Iowan metal titans Slipknot have been deemed the top artist to listen to while angry, at least that's according to Spotify data.
Ticket search engine TickX used Playlist Miner to explore a multitude of Spotify playlists that included the words ‘happy’, ‘love’, ‘sad’, ‘chill’, ‘sexy’ and ‘angry’ to find the most popular songs and artists for each mood. The data they sourced found that Slipknot are the most popular artist people listened to when angry.
The most popular 'angry' song is Disturbed's nu-metal anthem Down With The Sickness, although two Slipknot songs also feature in the Top 5.
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The researchers say they were able to create "the anatomy of an ‘angry’ song" using the Organise Your Music tool. Here is your average angry song:
- BPM at 130
- Valence (positivity) at 49/100
- Danceability at 54/100
- Energy at 86/100
- Duration of 226 seconds (3 minutes and 47 seconds)
- Average year of release is 2007
Mid-noughties bands really had a lot of angst, huh? If only they danced more...
Here are the angriest songs, artists and genres according to Spotify listeners.