Would you have guessed that Colorado’s favorite band is a New Zealand synth-pop act? Probably not the most logical choice in a state dominated by country, bluegrass and electronic music, but then again, maybe the Naked and Famous lands in some strange middle-ground of all three genres.
Paul Lamere of the Echo Nest put together this nifty map based off of listening preferences of about a quarter million people living particular zip codes. With the data he put together a good visual representation of listening habits across the country.
Most make sense, Texas loves George Strait, Oregon is so cool that it favors Kurt Vile, Washington chooses its own Sub Pop-signed the Head and the Heart and New Jersey will always go with the Boss. But then there’s poor South Dakota and Arizona. Would you be able to live in a state whose favorite artist was Hinder or Linkin Park? That right there is a tough question: how good is your job and how big is your house to keep you in the land of “Lips of an Angel”?
Take a look above and let us know if you think it’s accurate.