I’ve been using Last.fm (formerly Audioscrobbler, hence the title) for most of the year now, and just tonight I passed 11,111 songs (I figured this extremely arbitrary milestone was as good as any). I’m by no means among the most active users, but that’s a decent amount of music. It appears that my Overall Top Artists chart is heavily influenced by new releases in the last year, which is no real surprise. While I wish there were some more ways to analyze the data and see trends, the information provided is fairly interesting. It also serves to remind me of some of the older albums I own that I haven’t listened to in quite awhile. The user profile pages and artist pages can also show some intriguing relationships and comparisons. I highly recommend joining, and if you do be sure to let me know.
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When looking up music release information or discographies, I relied on a combination of Amazon.com, Allmusic.com, sometimes Wikipedia and record label or store websites. Now I can add Discogs.com to the list. They rely on user-submitted content and function very similar to IMDB.com. I was impressed, and will look to see if there’s some things that I can contribute.
They’re also local, which I thought was really cool. First I find that CDBaby is based in Portland, now Discogs.com, who knows what else is out there.
I finally figured I’d give Last.fm a try.
I installed the cubeScrobbler 0.2.17 plugin for musikCube, but so far haven’t had luck getting it to connect to anything. I’m not sure if the servers are acting up or if there are issues with the plugin (something is broken according to a post on the musikCube forums).