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Is An Album Cover Worth 1,000 Words?

Exploring the relationship between album cover art and mood using deep learning.

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Billboard Volatility : How Have The Charts Changed?

Visualizing Billboard Hot-100 trends over time! In this post I explore the changing trends of the Billboard Hot 100 chart over the past 60 years. Increased "Chart Stickiness" reflects underlying changes in the ways we consume music as well as the rule-changes of the Billboard songs. Further audio analysis reveals that the popular songs of today are more energetic and danceable than ever before!

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Who Needs Genres When There Is Data?

Using network graphs to identify musician communities. 6/19 - 9:03 AM :: Apparently the interactive chart already hit the 500 views allowed with my free Plotly account! I am going to upgrade, but if it doesn't work for a bit come back later!

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When Should You Buy Concert Tickets?

Using proprietary data shared by SeatGeek to analyse trends in ticket pricing for big-box acts. Ever wondered when is the best time to buy concert tickets? This analysis shows that taking on the risk and buying at the last second could pay off!

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Mapping Music: Visualizing America's Venues

In this post I explore the geographic layout and density of music venues throughout the US.

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Does Pitchfork Inflate Grades?

Using a naive Bayes pre-trained sentiment analyzer I determine whether or not Pitchfork's reviews are graded on a curve!

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Pitchfork: Reviewing the Reviewers

How much bias exists in album reviews? In this post I explore whether reviewer tenure at Pitchfork Media is associated with how harshly albums are scored.

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