Another year has come and gone. Who were your most listened to artists on Spotify?

I love these as some people listen to music you'd never expect. I listened to 81.7k minutes with 19.8k being podcasts.

My top artists were Powerwolf, Metallica, Post Malone, Godsmack, and Sick Legend.

Powerwolf, Metallica, and Godsmack are heavy metal. Post Malone is a rapper, and Sick Legend makes hardstyle remixes of popular songs.

My top song was Patient by Post Malone which was played 223 times which is 12 hours . My next 4 were Courageous by Casting Crowns, Die Die Crucify by Powerwolf, Whiskey in the Jar by Metallica, then White Iverson by post Malone. My top podcasts were joe Rogan, Jocko, Tim Dillon, and lex fridmanhours.

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trying_my_best, what's your opinion? Comment below:

wait ... your spotify wrapped shows your minutes spent listening to podcasts? Mine don't! How did you find yours?

I wish Spotify would show podcasts on friend activity - it's pretty cool

Arroz con Pollo, what's your opinion? Comment below:

It just showed up on mine I didn't do anything. My friend's told him how much he listened to his top podcast which mine doesn't.

I also use StatsForSpotify throughout the year to see what I'm listening to. I'm very moody when it comes to music - haven't listened to post Malone much at all since august, but he was nonstop for summer so he's here. I did a month of nothing but Metallica which explains their inclusion.

Have to say, the month of nothing but Metallica was interesting. I cut 10 pounds and increased max push-ups from 71 at the beginning of the month to 102. Also was much hornier lol. Wild how music can affect us. Of course was a combination of other lifestyle factors but believe music was the driving factor

theAudiophile, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Most of mine are podcast listens like every single PBD Valuetinment, just about all of LawTube from Rackets to Alyta (LegalBytes) and even Legal Mindset's way off schedule 'casts from S. Korea. 

Actual music wise it's been a trip back down to breakbeat greatness ala Stanton Warriors, Plump DJs, DJ Icey, Freeland, Solo & Deekline. A little bit of Rennie Pilgrem , B.L.I.M. and Elite Force for good measure. Beyond that, some more melodic D'n'B: like Goldie (fun fact: he was also a Bond villain), Source Direct (rewatch the original Blade and Frost'll help you discover them), LTJ Bukem (also made it to Bond fame, but you'd probably recognize him from The Jackal (which was a way better book than movie like Starship Troopers)), AK1200 (who unfortunately didn't reach movie stardom somehow). Still gotta give my shoutouts to Prodigy, Orbital and MSTRKRFT too of course. Forgot to shout out Calyx & Teebee too.

Before anyone wants to chip in: I get it, I "live in the past" musically.

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Nuwanda, what's your opinion? Comment below:

150k+ minutes listened. I listened to my #1 song 4k+ times. In the top .001 % of my top artist and top .5% of Spotify in the US. I listened 8.3k different songs by 3k artists in 60 genres.

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Pierogi Equities, what's your opinion? Comment below:

what the fuck

Quant (ˈkwänt) n: An expert, someone who knows more and more about less and less until they know everything about nothing.

theAudiophile, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I played it often while I slept, but honestly a lot while I was awake too.

It's good to have that pleasant white noise in the background. Exactly why I jam and scram that breakbeat during work. Drown out the other noise like some half-assed PM who wants to talk to me about my timetracking (TPS reports essentially) because I haven't spent half an hour at the end of the day for the last two days punching in how I spend the other eight hours of my day. Because that's super efficient workflow and all...

Look chief, I'll make sure my billables are entered safely before you decide to issue an invoice. Learn some actual skill vs just trying to scold us about timesheets that aren't valid for another 72 hours. Churls and Pikers...

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VanHalenAM, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Metallica ~ 0.5% of listeners

Go ahead and JUMP!

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Stonks1990, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I had a pretty good one. Clocked in around 57K total minutes, been playing my Top 100 for the past few days on shuffle. Some of my top artists were The Strokes, Foo Fighters, Joey Badass, Aaron May, and Still Woozy. Great stack overall, really diversified my taste this year. 

For podcasts, I'm trying to up my minutes. I listen to a bit of WSJ's in-house Spotify group, and I fucking love Bill Simmons. Listened to a bit of Matt & Shane as well, I enjoyed them. 

[Arroz con Pollo] I know you're big into JRE - where would you recommend a beginner start? Joe and I have some fundamental disagreements on things politically speaking, but I've never heard anything but good things from my friends who vote on both aisles of the party. Also, his guest list looks insane. I'm considering getting into him. 

Pierogi Equities, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The Strokes

saw them open for RHCP this year at Nats park, they were great. Overall interesting show.

[Arroz con Pollo] I know you're big into JRE - where would you recommend a beginner start? Joe and I have some fundamental disagreements on things politically speaking, but I've never heard anything but good things from my friends who vote on both aisles of the party. Also, his guest list looks insane. I'm considering getting into him. 

Not OP (but I feel like he'd feel similarly), but personally given his scale I'd say just pick episodes that seem interesting to you. I usually don't listen to the MMA ones since idk anything about that, and some of the comedian ones too which are funny generally but I don't feel like I learn/get anything from them. Otherwise whatever episode with a non-controversial person is good, like ones with technical people. Lex Fridman's podcast is overall better for that imo though

Quant (ˈkwänt) n: An expert, someone who knows more and more about less and less until they know everything about nothing.

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Arroz con Pollo, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I would disagree with Pierogi about Lex having a better podcast. He's a horrible interviewer compared to Joe - however, I was a fan of his appearances on JRE.

To start, I'd like to point out why I'm a fan of JRE. Joe is one of the best interviewers I've ever seen. He almost never cuts off a sentence and allows the guest to expand on whatever the guest wants. This does lead to rabbit holes, but Joe always brings the conversation back to the main point. He's a great conversationalist who instills confidence in the guest.

A great example of this is when Mr. Beast came on. I think people forget Jimmy is 24 years old. Joe constantly pointed out how what Jimmy is doing is insane regardless of age.

Second reason I'm a fan is the vast number and variety of guests. From Elon Musk to Post Malone to Navy SEALs, you never know who's coming on. Joe is able to handle all these personalities and keep the conversation on the rails so that the listener can connect with the guest.

I believe my first episode I ever listened to was Post Malone. They both get high as fuck and talk about aliens, Area 51, and bears. I'm a huge Post Malone music fan, so being able to hear him talk for over 4 hours (this is very long for a JRE episode) was amazing. If you want something that's just chill and you don't have to hang onto every word, this is an interesting episode.

Right now I'm listening to the thread of Graham Hancock and Randall Carlson. Very interesting about how there may be an ancient civilization that was wiped out around 12,000 years ago. They back it up with science and tie the creation stories from several religions together. As I've been trying to understand why we exist, this has been a huge rabbit hole I've dove down over the last month.

His various guests who discuss aliens are great listeners. Commander David Fravor is a legit fighter pilot who talks about how the Navy has seen and knows about UFO's while flying over the Pacific. Multiple guests speak to this observation.

If you want to laugh, listen to any episode Tim Dillon. Same with Bert Kreischer or Tom Segura.

My favorite episodes are those that you're like "where did he find this guy". I will look some up later as I'm slammed today, but for example there's one with a guy who biked across I think Asia. Another is an episode with a photographer who's been to multiple war zones across the world. Amazing to listen to the stories then look up the pictures after.

I recommend listening to the Francis Nagannou episode. It's not even really about MMA. It's about a man who was born into object poverty and became the heavyweight champion of the world. Amazing story listening to how he was captured like 7 times trying to escape to Europe.

SpencerK02, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I agree Bill Simmons pod is master class!

Pierogi Equities, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Lex Fridman's podcast didn't make my top 5 this year but definitely will next year. Tim Dillon's is probably my favorite for overall comedy now, although it was a better earlier this year before he fired Ben.

3/5 of my top artists were people I don't even know, they're just on a playlist I found that I guess I listened to enough times. Lo-fi beats, float house, and jazz ended up being my top genre since I listen to that a lot while working.

Quant (ˈkwänt) n: An expert, someone who knows more and more about less and less until they know everything about nothing.

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mullah123, what's your opinion? Comment below:

65k minutes, top genre was rap, top songs were all jazz (I fell sleep with my 5 song jazz playlist going on repeat one time). Kinda wild to see how my top genre is so incredibly different from my top songs.

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thebrofessor, what's your opinion? Comment below:

top artists - zoe, rhcp, sublime, booker t, elo

podcasts - jre, lex, jocko, econtalk (highly highly recommend)

Stonks1990 agree with [Arroz con Pollo] on JRE. while he was my top podcast they're very hit or miss. I tire easily of him pontificating about aliens and I actually believe joe isn't all that intelligent when it comes to complex topics. a quick example is he keeps spouting stuff about shanna swan's work on pthalates but the r-squared on the studies she uses is so low it's borderline fraudulent. that said, every time duncan trussell, tim dillon, lex, etc. are on his show I tune in. he is an excellent interviewer and unlike tim ferriss actually lets most of his guests speak

this website is pretty good to filter through -

couple good ones to start with (granted, these are just some of my favorites)

paul stamets 1035

jocko 962 (note, this is the podcast that caused jocko to start a podcast)

dr phil 1254

mike tyson 1227

michael pollan 1121

james nestor 1506

I've deliberately not listed any post-covid ones because joe talks an insane amount about covid which while I believe it's important to call out bullshit where you see it (like his interview with sanjay gupta), it's tiring. we get it, you didn't take the vax, took ivermectin and it worked well, closing schools was stupid and so was wearing masks outside, we all get it, give it a rest.

theAudiophile, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Arroz con Pollo

The dr Phil episodes are great. Really changed my view of him. He's incredibly well spoken, and the episodes make me want to truly believe he's a good person

His appearance on Bana's "Love the Beast" was amazeballs. Gave me a ton of newfound respect for Phil. That movie also made me want a Falcon XB coupe with a Windosr 351, or even pobssibly a swapped in 427 CobraJet alaYernko Z/28, for the laast decade (and no, not the Mad Max SEMA''fied version) alongside a proper'70-72 Olds  4-4-2. Thanks to that gen Falcon I got to know other real legends like Moffat, Brock and the fabled Mt. Panorama.

I honestly think I know more about V8 supercars and ATCC than NASCAR at this point. Lowndes, Skaife, Jones, Whincup, McLaughlin, Tander, Winterbottom, etc. It's changed now, but they kept the race on Sunday, buy on Monday thing going until just a few years ago unlike NASCAR's "car of tomorrow" which is just a tube frame with some plastic shell that's supposed to look like some production car put on top when they're all the same underneath. Not to mention NASCAR teams keep a third driver on payroll just to drive the six actual GT races each season like when they have to run COTA or Road America or Watkins Glen, etc. Unlike what ATCC was before Holden and FPV folded sadly (and before they banned the GT-R's for just simply being too good and competitive).

Flipside is that we can still buy a real Holden here in the US, just renamed as a Pontiac GTO from the early 'aughts or a Chevy SS sedan from just a couple years ago (of course known as the Caprice elsewhere worldwide. Just shows how much damage they've done branding wise domestically). Can't get a FPV here though, sadly. Not that the current gen Mustangs are any kind of bad though, in all honesty. Drivetrain was good enough they used the 2.3 EcoBoost turbo, tuned up, in the last Focus RS.

Outside of those very few examples, the last model GTO is what the F-body GMs could've/should've always been for example. Same for the Pontiac G8 that was actually a Holden. And screw the Ford Taurus/Mondeo. Should've been a quality sedan like the Falcon BA/BF/FG the entire time. FPV had ProDrive build out their V8's for the Falcons ffs. For that matter, the last gen of the Focus that actually didn't suck came from Germany. GM/Ford USDM has been garbage and it's only been the foreign versions they have to import that are of any quality post gas crisis era of the mid-late 70's. Change my mind.

Of course, back to racing, now ATCC is just spec based Volvos, Altimas and AMGs of all things, sadly.

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MrPermaBear, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Breaking Benjamin, Wage War, Bring Me The Horizon, Frank Sinatra, Slipknot

Spot the odd one in there.

Tops songs: Alive by Wage War, Red Cold River by Breaking Benjamin, My Way and Fly Me to the Moon by Sinatra

I also listen to a lot of classical, but not through the same app so its not tracked.

theAudiophile, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Breaking Benjamin, Wage War, Bring Me The Horizon, Frank Sinatra, Slipknot

Spot the odd one in there.

Sinatra. What did I win?

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Anonymous Monkey, what's your opinion? Comment below:


Dabeull - Top 0.005% listeners. 

Lane Switching - 663 times = 30 hours

LTRE1839, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Artists: Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Boston, Rush, Fleetwood Mac. (Very much a before my time music taste predominantly, being that I'm about to be 25).

Podcasts: Cleared Hot, JRE, Black Rifle Coffee Podcast, This Past Wednesday, and 2 Bears 1 Cave.

Only 23,167 minutes. Would be much higher if I didn't listen to Audible more than I do music. Especially in the office.

dolphhh, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Drake, like everyone else 

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johnny-mnemonic, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Awesome. Love metallica, I have some cassettes of kill 'em all and ride the lightning in my car. My top artists this year were Burzum, Warmoon Lord, Taake, Darkthrone, and Emperor. Honestly spent the most time listening to video game soundtracks on YouTube at work. Easier to focus.

I was in the top 3% on Burzum and I listened to the song War the most it's fucking sick

finovice, what's your opinion? Comment below:

might get shit on for this one but oh well- i'm fairly certain there's zero overlap found anywhere on wso. 173k minutes listened, k-pop as top genre, top artists included seventeen, ariana grande, leehi. so apparently i wasted about 1/3 of my year staring at the wall trying to drown out my existential sadness through music. woot.

Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Mr Incredible

Today I learned that I'm a pleb who uses Apple Music 

I mostly use Apple Music as well, except for when I change the songs on my watch (Garmin) through Spotify. I pay for both. 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Mr Incredible, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I think what happened with me was, I grew up with the iPod in a time where all music was stored locally on your device. As such, the music app on the Apple ecosystem pretty much became synonymous with music itself, so I've always just stayed Apple since then. 

lecpmoc, what's your opinion? Comment below:

My favorite music artist from China is Jay Chou. I have been listening to his music for years, and it has definitely helped me as a day trader at Janestreet. His music is energetic and upbeat, which helps to keep me focused and energized during long trading sessions. Additionally, his lyrics often contain clever wordplay and metaphorical references to financial concepts, which has helped to expand my knowledge and understanding of the markets. Overall, Jay Chou's music has been a valuable asset to my career as a day trader.

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