My Musical Favorites for 2016

Edited on 01/11/2017 to correct an oversight in the Honorable Mentions list.

Every year I get a kick out of listing my musical top-plays and favorites for the year gone by, so I’m at it again. People who know my musical tastes from postings here and elsewhere know that female vocalists are my thing, and 2016 was no different.

My Top 5 Most-Played Artists in 2016 (tracked on last.fm)

#5: Rihanna
#4: The Pretty Reckless
#3: Demi Lovato
#2: Lana Del Rey
#1: Grimes

My Most-Played Album in 2016: Art Angels – Grimes

My Most-Played Track (and Music Video) in 2016: Kill v. Maim – Grimes

Top-Played Artists / Music Actually Released in 2016

#10: anguish – Ann Wilson
#9: I Jump – Heart
#8: Blur – Tremble

#7: Atmosphere (feat. Kelly Sweet) – Husman
#6: Prisoner – The Pretty Reckless
#5: We Only Come Out at Night – Alexx Calise
#4: Boyfriend – Tegan and Sara
#3: Night Drive Loneliness – Garbage
#2: Used to Love You – Gwen Stefani
#1: Antidote – Emily Wells

Honorable Mentions for 2016

#10: Side To Side (feat. Nicki Minaj) – Ariana Grande
#9: Never Be Like You (feat. Kai) – Flume
#8: Blow Your Mind (Mwah) – Dua Lipa
#7: The Greatest – Sia (favorite video)

#6: Same Old Blues – Phantogram
#5: Feels Like Loneliness – Sabrina Carpenter
#4: Phoenix – Olivia Holt

#4a: Feral Hearts – Kerli (missed including this one in the original post, so I’m correcting that mistake now)

#3: Spoil Me – Mya
#2: Stone Cold – machineheart
#1: Gold – Kiiara

Here’s looking at you, 2017! Bring it on.

My Musical Favorites for 2015

I heart music. Some of it anyway. I also heart top ten lists. It started when I was a kid listening to Casey Kasem and his top 40 radio show. I made up my own lists even back then. More recently, I had a music blog for a while, but maintaining two blogs wasn’t for me. Here at year’s end, I’ve a craving for doing a list of favorites and so I’m posting it here. I think maybe by now anyone who frequents my blog knows I’m all over the board with my posts, so this shouldn’t be such a big surprise for them.

The tracks I play on my computer are tallied on Last.fm. I listen to music played on other devices as well, the counts of which are not tallied. The year-end results listed on my Last.fm account might not be completely accurate, but they are representative. So I’ll use them to scientifically present my most played musical artists, albums, and tracks for 2015.

Those familiar with my music tastes know that for contemporary music, I’ve come to prefer female vocalists. That’s not the case when I listen to oldies, and I definitely listen to the oldies on occasion. The music I played in 2015 was contemporary for the most part, so you can expect the top artists listed below to be female.

I’m embedding some videos below. They aren’t necessarily of my favorite tracks by the artists, but they are official videos released by the artists or their labels. They also aren’t all from 2015, which to me is okay because during 2015 I didn’t only listen to music released in 2015. Continue reading “My Musical Favorites for 2015”

Tribute to My New Favorite Song

I’ve been writing a lot on my novel-in-progress, but sometimes I get an idea in my head that won’t go away until I let it out in a creative manner. So I took a break from my writing long enough to do some art that I just had to do. I’ve been listening a lot to the latest album from Meg Myers, and one of the songs on the album is called Lemon Eyes. I saw on Twitter an image of Meg Myers with lemons placed over her eyes, produced apparently by some app. I don’t go much for that kind of app, but my mind got going about creating an image in DAZ Studio where a person has lemons, not over their eyes, but in their eyes, so that they actually had lemon eyes. Continue reading “Tribute to My New Favorite Song”