Name your top ten artists on Last.fm:
3 The Beatles
4 Patrick Wolf
5 Rufus Wainwright
6 Suzanne Vega
7 Led Zeppelin
8 Paul McCartney
9 Emiliana Torrini
10 Sigur Rós
How many times have you listened to number one (Muse
Is this your favourite band?
Um no. Favourite contemporary band, yes.
What got you into number one?
Well... In mid-2006 I heard Megalomania (acoustic)
, and they put me off. And even though I already had Showbiz
and Black Holes and Revelations
, I didn't want to give them a chance, the song titles themselves creeped me out slightly (creepy man, that Bellamy.) Then, over the following months I started to change my mind, and my ears picked up on the smoking hotness of Supermassive Black Hole
, it did't sound overly creepy and angsty, just sexy and fun and well done, and I thought, okay, take 2.
Why have you listened to them so much?
Because I became obsessed with them at around the same time that I started using last.fm.