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Top 5 Spotify Stats

Top 5 Spotify Stats

Tweet Spotify has: About two million songs currently available The license to add about another four million songs(they claim to be adding around 10,000 new tracks a day) Over 1,000,000 subscribers world-wide Over 250,000 subscribers in the UK Over 5,000 record labels on-board Everybody’s favourite voice: Roberta from Spotify Sources: Spotify staff recent interviews and publicly available documents. Photo from Flickr
Top 20 Albums of 2008 – Update #2

Top 20 Albums of 2008 – Update #2

Tweet I posted recently that “out of my Top 20 Albums of 2008, Spotify only has a measly two of them” Well, a mere two weeks later and it’s starting to look a little better: Spotify now has the following 6 excellent albums available in the UK: My Top 20 Albums of 2008 1. Parralox – “Electricity”2. Kelley Polar – “I Need You to Hold on While the Sky Is Falling” 3. Padded Cell – “Night [...]
Top 5 Recent SF Shows I Gave Up On

Top 5 Recent SF Shows I Gave Up On

Tweet Here are five recent SF/Fantasy TV shows that I tried to like but gave up on (perhaps too soon in some cases): Fringe - Admittedly I only watched the pilot, but that was enough for me: all the characters seemed to be stereotypes and the plot’s revelations were ludicrous and full of psych-babble. I was never a fan of The X-Files (for similar reason to Richard Dawkins) and this seemed to be re-treading far too similar territory. Sanctuary [...]
Top 10 80’s Bands on Spotify

Top 10 80’s Bands on Spotify

Tweet Here’s a quick check on 80s tunes and especially 80s British synthpop bands currently represented on Spotify: Depeche Mode (11 albums, about 30 CD singles, live albums, best-ofs, compilations) Yello (10 albums, 2 compilations) OMD (10 albums, 4 compilations including the excellent Peel Sessions 1979-1983) Ultravox (8 albums, 7 compilations including Rare volumes 1 & 2) Human League (9 albums (including the Fascination EP [...]
Music Streaming Services: A Comparison

Music Streaming Services: A Comparison

Tweet I’ve been looking for the perfect music streamer ever since I got my G1 Android phone and decided that carrying a smartphone and an MP3 player into the shower was just excess baggage. I love my music: at home I have about 200GB of MP3s and a few hundred CDs (not forgetting the boxes of vinyl now in the loft). On the move, I used to take my 30GB MP3 player to listen to at work and on my 30-min walk home every day. I listen to [...]
Top 5 Things I Used to do Often but don’t do Now

Top 5 Things I Used to do Often but don’t do Now

Tweet Go to a record shop to buy music Go to Blockbuster to rent a movie Buy a newspaper Miss something on TV I really wanted to see Read a top-shelf gentleman’s magazine
Current Favourite Google Android Apps

Current Favourite Google Android Apps

Tweet Google Android’s Market is currently free, so here’s what I’ve grabbed and rate: 5 apps to impress my friends with: ShopSavvy - scan a bar code (e.g. scan a book or CD or a game), displays item details, links to cheapest price on the ‘net, links to maps to show you the closest shop that’s selling it. Friends go “Ooooh that’s clever!” Shazam -Hold the phone up to some music playing on [...]
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