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Twelve months of music – My 2011 on Last.fm

I have been using music scrobbling service Last.fm since 2006 to keep track of the music I listen too, and I always find it interesting to look back over what I listen to the most. The list below shows the top 20 artists that I listened to the most during 2011, along with a few comments on artists I have something to say about:

  • 01. Daft Punk (Plays: 544) – Daft Punk is at the top for 2011 due to the late December 2010 release of their TRON album, and the excellent remix album that soon followed.
  • 02. Digitalism (Plays: 384) – German duo Digitalism released their new album “I Love You, Dude” in 2011, hence the heavy play count. 
  • 03. deadmau5 (Plays: 240)
  • 04. Sébastien Tellier (Plays: 172)
  • 05. Justice (Plays: 148) – Justice released their new album titled “Audio, Video, Disco” in 2011, although not as memorable as Cross it had a few decent tracks. Overall though it disappointed me.
  • 06. Lady Gaga (Plays: 126)
  • 07. Cee Lo Green (Plays: 110) – Bright Lights Bigger City is fun.
  • 08. Air (Plays: 108)
  • 09. Jamiroquai (Plays: 95)
  • 10. Metric (Plays: 95)
  • 11. Gorillaz (Plays: 93)
  • 12. Röyksopp (Plays: 89)
  • 13. Calvin Harris (Plays: 86)
  • 14. Boys Noize (Plays: 81)
  • 15. Kanye West (Plays: 78)
  • 16. Electric Light Orchestra (Plays: 76)
  • 17. Fila Brazillia (Plays: 73) – My old University Audio Technology lecturer makes up one half of electronica outfit Fila Brazillia. I’ve listened to their music in the past, but this year I found them on Spotify which is why they charted in 2011.
  •  18. Tinie Tempah (Plays: 72)
  • 19. Phoenix (Plays: 64)
  • 20. N*E*R*D (Plays: 64)

Check out my new blog, Daft Justice.

I’ve been running Daft Justice for over a month now, but figured I ought to share it with my personal blog readers here at ChrisBrandrick.com. DaftJustice is a music blog which covers news, remixes and more from Daft Punk, Justice and other similar artists. The reason I choose to start this blog (running on wordpress), as opposed to putting the content on my own blog here, is that with it being a standalone blog it can generate much more targeted visitors to what this blog, which mainly covers web topics ever could. I try to update the site a few times a week, and I am doing it as more of a hobby than anything else, although if you are a fan of similar music, then be sure to get in touch with me as some extra help would be swell!

Daft Justice

The blog can be found at www.daftjustice.com, and if you are a fan of either band, or just have a love for electro music like myself then be sure to subscribe via RSS and of course follow the blog on twitter. Be sure to leave your comments on the site here. Oh and yes for those eagle eyed readers, the blog is running on a WooThemes theme.

Leeds Festival Fun

As I mentioned more than a week back (I really need to get posting more often), I was off on my way to Leeds Festival for lots of music based fun. Well, as this posts confirms, I survived.
The Festival was great and I had a ton of fun. I saw loads of bands I really wanted to see and generally had an awesome time. Justice were awesome, I really enjoyed seeing Biffy live and Digitilism blew me away. All in all fun, feel free to comment if you went or just have anything to say about the bands in general!

I will leave this post with a picture of me and some friends enjoying Biffy:

Off to Leeds Festival

Last year I went to Wireless Festival to see my all time favourite band, Daft Punk. This year Wireless’ line up wasn’t so great, and I luckily managed to grab a ticket to go to this years Leeds Festival, in (you guessed it) Leeds.

I’m looking forward to seeing loads of acts including Justice, Bloc Party, CSS, Biffy Clyro, Feeder, Foals, Crystal Castles and more…it’s going to be awesome, and yet again I will be sure to share some pictures (if my phone survives) along with my thoughts. Be back on monday!

The Leeds festival can be read about here, so check that out.

Home & Dry

Finally got back to Lincoln yesterday after visiting ;
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Wireless Festival

Tomorrow I make the journey down to London to go the 3rd ‘Wireless Festival’ in Hyde Park. It’s a bit of an early start, but the journey will be worth it!

I will be going for two days and seeing such bands as Queens Of The Stone Age, The White Stripes, Daft Punk, CSS and many more. While I’m away having fun why not check out my music taste on Last.Fm, its a great site (which has recently been bought out by CBS) which tracks your music tastes. Like your very own hit parade!

See you all soon!