Data visualization for 2008 Pitchfork 100

February 13, 2009


I am a sucker for data visualizations. So it’ll come as no surprise, therefore, that I was all over very small array‘s pair of information graphics  of Pitchfork’s “The 100 Best Tracks of 2008.” Like all good visualizations, it makes you think about the data, like the fact that songs with male lead vocals outnumber those with female lead vocals 2:1.

Links: Part 1, Part 2

MP3: Cut Copy – Hearts on Fire [buy]


  1. What a coincidence. I love data visualizations, too!

  2. I spend a lot of time looking at boring graphs made by scientists, so it’s fun to look at pretty! colourful! visualizations made by graphic artists.

  3. Definitely an interesting set of visualizations, I like anything that tries to get specific with genres because it’s always fun to see what new and exciting made-up categories make the list. I think “urban” (R&B? maybe…) is my favorite dubious category, followed by whatever the difference between alternative dance and indie electronic might be. Seeing as there is no experimental electronic category, excepting the catch-all Avant Garde, I think those tracks may go towards the indie electronic category, but I’m not sure. I’m also very curious to know what top 100 song clocked in at 17 minutes long; looks like I’ve got a list to read.

  4. I want to know too – let us know if you figure out what the epic 17-minute song is!

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