and it’s also a fun thing to look back on when I remember to grab the data in time — especially since Spotify Wrapped is fully baked around the beginning of December. (Though, that’s probably because a lot of people’s profiles will be overrun with Christmas music.)
My top artists for 2021 are:
1. Bad Religion
2. Bob Dylan
4. Fat Freddy’s Drop
5. The Sounds
6. Hot Water Music
7. Joe Strummer
9. Bing Crosby
10. The Beatles
Bad Religion tops the list due to reading their biography earlier this year and just really going back through their catalog remembering some of their songs.
It’s kind of interesting comparing it to my musical tastes from 10 years ago. Hot Water Music and Bob Dylan were there. The more things change, the more they stay the same.