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Well hi there! Hasn’t a lot changed since I last posted here, my gosh.

In a nutshell: I got divorced, moved back to Cornwall, gave up my cat, and now I’ve got a new job back in Cardiff and am relocating again in two weeks. Phew. In reality it was of course, much more nuanced than that but what isn’t, right? 💛

Now that’s out of the way, let’s talk music! 🎶 I’ve always been a bit of a nerd for data and stats, so naturally I massively enjoy delving into my musical preferences via last.fm. This year I’ve decided to track what my most popular tracks have been each month and share them here.

For no reason other than making things is nice (regardless of if anyone actually sees them, the creation process itself is a powerful one) and so that I can have a tangible record of something I find interesting.

I look at this playlist and I can see the threads of my month running through it. Films I watched, people I spent time with, solo dance parties in my living room (/kitchen/bedroom/shower. I have solo dance parties everywhere, it would seem.) It’s a lovely reminder of those memories.

In January I listened to 734 tracks by 353 artists 1086 times. My top 3 artists were:

  1. Hurray For The Riff Raff
  2. Pentatonix
  3. Ben Howard

Yay. Data!

Without further ado, here’s January’s offering, presented in order of most listens:  

  1. Kiiara – Gold
  2. Hurray For The Riff Raff — Blue Ridge Mountain
  3. James Vincent McMorrow — Get Low
  4. James Vincent McMorrow — Rising Water
  5. Joan Baez — The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
  6. Tove Lo — Shivering Gold
  7. The Head and the Heart — 10,000 Weight in Gold
  8. Bon Iver — 715 – CR∑∑KS
  9. MKTO — Classic
  10. Flock of Dimes — Everything is Free
  11. Bishop Briggs — River
  12. Luunes — Torrents
  13. Alex Lustig — U
  14. Sylvan Esso — Could I Be
  15. Ben Howard — Depth Over Distance
  16. Rihanna — Desperado
  17. Pentatonix — First Things First
  18. Kelela — LMK
  19. J. Bernardt — My Own Game
  20. Pentatonix — On My Way Home
  21. Sylvan Esso — Play It Right
  22. Bishop Briggs — River (BURNS Remix)
  23. Mansionair — Second Night
  24. Sylvan Esso — Uncatena
  25. The xx — A Violent Noise

I’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for you to enjoy this playlist should you so wish, so here’s some links and embeds to help you out. I hope you like it!

Spotify | YouTube | Google Play Music

(I don’t have access to Apple Music, I don’t even know if you can make playlists on it, lol, but if you can and you have access and want to make it into a playlist feel free!)

I’m always happy to receive new music recommendations so if you have someone you’re particularly crushing on currently, let me know!

(Header photo by Malte Wingen on Unsplash)

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