Explore Your Year in Music 2022

ListenBrainz is excited to announce the release of your #YEARINMUSIC reports for 2022! Log in to your ListenBrainz (LB) and click here to see your report. Don’t have a LB account? See what you’re missing.

Revisit and share your top artists, albums, tracks and neighbours from last year. Topped off with oodles of interesting statistics, a browsable cover collage, and brand new playlists of songs that you may have missed that our currently-benign algorithm thinks you will love.

You made it through, and you listened to some great tunes along the way.

We went for an eye-pleasuring (or blistering, depending on your preferences!) visual upgrade this year, and worked on a bunch of new features that will be refined in future years, as well as having the potential for roll out in other LB pages/features.

We generated two playlists for you this year, your top discoveries of 2022, and your topped missed recordings of 2022. These playlists don’t make themselves – well, actually, they kinda do, but their algorithms sure don’t! The ListenBrainz team has spent oodles of time tweaking and testing these to get them just right, and we hope you enjoy listening to them (hit ‘play’ on any track card to start playing, in Spotify Premium if you’ve set that up, otherwise it will default to YouTube, quota allowing).

A notable new feature is the new sharing option, with custom shareable images being processed depending on what part of the report you’re sharing, with unique graphics and styles for each. We’re ready for you, Instagram generation! (First person to say “Instagram? Everybody’s already moved onto X app” gets coal under their shoes this year)

Another new feature is the cover art collage, with a beautiful rainbow of 2022 album art for you to browse and click through to. Go look for some ‘black’ metal at the bottom, or perhaps you’re more in the mood for the flesh tone section today (ooh la la!)

Top albums
Delicious
The statistics sharing graphic – go check out your other custom graphics!
Judge some albums by their cover
What’s that, did we accidentally put ’2023’ in the playlist titles?
No further questions! Meeting adjourned! (note: has since been fixed)

Please tell us what you enjoyed and what you didn’t, here, via your preferred communications channel, or directly in the YIM 2023 ticket.

If you don’t have a YIM report, but want to get one for next year, don’t forget to sign up to ListenBrainz and start importing and submitting those listens now!

All the best for the new year, from the ListenBrainz team.

ListenBrainz presents: Your Year in Music

The ListenBrainz team has been wanting to provide a retrospective for its users for a few years now and this year we finally had enough resources to make it happen!

The Year in Music report includes a list of your top 50 releases for 2021, presented with cover art:

It also includes top lists, such as Your 50 most played songs of 2021 and Your top 50 artists of 2021 and spiffy map of your listening activity for 2021:

We also created 4 playlists for you to enjoy a retrospective of 2021. Three of these playlists aim to be playlists that feel comfortable for you, made up of tracks that you listened to this year. The Top Missed Recordings playlist, however, is a discovery playlist made from popular recordings that users similar to you listened to, but you didn’t. We make no guarantees that this playlist won’t give you at least little bit of iPod whiplash, which is why we’re presenting it as a discovery playlist that will require a bit more of your attention. However, don’t be discouraged—we’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback about this playlist!

And, this is not all yet—there are more things in the report for you to discover!

We invite you to head over to ListenBrainz to see if we were able to generate a Year in Music report for you. If not, please consider signing up for an account and sharing your listening history with us, so we can create a report for you next year! (You could also take a look at the reports generated for our team: akshaaatt, alastairp, amCap1712, mr_monkey, rob)

Happy listening and happy holidays from all of the MetaBrainz team!