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Branden Frederick is a San Jose-based nerd, technology manager, and photographer.

music

2019 in music

751
2 Jan 2020
In Twenty-nineteen I added 48 new albums to my iTunes, about half of which were actually released that year, and only a third from artists new to me. Totaling it all up, here's my recommendations. Read more.

2018 in music

561
1 Jan 2019
Friends and other acquaintances have told me I have horrid taste in music. They say music I enjoy has immature lyrics, takes itself too seriously, has a grating sound, and is repetitive and simplistic. I've had two decades now to come to terms with this, and I no longer apologize for my tastes. The Music Stats tool puts on full display exactly which music I listen to. But that's just numbers – if you want the nuance, read on for my 2018 album recommendations. Read more.

old list of concerts I've been to

old list of concerts I've been to

465
17 Oct 2018
I used to go to a lot of concerts, and I kept a list of what shows I'd been to. Read more.

music stats: it turns out love *can* be measured

music stats: it turns out love *can* be measured

1077
15 Oct 2018
I have spent the past 10+ years measuring and analyzing what music I listen to. After many, many iterations, I finally have the data in some semblance of order. Read more.
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