I’m going to the I’ll Be Your Mirror thing next weekend.  They’re doing a tape swap thing.  I probably won’t be participating, because I’m lazy, but I did start thinking about what such a tape would consist of.

Fortunately, Emacs has kept track of all the albums I’ve played over the last decade, so I could just let it pick the albums I’ve played most. I’d have to pick the songs myself, though, since it only keeps track of this stuff on a per-album basis.

Here’s the list it came up with.  The most played album per release year.

1957 Sun Ra Sun Song
1958 Kurt Weill Die Dreigroschenoper
1959 Ornette Coleman The Shape Of Jazz To Come
1962 Sheila Jordan Portrait of Sheila
1964 Eric Dolphy Out to Lunch
1965 Bert Jansch Bert Jansch
1967 Shirley Collins The Power Of The True Love Knot
1968 Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell
1969 David Bowie Space Oddity
1970 Vashti Bunyan Just Another Diamond Day
1971 David Bowie Hunky Dory
1972 David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
1973 David Bowie Aladdin Sane
1974 David Bowie Diamond Dogs
1975 Joni Mitchell The Hissing Of Summer Lawns
1976 Joni Mitchell Hejira
1977 David Bowie “Heroes”
1978 Kate Bush The Kick Inside
1979 Talking Heads Fear Of Music
1980 Talking Heads Remain In Light
1981 Japan Tin Drum (1)
1982 Eurythmics Touch
1983 Kate Bush The Dreaming
1984 Eurythmics 1984 (For The Love Of Big Brother)
1985 Kate Bush Hounds Of Love
1986 Tuxedomoon Ship Of Fools
1987 Tuxedomoon Holy Wars
1988 The Cure The Top
1989 Kate Bush The Sensual World
1990 Kate Bush This Woman’s Work II
1991 Pet Shop Boys Behaviour
1992 Jane Siberry When I Was A Boy
1993 Kate Bush The Red Shoes
1994 Joni Mitchell Turbulent Indigo
1995 Moloko Do You Like My Tight Sweater?
1996 Vinicius Cantuária Sol Na Cara
1997 Stephan Mathieu Wurmloch Variationen
1998 Arto Lindsay Noon Chill
1999 Arto Lindsay Prize
2000 Vinicius Cantuária Tucumã
2001 Vinicius Cantuária Vinicius
2002 The Notwist Neon Golden
2003 Other People’s Children Delete.Control.Escape: The Selective Memory of OPC 2000-2003
2004 DJ Rupture 58.46 Radio Mix
2005 Kate Bush Aerial (2)
2006 Arthur Russell Another Thought
2007 Tracey Thorn Out Of The Woods
2008 Laura Jean Eden Land
2009 Circlesquare Songs About Dancing And Drugs
2010 Oneohtrix Point Never Returnal Remix
2011 Men Talk About Body
2012 Actress Faceless

2 thoughts on “CDO”

  1. Great taste 😀 I love Bowie, Kate Bush, Arto Lindsay, and Tuxedomoon. I'm curious, though, how did you get Emacs to track which albums you have listened to the most? Is it a feature of EMMS?

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