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.