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Clustering Music Genres with R

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In a number of upcoming posts, I’ll be analyzing an interesting dataset I found on Kaggle. The dataset contains information on 18,393 music reviews from the Pitchfork website. The data cover reviews posted between January 1999 and January 2016. I downloaded the data and did an extensive data munging exercise to turn the data into a tidy dataset for analysis (not described here, but perhaps in a future blog post). The goal of this post is to describe the similarities and differences among the music genres of the reviewed albums using cluster analysis. The Data After data munging, I was left with 18,389 reviews for analysis (there were 4 identical review id’s in the dataset; visual inspection showed that the reviews were identical so I removed the duplicates). One of the pieces of information about each album is the music…
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