It’s been a quiet start to the year on the blog side of things for me, as you can see. I’ve been meaning to do one of these for a while now which seems to be a running theme and pretty much only decided that right now would be a good time because I’m bored out of my mind.
First things first: let’s wrap up 2017 and do it mostly with charts and stuff ’cause they’re nice to look at.
This is pretty self-explanatory, as it represents how many songs I listened to last years. Not very difficult to figure out when I started my army service just by looking at the plummeting numbers in July. For some reference June’s total was 2,482 while August’s was 628.
What did I listen to?
A ton of rock, apparently. And if you’re curious, the orange on the chart means alternative rock. Such diverse taste in music. Let’s dive a bit deeper.
So there are the big three, or rather five, and the rest might as well be any bands with at least a couple earworms that stuck with me through the year since it’s pretty close from that point downward. Shout out to the three Swedish bands that made the top 10 since Sweden produces great music.
This was also supposed to be a top 10 list but a three way tie shouldn’t surprise me at this point. Sleep on the floor, cornerstone, the middle, secret door, dear Maria count me in and what you know, against all odds didn’t make the top five songs all year but made this thanks to consistently being played here and there. Needless to say that I recommend checking out any of the songs you don’t recognize.
Aand to close of this lil recap of last year some throwaway fun facts:
But wait! That’s not all, I’ll also quickly recap the beginning of 2018, you know, so we’re all caught up. This’ll also serve as the monthly music posts for both January and February.
My top three artists for the year so far have been Neck Deep, Arctic Monkeys and Anti-Flag in that order, the rest weren’t too close so I figured I’d go with a simple top three. The songs deserve a longer list however since they aren’t same old same old each month like the top artists. Instead of a 1-5 list I’ll pick a few from the ones I listened to the most and arbitrarily mush them into a list, sound good?
Neck deep – Zoltar speaks, Rise Against – From heads unworthy, My darkest days – porn star dancing, Neck Deep – a part of me, The Crash – sugared, The Maine – black butterflies and deja vu, fleet foxes – mykonos
I want to take the format of the monthly recap thingy back to the drawing board because while they’re currently easy to write, they aren’t the most interesting posts to read. I don’t know when I’ll really have the combination of inspiration, energy and time to brainstorm a better format but from how great I’ve been at updating this in general, I don’t think 2-3 years is too optimistic. *Insert a promise to be more active here*