Part 2 in a series on Spotify and LastFM Data for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019 inductees.
Personally, I don’t understand the whole Roxy Music thing. I only know one song by them and I wasn’t impressed. But, then, I know a lot of people don’t understand why The Stooges should have been in a lot sooner and Judas Priest should be in at all.
I should also point out, in case you haven’t noticed, that this graph has a range of Roxy Music’s lowest popularity score to their highest (in this time period) and not 0-100 like the group charts in the first post of this series. While using this range can be extremely useful to examine relatively small changes, it can be both shocking and confusing if you’re not aware of it.
Above the line chart, we’ve got their “profile pic,” if you could call it that, brought in via the Spotify Web API. Next to that, their current stats as of yesterday (for LastFM) and today for Spotify. I definitely need to beat Bootstrap into submission because it took me a couple hours to get those two elements as pretty as they are — you should have seen some of the horrors I brought to life playing with the CSS.
The Followers, Listeners, and Playcount numbers are a much more quantifiable and useful bunch. I’ll be doing even more cool things with those stats in the near future.
The uselessness of Spotify’s popularity score due to it’s relativity isn’t quite so ugly in when applied to charts like comparing albums to each other. In their defense, Spotify’s popularity score wasn’t designed for my convenience — it does exactly what it was meant for … creating the “top tracks” for any given category and so on.
Albums often appear twice because they have more than one version — the initial release and a remastered edition, for example.
I can’t even recall reading anything explaining (not that they need to justify anything) to me what made them special or how they influenced others. The only lists — not that that’s necessarily evidence of anything — I’ve seen them on are those mentioning their Country Life album cover as being among the best and most controversial covers.