Thought I'd make a little journal entry with some extra stats on my top 5 metal bands and my top 5 progressive rock bands so far this year.
Just for myself to look back on. Maybe I'll do this every 6 months.
This is also an example of a feature I'd like to see on a future version on last fm:
The ability to pick out bands and see a graph over srobbles per month, week or similar.
So here is the prog rock chart so far this year:
#1 Gentle Giant
#3 Dream Theater
#4 Popol Ace
#5 Happy the Man
I actually discovered Gentle Giant
this year, and I am very glad I did! They will probably climb towards the top in the 6 months to come.
Two other new bands in my chart is Popol Ace and Happy The Man.
I discovered Popol Ace
when doing some reading about the Norwegian singer Jahn Teigen
. He was the singer in Popol Ace
on most albums. I bought their _best of_ record and Stolen From Time
, and they got some very good songs. Too bad that the record company didn't want to spend enough money on them. They made the right kind of music at the right time, so with the right kind of promotion they could've been much bigger.Jahn Teigen
was actually asked to join Genesis
when Peter Gabriel
Left, but he and the band had big plans for Popol Ace
, so he turned them down.
The other new band, Happy the Man
, is a band i discovered while reading about Gentle Giant. I've only known them for one month, so I'm expecting to see more of them on my charts in the future. Very good band!
So far I've listened mostly to Crafty Hands
, their second album.
And finally the chart presented in a wave graph:
Click on pic to zoom
How sweet would it be if Last.fm could create something like this for you, eh?
The metal chart:
#3 Blotted Science
Click to zoomMeshuggah
released their new albums this year. Both are albums I was really looking forward to, and neither of them dissapointed me!
Ron Jarzombek, Alex Webster and Charlie Zeleny in the same band? W00t? That was my reaction when I read the lineup of Blotted Science
- The Machinations Of Dementia
. Perfect blend of HEAVY and PROG!
If you like your technical death metal and haven't heard !T.O.O.H.!
... Well, then you've got a job to do. Not similar bands at all, but both are amazing bands.Wave graphs created with Last.fm Extra stats