6 years ago, we first counted down the then Top 100 artists in my iTunes library. Since that time, I’ve successfully managed to migrate my music collection to a new PC with the stats intact and expanded the count down to the Top 200.. It’s been 3 years, so I figured it was time to take yet another look at my Top 200 artists, based on the number of plays from late 2007 through January 1, 2021.
We wrap things up today with the artist I’ve listened to the most over the last 13-ish years. So, I present to you, from Madison, Wisconsin, Steve Tasker, Duke Ellington, Butch Vig, and Shirley Manson. Collectively known as Garbage.
iTunes stats: 2073 plays
Previous ranking: #1
With 255 songs in collection, 152 of which have been listened to, from 29 different releases, Garbage has added 954 new plays over the past 4 years, increasing their total by 85%. In addition to being my most listened to band, they are also the band I have seen in concert the most, with 8 shows at 5 venues across 2 states.
My first show was in 2002, while they were touring in support of their third studio release, Beautiful Garbage. My most recent was in 2019, which remains my last live music show since the pandemic shut down.