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  • The Habañero Hour

    20. Mär. 2008, 22:25

    You must subscribe to The Habanero Hour podcast! If you think you know what "Christian" music, this might change your mind. With fresh music, interviews, and insight, this podcast is one of the hottest out there.

    Check it out here!
  • Incredible Album Follow-Ups

    3. Nov. 2007, 1:59

    I was listening to the sophomore release of the Counting Crows' album, "Recovering the Satellites," which released in 1996. This album was an incredible follow-up to their first amazing album, "August and Everything After." While listening to "Recovering the Satellites," I began to think of a variety of bands that had incredible sophomore releases AFTER their already wonderful first album.

    Join in the fun and give me your thoughts on bands that had incredible sophomore releases that were just as good or better than their initial album!
  • How Mainstream am I?

    8. Jun. 2007, 22:40

    Taking this mainstream test (thanks Brent) resulted in the following for me.

    Last.fm-Mainstream-O-Meter result
    My top artists:
    • 1 - Sara Groves: 0% mainstream
    • 2 - Aaron Shust: 0% mainstream
    • 3 - Jason Morant: 0% mainstream
    • 4 - David Crowder Band: 0% mainstream
    • 5 - Miles Davis: 29% mainstream
    • 6 - Chris Tomlin: 2% mainstream
    • 7 - Glen Phillips: 1% mainstream
    • 8 - Charles Mingus: 9% mainstream
    • 9 - Derek Webb: 0% mainstream
    • 10 - Elbow: 10% mainstream
    • 11 - Mae: 18% mainstream
    • 12 - Black Eyed Sceva: 0% mainstream
    • 13 - Switchfoot: 19% mainstream
    • 14 - The Bad Plus: 4% mainstream
    • 15 - Robert Deeble: 0% mainstream
    • 16 - Coldplay: 104% mainstream
    • 17 - Toad the Wet Sprocket: 5% mainstream
    • 18 - George Winston: 2% mainstream
    • 19 - Brenton Brown: 0% mainstream
    • 20 - Stanton Moore: 0% mainstream
    • 21 - As the Poets Affirm: 0% mainstream
    • 22 - The Dave Brubeck Quartet: 8% mainstream
    • 23 - Telecast: 0% mainstream
    • 24 - Sufjan Stevens: 48% mainstream
    • 25 - Jars of Clay: 4% mainstream
    • 26 - Tortoise: 12% mainstream
    • 27 - Sleeping at Last: 1% mainstream
    • 28 - Leeland: 0% mainstream
    • 29 - John Piper: 0% mainstream
    • 30 - Charlie Hall: 0% mainstream

    I am 8.39 % mainstream

    mainstream.vincentahrend.com

    The Mainstream-O-Meter calculates your mainstreamness by comparing the listener count of your favorite bands to the average listener count of the five bands who have the most listeners among Last.fm-users.
    Of course, the results may be different from what you would've thought of as mainstream. Some bands which have a lot of listeners in real life don't have a large fanbase on Last.fm since people who use this service tend to be younger and more experienced with computers than the average person. Because of the restricted number of users, some genres like classical music and countries like India or the People's Republic of Chine are really underrepresented on Last.fm.
    Since some users listen to all of their top artists equally while others have one top artist they listen to 99 percent of the time, the Meter also takes into account how much you listen to these bands in comparison. The artist you listen to most always gets a weight of 100%,while every other artist's play count in your profile is then compared to this.