• 2013: Artists on the Scene

    9 jan 2014, 15:37

    EDITING IN PROCESS (everything sounds so gross and embarrasing; don't expect anything close to perfection just yet)

    As I begin to settle into the New Year (i.e. get ready for four months of writing 2013 on everything), I've also done some reflecting on what the year 2013 brought in terms of music (because music is all that really matters). I felt as if this kind of review would be necessary because 2013 did bring a lot of pleasant surprises.

    As I take a look at the most interesting artists of 2013, there will be hints of someone old, someone new and even someone who has been on the list before but there's still hope that 2013 wouldn't have been the last that we heard the last of these artists. Without further ado, and in no particular order, here is 2013: Artists on the Scene:


    Diana Vickers



    Who? Diana Vickers; a pretty cool lass from Blackburn.

    When? Quite a bit happened after she released her debut album in 2010. After the release of the non-album track, 'My Wicked Heart', Vickers started to work on her sophomore album; it wasn't very long after this that we heard about her departing from RCA, which was apparently due to creative differences. After not hearing very much from her after that, I thought that she may end up being one of those artists who we will keep us waiting for years.

    Well.. there was that "surprise bitch" moment when I found out that she did get around to releasing her second album, 'Music to Make Boys Cry'. It dropped in September and I had no idea until I saw it on Amazon... or Last.fm... I'm not sure but I was surprised. I didn't exactly rush to buy it but I made sure that I ordered it so that I would be able to get it in time for Christmas.

    Why? Music to Make Boys Cry is actually a pretty good album. I hadn't listened to any tracks before I bought the album, and while I wasn't completely taken, I did really love the 80s pop feel of some of the tracks. I thought that departing from RCA would be a big mistake but it's pretty clear that she's actually done quite well for herself. The album did chart quite reasonably for an indie artist who didn't have very much marketing.

    Highlight tracks: Cinderella, Mad at Me, Smoke, Music to Make Boys Cry


    Natalia Kills



    Who? Natalia Cappuccini; one feisty one from a little bit of everywhere (or maybe just Bradford idk)

    When? Quite similar to Lana Del Rey, whereby she went under a variety of alias' and sounds before she became the artist that she is today. Also found out that she had done some acting when she was a young'un as well. Kills kept appearing on my recommendations for a few years before I actually gave her a listen. I wasn't instantly taken but 'Wonderland' and 'Marlboro Lights' did convince me to give her more of a try. Her second studio album, Trouble, was released back in September and I bought it just before Christmas (along with her debut album 'Perfectionist').

    Why? I really like what I'm hearing. She's definitely got that 'dark pop' vibe (dark lyrics, 'poppy' beats) that I've taken a liking too. Focusing on 'Trouble', it's definitely a very personal and much more mature album in comparison to 'Perfectionist', which can only suggest that she has refined as an artist. I've watched her live performances and interviews, and while she doesn't really have 'it' in those aspects, her honest tracks really make up for it. I'm not so sure what the new year will bring for her in terms of new material, seeing as she released her album only a few months ago but it would be nice if she got more recognition. 'Trouble' is at times quite risqué but it's nevertheless a beautifully and honestly done autobiographical album.

    Highlight tracks: Devils Don't Fly, Outta Time, Saturday Night, Marlboro Lights, Trouble, Stop Me


    Charli XCX



    Who? Charlotte Aitchison; über-cool singer from Herefordshire.

    When? Charli XCX is not entirely a stranger to everyone's ears; she wrote that overplayed sleeper hit "I Love It", and quite frankly, I love that she didn't actually sing the song - I can't help but think that she would have been some kind of one hit wonder if she did. Charli's been on the scene for a considerable amount of time; she released an indie album when she was fourteen and, at the time, did a bunch of illegal warehouse raves in London. She also released two mix tapes back in 2012: 'Heartbreaks and Earthquakes' and 'Super Ultra'.

    I first heard about her back in September '12 when her track 'Nuclear Seasons' played on the 'Your Mix' (R.I.P. free Last.fm radio service) radio station. I quite liked the sound of it but not enough to even pay a visit to her artist page. Half-way through 2013, I stumbled upon her artist page, realised that she was the girl that I had listened to several months beforehand, saw the encouraging comments and gave her a shot. By giving her a shot, I meant that I watched her live performances on YouTube, and boy was I taken; the girl is a hoot. I sampled her album, got it for my birthday and I was officially a fan.

    Why? If she's calling herself 'goth pop', I can't disagree with it because it does seem like an accurate description. Plus, I'd just fight with myself if I try to fit her into some kind of genre. Watch me:

    I mean, it is quite an electronic/synth pop sound but it's a lot more than that. The album's a little eclectic - that's not to say that it doesn't flow nicely though (the interludes are a dream). While the sound varies, hints of 'darkness' remains - that's not to say that it's lyrically miserable though, it is quite silly at times ('What I Like', 'Cloud Aura', 'Take My Hand'). There are some 80s pop elements (e.g. Lock You Up) and there are 90s/noughties rap/hip-hop elements too (e.g. 'So Far Away', 'Cloud Aura', 'What I Like', ''Grins'..). She also breaks into these "speak raps" in almost every song (a couple of songs mainly consist of said "speak rapping").

    To cut things short: the sound is very distinctive and even more so addictive and you'll never know it unless you hear it. I had no idea that her album would sound the way that it does and even after all of these plays; I'm still discovering new elements to love in each and every track. If you haven't already guessed, Charli and her album are my ultimate 2013 favourites.

    Going back to her live performances, the girl might have the ugliest bedroom dance moves that I've ever seen but it's all good; the confidence and energy makes things seem quite cool and her voice always remains pleasant to listen to. Even if I'm just watching in bed, I always feel so involved and energised by her performances.

    She released a new track, SuperLove, which is from her new album, towards the end of the year. It still has that 80s/90s vibe but it's definitely a new sound; a new sound that is still quite distinctive and sets her apart from artists of the now (although lyrically, it could have been a little better). I hope to hear that she drops the album pretty sooner in the year rather than later.

    Highlight tracks: Lock You Up, So Far Away, You're the One, You (Ha Ha Ha), How Can I, Nuclear Seasons, Stay Away,


    Britney Spears



    Who? It's Britney [Spears], bitch; the princess of pop
    When? She dropped her eighth studio album this year, something that I was looking forward to after all of the news about the singing lessons and it being more personal and stuff.
    Why? This is going to be a little bit a negative nancy review but I'll start it off by saying: will.i.am. He produced the album and made it a mess. While I'm disappointed, I do hope that things go well for her this year, especially seeing as she has the Las Vegas residency thing going on for her, which kicked off quite well and I hope that she can keep it up.


    Iggy Azalea



    Who? Amethyst Kelly; Aussie rapper.

    When? Listening to her song, since she was sixteen (with no money and no family, in the middle of Miami). She released her first mixtape, 'Ignorant Art' back in 2011, which was followed by the release of the extended play, 'Glory', and a second mixtape, 'Trapgold', in 2012.

    Why? She was on last year's list, although I hadn't really listened to her very much. I did download her free (heh heh) mixtapes and EP and I like her. She had a much better year: she got notable recognition, attended notable events, was the photo-bomb in said notable events as she chowed down buffalo wings, released three successful singles and seemed to keep her head screwed on straight (she still comes across as so laidback and likeable in interviews). So, while she didn't drop her album, she did do quite well for herself because she's actually made a name for herself and garnered recognition. Hopefully things will continue to go well for Iggy and we'll get to hear 'The New Classics' this year.

    Highlight tracks: Work, Change Your Life, Bounce


    Little Boots



    Who? Victoria Hesketh; the one with the "little feet"

    When? I have her debut album, Hands and it was one of my favourite albums in 2011; it was the soundtrack to my bus journeys. She's not exactly a new girl, there was quite a bit of a buzz about her back in 2008; she was dubbed as one of the artists of the year by critics and her singles, 'New In Town', 'Remedy' and 'Stuck on Repeat', received considerable attention and radio play.

    Unfortunately, the buzz fizzled out and I really didn't know what what was going on with her. I didn't really expect anything to be going on either, so I didn't really check up on her. So, when I saw that she had released 'Nocturnes', I was a little surprised because I thought that I would have at least heard something about it. Nevertheless, I gave 'Every Night I Say a Prayer' and 'Motorway' several plays before I bought the CD.

    Why? It's definitely a lot more toned down than Hands; it has more a laidback 80s sound - I did find some of the tracks on Hands to be overproduced (e.g. Ghost, Stuck on Repeat). In that sense, I did quite like it, although I wasn't taken straight away. Although, I did come to appreciate the toned down sound of it more and more.

    'No Brakes' was slowly becoming my new favourite track on Hands due to how minimalist it was and this album definitely has that aspect to it; I feel as if it's much more raw and [hauntingly] beautiful than Hands. There are about three tracks that I'm not sure about. I have a love/hate relationship with Confusion at the moment; the song is a little annoying but the lyrics are probably one of my favourites of hers ( the repetition of 'never lie to me again' is just..)

    Highlight Tracks: Motorway, All For You, Every Night I Say a Prayer


    Sky Ferreira



    Who? Sky Ferriera; an American singer who took a lifetime to release her debut album.

    When? I first heard about her back in 2010 and I thought of her as the American Daisy Dares You. I didn't really like One and it did really seem as if her career wasn't really heading anywhere, so I didn't really bother with her. Last year, if not the year before that, I recognised her in The Guardian and realised what was going on with her regarding her album being repeatedly being held back. It did seem like she managed to get an EP out, 'Ghost'; I listened to a few tracks but I wasn't taken just yet. In September, I did find out that things were definitely happening with her with the definite album release date and album cover, so I decided to give her another try. I liked what I heard. Everything is Embarrassing was like the moody 80s dancefloor solo track. I then decided to give her debut a listen.

    Why? Her debut album didn't disappoint either. She stuck with the 80s sound (only that it was much more pop rock oriented) and it really worked for her. Her voice works a lot better with this kind of sound rather than the generic pop that she was doing before. Besides, it showed that she could actually sing.


    Lorde



    Who? Lorde; curly from New Zealand.

    When? Things apparently all started for her when she was twelve years old. I first learned of her when she started appearing on some of my favourite singers' 'Similar Artists' sections. I just thought that she was kind of like an underground singer with only a few songs, so I didn't really take much notice. I then noticed that a lot of people had her in their signature in an online forum, so I figured that she must be of some sort of significance. I Googled her and apparently there was a lot of hype for her because of her song 'Royals' (I hadn't heard of it).

    Why: I didn't jump on the bandwagon straight away but with time, I did eventually sample her album. I didn't like 'Royals' but there were a few tracks that I did like the sound of. I guess that she's just another one of those breaths of fresh air, just coming in and changing things up a little bit in the charts with their honest music. Quite frankly, I don't really care how old she is but I think that her music is good enough to be deserving of some sort of recognition, and I'm silently rooting for her to get the Grammys that she was nominated for. So, when it comes down to what I expect from her in the New Year, it's just: "Get the Grammys, gurl!" and maybe to keep it real too.

    Highlight tracks: Buzzcut Season, A World Alone
  • Most Played (2013)

    1 jan 2014, 13:16

    Stats from January 2013 to January 2014

    Most Played Artists of 2013 (Top 20)

    1. Britney Spears
    822 Plays
    Most Played song: Amnesia (29 plays)
    Most Played Song Overall: Gimme More (154 plays)
    Most Played album: Blackout (211 plays)
    Most Played album Overall: Blackout (1,154 plays)


    2. Lana Del Rey
    755 Plays
    Most Played song: Without You (60 plays)
    Most Played Song Overall: Blue Jeans (114 plays)
    Most Played album: Born to Die (484 plays)
    Most Played album Overall: Born to Die (1,000 plays)


    3. Ellie Goulding
    722 Plays
    Most Played song: Hanging On (99 plays)
    Most Played Song Overall: Hanging On (110 plays)
    Most Played album: Halcyon (474 plays)
    Most Played album Overall: Bright Lights (674 plays)


    4. Charli XCX
    689 Plays
    Most Played song: Lock You Up (66 plays)
    Most Played Song Overall: Lock You Up (66 plays)
    Most Played album: True Romance (427 plays)
    Most Played album Overall: True Romance (427 plays)


    5. Marina & the Diamonds
    605 Plays
    Most Played song: Valley of the Dolls (49 plays)
    Most Played Song Overall: Rootless (158 plays)
    Most Played album: Electra Heart (389 plays)
    Most Played album Overall: The Family Jewels (1,329 plays)


    6. Taylor Swift
    474 Plays
    Most Played song: I Knew You Were Trouble (40 plays)
    Most Played Song Overall: Hey Stephen (93 plays)
    Most Played album: Red (284 plays)
    Most Played album Overall: Fearless (791 plays)


    7. Christina Aguilera
    436 Plays
    Most Played song: Sing for Me (24 plays)
    Most Played Song Overall: Somebody's Somebody (90 plays)
    Most Played album: Lotus (144 plays)
    Most Played album Overall: Christina Aguilera (632 plays)


    8. Vanessa Carlton
    423 Plays
    Most Played song: Annie (21 plays)
    Most Played Song Overall: Ordinary Day (84 plays)
    Most Played album: Harmonium (156 plays)
    Most Played album Overall: Heroes & Thieves (435 plays)


    9. Iggy Azalea
    382 Plays
    Most Played song: Work (35 plays)
    Most Played Song Overall: Work (35 plays)
    Most Played album: Ignorant Art (125 plays)
    Most Played album Overall: Ignorant Art (126 plays)


    10. Hole
    362 Plays
    Most Played song: Credit in the Straight World (28 plays)
    Most Played Song Overall: Violet (142 plays)
    Most Played album: Live Through This (144 plays)
    Most Played album Overall: Live Through This (822 plays)


    11. Sky Ferreira
    281 Plays
    Most Played song: Red Lips (41 plays)
    Most Played Song Overall: Red Lips (41 plays)
    Most Played album: Night Time, My Time (128 plays)
    Most Played album Overall: Night Time, My Time (128 plays)


    12. Michelle Branch
    255 Plays
    Most Played song: Are You Happy Now? (24 plays)
    Most Played Song Overall: Are You Happy Now? (329 plays)
    Most Played album: Hotel Paper (108 plays)
    Most Played album Overall: Hotel Paper (865 plays)


    13. Hilary Duff
    241 Plays
    Most Played song: Play With Fire (31 plays)
    Most Played Song Overall: Play With Fire (199 plays)
    Most Played album: Dignity (214 plays)
    Most Played album Overall: Dignity (693 plays)


    14. Little Boots
    239 Plays
    Most Played song: Earthquake (32 plays)
    Most Played Song Overall: Earthquake (93 plays)
    Most Played album: Hands (162 plays)
    Most Played album Overall: Hands (732 plays)


    15. Florrie
    211 Plays
    Most Played song: Left too Late (59 plays)
    Most Played Song Overall: Left too Late (59 plays)
    Most Played album: Introduction (141 plays)
    Most Played album Overall: Introduction (141 plays)


    16. Natalia Kills
    202 Plays
    Most Played song: Wonderland (17 plays)
    Most Played Song Overall: Wonderland (17 plays)
    Most Played album: Perfectionist (111 plays)
    Most Played album Overall: Perfectionist (111 plays)


    17. 安室奈美恵
    199 Plays
    Most Played song: Love Game (28 plays)
    Most Played Songs Overall: Rock Steady/Do Me More (53 plays)
    Most Played albums: Play/Past<Future (55 plays)
    Most Played album Overall: Best Fiction (115 plays)


    18. Diana Vickers
    172 Plays
    Most Played song: Once (19 plays)
    Most Played Song Overall: Notice (122 plays)
    Most Played album: Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree (103 plays)
    Most Played album Overall: Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree (784 plays)


    19. Paloma Faith
    168 Plays
    Most Played song: Streets of Glory (21 plays)
    Most Played Song Overall: Streets of Glory (21 plays)
    Most Played album: Fall to Grace (168 plays)
    Most Played album Overall: Fall to Grace (168 plays)


    20. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    167 Plays
    Most Played song: Way Out (21 plays)
    Most Played Song Overall: Zero (78 plays)
    Most Played album: Show Your Bones (117 plays)
    Most Played album Overall: It's Blitz! (397 plays)



    Most Played Songs of 2013 (Top 10)

    1. Hanging On
    Artist: Ellie Goulding
    Play Count: 99

    2. The Ending
    Artist: Ellie Goulding
    Play Count: 81

    3. Lock You Up
    Artist: Charli XCX
    Play Count: 66

    4. Cold Nites (Remix)
    Artist: Charli XCX
    Play Count: 61

    5. Without You
    Artist: Lana Del Rey
    Play Count: 60

    6. Left too Late / My Blood
    Artist: Florrie / Ellie Goulding
    Play Count: 59

    7. Blue Jeans
    Artist: Lana Del Rey
    Play Count: 57

    8. Ride / Only You
    Artist: Lana Del Rey / Ellie Goulding
    Play Count:

    9. Valley of the Dolls
    Artist: Marina & the Diamonds
    Play Count: 49

    10. Radio / So Far Away
    Artist: Lana Del Rey / Charli XCX
    Play Count: 48


    Most Played Albums of 2013 (Top 5)

    1. Born to Die
    Artist: Lana Del Rey
    Play count: 483

    2. Ellie Goulding
    Artist: Halcyon
    Play count: 474

    3. True Romance
    Artist: Charli XCX
    Play count: 427

    4. Electra Heart
    Artist: Marina & the Diamonds
    Play count: 389

    5. Red
    Artist: Taylor Swift
    Play count: 284
  • Most Played (2012)

    1 jan 2013, 12:56

    Stats from January 2012 to January 2013

    Most Played Artists of 2012 (Top 10)

    1. Marina & the Diamonds
    816 plays
    Most Played song: Oh No! (139 plays)
    Most Played album: The Family Jewels (1,177 plays)


    2. Hole
    643 plays
    Most Played song: Violet (117 plays)
    Most Played album: Live Through This (678 plays)


    3. Lana Del Rey
    592 plays
    Most Played song: Blue Jeans (57 plays)
    Most Played album: Born to Die (517 plays)


    4. L7
    549 plays
    Most Played song: Pretend We're Dead (79 plays)
    Most Played album: Bricks are Heavy (322 plays)


    5. Britney Spears
    468 plays
    Most Played song: Gimme More (130 plays)
    Most Played album: Blackout (943 plays)


    6. Babes in Toyland
    441 plays
    Most Played song: Bruise Violet (45 plays)
    Most Played album: Fontanelle (376 plays)


    7. Christina Aguilera
    331 plays
    Most Played song: Somebody's Somebody (77 plays)
    Most Played album: Christina Aguilera (546 plays)


    8. Ellie Goulding
    290 plays
    Most Played song: Lights (76 plays)
    Most Played album: Bright Lights (535 plays)


    9. Michelle Branch
    262 plays
    Most Played song: Are You Happy Now? (305 plays)
    Most Played album: The Spirit Room (784 plays)


    10. Diana Vickers
    162 plays
    Most Played song: Notice (106 plays)
    Most Played album: Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree (681 plays)



    Most Played Songs of 2012 (Top 5)

    1. Blue Jeans
    Artist: Lana Del Rey
    Play Count: 57

    2. Power & Control
    Artist: Marina & the Diamonds
    Play Count: 54

    3. Scab and Plaster
    Artist: Marina & the Diamonds
    Play Count: 53

    4. Pretend We're Dead
    Artist: L7
    Play Count: 51

    5. Without You
    Artist: Lana Del Rey
    Play Count: 50

    5. Valley of the Dolls
    Artist: Marina & the Diamonds
    Play Count: 50


    Most Played Albums of 2012 (Top 5)

    1. Born to Die
    Artist: Lana Del Rey
    Play count: 517

    2. Electra Heart
    Artist: Marina & the Diamonds
    Play count: 402

    3. Live Through This
    Artist: Hole
    Play count: 259

    4. Fontanelle
    Artist: Babes in Toyland
    Play count: 231

    5. Bricks are Heavy
    Artist: L7
    Play count: 224
  • 2012: Artists on the Scene

    1 jan 2013, 00:00

    As the New Year kicks in (it literally just did), and as it's also well over the two year mark since I last time I did something like this, I felt that it's time to have a review on the most interesting artists of 2012. It's something that I have felt like doing for quite a while now because 2012 has been a very interesting year for me when it comes to music. There may be hints of someone old, someone new and even someone who's been on the list before but there's a lot of hope that this year won't be the last that we see of these artists. Without further ado, and in no particular order, here is 2012: Artists on the Scene:


    Marina and the Diamonds



    Who? Marina Diamandis; a Welsh singer-songwriter.
    When? Marina released her debut album "The Family jewels" two years ago, and has since released her second album "Electra Heart". She cut her hair (in her "Fear and Loathing" introduction video last year, which marked the start of many changes to come), bleached it blonde, grew it out, donned a blonde wig and then ditched that wig all for the sake of "Electra Heart", some sort of ideological character. Her first track to be released from the album was "Primadonna", a more ironic but mainstream-sounding track that differs from her songs from her debut album. "Primadonna" was then followed by the more loveable and enjoyable track "Power & Control".
    [Why? There are a lot of different themes and subjects in a lot of songs that I could relate to, which meant that listening to Electra Heart was and still is a great experience for me. Lyrically, this is a very thought-provoking and even at times beautiful album.
    Highlight tracks: Valley of the Dolls, Teen Idle, Fear and Loathing, Lonely Hearts Club, Radioactive, Sex Yeah, Lies, Power & Control, Scab and Plaster


    Lana Del Rey



    Who? Elizabeth Grant; an interesting lass from New York.
    When? Del Rey has been singing in bars since she was eighteen - somewhere between then and 2005/2006 she recorded an album (that was never officially released) called "Sirens" under the name "May Jailer" which had a more folk sound than the music that she sings now. Another album, that was more likely to be released back in 2010 but never was, was "Lana Del Ray a.k.a. Lizzie Grant", which had a sound closer to what she has now but not quite there just yet..
    Why? After a few months of seeing her advert for "Born to Die" on TV and on the side of the buses, I bought her album a couple of days after my birthday. It took me a while to really understand her but I instantly fell in love with the trip-hop sound of "Diet Mountain Dew". Listening to her debut album more and more gave me the opportunity to appreciate her unique voice, that dreamy sound of it music itself: the classical instrumentals and hip-hop beats, and her simple but interesting lyrics. She more recently released a "Paradise Edition" of Born to Die, which I even more recently received as a gift, which has a lot more deeper and darker lyrical content than "Born to Die" that really gets me.. well excluding "Cola" anyway..
    Highlight tracks: Without You, Born to Die, Off to the Races, Blue Jeans, Diet Mountain Dew, Dark Paradise, Radio, Lolita, Million Dollar Man, This is What Makes Us Girls, Ride, Cola, Gods and Monsters, Blue Velvet


    Iggy Azalea




    Who? Amethyst Kelly; a platinum blonde Australian rapper.
    When? Azalea initially released a mixtape called "Ignorant Art", which she made available for free download on her website. She also released the "Glory EP" in the summer after being signed to T.I.'s record label.
    Why? I found out about Iggy Azalea when I was lurking on Last.fm. I just saw someone's hair-whipping display picture and thought, "Who the hell is that?!" After I found out who the hell she was, and I heard her rapping in "Beat Down", I noticed that there was definitely something interesting about her (hair-whipping aside). I liked her flow and I just thought that she really had the potential to be somebody. I listened to "Runway" from her Glory EP, after it was released, and I began to have faith in her even more. I can't say much about Iggy at the moment but I'm definitely eager to hear more about her debut album "The New Classic", which will (hopefully) come out in the New Year. I'm definitely keeping my eyes peeled and my ears open. I just hope she's not another Daisy Dares You.
    Highlight tracks: My World, Runway


    Rita Ora



    Who? Rita Ora; a bleached-blonde British singer.
    When? Rita "Sick of the comparisons to Rihanna" Ora sang in DJ Fresh's song "Hot Right Now", which reached the top spot in the UK Singles Charts. She apparently released a song called "How We Do (Party)" but the first time that I actually - and probably anyone else - knew who the hell that she was, was when she released that catchy "R.I.P." song, which featured Tinie Tempah.
    Why? Just like Iggy Azalea, there's something about Rita that interested me, and although I never cared enough to listen to any of her other songs, I obviously cared enough to read her interviews and include her on this list. I'm definitely going to check her out more in the New Year to decide whether or not she's worthy of paying any attention to anymore but for now, I'll continue to keep an eye on her.
    Highlight tracks: N/A


    Christina Aguilera



    Who? Christina Aguilera: the bitch from Staten Island. Who else?
    When? Waaay back in the day.
    Why? Christina released "Lotus" not too long ago, an album that I didn't even know that she was working on in the first place. So, when I was the last to know, I bought it as soon as I could but I haven't unfortunately listened to it enough to give it a half-decent review. I definitely like the new sound, and the "fighter" theme is very empowering and enlightening. I hope that that the New Year will bring a world tour and the promotion for "Lotus" like it deserved from the very beginning; such a shame that it wasn't given the chance to succeed the way that it could have.
    Highlight tracks: N/A


    Azealia Banks



    Who? Azealia Banks; an American rapper.
    When? She released a mixtape called "Fantasea" in July but what everyone is really talking about is her 1991 EP, which was released in May. "212", the lead single from the EP, was released back in December last year.
    Why? I previewed the whole "1991" EP on iTunes - on repeat because I liked the sound so much; I found her "Hip-House" sound pretty cool. She sounded as if she was putting a spell on someone with the way that she raps in such a "witchy" way but I like weird things so I obviously liked it. The point is that she's different, and it's nice to hear different sounds these days. I really do hope to hear more from her in the New Year.
    Highlight tracks: 212


    Ellie Goulding



    Who? Elena Goulding; an English singer-songwriter who shaved the side of her head the right way.
    When? After she released "Bright Lights", the re-release of "Lights", a couple of years ago, she returned with "Halcyon", an album that really shows how great artists mature with age.
    Why? When the lyrics aren't repetitive, they create imagery that reminds me of a time that never happened and sets an atmosphere that makes me feel emotions that I haven't felt before. It's a more electronic sound too but isn't overwhelming, and her voice is absolutely wonderful too. Forget 2013, I can't wait to hear Ellie Goulding in five years time.

    Highlight tracks: My Blood, Figure 8, Only You, The Ending, Hanging on, Anything Could Happen, I Need Your Love


    Kreayshawn



    Who? Kreayshawn; a koookycrazycool rapper from America.
    When? Kreayshawn's "Gucci Gucci" went viral last year..
    Why? .. Her debut album "Somethin' Bout Kreay" was released this year. I've listened to a couple of tracks, along with her older track "Bumpin' Bumpin''" and I really like her. She may not have made a blast but I can't see her disappearing like Daisy Dares You did. Even if she doesn't blow up in 2013, I hope that she keeps things up. I felt that "Somethin' Bout Kreay" had a sick sound and it would be a shame if we never heard from her again. Here's to wishing and hoping..

    Highlight tracks: Twerkin!!, Gucci Gucci, Blasé Blasé, Bumpin' Bumpin'


    ... oh and..

    Happy New Year!
  • Most Played (2011)

    1 jan 2012, 14:44

    Stats from January 2011 to January 2012

    Most Played Artists of 2011 (Top 20)

    1. Britney Spears
    1,685 plays
    Most Played song: Gimme More (116 Plays)
    Most Played album: Blackout (829 plays)


    2. Hole
    1,108 plays
    Most Played song: Violet (73 Plays)
    Most Played album: Live Through This (419 plays)


    3. Marina & the Diamonds
    848 plays
    Most Played song: Oh No! (111 Plays)
    Most Played album: The Family Jewels (960 plays)


    4. Michelle Branch
    750 plays
    Most Played song: Are You Happy Now? (269 Plays)
    Most Played album: The Spirit Room (721 plays)


    5. Diana Vickers
    535 plays
    Most Played song: Notice (80 Plays)
    Most Played album: Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree (537 plays)


    6. Little Boots
    487 plays
    Most Played song: Earthquake (51 Plays)
    Most Played album: Hands (489 plays)


    7. Stacie Orrico
    389 plays
    Most Played song: (There's Gotta be) More to Life (97 Plays)
    Most Played album: Stacie Orrico (726 plays)


    8. Taylor Swift
    375 plays
    Most Played song: Should've Said No (International Version) (78 Plays)
    Most Played album: Fearless (685 plays)


    9. Selena Gomez & the Scene
    373 plays
    Most Played song: Kiss & Tell (180 Plays)
    Most Played album: Kiss & Tell (1,146 plays)


    10. The Veronicas
    341 plays
    Most Played song: I Can't Stay Away (103 Plays)
    Most Played album: Hook Me Up [Bonus Tracks] (764 plays)


    11. Pixie Lott
    338 plays
    Most Played song: Here We Go Again (70 Plays)
    Most Played album: Turn It Up (645 plays)


    12. Ellie Goulding
    332 plays
    Most Played song: Lights (64 Plays)
    Most Played album: Bright Lights (391 plays)


    13. Skye Sweetnam
    327 plays
    Most Played song: Tangled Up In Me (99 Plays)
    Most Played album: Noise From the Basement (765 plays)


    14. Ashlee Simpson
    321 plays
    Most Played song: Boyfriend (95 Plays)
    Most Played album: I Am Me (380 plays)


    15. Blondie
    282 plays
    Most Played song: Call Me (69 Plays)
    Most Played album: Greatest Hits (Sight & Sound) (384 plays)


    16. Nirvana
    276 plays
    Most Played song: Something in the Way (62 Plays)
    Most Played album: Nevermind (205 plays)


    17. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    256 plays
    Most Played song: Zero (70 Plays)
    Most Played album: It's Blitz! (316 plays)


    18. Babes in Toyland
    251 plays
    Most Played song: Dirty (23 Plays)
    Most Played album: Fontanelle (130 plays)


    19. Christina Aguilera
    248 plays
    Most Played song: Not Myself Tonight (68 Plays)
    Most Played album: Back to Basics (461 plays)


    20. L7
    243 plays
    Most Played song: Shitlist (31 Plays)
    Most Played album: Bricks are Heavy (98 plays)



    Most Played Songs of 2011 (Top 5)

    1. Rootless
    Artist: Marina & the Diamonds
    Play Count: 89

    2. Violet
    Artist: Hole
    Play Count: 73

    3. Mowgli's Road
    Artist: Marina & the Diamonds
    Play Count: 70

    4. Hold It Against Me
    Artist: Britney Spears
    Play Count: 70

    5. The Outsider
    Artist: Marina & the Diamonds
    Play Count: 68


    Most Played Albums of 2011 (Top 5)

    1. The Family Jewels
    Artist: Marina & the Diamonds
    Play count: 775

    2. Femme Fatale
    Artist: Britney Spears
    Play count: 519

    3. Hands
    Artist: Little Boots
    Play count: 487

    4. Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree
    Artist: Diana Vickers
    Play count: 449

    5. Live Through This
    Artist: Hole
    Play count: 419
  • Most Played (2010)

    1 jan 2011, 01:04

    Stats from January 2010 to January 2011

    Most Played Artists of 2010 (Top 10)

    1. Britney Spears
    2,014 plays
    Most Played song: Gimme More (86 Plays)
    Most Played album: Blackout (569 plays)


    2. Christina Aguilera
    1,035 plays
    Most Played song: Genie in a Bottle (63 Plays)
    Most Played album: Christina Aguilera (379 plays)


    3. Michelle Branch
    1,028 plays
    Most Played song: Are You Happy Now? (207 plays)
    Most Played album: The Spirit Room (525 plays)


    4. Aly & AJ
    781 plays
    Most Played song: Insomniatic (114 plays)
    Most played album: Insomniatic (605 plays)


    5. Demi Lovato
    737 plays
    Most Played song: Get Back (118 plays)
    Most played album: Here We Go Again (590 plays)


    6. Skye Sweetnam
    700 plays
    Most Played song: Tangled Up In Me (82 plays)
    Most played album: Noise from the Basement (597 plays)


    7. Stacie Orrico
    591 plays
    Most Played song: Stuck (63 plays)
    Most played album: Stacie Orrico (468 plays)


    8. Taylor Swift
    557 plays
    Most Played song: Should've Said No International Version (72 plays)
    Most Played album: Fearless (580 plays)


    9. Pixie Lott
    518 plays
    Most Played song: Here We Go Again (51 plays)
    Most Played album: Turn It Up (454 plays)


    10. Selena Gomez & the Scene
    479 plays
    Most Played song: Kiss & Tell (142 plays)
    Most Played album: Kiss & Tell (790 plays)



    Most Played Songs of 2010 (Top 5)

    1. Are You Happy Now?
    Artist: Michelle Branch
    Play Count: 91

    2. Breathe
    Artist: Michelle Branch
    Play Count: 86

    3. The Next Worst Thing
    Artist: 78Violet
    Play Count: 80

    4. Insomniatic
    Artist: Aly & AJ
    Play Count: 77

    5. Everything You're Not
    Artist: Demi Lovato
    Play Count: 68


    Most Played Albums of 2010 (Top 5)

    1. Kiss & Tell
    Artist: Selena Gomez & the Scene
    Play count: 478

    2. Stacie Orrico
    Artist: Stacie Orrico
    Play count: 460

    3. Here We Go Again
    Artist: Demi Lovato
    Play count: 458

    4. Noise From The Basement
    Artist: Skye Sweetnam
    Play count: 432

    5. The Spirit Room
    Artist: Michelle Branch
    Play count: 410

    ----------------2009 stats----------------
  • 2010: Artists on the Scene

    27 okt 2010, 17:22

    Here are the top artists who have interested or impressed me so far this year.
    In no particular order:
    (I'm no Journalist or anything so don't expect to be fazed lol)

    Ellie Goulding



    Who? Elena Jane Goulding. British singer-songwriter that was born in Hereford, England
    When? Ellie Goulding has been touring since 2008 but released her debut single 'Under the Sheets' last November. She gained more media attention around the time that her debut album 'Lights' was due to the released (earlier this year). Prior to then, Ellie Goulding had some demo's online which gained her quite a handful of fans but since March, Goulding has arguably gathered a much stronger fanbase.
    Why? Upon hearing 'Wish I Stayed' as a first listen earlier this year, I have to admit that I instantly became interested in her music. Although I waited patiently for her album to be released to hear more of her songs, I doubtfully never gotten around to buying it. Even now, months later, with only 34 plays in my library I am still interested in Goulding's music, and with some fans already begging for new songs, I am also keen on waiting to see with what material she comes out with next. For me, Ellie Goulding's music is almost a 'breath of fresh air' if you will. As far as I'm concerned, her lyrics and 'indie-ish-folk-ish-electronica' sound have interested me greatly and it's a nice, new, different sound that I want to hear more of [from Goulding]. Needless to say, I'm a proud fan (with 34 plays :P)
    Highlight tracks: Under the Sheets, Wish I Stayed, Lights


    Diana Vickers



    Who? Diana Vickers. British singer that was born in Blackburn, England
    When? Diana Vickers first appeared on X-Factor back in 2008. Along with her distinctive 'like it or leave it' singing voice, some of the public also disliked her 'claw'. I for one didn't watch her on X-Factor so I can't be the judge of that but what I do know is that she didn't win (she came in 4th place, losing to Alexandra Burke and those guys). To date, Vickers is signed to RCA Records, alongside singers/bands like Christina Aguilera and Kings of Leon, and has released two singles and her debut album 'Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree'.
    Why? I spontaneously came across Diana Vickers on Last.fm quite a few months ago (around the time that 'Once' was released), although I didn't straight away know that she was the same girl on X-Factor (I had forgotten her name :P). I listened to 'Once' a few times and instantly favoured her folk-pop music style aswell as her unique singing style. With only 52 plays in my library, I've decided not to listen to too many of her tracks until I actually go out and buy the album. But so far, buying the physical 'Once' single was worth it. The B-Side 'Sunlight' reflects the folk-pop sound that is said to be on her album and I honestly can't wait to hear the whole thing.
    Highlight tracks: Sunlight, Once, The Boy Who Murdered Love, Chasing You, N.U.M.B


    Daisy Dares You



    Who? Daisy Coburn. British singer-songwriter that was born in Essex, England.
    When? Currently signed to Jive Records alongside Miss Britney Spears, Daisy Dares You first debuted earlier this year with the single 'Number One Enemy' which featured Chipmunk. It is unknown to me how successful this song was in the charts but the music video did recieve quite a lot of views within the first week that it was posted. Coburn's second single 'Rosie' was supposed to have been released in June/July but it was apparently cancelled, the video however, remains on Youtube and does have quite a few views. Her album 'Rush' was apparently supposed to have been released in August but I have failed to find any information to whether it was pushed back or anything.
    Why? I was recommended Daisy Dares You by a family member, and to date, I have to admit that I could call myself a bit of fan due to her pop-rock sound and her soft voice. I'm curious as to what kind of impact Daisy will make and when that impact will happen. Hopefully, it will happen soon enough because I'd really like to her that debut album of hers. I have to be brutally honest though, if anyone mentioned 'Daisy Dares You', I would think that they were actually talking about Coburn and not the ZZZap! character.
    Highlight tracks: Rosie, Daisy Dares You (Pegasus and Rokchild Remix), Who Will Buy


    Selena Gomez & the Scene



    Who? American pop band that formed in 2009. Fronted by Selena Gomez. The Scene consists of: Ethan Roberts, Joey Clement, Greg Garman and Dane Forrest
    When?Last year, the Scene debuted with the album 'Kiss & Tell' and the single 'Falling Down'. But it wasn't until their certified Platinum second single 'Naturally' that they gained more media attention. To date, the band has recently released their second album 'A Year Without Rain' along with the single 'Round & Round' and 'A Year Without Rain'.
    Why? Upon hearing that Selena Gomez had formed a band last year, I gave Falling Down a listen once it was posted on YouTube. Although I didn't like it at first listen, the catchy lyrics and beat of the song along with 'Naturally' had won me over. To date, I have purchased 'Kiss & Tell' (which I purchased last December) and it's a nice pop album with fun beats and lyrics. Now that they have new material, I'm curious as to whether it will be as good as 'Kiss & Tell' and also to whether how much positive media attention that the band get for the remainer of the year now that it has been released. I am also quite interested in hearing the new songs ^_^
    Highlight tracks: All of the tracks on the 'Kiss & Tell' album


    Pixie Lott



    Who? Victoria Louise Lott. British singer-songwriter that was born in London, England.
    When?Pixie Lott first debuted with the single 'Mama Do' aka 'Mama Do(Uh, Oh, Uh, Oh)' in June last year and in September last year with her album 'Turn It Up' (which I purchased straight away). To date, she has released five singles in total. This however, does not include her latest track 'Broken Arrow' from the re-release 'Turn It Up'. She is also due to make her debut in the US within the next months.
    Why? Her latest track 'Broken Arrow' has found itself on repeat in my Internet Browser and I can't seem to stop singing it, which defines [to me] just how catchy this track is. Finding it's way into my loved tracks, I'm also determined to go out and buy 'Turn It Up Louder' to hear more of her new tracks on the re-release of 'Turn It Up'. I'm also keen on seeing more of Lott and her new material during the remainder of the year and seeing where these new tracks will get her. My 370 plays may very double pretty soon.
    Highlight tracks: Here We Go Again, Mama Do, Band Aid, Turn It Up, Cry Me Out, Gravity, Broken Arrow


    The Pretty Reckless



    Who? A rock band that consists of [and is fronted by] the outspoken Taylor Momsen. The other band members are chaps going by the names of Ben Phillips, Mark Damon and Jamie Perkins.
    When? The band had originally formed last year, though Momsen reportedly fired the other band members and along came The Pretty Reckless that we know today. With an EP (The Pretty Reckless EP) which was released back in June and a debut album (Light Me Up) which was released just two months ago, the band have recieved mixed reactions from music critics. Whilst some praised the lyrics and sound that the band demonstrated on both CD's, others said that the sound was 'generic'. Having released two singles so far and doing well in the UK & UK Rock Charts, things seem to be going quite well for the band so far this year.
    Why? They're a new band on the scene and they're bringing a sound along with them that some people just need more of. To hear a geniune 'rock' sound from a new artist seems to be quite rare this year, so it's no wonder why they've gained my interest. 'Light Me Up' has definitely made it onto my 'Albums I Want' list.
    Highlight tracks: Make Me Wanna Die


    Laura Marling



    Who? Laura Marling. A British folk singer-songwriter that was born in Hampshire, England.
    When? Laura Marling released her debut album 'Alas I Cannot Swim' in February 2008. It managed to recieve positive feedback from several music critics. Her second album 'I Speak Because I Can' was released earlier this year and just like her previous album, she managed to reel in quite a handful of positive reviews form music critics. She has also been mentiond quite a few times as an artist to look out for this year.
    Why? I first read about Laura Marling in an article back in July/August. Reading the article further, I assumed that she would be an artist to keep an eye on during the remainder of this year. What had intially grabbed my attention was the fact that she was a folk artist, and although I haven't gotten around to listening to her music just yet, I'm still keen on doing so.
    Highlight tracks: N/A


    Marina & the Diamonds



    Who? Marina Diamondis. A Welsh singer-songwriter of Greek descent. The 'Diamonds' in her stage name refers to her fans.
    When? Although being active years before, (releasing two EP's; one in 2007 and one in 2009) , her debut album 'The Family Jewels' was released earlier this year (in February) and managed to chart well as well recieve mostly positive reviews from music critics. She has also appeared in lists which feature around artists to watch out for this year.
    Why? When I first heard 'Hollywood', I have to admit that I got the wrong idea, I generally thought that she was an artist that I had to avoid, despite the fact that I took a liking to 'Oh No!. Just recently, I've decided to give Marina another chance by listening to more of her songs. I have to admit, I'm quite impressed by her songwriting as well as her catchy tracks. Her voice is quite good in the track 'Numb', so I take back what I had said about her earlier this year. I'm also looking forward to purchasing her debut album, as well as seeing what she'll be doing, and where she will be this time next year.
    Highlight tracks: Oh No!, Mowgli's Road, Obsessions, Guilty, Numb
  • CD Collection

    8 jan 2010, 13:10

    My CD Collection
    (This list gets updated) last updated: 29/12/2013

    A

    Album name: All Hits
    Artist: All Saints
    Since: ? (maybe early 2000's)

    Album name: All I Ever Wanted (Deluxe Edition)
    Artist: Kelly Clarkson
    Since: Saturday April 11th 2009

    Album name: All We Know Is Falling
    Artist: Paramore
    Since: Saturday 24th October 2009

    Album name: Angels With Dirty Faces
    Artist: Sugababes
    Since: ? (maybe early 2000's)

    Single CD: Are You Happy Now?
    Artist: Michelle Branch
    Ownership Since: Saturday 28th June 2009

    Album name: Ask for It
    Artist: Hole
    Since: Thursday 7th June 2012

    Album name: Autobiography
    Artist: Ashlee Simpson
    Since: Saturday 30th January 2010 (first album bought in that decade)


    B

    Album name: ...Baby One More Time
    Artist: Britney Spears
    Since: Saturday 27th March 2010

    Album name: Back to Basics
    Artist: Christina Aguilera
    Since: Sunday 18th April 2010

    Album name: Back to Black
    Artist: Amy Winehouse
    Since: ?

    Single CD: Bad Romance
    Artist: Lady GaGa
    Since: Saturday 28th November 2009

    Album name: The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum
    Artist: L7
    Since: Tuesday 10th April 2012

    Album name: Be Not Nobody
    Artist: Vanessa Carlton
    Since: Saturday 26th January 2013

    Album name: Bionic (Deluxe Edition)
    Artist: Christina Aguilera
    Since: Thursday 22nd July 2010

    Single CD: Bittersweet
    Artist: Sophie Ellis-Bextor
    Since: Saturday 12th June 2010

    Album name: Blackout
    Artist: Britney Spears
    Since: Tuesday 22nd July 2008

    Single CD: Bleeding Love
    Artist: Leona Lewis
    Since: 2008

    Album name: Born to Die (Deluxe Edition)
    Artist: Lana Del Rey
    Since: Thursday 26th July 2012

    Album name: Born to Die: The Paradise Edition
    Artist: Lana Del Rey
    Since: Tuesday 25th December 2012

    Album name: Breakaway
    Artist: Kelly Clarkson
    Since: ?

    Album name: Bricks are Heavy
    Artist: L7
    Since: Thursday 8th March 2012

    Album name: Bright Lights
    Artist: Ellie Goulding
    Since: Saturday 25th December 2010

    Album name: Britney
    Artist: Britney Spears
    Since: ?


    C

    Album name: Celebrity Skin
    Artist: Hole
    Since: Thursday 7th June 2012

    Album name: Change
    Artist: Sugababes
    Since: 2007 (?)

    Album name: Chemistry
    Artist: Girls Aloud
    Since: 25th December 2005

    Album name: Christina Aguilera
    Artist: Christina Aguilera
    Since: ? (most likely 1999 or very early 2000's)

    Album name: Circus
    Artist: Britney Spears
    Since: Thursday 25th December 2008


    D

    Album name: Dignity
    Artist: Hilary Duff
    Since: Saturday 26th January 2013

    Album name: Dreams Can Come True: Greatest Hits
    Artist: Gabrielle
    Since: ? (2000's)

    Album name: The Documentary
    Artist: [The] Game
    Since: ? (2005/2006)


    E

    Album name: Electra Heart (Deluxe Edition)
    Artist: Marina & the Diamonds
    Since: Thursday 26th July 2012

    EP name: Experiments
    Artist: Florrie
    Since: Wednesday 25th December 2013


    F

    Album name: Fall to Grace
    Artist: Paloma Faith
    Since: Saturday 26th January 2013

    Album name: The Fame
    Artist: Lady GaGa
    Since: Friday 3rd April 2009

    Album name: The Family Jewels
    Artist: Marina & the Diamonds
    Since: Saturday 25th December 2010

    Album name: Fearless
    Artist: Taylor Swift
    Since: Saturday 11th April 2009

    Album name: Femme Fatale
    Artist: Britney Spears
    Since: Saturday 9th April 2011

    Album name: Fever
    Artist: Kylie Minogue
    Since: Saturday 11th July 2010

    Single CD: Fly
    Artist: Hilary Duff
    Since: 2006

    Album name: Fontanelle
    Artist: Babes in Toyland
    Since: Thursday 14th March 2012

    Single CD: Forever Is Over
    Artist: The Saturdays
    Since: Saturday 28th November 2009

    Album name: Full Moon
    Artist: Brandy
    Since: 2009

    Album name: FutureSex/LoveSounds
    Artist: Justin Timberlake
    Since: 2007 (?)


    G

    Album name: Good Morning Revival
    Artist: Good Charlotte
    Since: Saturday 11th April 2009

    Album name: Greatest Hits
    Artist: The Human League
    Since: Saturday 27th March 2010

    Album name: Greatest Hits: My Prerogative
    Artist: Britney Spears
    Since: First copy in 2004/2005 and second copy in 2008

    Album name: Greatest Hits (Sight & Sound)
    Artist: Blondie
    Since: Saturday 14th August 2010


    H

    Album name: Halcyon (Deluxe Edition)
    Artist: Ellie Goulding
    Since: Tuesday 25th December 2012

    Album name: Halcyon (Special Edition)
    Artist: Ellie Goulding
    Since: Thursday 30th October 2013

    Album name: Halcyon Days (Deluxe Edition)
    Artist: Ellie Goulding
    Since: Thursday 30th October 2013

    Album name: Hands
    Artist: Little Boots
    Since: Saturday 9th April 2011

    Album name: Hannah Montana
    Artists: Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus
    Since: 2007/2008

    Album name: Hannah Montana 2/ Meet Miley Cyrus
    Artist: Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus
    Since: June/July 2007

    Single CD: Happy
    Artist: Leona Lewis
    Since: 2009

    Album name: Harmonium
    Artist: Vanessa Carlton
    Since: Saturday 26th January 2013

    Album name: Here We Go Again
    Artist: Demi Lovato
    Since: Saturday 7th November 2009

    Album name: Hereos & Thieves
    Artists: Vanessa Carlton
    Since: Saturday 14th August 2010

    Album name: Hook Me Up
    Artist: The Veronicas
    Since: Saturday 25th July 2009

    Single CD: Hollaback Girl
    Artist: Gwen Stefani
    Since: 2005

    Album name: Hotel Paper
    Artist: Michelle Branch
    Since: Saturday 13th March 2010

    Album name: Hungry for Stink
    Artist: L7
    Since: Saturday 7th April 2012


    I

    Album name: It's Blitz!
    Artist: Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Since: Saturday 20th November 2010

    Album name: I Am Me
    Artist: Ashlee Simpson
    Since: Saturday 14th August 2010

    Album name: Innocent Eyes
    Artist: Delta Goodrem
    Since: Sunday 14th June 2009

    Album name: Intermenstral
    Artist: Babes in Toyland
    Since: Saturday 24th March 2012

    Album name: Into The Rush (Deluxe Edition)
    Artist: Aly & AJ
    Since: Saturday 10th April 2010

    Album name: In the Zone
    Artist: Britney Spears
    Since: Sunday 18th April 2010

    Album name: It's Not Me, It's You
    Artist: Lily Allen
    Since: Saturday 14th November 2009


    J

    Album name: Justified
    Artist: Justin Timberlake
    Since: 2009

    K

    Album name: King
    Artist: T.I.
    Since: 2007 (?)

    Album name: Kiss & Tell
    Artist: Selena Gomez & The Scene
    Since: Thursday 31st December 2009 (last album bought in that decade)


    L

    Album name: Ladyhawke
    Artist: Ladyhawke
    Since: Saturday 14th November 2009

    EP name: Late
    Artist: Florrie
    Since: Wednesday 25th December 2013

    Single CD: LDN
    Artist: Lily Allen
    Since: ?

    Album name: Lessons to be Learned (Special Edition)
    Artist: Gabriella Cilmi
    Since: Saturday 25th July 2009

    Album name: Live Through This
    Artist: Hole
    Since: Thursday 7th June 2012

    Album name: Loose
    Artist: Nelly Furtado
    Since: ?

    Album name: Lotus (Deluxe Edition)
    Artist: Christina Aguilera
    Since: Tuesday 25th December 2012


    M

    Album name: Most Known Unknown
    Artist: Three 6 Mafia
    Since: ? (Maybe 2007)

    Album name: Music to Make Boys Cry
    Artist: Diana Vickers
    Since: Wednesday 25th December 2013

    N

    Album name: Nocturnes
    Artist: Little Boots
    Since: Wednesday 25th December 2013

    Album name: Noise From the Basement
    Artist: Skye Sweetnam
    Since: Saturday 15th May 2010


    O

    Single CD: Once
    Artist: Diana Vickers
    Since: Saturday 12th June 2010

    Album name: Oops!...I Did It Again
    Artist: Britney Spears
    Since: Saturday 27th March 2010


    P

    Album name: Perfectionist
    Artist: Natalia Kills
    Since: Wednesday 25th December 2013


    R

    Album name: Read My Lips
    Artist: Sophie Ellis-Bextor
    Since: Saturday 12th June 2010

    Album name: Ready for the Weekend
    Artist: Calvin Harris
    Since: October 2009 (?)

    Album name: Red (Deluxe Edition)
    Artist: Taylor Swift
    Since: Saturday 26th January 2013

    Album name: Return of the Dragon
    Artist: Sisqó
    Since: ? (early 2000's)

    Album name: Riot!
    Artist: Paramore
    Since: Saturday 24th October 2009

    Album name: Rockferry
    Artist: Duffy
    Since: 2008


    S

    Album name: The Secret Life Of...
    Artist: The Veronicas
    Since: Saturday 10th April 2010

    Album name: Show Your Bones
    Artist: Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Since: Saturday 23rd June 2013

    Album name: The Singles (1992-2003)
    Artist: No Doubt
    Since: Saturday 20th November 2010

    Album name: Smell the Magic
    Artist: L7
    Since: Thursday 8th March 2012

    Single CD: Smile
    Artist: Lily Allen
    Since: ?

    Album name: Songs for You, Truths for Me
    Artist: James Morrison
    Since: Saturday 14th November 2009

    Album name: Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree
    Artist: Diana Vickers
    Since: Saturday 25th December 2010

    Album name: The Sound of Girls Aloud: The Greatest Hits
    Artist: Girls Aloud
    Since: ?

    Album name: Speak Now (Deluxe Edition)
    Artist: Taylor Swift
    Since: Saturday 6th November 2010

    Album name: Stacie Orrico
    Artist: Stacie Orrico
    Since: Wednesday 11th April 2012

    Single CD: State of Mind
    Artist: Holly Valance
    Since: 2003

    Album name: Sweet Kisses
    Artist: Jessica Simpson
    Since: Saturday 14th August 2010

    T

    Album name: Taylor Swift
    Artist: Taylor Swift
    Since: Saturday 11th July 2009

    Album name: Tightrope
    Artist: Stephanie McIntosh
    Since: Saturday 28th November 2009

    Album name: Trouble
    Artist: Natalia Kills
    Since: Wednesday 25th December 2013

    Album name: Turn It Up
    Artist: Pixie Lott
    Since: Saturday 26th September 2009

    Album name: Turn It Up Louder
    Artist: Pixie Lott
    Since: Saturday 6th November 2010


    U

    Album name: Unleash the Dragon
    Artist: Sisqó
    Since: ? (1999 or early 2000's)

    Album name: Unwritten
    Artist: Natasha Bedingfield
    Since: ? (maybe 2005/2006)


    W

    Single CD: Way I Are
    Artist: Timbaland
    Since: July 2007

    Single CD: Work
    Artist: The Saturdays
    Since: Mid-2009


    Other

    Album name: 8701
    Artist: Usher
    Since: ?



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    I also have more CD's but they're either CD's I no longer listen to, or CD's that I've somehow forgotten that I even owned them (lol)Some of the dates are guesstimates.
  • Most Played (2009)

    1 jan 2010, 11:49

    I thought it would be nice to write about my Most Played of 2009. Seeing as all my songs were added to my media library on 24th April 2009 (due to my computer being reset) I can basically use my overall stats for now.

    Most Played Artists of 2009 (Top 10)

    1. Britney Spears
    684 Plays
    Most Played song: Gimme More (36 plays)
    Most Played album: Circus (235 plays)

    2. Taylor Swift
    540 Plays
    Most Played song: Should've Said No (Alternate/International Version) (57 plays)
    Most Played album: Fearless (381 plays)

    3. The Veronicas
    492 Plays
    Most Played song: I Can't Stay Away (63 plays)
    Most Played album: Hook Me Up (349 plays)

    4. Kelly Clarkson
    374 Plays
    Most Played song: Long Shot (34 plays)
    Most Played album: All I Ever Wanted (Deluxe Edition) (349 plays)

    4. Demi Lovato (tied)
    374 Plays
    Most Played song: Get Back (88 plays)
    Most Played album: Don't Forget (214 plays)

    6. Paramore
    336 Plays
    Most Played song: crushcrushcrush (41 Plays)
    Most Played album: RIOT! (165 plays)

    7. Aly & AJ
    328 Plays
    Most Played song: Potential Breakup Song (56 plays)
    Most Played album: Insomniatic (211 plays)

    8. Skye Sweetnam
    317 Plays
    Most Played song: Tangled Up In Me (40 plays)
    Most Played album: Noise From The Basement (165 plays)

    9. Selena Gomez & the Scene
    312 Plays
    Most Played song: Kiss & Tell (80 plays)
    Most Played album: Kiss & Tell (312 plays)

    10. Michelle Branch
    287 Plays
    Most Played song: Are You Happy Now? (116 plays)
    Most Played album: Are You Happy Now? (Single) (116 plays)


    Most Played Songs of 2009 (Top 5)

    1. Are You Happy Now?
    Artist: Michelle Branch
    Play count: 116

    2. Get Back
    Artist: Demi Lovato
    Play count: 88

    3. Can't Fight The Moonlight
    Artist: LeAnn Rimes
    Play count: 82

    4. Kiss & Tell
    Artist: Selena Gomez & the Scene
    Play count: 80

    5. Sweet Temptation (Hollow)
    Artist: Lillix
    Play count: 69

    Most Played albums of 2009 (Top 5)

    1. Fearless
    Artist: Taylor Swift
    Play count: 381

    2. Hook Me Up
    Artist: The Veronicas
    Play count: 349

    3. Kiss & Tell
    Artist: Selena Gomez & the Scene
    Play count: 312

    4. All I Ever Wanted (Deluxe Edition)
    Artist: Kelly Clarkson
    Play count: 263

    5. Circus
    Artist: Britney Spears
    Play count: 235
  • Song Milestones

    7 dec 2009, 17:57

    100th Plays
    1st 100th Play
    Song & Artist: Michelle Branch - Are You Happy Now?
    In my media player library since: 28th June 2009
    100th Play: 5th December 2009

    2nd 100th Play
    Song & Artist: Demi Lovato - Get Back
    In my media player library since: 24th April 2009
    100th Play: 18th February 2010

    3rd 100th Play
    Song & Artist: Selena Gomez & the Scene - Kiss & Tell
    In my media player library since: October 2009
    100th Play: 12th March 2010

    4th 100th Play
    Song & Artist: Aly & AJ - Potential Breakup Song
    In my media player library since: 24th April 2009
    100th Play: 6th May 2010

    5th 100th Play
    Song & Artist: LeAnn Rimes - Can't Fight the Moonlight
    In my media player library since: 24th April 2009
    100th Play: 7th May 2010

    6th 100th Play
    Song & Artist: Aly & AJ - Insomniatic
    In my media player library since: 24th July 2009
    100th Play: 30th May 2010

    7th 100th Play
    Song & Artist: Selena Gomez & the Scene - Naturally
    In my media player library since: October 2009
    100th Play: 26th July 2010

    8th 100th Play
    Song & Artist: Selena Gomez & the Scene - Falling Down
    In my media player library since: September 2009
    100th Play: 28th August 2010

    9th 100th Play
    Song & Artist: Aly & AJ - Collapsed
    In my media player library since: 24th April 2009
    100th Play: 12th September 2010

    10th 100th Play
    Song & Artist: Aly & AJ - Rush
    In my media player library since: 24 April 2009
    100th Play: 30th September 2010

    11th 100th Play
    Song & Artist: Hilary Duff - Play with Fire
    In my media player library since: July 2009
    100th Play: 10th October 2010

    12th 100th Play
    Song & Artist: Michelle Branch - Wanting Out
    In my media player library since: 28th June 2009
    100th Play: 23rd November 2010

    13th 100th Play
    Song & Artist: Lillix - Sweet Temptation (Hollow)
    In my media player library since: 5th June 2009
    100th Play: 10th February 2011

    14th 100th Play
    Song & Artist: All Saints - Pure Shores
    In my media player library since: 24th April 2009
    100th Play: 20th February 2011

    15th 100th Play
    Song & Artist: Delta Goodrem - Lost Without You
    In my media player library since: 24th April 2009
    100th Play: 20th February 2011

    16th 100th Play
    Song & Artist: Cheyenne Kimball - Four Walls
    In my media player library since: 23rd May 2009
    100th Play: 27th February 2011


    200th Plays
    1st 200th Play
    Song & Artist: Michelle Branch - Are You Happy Now?
    200th Play: 23rd November 2010