I’m a bit of an addict when it comes to Twitter. I love how easily information can flow from person to person. I enjoy following people who share interesting content that I might not come across in my daily inter web travels. I do not, however, always enjoy trending topics. Most days they make me roll my eyes and feel sad for society that Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian have such a strong hold over us.
Occasionally, though, a good music TT pops up that keeps me entertained (#lessexcitingbandnames and the back-and-forth between Saints of Valory & Quiet Company most recently) or, better yet, really gets me thinking. Today’s #2011musictaughtme did just that.
As I sat back trying to recall all the albums I’ve obsessively listened to this year, they all began to blur together. From the new Eisley record to my embarrassingly long three-month stretch of Mumford & Sons on repeat, it all became a whirl much akin to a Pandora indie rock station.
Then I remembered this nifty little invention called Last.fm that I use. I love that it logs absolutely everything I listen to, from music services I use at work to iTunes and even scrobbling what I play on my iPod. So I began to peruse my listening habits from the past year, and here’s how things stack up: