Today we reveal the first part of Best of 2010, a countdown of the year’s most-played music, all based on the tracks you’ve been scrobbling.
Over the next three weeks you’re going to be surprised, delighted and horrified in equal measure by the names in the top forty, whatever you’ve been listening to.
The technical bits. Like last year we aren’t counting re-releases, live albums, compilations or greatest hits collections; just new albums released this year (so the hardcore Sgt. Pepper’s fans out there are going to be disappointed, sorry). We look at releases between October 2009 and October 2010, but include plays right up until November: that’s so we give everything a fair wiggle room before locking the chart down.
Finally, we base it solely on your scrobbles – no ‘Love’ or ‘Ban’ bias – and we don’t take deletions into account; it might be a guilty pleasure you don’t want people to know about, but that still means you scrobbled it.
As with last year, we’ll be releasing the data and a few more fun features in the final week, so you can really dig into your own “Best of”. In the meantime we’d love to find out what your top ten looks like, so you can let us know over on the group page.
We reveal #20 – #11 next Wednesday, and you can find out who the ten most scrobbled artists of the year are on 15th December.