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.

1957Sun RaSun Song
1958Kurt WeillDie Dreigroschenoper
1959Ornette ColemanThe Shape Of Jazz To Come
1962Sheila JordanPortrait of Sheila
1964Eric DolphyOut to Lunch
1965Bert JanschBert Jansch
1967Shirley CollinsThe Power Of The True Love Knot
1968Joni MitchellJoni Mitchell
1969David BowieSpace Oddity
1970Vashti BunyanJust Another Diamond Day
1971David BowieHunky Dory
1972David BowieThe Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
1973David BowieAladdin Sane
1974David BowieDiamond Dogs
1975Joni MitchellThe Hissing Of Summer Lawns
1976Joni MitchellHejira
1977David Bowie“Heroes”
1978Kate BushThe Kick Inside
1979Talking HeadsFear Of Music
1980Talking HeadsRemain In Light
1981JapanTin Drum (1)
1983Kate BushThe Dreaming
1984Eurythmics1984 (For The Love Of Big Brother)
1985Kate BushHounds Of Love
1986TuxedomoonShip Of Fools
1987TuxedomoonHoly Wars
1988The CureThe Top
1989Kate BushThe Sensual World
1990Kate BushThis Woman’s Work II
1991Pet Shop BoysBehaviour
1992Jane SiberryWhen I Was A Boy
1993Kate BushThe Red Shoes
1994Joni MitchellTurbulent Indigo
1995MolokoDo You Like My Tight Sweater?
1996Vinicius CantuáriaSol Na Cara
1997Stephan MathieuWurmloch Variationen
1998Arto LindsayNoon Chill
1999Arto LindsayPrize
2000Vinicius CantuáriaTucumã
2001Vinicius CantuáriaVinicius
2002The NotwistNeon Golden
2003Other People’s ChildrenDelete.Control.Escape: The Selective Memory of OPC 2000-2003
2004DJ Rupture58.46 Radio Mix
2005Kate BushAerial (2)
2006Arthur RussellAnother Thought
2007Tracey ThornOut Of The Woods
2008Laura JeanEden Land
2009CirclesquareSongs About Dancing And Drugs
2010Oneohtrix Point NeverReturnal Remix
2011MenTalk About Body

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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