At Kumbu we love music. We also love to relive our greatest moments and when data highlights and quantifies our daily lives in a useful or interesting way to us. So when Spotify offers to dive in our musical year 2015, it’s an opportunity we could not resist!
Gladly, all of us used Spotify in 2015. Diane switched to Deezer, but she used Spotify for 4 months during the period, so we were able to make some realistic projections! We collected the data from Spotify, mixed it into this first Kumbu musical report — soon to become a reference guide for musical critics all around the world. :p
For now, it’s just a great (yet surprising) playlist: Kumbu 2015 in Music playlist.
Ok, enough chatting: here’s Kumbu Year 2015 in Music!
Yup! Here’s the facts, the team has listened to:
Kumbu’s top music listener is Arnaud with 46 days in total.
Bart is the one who listens to most different artists: 2,108 in total.
Anna: Kendrick Lamar
Arnaud: Chilly Gonzales
Diane & Ziad: Mashrou’ Leila
Kumbu’s taste are very eclectic! Apart from Diane and Ziad who happen to share equal love for Mashrou’ Leila (ranked N#1 for both of them), all of Kumbu’s top 5 artists are different.
The team mainly listens to English speaking artists. But thanks to Diane and Ziad, French (Soviet Suprem, Akalé Wubé, Zoufris Marakas, Jacques Brel) and Arab language music were able to join in the Top 5.
Clearly, Kumbu mostly listens to established artists, that have released at least 2 albums, if not many. There are only two “music rookies” in our top Artists that are Deluxe (listened by Bart) and Soviet Suprem (listened by Diane).
If Hip Hop has its place at Kumbu, it is thanks to Anna’s devotion to Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky. Finally, it’s interesting to notice that one of Ziad’s favorite artist is a standup comedian, in the person of Cameron Esposito.
Anna: F1ORIDA — Diplo
Arnaud: The Wandering of the Avener — The Avener
Bart: Je n’aime pas le classique mais ça j’aime bien — Various Artists
Diane: Raasuk — Mashrou’ Leila
Ziad: Mashrou’ Leila — Mashrou’ Leila
Bart is the “Best Of” guy of the office with 3 out of 5 Top Albums being compilation or best of (Ray Charles, J’aime pas la musique Classique mais ça j’aime bien, La Bande à Renaud).
Arnaud is the one listener with most new albums, with 4 out of 5 of albums released in 2015.
Anna: Alright — Kendrick Lamar
Arnaud: The Ballad of Arlo jones — Kevin Morby
Bart: Uptown Funk — Mark Ronson
Diane: Raasuk — Mashrou’ Leila
Ziad: Astérix et Cléopatre: le Gateau empoisonné — Jacques Balutin
We’re proud to say that we only listen to exquisite music. As proof of this, our top Hits of the year (guaranteed Justin Bieber free). But why does Ziad listen to a cartoon soundtrack you may ask?! Actually, that would be his kids listening.
Kumbu year in music could have been perfect… but it isn’t.This year shame award goes to… oh, it’s a tie!
If you want to discover your Spotify year in music, here’s the link: http://yearinmusic.spotify.com
Anna’s Year in Music
Arnaud’s Year in Music
Bart’s Year in Music
Diane’s Year in Music
Ziad’s Year in Music