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Spotify Year in Music 2014

The year is about to end, and as usual Spotify has launched a Year in Music microsite for global and personal trends.

The global stats are cool, but largely unsurprising. What I really like is the breakdown of your personal listening habits by genre, artist, day of the week, season, and more. You can even see the split between desktop and mobile device streaming, and, if you’re a Premium subscriber, the location of your favorite artists on a chart.

I’m a big fan of Spotify’s use of data to improve algorithms, and this is another nice experiment. If you’re into this kind of visualizations, I also recommend the excellent Exist.io service, which supports Spotify (and many other wearable devices/apps).

As for my top songs:

Death Cab for Cutie and Tegan and Sara? Looks about right.