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?