Your favorite band, in graphs

Your favorite band, in graphs

Listening to: “Hopeless Romantic” by Bouncing Souls

It’s a cool idea for graph nerds, but I think a lot of their categories are too subjective for charting.

Says the blog:

Enter any band name, and his creation, which runs on The Echo Nest’s data, presents you with graphs and other science sure to amaze and amuse. Oh, and it also lets you listen to everything on Rdio.

The chart plotting the “danceability” for the Bouncing Souls, for instance, came up as very low. I would argue that their danceability is extremely high. (Excuse me while I go blast “Hopeless Romantic” for a bit.) Also, “liveness,” “speechiness,” and “hotttness”? Is the latter a purposeful typo, a reference to Echo Nest that I’m not aware of? These categories all seem relative to me. Fun to make up a plot for them, sure, but chances are I’ll disagree with what’s posted.

I appreciate the ability to stream music online, but I don’t have a Rdio account and don’t plan on getting one. I also searched for bands/artists via iTunes, Spotify, or last.fm, which is probably where I’ll listen to them.

Saying they can fetch data for “any band” is getting a bit ahead of themselves, because I searched for quite a few that aren’t up yet.

Fun idea, some interesting graphiness, but kind of a gimmicky app overall.

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