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Bombay Chutney

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Re: The Obscurometer
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2013, 10:58:29 pm »
My top artists are generally very mainstream.

My tastes are only more obscure than 21.3% of other users.
My favorite artists are 41.2% obscure on average.
Most obscure band  listed:  9353 at 94.8%

My top artists over the 50% mark:

The Dismemberment Plan   63.3%    2174
Bob Mould         69.5%    879
Jerry Garcia Band    84.8%    874
The Slickee Boys    92.7%    871
The Fleshtones    80.5%    791
Hüsker Dü    58.2%    780
X    65.3%    713
Government Issue    80.6%    579
The Damned    57.5%    541
Washington Social Club    85.7%    493
Joe Jackson    57.8%    485
Beauty Pill    88.9%    483
The Rosebuds    68.1%    466
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists    54.8%    411
The Psychedelic Furs    54.3%    392
The Hold Steady    55%    366
Black Flag    52.2%    357
9353    94.8%    350
Barry Manilow    56.4%    329
The Replacements    56.8%    327
Pansy Division    81.7%    325
Meat Puppets    57.6%    324

I'm a little concerned that I've listened to more Barry Manilow than The Replacements.  I'll fix that this week. :)



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Re: The Obscurometer
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2013, 12:24:59 am »
My musical tastes are more obscure than 90.7% of all other users.
My overall favorite bands and artists are 73.7% obscure on average.


Slowdive                          57%         194
Destroyalldreamers              77%         184
Malory                               79%        181
Monster Movie                    79.5%    175
Fleeting Joys                      86.4%      165
Ride                                  60.8%      165
Hammock                           60.1%      161
Swervedriver                  72.3%    159
Trespassers William              69.2%    158
Air Formation                  77.3%    151
The Daysleepers              76.9%    140
Chapterhouse                      69.3%    126
Windermere                         89.6%    123
Readymade                         82.6%    120
The Radio Dept.               53.1%    119
Rachel Goswell                83.8%    114
Highspire                            81.6%    112
Douglas Heart                 84.5%    111
Hearts of Black Science     87%       109
My Bloody Valentine                45.5%    108
SIANspheric                        89.4%    107
Mojave 3                        71.9%    106
The Morning After Girls     74.8%    103
Skywave                         78.3%    103
God Is an Astronaut          51%       101
The High Dials                  85.2%    100
Massive Attack               21.1%    99
Phaser                               91.6%    97
lovesliescrushing              80.1%    96
Ulrich Schnauss               57.3%    95
The High Violets               83.2%    94
Airiel                                  74.9%    94
Flavor Crystals                 92.4%    91
January                              89.5%    91
Spacemen 3                    65.2%    90
Brian Eno                       43.6%    90
Sennen                              83.1%    86
Loop                                  79%      86
Spiritualized                        54.8%    86
Dulcesky                            92%      85
Experimental Aircraft         83.9%    85
Soundpool                           81.5%    84
Lali Puna                         57%       84
The Lassie Foundation       90.3%    81
Ivy                                    63.1%    81
Bowery Electric                77.3%    80
The Black Angels              62%       79
The Voices                      87.9%    79
Blind Mr. Jones                    84.5%    79
The Meeting Places              82.2%        78


What's not obvious is that my artist list is much longer than what my repeat plays would indicate. They often just don't get logged for a variety of reasons.
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atomicfront

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Re: The Obscurometer
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2013, 01:13:26 am »
My top artists are generally very mainstream.


The Slickee Boys    92.7%    871
The Fleshtones    80.5%    791
Government Issue    80.6%    579
9353    94.8%    350


i have seen these obscure artists (in 80's). I am guessing they arent very obscure on this board.

killsaly

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Re: The Obscurometer
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2013, 12:00:56 pm »
Jaguar's list wins.

kosmo vinyl

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Re: The Obscurometer
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2013, 12:03:58 pm »
Since I no longer use last.fm my list is just me putting in my favorite records of 2012 manually. 
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atomicfront

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Re: The Obscurometer
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2013, 12:04:26 pm »
Jaguar's list wins.

i guess you like british shoegazing bands from the early 90's.

killsaly

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Re: The Obscurometer
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2013, 12:28:02 pm »
Not really.  I listen to more of the nu-gaze/shoegaze bands currently (or recently) making music:

Malory                               
Fleeting Joys                     
Air Formation               
The Daysleepers           
The Radio Dept.             
Highspire                           
The Morning After Girls   
Skywave                     
God Is an Astronaut       
The High Dials               
lovesliescrushing             
Ulrich Schnauss       
Airiel                     
Sennen                             
Experimental Aircraft         
Soundpool                       
The Black Angels       

I have tried to get into the Classic shoegaze stuff, but do not like it as much as the new bands (I do not hate it, and have a ton of it in my collection).  I could add another 70 bands to the above list of shoegaze and dreampop bands I dig more than the old bands.   

(Also, i do realize not all of the aforementioned bands are shoegaze, they were the ones I dig most from Jag's list)
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Jaguar

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Re: The Obscurometer
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2013, 09:37:47 pm »
^ Not showing up on my list but I'm sure you would agree with being represented are:

93MillionMilesFromTheSun

Presents For Sally

The Golden Awesome

The Fauns

Oh, and how in the world did SPC-ECO not show up there!?! I've listened to them a ton of times and love them like crazy. Maybe it's the multiple spellings of their name that skews the charts.


* The Golden Awesome's album was one of my very favorites for 2012. So sorry I could not make it to their show when they were in DC, especially since they came all the way from New Zealand. Probably never get that chance again. Love where I'm living but it's sure completely killed my show life.  :'(

Edit:

LOL. Oh, my. Just entered The Golden Awesome into the meter and got this:

"95.8%

None of the users indexed by the Obscurometer have the golden awesome in their top 50 artists lists. Because of this, the Obscurometer can not show top listener data for this artist."

Guess I need to go do something about that for them.

Not sure what I find odder, my general obsurity level or how many people I know in the listener lists for the more obscure bands. Goes to show that we all kind of stick together.


Also, I think Kosmo deserves recognition and I too would love to see Az's list. Too bad he deleteed his account a long time ago. The only reason he wouldn't get a 100% would be due to that pesky My Bloody Valentine becoming so Mainstream, sort of, since their tour. Somebody always has to ruin things.  ;)
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