In need of musical inspiration? Our annual meta-critical analysis of album releases is here for anyone needing to freshen up their Spotify playlists. We’ve taken the top fives from 23 ‘best albums of 2014′ lists and combined them together to show which got the most love overall. The bigger the title, the more votes received.
Previously on ‘Infographics’
In DG #17’s Butterfly Effect, we connect the historical dots between a US Civil War veteran’s pie business and vlogging phenomenon Zoella, making pitstops at the invention of the Frisbee as well as Nipplegate.
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The United Nations reckons there are 2,471 languages in the world that are in danger of extinction, all of which are mapped in UNESCO’s Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger. In issue #16 of Delayed Gratification, we boiled the map down to the 19 languages for which the situation is most dire. It’s believed that the following languages have only one remaining speaker.
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EU foreign ministers said on Monday that they will keep economic sanctions against Russia in place. The Russian government, they said, had not yet taken sufficient steps to implement the Minsk Protocol, a peace deal between Ukraine, Russia and pro-Russian separatists from eastern Ukraine.
In August, Russia proved that two can play that game when they imposed their own set of sanctions, blocking agricultural imports from the EU, the US and several other countries. But what did the Russian people stand to lose from the ban? Using EU export data, we calculated the annual number of beef stroganoff servings denied to them under the sanctions.
On Saturday Sir Mark Thatcher, son of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, unveiled a bust of the Iron Lady on the Falkland Islands. The statue will be an irritant for the Argentinian government, which still claims sovereignty over the islands it calls Las Malvinas.
When Thatcher died in April 2013, we analysed 13 lead editorials published on the day after her death. As it turns out, the 1982 Falklands War is what she was most remembered for. Here are the other themes that make up the Iron Lady’s legacy.
It would’ve been tough to avoid the Ice Bucket Challenge on social media in the summer of 2014. But few knew that the movement was triggered by a 1492 summer fling between Christopher Columbus and the governor of La Gomera, Canary Islands. Here’s how it links up.
We scoured Vogue UK and GQ UK’s September issues to find out how much dedicated followers of fashion would have to spend to own everything mentioned on their editorial pages. As it turns out, slipping into the 51 dresses, seven pairs of socks, poncho and all other items featured in Vogue’s September issue would make ladies look a million dollars – literally. Men would need to spend a mere $741,219 – or £473,558 – to buy everything from September’s GQ, and that includes a rather snazzy BMW.
Last Sunday, Erbil’s citadel in Iraqi Kurdistan was officially recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fortified settlement was one of 26 sites added to the list in June 2014. Here are some World Heritage winners and losers, taken from issue #15 of Delayed Gratification.
On Monday, John Tory ended Rob Ford’s four-year tenure as mayor of Toronto. In issue #13 of Delayed Gratification, we traced the controversial Canadian mayor’s approval ratings over a year punctuated by conflict of interest charges, crack cocaine videos, shocking statements to journalists, and his knocking over of a female councillor. Here’s how Ford’s troubled year compares to Clinton’s year of Lewinsky and Nixon’s year of Watergate.
How did 50,000 tonnes of Asda Golden Delicious apples end up in artificial caves in the Dolomites? It all started with the bankruptcy of a poncho business and has a lot to do with commemorative stamps. Sophie Yeo connects the dots in issue #15′s Butterfly Effect.
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After a tight race for the title, Manchester City snapped up the Premier League for the second time in three years on 11th May. But if Pellegrini had opted for an English-only team, Manchester City would have faced relegation. With the help of Opta, we threw some extra factors into the mix to show you how the last Premier League season could have ended.
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