My year in music – Last.fm

Last.fm published my listening report for 2017! I like it. A few thoughts:

  • The drop occurred during my sabbatical (February–April).
  • I rarely ❤️ tracks in the Last.fm app.
  • Listening Clock — 4:00–5:00 pm might be the period of time when I’m in the groove at work. 🕓🕔
  • Biggest Day — “You listened to 225 tracks on 20 June 2017.” This…seems wrong. I’ll consider cleaning this up by hand; I can delete scrobbles, mainly ones that occur at the same time.

I also appreciated the ability to download images of the various data modules. For posterity:

I miss you, Rdio (and some Last.fm stats)

Farewell Rdio 2015-12-15.png

I forgot to post this Rdio farewell screenshot for posterity1. Still sad.

Here are my stats for albums scrobbled to Last.fm between 2012-03-23 and 2015-12-152. The top ten were:

  • Chiodos — Devil — 737 (release date: 2014-04-01)
  • Linkin Park — The Hunting Party — 688 (release date: 2014-06-13)
  • Closure in Moscow — Pink Lemonade — 521 (release date: 2014-05-09)
  • Elevate: I Am — The Ghost Eclipse Sessions — 451 (release date: 2011-06-07)
  • Finch — Back to Oblivion — 394 (release date: 2014-09-30)
  • Pennywise — All or Nothing (Deluxe Edition) — 374 (release date: 2012-04-30)
  • Story of the Year — In the Wake of Determination — 337 (release date: 2005-10-11)
  • Finch — What It Is to Burn — 336 (release date: 2002-03-12)
  • blink-182 — Enema of the State — 330 (release date: 1999-06-01)
  • Story of the Year — Page Avenue (US Non-PA Version) — 330 (release date: 2003-09-16)

  1. The Rdio farewell page is still displayed when signing into your account. 
  2. 2015-12-15 is the date I took the screenshot. 

My ticket-smashing Apple Music playlist

Using Rdio Enhancer, I saved a CSV file of my ticket-smashing Rdio playlist that has 154 songs (which I’ve shared on Cloudup), then manually recreated the playlist on Apple Music.

Four songs weren’t available on Apple Music.

  • Control by Alexisonfire (Rdio)
  • One in a Million by Bodyjar (Rdio)
  • She Broke My Heart, so I Broke His Jaw by Just Surrender (Rdio)
  • Won’t Turn Back by Our Lady Peace (Rdio)

San Dimas High School Football Rules by The Ataris was on the Rdio playlist twice, so I removed that dupe.

Enjoy! 😎


For posterity, here are the details for the playlist:

  • Name: Ticket-smashing (catchy)
  • Description: Catchy rock songs to zone into helping people in support, and everything related.
  • Song count: 151
  • Duration: 9 hours, 50 minutes

Rdio Enhancer

While there isn’t a way to automatically import my favorites from Rdio, I finally installed Rdio Enhancer — a Google Chrome extension — which adds features like Export (Favorites) to CSV1, and several playlist additions, including Remove Duplicates2 and seven sorting options.

I’ll post an Apple Music playlist of my previously posted Ticket-smashing (catchy) playlist on Rdio as soon as I can. It has 155 songs now. 🙂


  1.  I have 7,325 items in my Favorites. I say “items” because it includes stand-up comedy by Mitch Hedberg. 
  2. Remove Duplicates removed nine songs from my Ticket-smashing (catchy) playlist. Since the list wasn’t in any order, sifting through 164 songs to manually find duplicates would’ve been tedious. Sweet.