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Create your own profile (which seems to be based on the Audioscrobbler system).. then listen to personal streaming radio based on your preferences.

You can say whether you like or hate a particular track it's playing and it'll record your preferences and send you music that other people who have similar tastes to yours like...

Wish we had a decent broadband service in NZ. You pay through the nose for international traffic.

damian_nz (damian_nz), Thursday, 27 May 2004 21:20 (eighteen years ago) link

i used this for a while but got ditracted by download sites - it is good though - i must check it out again. very diverse and often surprising selections.

jed_ (jed), Thursday, 27 May 2004 23:01 (eighteen years ago) link

I've only been on for about 30 minutes now, but I'm definitely enjoying it. I'm curious to hear how the selection will be once I've added more songs to my profile.

JC-L (JC-L), Friday, 28 May 2004 13:55 (eighteen years ago) link

two years pass...
not convinced that there's much to it beyond the initial novelty, but initial novelty will do for now - http://www.last.fm/user/lexpretend/

lex pretend, Thursday, 22 February 2007 16:33 (fifteen years ago) link

You're not beholden to listening to your own profile radio. You can pick other users or customize by clicking 'find a station' and entering a list of artists.

Mike Dixn, Thursday, 22 February 2007 16:53 (fifteen years ago) link

There's another thread somewhere. And an ILx group: ilx0r

emil.y, Thursday, 22 February 2007 17:07 (fifteen years ago) link

lex you can also listen to "neighbours" and "friendslist" radios. you've only been on a few days so it may not have had time to correlate yr neighbours (ppl with matching interests), but with that and general clicking around and preview listening i've found a few artists here and there with last.fm, not to mention ppl who you can then P2P with :-)

Alan, Thursday, 22 February 2007 17:31 (fifteen years ago) link

To listen to personal radio you have to donate. Unless they still do the free personal radio for the 1st month you sign up.

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy, Thursday, 22 February 2007 17:51 (fifteen years ago) link

So far it seems much better at dealing w/more obscure stuff, as compared w/pandora...not sure if that's just my experience as I haven't been using either for *that* long.

dlp9001, Thursday, 22 February 2007 17:51 (fifteen years ago) link

i haven't got any neighbours yet but i will keep trying!

it's not really a great reflection of what i actually listen to, maybe when i hook comp up to proper speakers i'll actually listen to most of my music on it. also look at my weekly artsts for last week and guess what i had to review innit

lex pretend, Thursday, 22 February 2007 17:52 (fifteen years ago) link

Someone critique my musical tastes:

http://www.last.fm/user/magogo

Tell me what I should be listening to.

MaGoGo, Thursday, 22 February 2007 18:00 (fifteen years ago) link

How many tracks do you need to play now before it calculates neighbours? It used to be 200.

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy, Thursday, 22 February 2007 18:02 (fifteen years ago) link

Judging from that list I'd say you might find Neu! and Cluster interesting.

Noodle Vague, Thursday, 22 February 2007 18:04 (fifteen years ago) link

old thread is http://www.ilxor.com:8080/ILX/ThreadSelectedControllerServlet?boardid=41&threadid=18146; might be best to use it instead of this one 'cos it's a handy single resource for ppl's links.

i'm still pretty new to the whole thing but i think it fucking rocks.

grimly fiendish, Thursday, 22 February 2007 18:12 (fifteen years ago) link

FUCK THIS PRETEND-HTML BOLLOCKS; that link's fucked.

the old thread is here

grimly fiendish, Thursday, 22 February 2007 18:13 (fifteen years ago) link

Mine

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy, Thursday, 22 February 2007 19:14 (fifteen years ago) link

I do have another account actually that records all my soul,funk,jazz etc . It's linked on my main profile page.

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy, Thursday, 22 February 2007 19:27 (fifteen years ago) link

i can't get this radio thing to work :(

lex pretend, Thursday, 22 February 2007 20:10 (fifteen years ago) link

Did you download the LAST FM player? I'm pretty sure you need to be a subscriber to listen to personal radio. And obviously you don't have any neighbours yet to use that radio.
Just go to a random page and try listening to that persons radio (I don't recommend mine as I'm sure you would hate it). All you should need to do is click on where it says PLAY "insert name"'s Radio Station. See if that works.

I think you're on a mac though but I don't think that should make a difference.
I'm not sure if you can use TAG radio without subscribing. You can always just do a search for some act you like and select their radio

Try this Similar Artists To Ciara
Hopefully that will work.


Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy, Thursday, 22 February 2007 20:55 (fifteen years ago) link

haaa i just realised why it didn't work, i automatically cancelled the box which pops up and which is the box that launches it. (i am v distrustful of boxes-which-pop-up, they alarm me)

lex pretend, Thursday, 22 February 2007 21:10 (fifteen years ago) link

it plays usher :D

lex pretend, Thursday, 22 February 2007 21:13 (fifteen years ago) link

Oh, I'll put a link to mine on, too. missekawasaki. Don't listen to that much music on my computer, though.

emil.y, Thursday, 22 February 2007 23:40 (fifteen years ago) link

I quite like my personal radio player. It blows Pandora out of the water IMO. I'm quite the Last.fm junkie actually.
[link Chantilly Bass]http://www.last.fm/user/chantillybass[link]

Chantilly Bass, Thursday, 22 February 2007 23:45 (fifteen years ago) link

can't find you!

lol @ trusting ilx instructions

tremendoid, Thursday, 22 February 2007 23:50 (fifteen years ago) link

I tried to use this, but for some reason, my connection won't smoothly stream songs from last.fm. However, I can play songs from Pandora, no problem, no skips.

Z S, Friday, 23 February 2007 01:04 (fifteen years ago) link

I have never tried this Pandora.

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy, Friday, 23 February 2007 17:37 (fifteen years ago) link

three years pass...

VERY late to the party, but if anyone's interested in adding me, I just joined the last.fm revolution! http://www.last.fm/user/charlieframe

Bernard V. O'Hare (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 23:14 (eleven years ago) link

Hey DL, Mount_Analogue is me fwiw.

seminal fuiud (NickB), Thursday, 13 January 2011 07:44 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

surely this must have been addressed in one of the last.fm threads, but currently listening to a ton of ella fitzgerald, and have to cop to worrying how it will skew my last.fm stats. that's insane, right? i'm part of the problem, right?

Dominique, Thursday, 24 February 2011 17:27 (eleven years ago) link

Um, yes.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 24 February 2011 17:27 (eleven years ago) link

Just listen to what you like!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 24 February 2011 17:27 (eleven years ago) link

I mean surely you're not worried there's a mob out there thinking "Oh great, not only does this bastard lie about him being a woman but he listens to ELLA all day!"

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 24 February 2011 17:28 (eleven years ago) link

when i cared more about last.fm this same thing used to cause me angst when i'd listen to mixtapes i had tagged as "lil wayne & dj drama" or w/e

pop the s1ock (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 24 February 2011 17:29 (eleven years ago) link

no, more like, if I listen to 250 tracks by her in the next week, that's totally going to SKEW MY STATS! probably put her in my top 10-- is she really one of my top ten artists? probably not. god, I need some serious help

Dominique, Thursday, 24 February 2011 17:30 (eleven years ago) link

xpost

Dominique, Thursday, 24 February 2011 17:30 (eleven years ago) link

if she's not in ur top 10 how do u explain listening to her a ton

Dr Frogbs (am0n), Thursday, 24 February 2011 17:40 (eleven years ago) link

dig it; my top ten:

1. Denki Groove
2. P-Model
3. Ween
4. They Might Be Giants
5. Underworld
6. Scooter
7. Yellow Magic Orchestra
8. Happy Mondays
9. Ryuichi Sakamoto
10. The Bran Flakes

kinda surprised by this list, I guess TMBG and the Bran Flakes do put like 20-30 songs on their albums, just surprised Sakamoto ranked so high too

I'm guessing The Fall will be #1 all time at some point. It's unavoidable

frogbs, Thursday, 24 February 2011 17:48 (eleven years ago) link

if she's not in ur top 10 how do u explain listening to her a ton

it's insanity. but I guess I just don't consider her one of my top 10 favorite artists. when i go through big phases like this, it charts certain artists really high on my last.fm.

first and foremost, it's manic obsessiveness

Dominique, Thursday, 24 February 2011 17:53 (eleven years ago) link

my top tracks is compiled almost entirely of things i've listened to consistently over a period of years, but in the past few weeks there's one song that's beginning to creep up there even though i've only known it for that period of time. is that right? does it really deserve to be there??? (i've so far managed to resist the temptation to not listen to it and so keep the figures stable. just about.)

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Thursday, 24 February 2011 17:57 (eleven years ago) link

Dom, don't you know you can just turn the scrobbler off? It's usually in your task-bar... right click, exit. Turn it back on when you'd like to scrobble something "less embarassing".

I've only done this in regards of Oasis, when I had this really bizarre urge to to listen to Be Here Now and didn't want them fucking up my e-representation of myself.

mamma mia pizzeroni (kelpolaris), Thursday, 24 February 2011 20:36 (eleven years ago) link

It is craziness! I suffer from this crazy, too. P sure no one even looks at my last.fm (except Algerian Goalie).

wizards of wonder are the keepers of knowledge (Abbbottt), Friday, 25 February 2011 14:49 (eleven years ago) link

I have a playlist of motivational German-language songs to put on when I ought to be doing my German homework. I've often considered turning scrobbling off for them, because they are not really my favourite songs in the world ever and I don't want my entire last.fm top 20 to be made up of them. Haven't bothered yet though.

(On the other hand, I put the playlist on every couple of weeks and I'm not completely sick of them yet, so I guess that says something for them.)

dimension hatris (a passing spacecadet), Friday, 25 February 2011 16:40 (eleven years ago) link

i made a "bert jansch" station and it's awesome

he do the waka lyfe (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 25 February 2011 17:18 (eleven years ago) link

eleven months pass...

If, when I did my initial setup, I only selected iTunes as an import source for plays, is there a way to also add my Winamp history? 'Cause the resulting profile is all kinds of skewed.

Simon H., Saturday, 28 January 2012 18:05 (ten years ago) link

two years pass...

last.fm should add badges + achievements and totally gamify

Mordy , Monday, 17 February 2014 01:06 (eight years ago) link

or shut down

markers, Monday, 17 February 2014 03:32 (eight years ago) link

ten months pass...

deadpool 2015

the most painstaking, humorless people in the world (lukas), Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:03 (seven years ago) link

that would be a shame as i still use it all the time but i am wondering what is keeping it open tbh

don't ask me why i posted this (electricsound), Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:12 (seven years ago) link

I've heard about last.fm pulling the plug for a while but last time I checked they were gaining users at a high rate so I don't know about that happening soon

Dinsdale, Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:18 (seven years ago) link

This dude has racked up 162,500 scrobble this year already

I've done 120,888 in 11 years.

Pfunkboy AKA (Oor Neechy), Monday, 4 October 2021 21:03 (one year ago) link

Just checked and I averaged 200 a day last year and I listen all day in work and several hours out of work so almost 600 seems ridiculous.

You'd have to be scrobbling 24/7 with an average track length of just over 2 minutes (unless they're double or triple scrobbling in error)

groovypanda, Tuesday, 5 October 2021 08:33 (one year ago) link

I remember a guy who had sth like 100,000 scrobbles mostly of Barney The Dinosaur, and was quite aggressive when people made fun of his profile, it must have been a troll but he never let the mask slip.

Same account for his whole family?

Siegbran, Tuesday, 5 October 2021 10:35 (one year ago) link

Nah he would search out people who made fun of Barney and leave rude messages on their profiles.

bo I mean the guy that has 6,000 a week.

Siegbran, Tuesday, 5 October 2021 13:11 (one year ago) link

His most listened to artists are stuff like Chihei Hatakeyama, Jon Hassell and Harold Budd so it's some pretty niche trolling if it is trolling.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Tuesday, 5 October 2021 13:16 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

Oh hey, guess I'm doing this again.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Sunday, 3 April 2022 00:02 (eight months ago) link

It seems I already follow you.
Here is mine should anyone care to follow me https://www.last.fm/user/Algerian_Goalie

Pfunkboy AKA (Oor Neechy), Sunday, 3 April 2022 00:15 (eight months ago) link

of the people i follow, and myself, the upper limit of songs listened to in a week is usually around 300-400 or so

and then there's the dearly departed electric sound of jim at 1000+

mookieproof, Sunday, 3 April 2022 01:25 (eight months ago) link

Following, Neechy!

I just got it talking to my Spotify yesterday and already at 300+ scrobbles.

FYI: the first song I ever scrobbled was "Penny Arcade" by the Cyrkle, which was played at 7.43am on an October morning in 2009. I'm sure this is only funny to me, but sure okay: coffee and corn why not.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Sunday, 3 April 2022 01:58 (eight months ago) link

Wait, Jim died?!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Sunday, 3 April 2022 03:38 (eight months ago) link

Thought this thread revive might be about the news regarding a co-founder who sold Lasttfm for £23m: "Taxpayer-backed tech tycoon charged with sex assault"

Luna Schlosser, Sunday, 3 April 2022 08:44 (eight months ago) link

xp

I doubt it if he's listening to 1000+ tracks a week. I'm sure he just means that he departed ilx?

Just noticed this new feature

https://i.imgur.com/GGSjf4e.jpg

Pfunkboy AKA (Oor Neechy), Sunday, 3 April 2022 12:50 (eight months ago) link

for my weekly scrobbles I'm in 3rd place with 513 with ESOJim in 2nd on 1088 but top place is someone I don't know who I randomly added at some point with 4007!

even the birds in the trees seemed to whisper "get fucked" (bovarism), Sunday, 3 April 2022 21:07 (eight months ago) link

Unless you've got apps double/triple counting, how is that even possible?

That's like listening 24/7 with an average track length of two and a half minutes

groovypanda, Monday, 4 April 2022 14:40 (seven months ago) link

Maybe they just leave Spotify running

made entirely of styrofoam (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 4 April 2022 16:32 (seven months ago) link

The newfangled Last.fm just asks if you want to grant access between them and Spotify. No need to to download the scrobbler or the app. Whenever I play something on Spotify, it registers. Of course, anything played on my iPod or elsewhere doesn't scrobble. Oh well.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Monday, 4 April 2022 16:38 (seven months ago) link

This is me if anyone is interested: https://www.last.fm/user/space_. Kind of crazy that I can go and check what I listened to in 2005.

silverfish, Monday, 4 April 2022 19:22 (seven months ago) link

I'm at https://www.last.fm/user/quartz_city

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 4 April 2022 20:15 (seven months ago) link

Can't believe I'm still keeping on but I'm here: https://www.last.fm/user/thepoacher

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Monday, 4 April 2022 20:18 (seven months ago) link

Of course, anything played on my iPod or elsewhere doesn't scrobble. Oh well.

The iOS Last.FM client will do this after the fact.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 4 April 2022 20:21 (seven months ago) link

most of my streaming seems now to scrobble at random. i try to keep up my irl listening with universal scrobbler but I miss a lot. kind love this site/app though more than most online things, there's a gentleness to it

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Tuesday, 5 April 2022 00:03 (seven months ago) link

I'm here fwiw https://www.last.fm/user/EdgemontSoDu

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Tuesday, 5 April 2022 00:04 (seven months ago) link

Can't believe I'm still keeping on but I'm here: https://www.last.fm/user/thepoacher

― Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Monday, April 4, 2022 1:18 PM

"Your compatibility with thepoacher is Very High.

You both listen to Maxwell, Karate and Abdullah Ibrahim."

Okay actual lol.

I just added all of you guys. Not sure what that actually means anymore at this point, but thanks for sharing your links.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Tuesday, 5 April 2022 00:39 (seven months ago) link

Maxwell, Karate and Abullah Ibrahim is just the kind of dinner party I'm here for. Bring it.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Tuesday, 5 April 2022 15:32 (seven months ago) link

Your compatibility with thepoacher is Super.

You both listen to Big Thief, Grouper and Karate.

Your compatibility with Austintayeshus is High.

You both listen to Karate, Grant Green and Fugazi.

Your compatibility with EdgemontSoDu is Very High.

You both listen to Big Thief, Anna von Hausswolff and The Meters.

Your compatibility with space_ is Very High.

You both listen to Mdou Moctar, Low and Insides.

Your compatibility with quartz_city is Very High.

You both listen to Loop, Spacemen 3 and Spiritualized. Hehe Chris, that is so predictable, innit?

Some excellent taste you guys have

Pfunkboy AKA (Oor Neechy), Tuesday, 5 April 2022 18:05 (seven months ago) link

https://www.last.fm/user/groovypanda

Your compatibility with thepoacher is Very High.
You both listen to Cleo Sol, Rochelle Jordan and Tim Clément

Your compatibility with space_ is Very High.
You both listen to Jane Weaver, Rochelle Jordan and Loscil.

Your compatibility with EdgemontSoDu is Low.
You both listen to Depeche Mode, Daft Punk and Stars of the Lid.

Your compatibility with Algerian_Goalie is Low.
You both listen to Spiritualized, Insides and The Bug

Your compatibility with quartz_city is Medium.
You both listen to Spiritualized, Stars of the Lid and Loscil.

groovypanda, Thursday, 7 April 2022 09:41 (seven months ago) link

alright, I've added all of you. this one is me:

https://www.last.fm/user/JAMOOL

frogbs, Thursday, 7 April 2022 13:17 (seven months ago) link

First week back into it and:

961 Scrobbles
You scrobbled on average more than 96% of all Last.fm users this week.

You would think I'd spend my time listening to something other than "telepatía" but here we are.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Friday, 8 April 2022 15:31 (seven months ago) link

Also not to be all like, "HEY LOOKAH ME!" but I've been binging DJ Muro on YouTube. So if I'm not currently listening on Spotify, there's like a 98% chance I'm either sleeping or listening to DJ Muro. I wish there was a way to scrobble those mixes. I used to have a link to a web-based "manual scrobbler" but I think Last.fm started blocking it. Anybody know of anything?

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Saturday, 9 April 2022 02:40 (seven months ago) link

https://openscrobbler.com

Clay, Saturday, 9 April 2022 03:20 (seven months ago) link

Brilliant, thank you!

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Saturday, 9 April 2022 03:33 (seven months ago) link

The iOS Last.FM client will do this after the fact.

― Elvis Telecom, Monday, 4 April 2022 20:21 (five days ago)


Thanks for pointing this out! I’d resigned myself to no longer getting my phone plays scrobbled since moving to Apple Music on my Mac and hadn’t thought about the app in years.

hamicle, Saturday, 9 April 2022 14:40 (seven months ago) link

Oh, FWIW: https://www.last.fm/user/hamicle

hamicle, Saturday, 9 April 2022 14:43 (seven months ago) link

love the idea of this more than i could keep up with scrobblin (made several false starts with the Spotify linkage, Android apps that watch other apps, the manual open scrobbling, etc). Still gonna bookmark this thread as a way to find good suggestions. thanks for the profile links.

thanks Austin for mentioning DJ Muro, i haven't thought of him in years. I am filling up a USB stick for my new used car and these mixes will go great

maf you one two (maffew12), Saturday, 9 April 2022 15:01 (seven months ago) link

started a new account from scratch, idk https://www.last.fm/user/flamencodrop

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 20 April 2022 12:42 (seven months ago) link

my top tracks will all be from my writing playlist, inevitably

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 20 April 2022 12:42 (seven months ago) link

seven months pass...

20 years old!
https://www.theverge.com/2022/11/22/23473358/lastfm-discord-bot-neil-young-spotify

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 22 November 2022 23:00 (one week ago) link

honestly last.fm/goodreads/scrobbling stuff is the best of the internet

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Tuesday, 22 November 2022 23:30 (one week ago) link

I had to stop scrobbling stuff because it was an obsession (and because Last.fm on Mac is fucked.)

death generator (lukas), Tuesday, 22 November 2022 23:33 (one week ago) link

The amount of time I spent correcting scrobbles from my iPod ...

death generator (lukas), Tuesday, 22 November 2022 23:33 (one week ago) link

none of those words are in the Bible, etc

death generator (lukas), Tuesday, 22 November 2022 23:34 (one week ago) link

starting a new account is one of the best things i’ve done this year. it’s… focused? my listening

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 22 November 2022 23:51 (one week ago) link

I had to stop scrobbling stuff because it was an obsession (and because Last.fm on Mac is fucked.)

Like I mentioned upthread, Neptunes is *so much better* at scrobbling on the Mac.
https://www.neptunesmac.app

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 23 November 2022 00:13 (one week ago) link

!!!

death generator (lukas), Wednesday, 23 November 2022 00:16 (one week ago) link

I still scrobble for my own amusement, but the social nature of the site largely died years ago, once concert listings were removed and the disastrous redesign happened. A decade ago, the site was so popular that, at least in my country, a lot of one’s hipster friends were scrobbling there. Plus, it was easy to make new real-life friends by seeing who else in your town was listening to X and arranging to meet up. That doesn’t really happen anymore.

Melomane, Wednesday, 23 November 2022 18:26 (one week ago) link

my android scrobbler stopped working a couple of weeks ago and I had no idea until yesterday, was easy to reset, but lost all those scribbles, annoying, this is not the first time either.

link.exposing.politically (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 23 November 2022 18:41 (one week ago) link

I wasn't aware of any issues scrobbling on Macs although as I play music through two I know that it works fine on one but then for scrobbles to be logged from the other I have to start a new session or resume it back on the first Mac.

And so yeah the obsession just about continues.

nashwan, Wednesday, 23 November 2022 19:15 (one week ago) link

got Neptunes but it won't open.

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Saturday, 26 November 2022 17:56 (one week ago) link


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