Set D: Last.fm’s top 20 Artists in 10 years of scrobbling

About the dataset

This data set contains artist data from Last.fm. Last.fm, on their 10 year anniversary, published a list of top 100 artists based on their popularity as per Last.fm’s user data. From that list, we have taken the top 20 artists, the total number of times their tracks were ‘scrobbled’ or played, and the number of unique listeners for each artists. We also identified board genres of the artists based on their most popular tags.

Visualization D.1.1

These visualizations were inspired by Piet Mondrian‘s Composition with Yellow, Blue and Red.

The boxes represent individual artists where the size of the box is the number of times their tracks were played while the color represents the genre of the artist.

D1_1

Visualization D.1.1.1

This is the same visualization as the earlier (D1.1) with different aspect ratio and without borders.

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Visualization D.1.1.2

This is the same visualization as the earlier (D1.1) with different aspect ratio.

D1_1_2

Visualization D1.3

This color palette was inspired by Gene Davis’s Firebox. The boxes represent individual artists where the size of the box is the number of unique listeners. The coloring was done by dividing the listeners count into 4 equally dense bins to provide unique colors to artists.

D1_3

Visualization D1.4

This is the same treemap as the earlier one (D1.3) with a slice-and-dice layout – inspired by Gene Davis’s Firebox.

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Visualization D1.5

Another visualization inspired by Gene Davis. The boxes represent individual artists where the size of the box is the number of times their tracks were played. The coloring was done by dividing the listeners count into 4 equally dense bins to provide unique colors to artists.

D1_5

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