I did this!

Here are some fun results:

  • There are 475 tracks total, 10 of which are songs of my choice. The remaining 465 songs are all albums I had never listened to when I uploaded them.
  • So far, I have singled out 19 of those songs as worthy of “The Best New” playlist.
  • The artist with the most songs on that playlist is Shabazz Palaces, with three.
  • On the artist list of my mp3 player, there are four entries for Yelawolf. They’re all spelled and capitalized the same. Dunno how that happened.

(Full disclosure: I wrote this a month ago and never published it. Whoops)


    1. All music that I put on it must be an entire album I have not heard.
    2. I can delete songs from it at any time, but cannot put previously deleted songs back on.
    3. The exception: I am allowed ten songs of my choice. This includes DJ sets. (In case I’m writing and need a familiar sound or I get really addicted to a single.)
    4. If I somehow fill up the player, I remove everything and start back from square one.
    5. The challenge is complete at August 1st, and my reward for completing is nothing.

    This will force me to digest new music all the time and simultaneously weed out music I don’t like. If I attempt to “shuffle all” every time I use it, the process will move faster!

    I urge you to join me.