Most Listened To..., Week Ending 5/30/2009

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If you’re anything like me, you are a tiny bit obsessive compulsive when it comes to charts and numbers (and iTunes organization, album art work, et al). If you’re anything like me, you will agree with me when I say that cutting-edge innovations like FixTunes (they created a discount code for any readers that would like to purchase FixTunes. It’ll give you $5 off the purchase price. Discount code: D3968) and Last.fm are utterly indispensable and essential.

I look at my Last.fm stats often and connect every music outlet I use to my account. I starting using the account in December of 2008, despite opening it in October of 2007. Since December, I’ve made to make every listen count, whether it be on my iPod, iPhone, at home, or in the car. As you might have already guessed, almost every moment in my life is attached to some sort of group of songs. I want document each week’s listening achievements. Take this journey with me.

This last week was obviously not spent listening to music non-stop. Blame Memorial Day Weekend, too little work (I thoroughly enjoy putting work off by listening to my favorite tunes), and having a little bit too much fun. Nevertheless, I have nothing to be ashamed of. Brill new releases by Passion Pit (237 plays), Phoenix (146 plays),  and Grizzly Bear (185 plays) are among my most listened to albums of the week, though I will admit that most of these listens are due to my incessant need to put certain songs on repeat! Case and point —  I played Passion Pit's "Sleepyhead" 67 times last week; as well as Phoenix's "Lisztomania" and Grizzly Bear's "Two Weeks" 57 times each.

I also fell in love with MGMT again last week, with 212 plays - 59 of them are credited to "Kids" alone (still a vivid example of what I believe is a perfect song). 2008 and even some 2007 creeps back into my top tier of my personal music chart, with MGMT's "Electric Feel," "Time To Pretend," Bon Iver's "Skinny Love," and the song I couldn't stop listening to last week, Radiohead's "Jigsaw Falling Into Place."

Two tracks that I've just gotten really into also peek their way into my 20 most played tracks of the week — Phoenix's "Fences" and Peaches' "Mommy Complex." Highly recommend you to give these two songs a listen, and maybe a download if you're feeling 'em.

What were your most listened to artists and songs of the week? Leave a comment with your Last.fm account so we can all be friends! Make sure to join the Pretty Much Amazing last.fm group!