Song of the Day #1,551: ‘Most of the Time’ – brevitymusic

The next step of my musical genome analysis is to see how each of my categories applies to my favorite artists when those artists are ranked in order of preference.

In other words… I like a lot of pop songwriters, but are those songwriters mostly in the bottom half of my list of artists? Is there any statistical significance to the distribution of categories across my personal preferences?

Before I go on, I must admit that, yes, I’m aware this level of analysis suggests I suffer from some as-yet-undiagnosed mental illness. But applying math and statistics to art has always been a fascination of mine, so please bear with me.

The first stat to jump out at me was this: 86% of my ‘Piano’ artists are in my top two tiers (57% in the top tier, 29% in the second). So, though I have relatively few piano artists among my favorites, I tend to like their work more than the rest.

Next, a full 86% of the artists in my top two tiers are ‘Melancholy,’ while fewer than half of the artists in the other three tears earned that label.

Looking to ‘Folk’ and ‘Pop,’ where I expected to see some differentiation, I was surprised at the continued consistency in those numbers. Both categories show up four times in the top tier and five in the second — an exact match.

My ‘Country Plus’ artists are spread about evenly across the tiers, while the ‘None’ category shows up entirely in the bottom two tiers (as I discussed earlier this week, the “oddball” artists that don’t fit into my genome are also the ones that appeal to me the least, comparatively speaking).

Tomorrow, I will look at specific combinations of categories and draw some conclusions about who shows up where.

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4 thoughts on “Song of the Day #1,551: ‘Most of the Time’ – brevitymusic

  1. pegclifton says:

    and I thought the description of the nobel prize winners for physics was difficult :)

  2. Dana says:

    I don’t even want to talk about it anymore. What were you thinking? What was going on in your mind? Artistic integrity? Where, where did you come up with that? You’re not artistic and you have no integrity. You know you really need some help. A regular psychiatrist couldn’t even help you. You need to go to like Vienna or something. You know what I mean? You need to get involved at the University level. Like where Freud studied and have all those people looking at you and checking up on you. That’s the kind of help you need. Not the once a week for eighty bucks. No. You need a team. A team of psychiatrists working round the clock thinking about you, having conferences, observing you, like the way they did with the Elephant Man. That’s what I’m talking about because that’s the only way you’re going to get better. :-)

  3. Andrea Katz says:

    I received the same quotation just last week. :) I think you have lots of integrity!

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