Economics Decodes ‘Hottest 100’ Musical Tastes

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Rock’n’roll dreams do come true in the annual Triple J ‘Hottest 100’; and there is actually quite a bit of potential for economic analysis from it.

This potential was covered in my opinion piece, which ran in the Australian Financial Review (today, Thursday 21 January), titled: “Rock’n’roll the Winner in Triple-J Hottest 100 Count” on p.35. The results of the 2015 poll will be revealed on Tuesday (Australia Day).

For the record, here is the list of 2015 songs I voted for, which shows just how out-of-touch I am with the alt/indie scene nowadays. Here’s hoping that you enjoy the countdown (if, like me, that’s what you’re into).

Art vs Science – Tired of Pretending
Birds of Tokyo – Anchor
Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian at Best
Courtney Barnett – Nobody Really Cares if You Don’t Go to the Party
Meg Mac – Never Be
The Rubens – Hoops
Rudimental – Never Let You Go
Tame Impala – ‘Cause I’m a Man
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
Zafareli – Withdrawals

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Hottest 100 on ‘ABC News Breakfast’

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I appeared on ABC News Breakfast again this morning, but not the newspaper segment as previously. Rather, I was discussing my Hottest 100 project (details below), with Paul Kennedy and Melissa Clarke.

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Liam Lenten interviewed on ABC1 News Breakfast about his study (with Jordi McKenzie, U Sydney) on voting biases in the Triple J Hottest 100, on the day before the results of the 2011 installment are counted down on the youth radio network.