It has been a long time since music was given coverage on my blog. You would have to go as far back as September 2017 to find that I had covered The Verve's 20 Year Anniversary of their seminal album "Urban Hymns" in a Tableau data visualisation. This post is an unusual one as it … Continue reading ’74-’75 – A definition of a ‘sleeper hit’ from The Connells
As my last few visualisations were music-related, I could not help myself do another viz on the subject and it's on a band I know for their seminal song "Bitter Sweet Symphony", it is The Verve. It's been 20 years since Urban Hymns came out on Monday 29th September 1997, I thought it would be a good idea … Continue reading 20 Years of Bitter Sweet Symphonies – The Verve
It's been a few weeks since I last did a viz, and whilst I have been very much on and off in Tableau. As the job hunt continues, it very much remains an intention to keep sharpening and practising my data visualisation skills, which is important if I want to build a career as a Data Analyst. … Continue reading The Beautiful Ones – Visualising Suede from 1989 – present
Since one Thin Lizzy article was not enough, I decided to use all the creativity I have at the moment to create a dashboard on the history of the band based in Dublin, Ireland. In all honesty, this was an idea that I wanted to execute for a while as I had a dataset prepared several months … Continue reading The Boys are Back in Town – A History of Thin Lizzy
In what would have been his 68th birthday on Sunday 20th August 2017, Phil Lynott would have been alive to celebrate that occasion. It's hard to imagine its been 31 years since he passed away on the 4th January 1986 due to pneumonia and heart failure which was due to his drug and alcohol addictions. … Continue reading Live and Dangerous – Thin Lizzy style!
It can be a very tough predicament being a recent graduate coming out with an Upper Second Class Honours degree in Media and Communication (Journalism) at Birmingham City University and not finding that first graduate job like I have in July 2017. The networks you have built throughout college and university and you are hitting … Continue reading Figuring out my own rags to riches story
This was a dataset that nearly took forever to find something useful to tell a story with as I was trying to find suitable stories to tell in the visualisation. But after a lot of chopping and changing after wrangling the data for a few months, I decided to focus on Essex's own Depeche Mode … Continue reading Visualising Depeche Mode’s Album Chart Performance in the UK and Germany