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SLIPKNOT Deemed Most Popular Spotify Artist For Angry Listeners

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We have been keeping our eyes on Spotify numbers recently, but here's a stat we haven't covered yet. Apparently. Slipknot are the go-to fave for angry listeners on the music streaming service.

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Kerrang! explains:

“Ticket search engine TickX used Playlist Miner to explore a multitude of Spotify playlists that included the words ‘happy’, ‘love’, ‘sad’, ‘chill’, ‘sexy’ and ‘angry’ to find the most popular songs and artists for each mood. The data they sourced found that Slipknot are the most popular artist people listened to when angry.

“The most popular ‘angry’ song is Disturbed’s nu-metal anthem ‘Down with the Sickness,’ although two Slipknot songs [“Duality” and “Before I Forget”] also feature in the Top 5.”

As for what the rules or "anatomy" of an angry song are, the service used Organize Your Music to determine the following rules of an "angry" song:

  • BPM at 130
  • Valence (positivity) at 49/100
  • Danceability at 54/100
  • Energy at 86/100
  • Duration of 226 seconds (3 minutes and 47 seconds)
  • Average year of release is 2007

Here's a full list of angriest artists and songs as determined by TickX

Angriest Artists

  1. Slipknot
  2. Three Days Grace
  3. Linkin Park
  4. Disturbed
  5. Avenged Sevenfold

Angriest Songs

  1. Disturbed – “Down with the Sickness”
  2. Three Days Grace – “I Hate Everything About You”
  3. Slipknot – “Duality”
  4. Trapt – “Headstrong”
  5. Slipknot – “Before I Forget”

Read the full report at TickX.

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[via MetalSucks]

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