Daft Punk is actually Minnesota's favorite band

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Sorry local Metric fans, but Daft Punk is actually what Minnesota listens to the most right now.

As noted in a post earlier this week, the stat-crunching minds at Echo Nest broke out a list that was interpreted by many folks to be a map of each state's favorite bands. It was not, and it never claimed to be.

See Also: Metric is the most distinctively popular band in Minnesota

Again, Metric has more popularity in Minnesota compared to other states in the U.S., or to put it in the words of Echo Nest gurus, they "are listened to proportionally more frequently in [Minnesota] than they are in all of the United States."

Proportions are one thing, and sheer, unadulterated popularity is quite another. Based upon aggregated streaming data assigned to specific zip codes, we've got some new projections on the big board!

As today's map shows, Minnesota joins Oregon, California, and Massachusetts as the states to stream Daft Punk above all others. It looks a lot like election season all of a sudden.

Jay-Z has most of the mid-to-Eastern United States locked down, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are handling the Pacific Northwest and some prime Bible Belt, Drake is dominating the Southwest. Alaska, North Dakota, and West Virginia love Eminem, Colorado digs Lorde, South Dakota is Imagine Dragons country, and somehow Alt-J is the most-streamed act in Vermont. That last stat is baffling.

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Also of note, an enterprising Twitter user sirbroosk devised this map to document each state's least-favorite band. No statistical analysis was employed, but you get the idea.

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Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan

At least it's not Luke Bryan, or Miranda Lambert, or any other boring and formulated country artist that the entire state outside of the metro is so fond of.

Jim Bendtsen
Jim Bendtsen

I used to like Daft Punk, before they went POP. They've been around for at least 15 years, unless these are different heads in the helmets.

Aaron Dybing
Aaron Dybing

Daft Punk is cool, but I'm pretty sure either Prince or Dylan is our fav

Anne Castro
Anne Castro

LOL. I just shot red wine out of my nose when I read your post!

Anne Castro
Anne Castro

Thank you! I've never even heard of Metric.

Jodi Michelle
Jodi Michelle

Suburbs and White Iron are oldies...sorry folks.

Raven Danzig
Raven Danzig

Really? I don't recall being my favorite, but they're not bad.

Nicolas Armstrong
Nicolas Armstrong

I demand a tour date! If your not a punk get dafted in the face!

Lyle Goins
Lyle Goins

Misheard lyric: In their big hit that gets so much airplay, I heard it as "Grew up on Mexican lucky." Me too, I thought...

Andy Pavlik
Andy Pavlik

I do not care for Daft Punk. They are neither daft, nor punk.

nrupar1
nrupar1

Can Daft Punk not be a thing anymore?  Thank you.

Luis Rojas
Luis Rojas

As a guy who's loved French House music since the mid 90's this is awesome!

Corey Colsch
Corey Colsch

this type of article is so useless, who are they polling anyway?

barbertj23
barbertj23

This makes me think worse of people than how I feel stuck in rush hour traffic on my way home

bugged_out
bugged_out

"As today's map shows, Minnesota joins Oregon, California, and New York as the states to stream Daft Punk above all others."

Um, New York says Jay-Z.  Massachusetts is the Daft Punk state in the east.

Jake Whiting
Jake Whiting

If Florida would lay off the meth for 5 G-damn minutes, maybe they would hate Creed too.

munsongs
munsongs

@citypages Isn't Daft Punk the worlds favorite band? I guess we aren't above average.

Alirox
Alirox

So is Daft Punk.

sheltont
sheltont

"We rub a Mexican monkey"

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