Wrapped by Spotify, the 2022 edition just landed in my mailbox. This year I listened to twenty-four different genres. My favorite was Indie Jazz, followed by Hip Hop, Jazz, Electronica and Rock. I am a little puzzled about that Hip Hop in second place. In total, I spent 14143 minutes listening to music, 80 percent more than other listeners in Italy did.
My favorite artists have been Max Gazzè (a recent rediscovery-and reappraisal), Rosalía, Accademia Bizantina, Subsonica and Jack White. Again, color me a little surprised. I like Max Gazzè, but I’d swear I listened to many other artists for at least the same amount of time, if not (way) more. But what do I know? One cannot beat the algorithm, right?
My “music personality,” as Spotify calls it, would be that of a “serious relationship: you carefully select the music and artists you listen to but have a lot of affection to give. If you like an artist, then it’s serious.” Which I have to admit is kind of my general attitude, not just toward music. Here’s my top 101 (not a typo) for 2022: