Anti-preferences in regional listening

And the internet vindicates me. Everyone in the USA hates R. Kelly. There’s hope for America yet.

Music Machinery

In previous posts, we’ve seen that different regions of the country can have different listening preferences. So far we’ve looked at the distinctive artists in any particular region. Perhaps equally interesting is to look at artists that get much fewer listens in a particular region than you would expect. These are the regionalanti-preferences, the artists that are generally popular across the United States, but get much less love in a particular part of the country.

To find these artists, we merely look for artists that drop the furthest in rank on the top-most-played chart for a region when compared to the whole U.S.  For example, we can look at the top 50 artists in the United States, and find those artists of the 50 that drop furthest in rank on the New Hampshire chart. Try it yourself.  Here are the results:

Artists listened to more in United States…

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