Last.fm- Similar Artist Experiment


Pick your number one artist and then note their number one similar artist and see where you end up after 20 or so…if there’s any repeats just go with the second similar artist.

1. The Smashing Pumpkins
2. Radiohead
3. Coldplay
4. Oasis (really?!)
5. The Killers
6. Franz Ferdinand
7. The Strokes
8. Arctic Monkeys (who?)
9. Bloc Party
10. The Arcade Fire
11. Interpol
12. Modest Mouse (had to go to #6 for this one)
13. The Shins
14. Death Cab for Cutie
15. The Postal Service
16. Bright Eyes
17. Elliott Smith
18. Sufjan Stevens
19. The Decemberists
20. Neutral Milk Hotel (again…who?)
21. Broken Social Scene
22. Wolf Parade
23. Animal Collective
24. Deerhoof
25. The Fiery Furnaces

Yeah…as you can see the demographics of the Last.fm audience are clearly on the young side. If Last.fm artists were not tagged by users I would have expected to see some of the Pumpkins influences appear in this list as opposed to the plethera of nuvo-indie bands we see here. I don’t even know the last 4 bands (but you better believe I’m gonna be checking them out as soon as I hit the “post” button;)

So all-in-all this was a fun experiment and not a bad way to find new music! Try it for yourself a let me know what your results were.

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