12 feb 2009, 08:19
I'm past due on posting my list of my top 50 artists for 2008, but here they are, along with the top track for each artist and/or the top album, according to how the artist also fared on my top 500 tracks or top 500 albums charts for 2008. For tracks or albums mentioned, I also give the number of plays for each and where they placed on my top 500 tracks or top 500 albums charts for 2008.
All data was taken from my 12 months charts on last.fm as they stood on December 31, 2008. There is a little fudging because the tags of some tracks were changed or fixed during the year. This scrobbling thing is not an exact science, as it depends on you having your tags all correct. Subscription or download services don't always have the same tags as each other, and sometimes you have to enter the tags yourself, which is prone to error.
It was quite a mix for 2008. I found it interesting to compare my top artists list for 2008 with the list for 2007.