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  • How Varied Is Your Musical Taste?

    14. Nov. 2011, 4:05

    How Varied Is Your Musical Taste?

    First, make a list of your top-20 artists of the last 12 months (or whichever you prefer). Then, for each of these artists, add the 5 most similar artists to your list. Delete any duplicates, count up the number of entries on your list and this will give you some idea of how eclectic your listening habits are. A score of 5 represents an extremely unvaried musical taste while a 100 represents an extremely varied one.

    1. Death Cab for Cutie
    Similar Artists: The Postal Service, Ben Gibbard, The Decemberists, Bon Iver, <s>Bright Eyes</s>
    Total: 4

    2. Taylor Swift
    Similar Artists: Demi Lovato, Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez & The Scene, Gloriana
    Total: 8

    3. Brand New
    Similar Artists: Manchester Orchestra, Taking Back Sunday, Kevin Devine, Straylight Run, La Dispute
    Total: 12

    4. Panic! at the Disco
    Similar Artists: The Young Veins, Fall Out Boy, Cobra Starship, The Academy Is..., Brendon Urie
    Total: 17

    5. Demi Lovato
    Similar Artists: Selena Gomez & The Scene, Joe Jonas, Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas
    Total: 22

    6. Mayday Parade
    Similar Artists: Go Radio, Every Avenue, All Time Low, We Are the In Crowd, The Summer Set
    Total: 26

    7. The Apathy Eulogy
    Similar Artists: Time and Distance, Droupout Year, Promise of Redemption, Jimmy Robbins, The Icarus Account
    Total: 31

    8. The Cure
    Similar Artists: The Glove, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Bauhaus, Joy Division, The Sisters of Mercy
    Total: 36

    9. The Beatles
    Similar Artists: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney & Wings, Ringo Starr
    Total: 41

    10. All Time Low
    Similar Artists: The Maine, The Summer Set, Mayday Parade, You Me At Six, Forever The Sickest Kids
    Total: 44

    11. Paramore
    Similar Artists: Hayley Williams, VersaEmerge, Hey Monday, Avril Lavigne, You Me At Six
    Total: 49

    12. Bright Eyes
    Similar Artists: Conor Oberst, Desaparecidos, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Monsters of Folk, Commander Venus
    Total: 54

    13. Taking Back Sunday
    Similar Artists: Brand New, Straylight Run, The Dangerous Summer, The Starting Line, Thursday
    Total: 58

    14. The Hush Sound
    Similar Artists: Gold Motel, Forgive Durden, Empires, Eisley, The Academy Is...
    Total: 63

    15. Forever the Sickest Kids
    Similar Artists: All Time Low, The Maine, A Rocket to the Moon, Artist Vs. Poet, Every Avenue
    Total: 67

    16. 30H!3
    Similar Artists: Cobra Starship, Cash Cash, Metro Station, Breathe Carolina, Forever The Sickest Kids
    Total: 71

    17. Something Corporate
    Similar Artists: Jack's Mannequin, Andrew McMahon, The Starting Line, William Tell, Valencia
    Total: 76

    18. The Spill Canvas
    Similar Artists: Something Corporate, The Scene Aesthetic, JamisonParker, Bayside, The Higher
    Total: 80

    19. A Day to Remember
    Similar Artists: Asking Alexandria, Four Year Strong, Close Your Eyes, The Devil Wears Prada, We Came As Romans
    Total: 85

    20. Chase Coy
    Similar Artists: Stephen Jerzak, Chase Coy & Colbie Caillat, Jamestown Story, The Icarus Account, The Scene Aesthetic
    Total: 90

    Total Unique Similar Artists: 90