last.fm

Who else is a member? What’s your username? Share a link to your profile? Or, if you don’t want to do that for whatever reason, what’re your ten most recent tracks, weekly top artists, and/or your overall most played artists and songs?

In the interest of full disclosure, I’m Aesiron there (as I am practically everywhere), my profile, naturally, is http://www.last.fm/user/Aesiron/ and, as of this posting, my ten most recent tracks are…

  1. Songs: Ohia – Tigress
  2. Travis Tritt – Foolish Pride
  3. K’s Choice – Not an Addict (Acoustic)
  4. Concrete Blonde – Joey
  5. Beborn Beton – Spawn
  6. Bruce Springsteen – Streets of Philadelphia
  7. Wolfsheim – Twelve
  8. Neil Young – Heart of Gold
  9. K’s Choice & Indigo Girls – Rockin’ In The Free World
  10. Neil Young – Rockin’ in the Free World

…whereas my weekly top artists as of this week are…

1 K’s Choice
2 Charlotte Martin
3 Regina Spektor
4 Wolfsheim
5 Vienna Teng
6 Sarah Fimm
7 Mirah
7 Tool
7 The Beatles
10 Nirvana

…my top ten overall artists are…

  1. Sarah Fimm
  2. K’s Choice
  3. Charlotte Martin
  4. Mirah
  5. VAST
  6. Tegan and Sara
  7. Regina Spektor
  8. Vienna Teng
  9. Sarah McLachlan
  10. Ani DiFranco

…and my top [strike]ten[/strike] eighteen overall tracks are…

  1. Charlotte Martin – Veins
  2. Tegan and Sara – Walking With The Ghost
  3. Sarah Fimm – Virus
  4. K’s Choice – Tired
  5. K’s Choice & Indigo Girls – Rockin’ In The Free World
  6. Stromkern – Stand Up
  7. K’s Choice – Shadowman
  8. VAST – Falling From the Sky
  9. K’s Choice – Paradise in Me
  10. Sarah Fimm – Bombay Cafe
  11. Puracane – 100 of Me
  12. Nine Inch Nails – Every Day Is Exactly the Same
  13. Tegan and Sara – i know, i know, i know
  14. She Wants Revenge – Sister
  15. Sarah Fimm – Smoke
  16. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Supernaturally
  17. VAST – Touched
  18. Sarah McLachlan – Full of Grace
    I have a bit of a thing for the lady rockers, obviously. And you?

We have a SDMB group on there. Alas, Last is blocked from work and I can’t remember the link - but it’s one of my groups if you take a look at my profile http://www.last.fm/user/tarzybug

My profile.

Mine.

My profile

Recent Tracks (I’m currently listening to a best of 2006 mix I made):

  1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - “Turn Into”
  2. Lily Allen - “Knock 'Em Out”
  3. Belle & Sebastian - “Funny Little Frog”
  4. The Fratellis - “Chelsea Dagger”
  5. Jarvis Cocker - “Running The World”
  6. Tapes 'n Tapes - “Insistor”
  7. The Kooks - “Naive”
  8. Jamelia - “Beware Of The Dog”
  9. The Divine Comedy - “To Die A Virgin”
  10. Arctic Monkeys - “From The Ritz To The Rubble”

Weekly Top Artists:

  1. Pulp
  2. Kaiser Chiefs
  3. Sons And Daughters
  4. The Kooks
  5. Jamelia
  6. Sparks
  7. The Fratellis
  8. The Divine Comedy
  9. Kelis
  10. Lily Allen

Overall Top Artists:

  1. The Magnetic Fields
  2. Throwing Muses
  3. Pulp
  4. Barbara Manning
  5. Belle & Sebastian
  6. Franz Ferdinand
  7. Teenage Fanclub
  8. Kristin Hersh
  9. Blur
  10. Wire

Overall Top Tracks:

  1. Marianne Faithfull - “The Sha La La Song”
  2. The Stone Roses - “Fools Gold”
  3. Interpol - “Slow Hands”
  4. Mo-Dettes - “Masochistic Opposite”
  5. Orange Juice - “Rip It Up”
  6. The Magnetic Fields - “Smoke And Mirrors”
  7. The Clean - “Hold Onto The Rail”
  8. The Bodines - “Therese”
  9. Franz Ferdinand - “Shopping For Blood”
  10. Barbara Manning - “The Sha La La Song”

Thanks, cazzle. I actually realized right after posting that there was probably an SDMB community but hadn’t thought to check before now as I’m still pretty new, having only joined a month ago.

I’d missed out on last.fm before now. Downloaded the software, and this looks like fun.

My results are going to be pretty skewed for a while. I just bought a new computer, and in so doing, I am undergoing ripping all my CDs to the computer, and rating all the songs in WMP. So, by and large, I’m playing all tracks on an album, even when I don’t like the songs so much, just to remind myself a bit. Same for playing entire albums (or artists) that I don’t normally listen to, but want to rip then rate so I can start getting some smart playlists going through WMP.

My profile

I had to scratch my old name last year when the site upgraded, something wonky happened and I was never able to get the account going again. Lost a couple of years worth of scrobbling, but this one’s got about a year’s worth now.

Just the other day I was wondering to myself if there was a topic here about this. I love it and have gotten several of my friends addicted to it. A lot of my new music comes from the random mess that the site recommends. Anyway, I’m found here.

My overall top artists:
1:: The New Pornographers
2:: The Shins
3:: Neko Case
4:: Belle & Sebastian
5:: The Pipettes
6:: The Beatles
7:: Modest Mouse
8:: AC Newman
9:: The Flaming Lips
10:: Novillero

My weekly top artists:
1:: The Replacements
2:: The New Pornographers
3:: Rilo Kiley
4:: New Order
5:: Nirvana
6:: Neko Case
7:: The La’s
8:: The Shins
9:: The Pipettes
10:: The Coral

I’m here , but I’ve not played with it much!

Overall Top Artists
1 Hüsker Dü

2 Zero 7

3 Lemon Jelly

4 My Bloody Valentine

5 Portishead

6 Lamb

7 The Knife

8 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

9 The Doors

10 Henryk Górecki

11 Boards of Canada

12 Suicide

13 Air

14 Bonobo

15 Cocteau Twins

Ok, here’s the link to the SDMB group on Last.

The last five tracks I played:
The Killers - Mr Brightside
Pete Murray - Better Days
The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
Faith No More - A Small Victory
matchbox twenty - If You’re Gone

My top ten artists last week:
The String Quartet
Dido
Norah Jones
Coldplay
Kings of Convenience
Death Cab for Cutie
Marcy Playground
Front End Loader
Nirvana
Radiohead

My top ten artists overall
Radiohead
Jack Johnson
Kings of Convenience
Pearl Jam
The String Quartet
Bernard Fanning
Coldplay
Stone Temple Pilots
Dido
Death Cab for Cutie

My top ten (eleven) tracks
Radiohead - Let Down
Radiohead - Paranoid Android
Radiohead - Just
Pearl Jam - Black
Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Follow You Into The Dark
Radiohead - No Surprises
Radiohead - High and Dry
Radiohead - Karma Police
Radiohead - Creep
Bernard Fanning - Watch Over Me
Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song

Kings of Convenience, The String Quartet, Jack Johnson, and (to a lesser degree) Bernard Fanning, Dido and Death Cab for Cutie, are over represented on my list because of my habit of queueing up a playlist of their songs to play while I’m sleeping and leaving it repeating all night.

my last.fm profile
My last 10 tracks:
Tom Waits – Hang Down Your Head
The Smashing Pumpkins – Stumbleine
Nancy-Ajram – Ya-Salam
Type O Negative – The Glorious Libaration Of The
Ace of Base – Love is a flower
The Gossip – Yesterday’s News
The Gossip – Gone
The Gossip – Don’t Make Waves
The Gossip – No No No
The Gossip – Jason’s Basement

My overall most played artists:
1 Queen
2 Tom Waits
2 Iced Earth
4 The Cranberries
5 Björk
6 David Bowie
6 Marilyn Manson
8 The Smashing Pumpkins
9 Alanis Morissette
10 Tricky
My results are a little skewed on this, as, well, last.fm scrobbled anything that played while I uploaded music onto the hard drive. I like the newer version, which isn’t embedded into any of my music playing programs, and can be turned on or off as I please. Saves a bit of hassle, but sadly, you can tell which stuff I have the most music for… well, sort of. I have 120 tracks for Queen, several albums of Tom Waits, a few different ones for Iced Earth, The Cranberries, Bjork, and Marilyn Manson. I think the other ones are flukes based on the nature of iTunes’ shuffle function.

My weekly top artists:
1 Flogging Molly
2 Einstürzende Neubauten
3 The Gossip
4 Zulya
4 Eivor Palsdottir
4 Marta Gomez
4 Samite
4 Ace of Base
4 Beethova Obas
4 Nancy-Ajram
I haven’t been listening to a lot of music lately. 1. I’ve been sick. 2. I haven’t been home during the holidays. 3. The external hard drive that holds all my music electronically wasn’t connected to my computer.

Hooray.

That is all.

My profile.

My 10 most recent tracks:
Benny Goodman – Stompin’ at the Savoy
Benny Goodman – China Boy
Benny Goodman – Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
Benny Goodman – Swingtime in the Rockies
Benny Goodman – Blue Room
Benny Goodman – Loch Lomond
Benny Goodman – Blue Skies
Benny Goodman – I Got Rhythm
Benny Goodman – The Man I Love
Benny Goodman – Avalon
(I’m listening to the 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert at the moment)

Weekly Top 10 (from the week before Christmas, since I’ve been away from home since then)

  1. U2
  2. Delays
  3. Duke Ellington
  4. Count Basie
  5. Starsailor
  6. Benny Goodman
  7. Squirrel Nut Zippers
  8. Idlewild
  9. Bloc Party
  10. Depeche Mode

Overall Top 10

  1. U2
  2. Franz Ferdinand
  3. Bloc Party
  4. Starsailor
  5. Idlewild
  6. Travis
  7. Coldplay
  8. Depeche Mode
  9. Squirrel Nut Zippers
  10. Count Basie

That seems to be a pretty good representation of my musical tastes and listening habits. I’ve been shifting more towards big band and away from mopey British groups in recent months, and my overall charts are starting to reflect that.

My profile

Weekly Top Artists:

Yifei
Nana Kitada
Lordi
HALCALI
°C-ute
Sarah Brightman
melody
Oingo Boingo
Jellyfish
Puffy

Overall Top Artists:

MiniMoni
UNDER17
Oingo Boingo
Yifei
Puffy
HALCALI
Lordi
Ramones
‘Josie and the Pussycats’ (The soundtrack album from the movie, that is.)
Tommy february6

That’s what I loved about it for the first little while - its ability to track what I was listening to and show me how my tastes were evolving. I also dig the little feature that lets you tailor your recommendations by obscurity.

I’ve got myself setup, and I’ve asked to be a friend of everyone on this thread (I think) and thank you. I’ve been on it since the beginning of December, but have hardly used the service. Yesterday I realised that I should just let the last.fm application fire up whenever Winamp is running - all well and good.

Then I discovered that a lot off my stuff was generating errors at last.fm due to badly formed tags, so I downloaded Musicbrainz, and tagged everything I’ve got that is even remotely legit.

I’ve got two questions:

  1. Is it worth my while just letting my music play for the next month or so (that’s what I’ve got) to build up a representative profile, or does it not matter,

  2. does anyone know of a good ID3 tagging site for classical music. Musicbrainz is great for rock’n’pop but less so for earlier stuff;

  3. is it worth paying for a personalised radio station?

Ok so that’s three questions :slight_smile:

Oh, and another question.

How often does it update the top artists and songs lists?

Yes. Once you’ve got a few hundred tracks played, it can start building your neighbours list, and recommendations. Then you can use Neighbour and recommended radio to discover new artists. (My favourite part of the service.)

  1. Play what you’re in the mood for when you’re in the mood for it. Make use of the tag feature, and within a few weeks (if you play music every day) it should be able to give you a reasonable profile. The longer you scrobble tracks, the more interesting your profile will be. Just don’t force it to think you’re listening to stuff you’re not, as that won’t be too accurate.
  2. No clue on this one. I’ve got issues with some of my foreign stuff, but that’s an issue of not being able to find any info outside of the CD itself on the tracks.
  3. I wouldn’t think so. I haven’t paid for one.

Also, top artists and top songs are updated weekly. Each week is marked, and then once you get over a month, they do stats based on monthly stuff as well. I haven’t been on long enough, but I’m sure yearly usage is also tracked. Just listen to music, let it scrobble, and in time you’ll see how it works.