Maybe AS isn't big enough yet. Maybe the majority of users are a certain type of music listener (which may explain why Green Day, Coldplay, Radiohead, etc. are on the top of the charts week after week...)
But for some reason, I am the top listener, or have more plays total, for many artists.
The first one is Cheer-Accident
(some tracks formally mistagged as Cheer Accident
) For some reason I listen to this chicago-based band a lot. I found out about them through Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, and since I've downloaded a few things, I listen to them all the time. I own 5 albums, and if I ever find more for sale in a local record store or have the opportunity to buy online, I'll buy any missing albums in a heartbeat. They're great, and they have so many different sounds. My favorite album is either "Enduring the American Dream" or "Introducing Lemon", although they're all good. I don't think I have heard anything of theirs that I didn't like, and I really want to see them live. If anyone has any live bootlegs of them (I have one I downloaded off of a bit-torrent) please let me know!
The next is the infamous old czechoslavic/czech republic band The Plastic People of the Universe
. Although there is one person that has listened to them more than I have, it probably won't be for long. I'll get you user snakeradio! Anyways, I have a ton of their stuff downloaded, and if I had enough money I'd buy their 15 cd box set from the czech republic (my birthday is coming up :-))
Then, there's another great band from the Czech Republic, the more recent Uz jsme doma
. They're different, but still good, more modern than PPU. I don't know why czech music is so good yet so unheard of in the US. Czech it out, one or more of their albums are produced by Dan Rathburn (of Idiot Flesh
, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Another undiscovered gem that needs more listens on last.fm is Volcano the Bear
. I don't know how to describe them. It's definately not for everyone, and most of their releases are very limited, but they have one album that is easy to find that I recommend; you can even find it on amazon.com...
And again, I'm 2nd place with John Oswald
. Check out plunderphonics, it's very interesting to say the least.
And AGAIN I'm a runner-up but close with Renaldo & the Loaf
, but maybe that's because half of my tracks are labeled Renaldo and The Loaf
instead... but everyone should listen to them now. Right now. I almost had the change to work with 'Renaldo', and I missed out...
And then there's Birth
. Oh Birth, one of my favorite bands ever. I've seen them 4 times, plus various side projects. It's too bad they're no longer a band since the bass player moved to Arizona... But I still listen to the 2 cds and 4 live official bootlegs all the time... Too bad the top two tracks and other tracks on their "most listened to" on AS isn't actually this jazz-loud-drum-bass-sax band, it's some shitty electrionic band or something called Birth. Don't listen to them. Listen to the real Birth.
Oh, and I'm one of 5 people that ever listened to . QWE
. Wonder why?