What Do the Stats Say?
I always enjoy doing these year-end lists. I’ve compiled some of the stats from the last 12 months for you, and for my own amusement. For the 2012 installment click here.
2013 was an exciting year for me. I enjoyed reviewing some great albums, although I only did one real “series” in 2013 — Ace Frehley. I did some mini-series such as the Week of Singles, but nothing as epic as the 50 part Maiden series from 2012.
In 2013, I took a bigger leap into making videos. Three this year that I was particularly proud of:
Not including these end-of-year lists, 2013 had only 9 Guest Shots. I’d really like more in 2013, so drop me a line if you are interested in contributing. Uncle Meat was the most prolific contributor this year, with notable work also posted by Mrs. LeBrain, Lemon Kurri Klopek, and Tommy Morais.
In 2013, I posted 103 installments of Record Store Tales, 12 editions of the ever popular WTF Search Terms, and a whopping 275 Reviews.
My biggest personal blogging achievement this year however was the completion of a massive project: A Table of Contents! It was a mind-numbing task in its monotony, but rewarding in its final form. Finally all Record Store Tales and Reviews are listed and easy to find in a couple clicks.
TOP FIVE LeBRAIN-READING COUNTRIES
TOP FIVE REVIEWS by hits
Queensryche absolutely dominated this year, their combined hits overshadowing even the mighty Iron Maiden.
1. Iron Maiden – Maiden England ’88 (2013 CD reissue)…1,391
2. Marillion – Radiation 2013…1,240
3. Queensrÿche – “Redemption” (2013 single)…927
4. Queensrÿche – Queensrÿche (2013 Japanese edition with bonus tracks)…907
5. Geoff Tate’s Queensrÿche – “Cold” (2013 single)…737
6. (Runner-up) Brian May & Friends – Star Fleet Project…691
TOP SEARCH TERMS
1. marillion radiation 2013…145
2. queensryche redemption…127
4. paul stanley voice problems…90
5. mike ladano…75
1. Aaron! 1047 comments
2. Heavy Metal OverloRd 817 comments
4. Jon Wilmenius 355 comments
Tomorrow, we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming with a new Record Store Tale. Thanks for reading in 2013, and I promise more fun in 2014!