My Spotify Wrapped 2022

The year is already coming to an end, so I figured I might as well write about the Spotify Recap (since I did a post on the Steam one the other day as well).

This time around… nothing really changed. A lot of the “Top X Artists” were occupied by artists that I listen to on stream… I mean, I use a lot of the same playlist on stream which is something I want to change in 2023… and because of that, my Spotify Wrapped looks a bit… you’ll see.

  1. 2022’s Spotify Stats
  2. 2022’s Stats in Comparison to 2021’s Stats
  3. My Spotify Goals for 2022
  4. My Spotify Goals for 2023

2022’s Spotify Stats

For starters, I used Spotify a lot this year but not quite as much as in previous years… and that’s a shame because I really wanted to get into podcasts again. I’ve listened to the AggroChat Podcast a lot this year as well as the CMP Podcast but Spotify apparently didn’t show me that at all… bummer.

I’m not sure if that statistic is something they removed or if it doesn’t show up because I only listened to maybe 20 podcast episodes in total but… bummer. Would’ve liked to see those stats!

Anyhow, in terms of stats:

  • I listened to 1,052 artists this year!
  • My top artist was “League of Legends”.
    • I listened to them for 3,580 minutes.
    • I was in the top 0.05% of their listeners.
  • I played 2,361 songs this year in total.
  • I listened to “Downwards” (by League of Legends and Allem Iversom, from Sessions: Diana) 56 times, with the most listens on September 22nd.
  • My total play time was 24,453 minutes. That’s more than 76% of other listeners in Germany.

My Top Genres were:

  1. Modern Rock
  2. Lo-Fi
  3. Future Bass
  4. Metalcore
  5. Future Funk

My Top Artists were:

  1. League of Legends
  2. Pentakill
  3. Electric Callboy
  4. Desmond Cheese
  5. Our Last Night

According to Spotify, I’m a “seeker of sound”, an “Adventurer”, someone that is fond of exploration, variety, uniqueness and newness – which may be why I dislike the newest Oliver Tree album as all 24 songs kinda sounds the same… (Will I get cancelled for this?)

2022’s Stats in Comparison to 2021’s Stats

In this post from last year, I wrote about it in detail but the paragraphs are super long and it’s unbearable really, so don’t read that post. I mean, you can if you really want to… but I’ll give you the rundown in a bit.

In 2021, (according to that post)…

  • I listened to 21,129 minutes of music which is more than 71% of most Germans.
    • That’s 3,324 minutes less than this year.
  • I listened to 594 different artists.
  • My top artist was City Girl.
    • I listened to them for 2,577 minutes in total (top 0.1% of their listeners).
    • I listened 91 times to “Ji-Eun’s Sunset”.

The amount of different people that I’ve been listening to has nearly doubled in comparison to last year but I guess that’s partially due to me trying out new playlists, listening to a lot more video game soundtracks and even going more out of my way to listen to playlists created by Spotify (i.e. Weekly Radar, Release Radar, whatever it’s called).

I also have been listening t a lot more genres due to my girlfriend and me trying to find music that we both like.

My girlfriend doesn’t really listen to specific genres so it has been a bit of a challenge to find something we both like. Instead, we’ve been creating a playlist together where we add music that we each like, and then we just remove whatever the other added that we don’t like and what remains is essentially a list of songs we both like.

I assume that’s also where “Future Funk” and “Phonk” and whatnot come in… I’m super new to those genres.

My top genres in 2021 were

  1. Modern Alternative Rock
  2. Synthwave
  3. Video Game Music
  4. German Rock
  5. Indie Rock

I listened to a lot less Modern Alt Rock this year, tbh, and it’s been more of an electronic year for sure for me. Still, I’m surprised that Synthwave and Indie Rock didn’t make it into the top 5 genres of 2022.

My Spotify Goals for 2022

In 2021, I wrote that I wanted to…

  • listen to more podcasts.
  • double the amount of music I listen to.
  • listen to more new artists.
  • listen to more “older stuff”.
  • write about music.

In 2022,…

I did indeed listen to more podcasts. My favourite ones were probably Roger’s CMP Podcast and Bel’s AggroChat podcast, as well as Gospels of the Flood.

I enjoyed keeping up with AggroChat a lot and it’s been rather relaxing to listen to Roger’s voice on the CMP Podcast but my highlight this year was most likely “Gospels of the Flood” which is a serene audio book of sorts in podcast format about a world swallowed by the ocean with music by Chris Christodoulou. Highly recommend it!

Apart from that, I also listened to a few other ones for a wee bit but didn’t really stick through more than one episode in most of them.

I didn’t manage to double the amount of music I listened to but I did listen to a lot more music, so that’s a plus in my book.

I managed to double the amount of artists I listened to, which is great, and my obsession with Danzig, MCR, KISS, and Kadaver should cover “older stuff”.

And well,… I did write about music here and here. I even did an interview with a video game composer!

My Spotify Goals for 2023

In 2023, I want to…

  • listen to more music.
  • listen to more podcasts/make it a habit to listen to podcasts.
  • write about even more music.
  • listen to more artists.
  • create more playlists, especially one for the stream.

The last part is something that I’ll write about tomorrow most likely but I have plans for the stream and I would love to essentially play different music in every stream… or rather, compile a playlist with music that is safe for the stream that also sounds great, taking not just video game soundtracks into account but also the LoL-creator-safe-playlist-songs and other artists that I got permission from.

This post was first published on Indiecator by Dan Indiecator aka MagiWasTaken. If you like what you see here and want to see more, you can check me out on Twitch and YouTube as well.

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