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triple j vs the Brisbane Music Scene Part 2

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And so to the numbers.

In the eight years of Feature Album data that was used in the analysis (from Skulker’s Double Life in the week of 7 March 2003 to Foster The People’s Torches in the week of 12 May 2011) there had been 484 feature albums.

The breakdown by country is shown in the following table.

County Total Total Percentage
Australia 205 42.36%
USA 149 30.79%
UK 83 17.15%
Canada 12 2.48%
N/A 11 2.27%
Sweden 6 1.24%
France 5 1.03%
Germany 4 0.83%
New Zealand 3 0.62%
Iceland 2 0.41%
The Netherlands 1 0.21%
Norway 1 0.21%
Italy 1 0.21%
Japan 1 0.21%
Grand Total 484 100.00%

The 11 albums attributed to ‘N/A’ relate to compilation albums and soundtracks; triple j has a history of giving its own compilation albums Feature Album status. Australian albums make up the single largest component of the overall list, 205 Feature Albums representing just over 42% of the total number of albums over the eight years.

Over the period, 266 acts have had one Featured Album and a further 71 acts have had two featured albums.  The number of acts receiving more two Featured Albums, which could be used to presumably identify triple j’s favourite acts and/or who they consider is responsible for the highest quality music over the last eight years, is shown in the following table.

Band Total
Various Artists 11
Kings Of Leon 4
The White Stripes 3
Spoon 3
Bloc Party 3
British India 3
The Cat Empire 3
Cut Copy 3
Architecture In Helsinki 3
Kanye West 3
Muse 3
Franz Ferdinand 3
Sarah Blasko 3
Gyroscope 3
The Beautiful Girls 3
Hilltop Hoods 3
The Strokes 3
Interpol 3
TV On The Radio 3
John Butler Trio 3
Kaiser Chiefs 3
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3

Excluding the compilation albums, this makes Kings Of Leon triple j’s favourite band of the last eight years, with four of their five albums being Featured Albums.  The missing album is their debut, Youth and Young Manhood, an album many would have said was their best, but obviously the band were too far under the radar back in 2003 to be given the triple j seal of approval.

Based on this table, triple j obviously considers the best Australian acts over the last eight years to be:

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