Last.fm Best of 2009

Besides my continual work to action my 100Days pledge, something else interesting happened today:

One of the gigs that kept me busy in November, Best of 2009 followed up last year‘s chart of the most highly scrobbled music that listeners to Last.fm generated. An epic mine of data was navigated, and the end result looks stunning. Last.fm’s ad-hoc Team Ginger did an incredible job.

I’m just now getting to see the functionality in the wild – and the overlay of personal listens with worldwide listens is a treat. The MJ data visualisation is gorgeous, and something I’m proud to be even tangentially involved in as a listener, let alone a writer. Numbers 20-11 go live next week, with the top ten coming on the 16th of December. Stay tuned, because it’s an epic top ten.

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