I (Graham) spent some time sorting through my music collection to find my favorites for a “top 100 playlist”. Being a vis person, I immediately visualized the results, using Brunel. Here’s a look:
I took the data from my last post, aggregated up some fields and made a Chord Diagram for it, using RAVE. I was lazy and didn’t do a stellar job on rolling up years, so the year indicated is actually the center of a 4-year span — so 2007 is actually [2005.5, 2009.5] which is a little odd.
No big insights here — podcasts are all recent; alternative music is mostly recent too (Eels and Killers are artists with a large number of songs in my library). Interesting that I didn’t buy a lot of music form around 1999 …
I thought there were more packages that could do chord visualizations, but was only able to find some D3 examples.