In the last.fm website’s list of top artists listened to by that site’s members, they present the information in this attractive graph:

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At first, I wondered, how could the # of listeners be greater than the # of tracks played (that’s what it looks like is happening for Coldplay, the first artist in the list). Then I realized that the dark blue bars and the light blue bars are using DIFFERENT SCALES OF MEASUREMENT. Like, by an order of magnitude. The # of listeners is around 10^5, and # of tracks played is around 10^6.

For f*ck’s sake, people.

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