So it's been a while since I've done a introspective look at my listening history, and although I said I would do one at 40,000 I find myself only getting around to it now, at 52,882 plays. Let's have a look at what my top ten are overall, as well as my 3 month top ten to get a better picture of where I'm going.10. Funeral for a Friend
) - Honestly, Memory And Humanity
was not what I was expecting considering how amazing Tales Don't Tell Themselves
was (which is where the majority of these plays have come from). 9. Sparta
) - This stems from how amazing Threes
was but considering how much I've played it and the fact that another Sparta album is NOT in the works, I don't expect Sparta to rise too much higher.8. Paramore
) - Let's face it, RIOT!
was absolutely amazing and with another album on the way this year, I'm expecting a lot more plays from Paramore.7. Minus the Bear
) - Planet of Ice
was really just an ok album for me and did not live up to Menos El Oso
however, on the advice of many, I'll be giving it more of a chance. Besides, the Acoustics are amazing.6. New Found Glory
) - Do I really need to explain why these guys are in my top ten? The new album should be amazing.5. Muse
) - Let's just say that I haven't listened to Muse in quite a while because I overplayed Black Holes and Revelations
. Still an amazing band and I'm sure I'll be back in the mood when new music surfaces.4. Jimmy Eat World
) - One of my all-time favourite bands. Chase This Light
isn't their best but it's no slouch itself.3. The Receiving End Of Sirens
) - To say that I'm deeply saddened that after just two albums, Between the Heart and the Synapse
and The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi
would be the understatement of the century. R.I.P. I will continue to represent.2. Gatsby's American Dream
) - How the mighty have fallen. Since my 30,000 plays (when they were my numero uno) they have only managed 137 plays. Ouch. This is a most likely due to the fact that their self titled effort just did nothing for me.1. Thrice
) - Although their recent efforts, The Alchemy Index: Vols I & II/Fire & Water
and The Alchemy Index: Vol. 3 & 4: Air & Earth
haven't really peaked my interest yet, The Artist In The Ambulance
still get regular plays.
So there you have it.
Do I expect much change between now and my next intospective? Not necessarily. Peaking at the rest of my Top 25, there aren't many bands I would expect to sneak in. Perhaps, Attack In Black
or The Reason
Now, what do my recent listening habits have to say about me?
Top Ten in the past 3 months:
) - Only just discovered these guys and am sad to hear that they are no more...
2. Frightened Rabbit
) - Wow, these guys are awesome.
3. The Reason
) - Their recent acoustic EP The Brilliant Disguise EP
is brilliant and their new album this year should be killer.
4. Funeral for a Friend
) - Well, they're still getting regular rotation, so perhaps they'll surpass Sparta
5. The Receiving End Of Sirens
) - See above.
6. Harry Connick, Jr.
) - His Christmas albums are the other reason for the season.
- Nostalgia for Dude Ranch
8. (tie) Less Than Jake
) - Me likey LTJ. That is all.
8. (tie) Bend Sinister
) - The new album Stories Of Brothers, Tales Of Lovers
is extremely well crafted.
10. New Found Glory
) - Probably fueled by the new split with their alter-egos International Superheroes Of Hardcore