Friday, February 29, 2008

Album Review: Stephen Malkmus - Real Emotional Trash

I did this kind of quickly, but the red line represents the % of very good songs on each Pavement/Malkmus record while the blue line represents the average length per song. As you can see, the overall trend is that the % of very good songs seems to decrease as the average length per song increases. I'm just saying..... In his defense quite a few of my friends really like the new record.

10 comments:

Scott said...

When I have a kid someday I'm going to "borrow" this graph so he/she can use it as a science project.

ringhoff said...

I think your blog should just be charts like this showing what shows are coming up and the level of fun people will have at them

Malcolm Sosa said...

more charts! only have had a chance to listen to the opener so far. will listen and report back.

stanhalen said...

i agree: more charts.

Besides being extremely informative and easy to comprehend, charts will be the thing that sets your blog apart from all the other music blogs (except for www.MusicChartsBlog.com, they pretty much have that market cornered)

Hugo said...

Sorry Duke, but I gotta point out some deficiencies in your chart. The biggest problem is that you don't make clear what the red line and blue line refer to. It says Series 1 and Series 2 in the legend, but that doesn't quite tell us what that is. Second you may want to consider a mixed graph, where you use a line function to represent the length of the song and a bar to represent the likability. But I get your overall message: as song length goes north of 4:00 mins, you really begin to hate his stuff. I'd probably agree.

Duke said...

yeah, i noticed that labeling problem too, but i'd already posted it so i just wrote the description. i did the graph in about 5 minutes at midnight last night. i'll consider the line/bar hybrid next time.

stanhalen said...

At 3:40 PM, duke said:
"i'll consider the line/bar hybrid next time."


YES!!!! MORE CHARTS!!!!!!

Scott said...

In the future please incorporate pie charts and bar graphs with vibrant colors.

Owley Patrol said...

check out the blog that started the music charts...
also printed in the ny times sunday art&leisure section...

http://earlboykins.blogspot.com/

Duke said...

now those are some incomprehensible charts.