2017: Which music did you play most?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by HenryFly, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. monte4

    monte4 Forum Resident

    Ontario Canada
    Van Morrison
    Cat Stevens
    Moody Blues
    John Lee Hooker
    Muddy Waters
    Jazz Crusaders
    Savoy Brown
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  2. musictoad

    musictoad Forum Resident

    Salt Lake City, UT
    I don't track but just going from memory if I were to guess this would be the rough order...

    #1 Brand New (almost entirely due to the release of Science Fiction)
    #2 Miles Davis
    #3 Radiohead
    #4 Donald Fagen/Steely Dan
    #5 R.E.M.
    #6 Kendrick Lamar (mostly DAMN.)
    #7 Ulcerate
    #8 Gas
    #9 Converge
    #10 either Beck or The Necks

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  3. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

    Arlington, VA
    According to last.fm, these are my most played artists last year, all except King Crimson and Zappa exclusively becuase of boxed sets. Boxed sets contributed to the Crimson and Zappa too but they would have made the list anyway

    Glenn Gould
    Maria Callas
    The Consort of Musicke
    King Crimson
    Masaaki Suzuki
    Bill Evans
    Pink Floyd
    James Kibbie
    Louis Armstrong​

    Eliminating boxed sets, here's the top 10

    The Cardinall's Musick
    Hawkwind - becuase of the album by album thread
    Neeme Järvi
    The Tallis Scholars
    Eli Keszler
    Ronald Brautigam
    Kuniko Kato
    Yacine Boularès/Vincent Segal/Nasheet Waits
    Leif Segerstam​
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  4. ryu

    ryu Well-Known Member

    Miles Davis
    John Coltrane
    Herbie Hancock
    Bobby Hutcherson
    Grant Green
    Joe Farrell
    Led Zeppelin
    Black Sabbath
    Deep Purple
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  5. Thievius

    Thievius Blue Öyster Cultist

    The Who, Zeppelin, Floyd, BOC.
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  6. keifspoon

    keifspoon Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA
    A lot of obscure hard/heavy rock from the early '70's.
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  7. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    I mostly played good music.
  8. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

    NYC Man
    Because of the systematic and "democratic" way that I listen, my most-listened-to artists always end up being the artists I collect who have the biggest discographies, where bonus tracks, archive releases, alternate versions, availability of bootlegs, etc. all factor into it, too.

    So, off the top of my head, it's basically Bach, Beethoven, Bob Dylan, Charles Mingus, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Frank Zappa, George Jones, Grateful Dead, James Brown, John Zorn, Johnny Cash, King Crimson, Miles Davis, Mozart, Neil Young, Stravinsky, Sun Ra, Willie Nelson

    I'm probably forgetting some, and for some I'd need to check the numbers, but those are some of the artists in my collection with the biggest discographies, so I hear them more than most.
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  9. Davey

    Davey very clever with maracas

    SF Bay Area, USA
    In the other thread I said Melanie De Biasio, Broadcast and Virginia Wing. Guess it hasn't changed much in the last few days ... My most played artists of 2017 are... though I'd guess Virginia Wing has pulled into the lead based on the ridiculous number of times I've listened to Tomorrow's Gift in the last couple weeks (and Measures of Joy too), and Chihei Hatakeyama may have moved into the top 3 now based on the number of albums I now have, and how frequently one of them has been playing, especially the latest Mirage.
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  10. Eliminator Jr.

    Eliminator Jr. Well-Known Member

    Neil Young

    Bought most of his 70s albums on vinyl last year after owning and casually listening to copies of Harvest and After The Goldrush for years. As many of you may understand, I am born anew.

    Steely Dan

    Same story as with Neil. Dug deep into their catalog last year and spent many rewarding hours spinning their entire 70s discography over and over.

    Mac Demarco

    A favorite contemporary artist of mine. New album This Old Dog - great, his older stuff - also great.

    The War On Drugs

    Another favorite. Lost in the Dream is Album of the Decade-material and last years A Deeper Understanding is very good also. I foresee them in heavy rotation for the majority of this year.

    Black Sabbath

    Because I barely go a week without listening to at least one classic Sabbath album.


    Another all time favorite artist of mine. Dug deeper into his first three albums this year and couldn't get enough of them.

    Julien Baker

    Had her new album Turn Out The Lights out this fall and it's among my favorite records released last year. Her debut album Sprained Ankle was in heavy rotation, too.
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  11. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

    Arlington, VA
    For me, recent purchases usually end up on top. It's not that I don't listen to albums I've had for years, I just don't listen to them as much. The more familiar I am with something, the less likely I am to listen to it. Zappa made my list because of Halloween 77.
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  12. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

    NYC Man
    Well, if I'm going by albums rather than artists, it's new purchases for me, too. I listen to new-to-me albums 5-9 times or so, over the course of maybe six weeks, before I put them in the "back catalog rotation." Once they get put into the "back catalog rotation," there's no way I'm going to hear anything more than a couple times per year at the most.

    But going by artists instead of albums, I have so many titles by Zappa, the Dead, etc. that I can hear one per day for a year and still not make it all the way through my collection for either. Whenever an artist comes up again (for the back catalog rotation), I go to the next album in chronological order. So it takes me a number of years to cycle through all of my Zappa or Dead titles (since I don't hear either one every day).
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  13. ccbarr

    ccbarr Forum Resident

    Iowa, USA
    Fleetwood Mac got heavy play last year for me, along with solo Lindsey and Stevie. And even though I discovered them in November, Klaatu got a lot of listens too. And of course Bowie, Beach Boys, McCartney/Wings, Kinks and Steely Dan, another new discovery. Elvis Presley got a lot of listens.

    I better stop or I'll just list every artist I own. :D

    EDIT: Reading through the comments made me think of Jimi, R.E.M., Frank Zappa and Prince as well. And The Beatles too.
  14. Nielsoe

    Nielsoe Forum Resident

    Aalborg, Denmark
    Big Star
    The War On Drugs
  15. Carl Steward

    Carl Steward Forum Resident

    Castro Valley, CA
    Every year, my list would change dramatically. In 2017, I do know I spent a lot of time listening to Leonard Cohen after he passed away late in 2016. His finale You Want It Darker, to me, was a wondrous exit LP. But it was great going back through his entire vast catalog and developing a greater appreciation of his work and career.

    I always resisted his collaboration with Phil Spector but a number of the songs are revelations, particularly "Paper Thin Hotel."

    Cohen's later albums also offer many charms alongside the classics. My favorite LC song: Came So Far For Beauty, but Treaty off the finale is simply stunning.
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  16. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

    Seabrook, TX, USA
    Last.fm says:
    1. Deep Purple
    2. Black Sabbath
    3. Cheap Trick
    4. Buddy Guy
    5. AC/DC
    6. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
    7. Rolling Stones
    8. Van Halen
    9. Dwight Yoakum
    10. Jerry Lee Lewis
  17. Steve Baker

    Steve Baker Forum Resident

    Columbia, Maryland
    Cat Stevens ( new and old stuff )
    Richard Thompson ( solo )
    Eric Clapton
    Muddy Waters
    George Jones
    Toad the Wet Sprocket
    Beatles Beach Boys
    Los Lobos
    Jim Croce
    Alison Krauss ( w/ Union Station and without )
    Bonnie Raitt
    Kenny Wayne Sheppard
    Duck Baker
    Tommy Emmanuel
    KT Tunstall
    CSN ( couch album )
    John Martyn
    And an eclectic assortment of others...........
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  18. dickens12@excite

    dickens12@excite Forum Resident

    Phillipsburg, NJ
    Red by King Crimson. It was that kind of year.
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  19. Steve B

    Steve B Forum Resident

    1. The Velvet Underground
    2. Pere Ubu
    3. John Coltrane
    4. Charles Mingus
    5. Ornette Coleman
    6. Captain Beefheart
    7. Live Skull
    8. Lou Reed
    9. King Crimson
    10. Wire
  20. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

    Tryon, NC, USA
    I have no idea. With 10,000 + titles and a lot of random pulling off the shelves, it's impossible to keep track.

    I'm sure The Beatles would be in the top 10, which wasn't always the case, but has been for the last several years. Tull, Zappa and The Grateful Dead are down.
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  21. Mister Charlie

    Mister Charlie "Music Is The Doctor Of My Soul " - Doobie Bros.

    Aromas, CA USA
    The Beatles 2017 Pepper box. Hands down.
  22. CBS 65780

    CBS 65780 "Could I do one more immediately?"

    Dublin, Ireland
    Pink Floyd
    King Crimson
    The Beatles
    Miles Davis
    Steely Dan
    Tom Petty
    Frank Zappa

    Think my most played album was
    Chris Squire Fish Out Of Water
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  23. Damien DiAngelo

    Damien DiAngelo Forum Resident

    Michigan, USA
    The Kinks
    Captain Beefheart
    Robin Trower
    Frank Zappa
    Earth Wind & Fire
    Jimi Hendrix

    And more of the usual, although I probably listened to the first 4 on this list as much as any other group/artist combined. Especially The Kinks...I was on a real Kinks bender for the first half of the year.
  24. Fender Relic

    Fender Relic Forum Resident

    Central PA
    Due to a few large used collection pick ups,my own curiosity,SHF threads,and discovering Music Matters Blue Notes and AP and Classic reissues, I got channeled towards Jazz in a big way in 2017. Some favorite artist discoveries were...

    Lee Morgan-Lee-Way,Search For The New Land
    Art Blakey-The Big Beat,Moanin',Indestructible
    Bill Evans-Village Vanguard Sessions
    Bobby Hutcherson-Happenings,San Francisco
    Horace Silver-Cape Verdean Blues,Tokyo Blues,Song For My Father
    Tina Brooks-True Blue,Back To The Tracks
    Kenny Burrell-Midnight Blue,Guitar Forms
    Grant Green-Green Street,Matador,Idle Moments
    Wayne Shorter-Night Dreamer,Speak No Evil,Adam's Apple
    Nina Simone-Little Girl Blue
    Miles Davis-Sketches Of Spain
    Herbie Hancock-Maiden Voyage
    Horace Parlan-Speakin My Piece
    Hank Mobley-Workout,Roll Call'... to mention a few

    Also Soul Jazz...

    Freddie Roach-Brown Sugar
    Baby Face Willette
    Big John Patton
    Charles Kynard
    Charles Earland
    Lou Donaldson

    Non-Jazz favorites...

    Marty Stuart-Way Out West
    Sharon Jones & The Dap-kings-Soul Of A Woman
  25. SKBubba

    SKBubba Forum Resident


    Butch Trucks
    Gregg Allman
    Tom Petty
    Glen Campbell
    Sharon Jones

    Listened to a lot by those artists.
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