Song of the Day #1,550: ‘Girl From the North Country’ – The Dove & The Wolf

Yesterday I looked at how many genome categories applied to each of my favorite artists. Today I’ll approach from the other side and how many artists earned each genome label.

If you slogged through all 35 of my posts leading up to this week, you’ve probably guessed that the most prevalent category is ‘Melancholy.’ And that makes sense, given that it’s a quality that can apply to many different styles of music, as opposed to a style of music itself.

Here is the breakdown of each category and how many artists it applied to:

21 – Melancholy
16 – Pure Pop (Brainy Pop? Non-commercial Pop?)
15 – Folk Rock Derivative
9 – Country Plus
7 – Piano
4 – None

No real surprises here. The ‘Piano’ category is the flip-side of ‘Melancholy’ — it’s so specific it’s bound to show up lowest on this list (aside from ‘None,’ of course).

‘Country Plus’ made a stronger showing than I might have predicted, given my very recent acceptance of the genre. But this confirms that I’ve enjoyed the country sound, to some degree, long before I finally opened myself to actual country artists.

‘Folk’ and ‘Pop’ fought to a near draw (with ‘Pop’ up by one), which I found somewhat surprising. If you had asked me before I gathered any of this data, I would have guessed I have more of a folk preference.

So the next question you’re all burning to ask (please, contain your excitement) is how these numbers spread out across the tiers I set up yesterday. Tune back in tomorrow for that analysis.

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #1,550: ‘Girl From the North Country’ – The Dove & The Wolf

  1. pegclifton says:

    I can’t wait! Of course I’m still confused ;)

  2. Dana says:

    Well I still question your melancholy categorization of a number of these artists, so I think the weight you have given to that skews your data and therefore your analysis. I also have taken exception to your definition of pop. When you redefine what you are calling pop as Beatles derivatives, I think your data and conclusions make far more sense.

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