下手の横好き世界5 by William Van Hecke

Top 50 Artists

Today I modified the top albums script to calculate my favorite artists. The algorithm is about as simple as before: just (play count * rating * duration) for each song, compiled by artist. The top 50 or so results feel pretty good, but again, musicians I’ve liked for many years (Rush, Pearl Jam, Peter Gabriel) get unfairly penalized for my having listened to them a lot back before iTunes. Before I added the duration multiplier, artists like King Crimson were getting punished for tending to write long songs. Who are your favorite artists?

#1. clammbon (889800) #2. YUKI (569140) #3. Rush (441060) #4. 矢井田瞳 (402700) #5. Pizzicato Five (387200) #6. モーニング娘。 (180940) #7. Pearl Jam (179100) #8. King Crimson (159100) #9. 椎名林檎 (144900) #10. 東京事変 (130700) #11. 原田郁子 (119360) #12. Qypthone (117960) #13. Peter Gabriel (93800) #14. Oingo Boingo (81120) #15. KMFDM (75960) #16. Stereolab (65380) #17. Björk (62680) #18. Squarepusher (60720) #19. ハナレグミ (59960) #20. Wir sind Helden (59320) #21. Beady Belle (57260) #22. Underworld (55480) #23. Yes (51420) #24. Def Tech (41960) #25. ohana (40880) #26. The Planet Smashers (40760) #27. Itchyworms! (35040) #28. Primus (32840) #29. Genesis (32400) #30. Arling & Cameron (32200) #31. Danny Elfman (31700) #32. orange pekoe (31580) #33. 篠原ともえ (29800) #34. Aphex Twin (29120) #35. They Might Be Giants (28880) #36. Cocteau Twins (27380) #37. Matthew Herbert (25120) #38. Mogwai (22440) #39. hi-posi (22120) #40. Basement Jaxx (21880) #41. Tom 7 (21800) #42. Daft Punk (21680) #43. 元ちとせ (20340) #44. Favorite Blue (19700) #45. Cornelius (19620) #46. Hiromi (18780) #47. Takako Minekawa (18740) #48. Barenaked Ladies (18400) #49. Emerson, Lake & Palmer (17220) #50. David Bowie (16920) > >