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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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 -

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

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

emil.y, Thursday, 22 February 2007 17:07 (seventeen 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, not to mention ppl who you can then P2P with :-)

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

Someone critique my musical tastes:

Tell me what I should be listening to.

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

old thread is; 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 (seventeen years ago) link


the old thread is here

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


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

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

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

it plays usher :D

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

I quite like my personal radio player. It blows Pandora out of the water IMO. I'm quite the junkie actually.
[link Chantilly Bass][link]

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

can't find you!

lol @ trusting ilx instructions

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

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

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

I have never tried this Pandora.

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

three years pass...

VERY late to the party, but if anyone's interested in adding me, I just joined the revolution!

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

Hey DL, Mount_Analogue is me fwiw.

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

one month passes...

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

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

Um, yes.

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

Just listen to what you like!

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

when i cared more about 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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen years ago) link


Dominique, Thursday, 24 February 2011 17:30 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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

first and foremost, it's manic obsessiveness

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

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

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

Algerian Goalkeeper, Friday, 25 February 2011 16:51 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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 (twelve years ago) link

two years pass... should add badges + achievements and totally gamify

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

or shut down

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

ten months pass...

deadpool 2015

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

I've heard about 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 (nine years ago) link

it seems that this now won't scrobble music played via apple music on mobile, is this true?

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Monday, 16 January 2023 21:46 (one year ago) link

I have to turn scrobbling off and on again every few months on my phone as it will suddenly stop for no obvious reason every now and again.

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Monday, 16 January 2023 22:22 (one year ago) link

it seems that this now won't scrobble music played via apple music on mobile, is this true?

You have to get another app to do it manual. QuietScrob. Works well although not free. Not expensive nevertheless.

Treblekicker, Monday, 16 January 2023 22:31 (one year ago) link

The app scrabbles, you just have to do it manually.

hamicle, Monday, 16 January 2023 23:34 (one year ago) link

Still out there, still scrobbling

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 17 January 2023 04:04 (one year ago) link

followed all of you, I'm

silverfish, Tuesday, 17 January 2023 16:15 (one year ago) link

Your compatibility with space_ is Super.

You both listen to The Beths, Real Lies and Eddie Chacon

groovypanda, Wednesday, 18 January 2023 06:48 (one year ago) link

Your compatibility with space_ is Very High.
You both listen to Teri Gender Bender, Lucrecia Dalt and Stereolab.

When is that tour happening?!

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 18 January 2023 08:01 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...

scrobbled starless and bible black today, and learned the following:

(NOTE: Album covers and band images are not available due to certain legal restrictions imposed on by King Crimson's management.)

ivy., Monday, 28 August 2023 13:21 (seven months ago) link

yeah that's one of those weird anomalies arisingfrom legal shenanigans - like bryan adams not having an entry on

the adventures of Yari and ixa. (Austin), Monday, 28 August 2023 13:59 (seven months ago) link

I was going to make a poll of this but blimey we have enough polls already

Top 10 most listened to albums over the last 3.5 years on my lastfm account

1. Billy Woods/Kenny Seagal - Maps
2. El Kinto - Circa 1968
4. Fontaines DC - Skinty Fia
5. Cathal Coughlan - Song of Co-Aklan
6. ACDC - Power Up
7. Pearl Jam - Vs
8. Sofie - Cult Survivor
9. Mr Fingers - Around the Sun pt.1
10. The Reds, Pinks and Purples - Uncommon Weather

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Tuesday, 29 August 2023 12:25 (seven months ago) link

Finding I have to jump start the Spotify Scrobbling app by disabling it, logging out, back in again and re-enabling it more and more. Switching between desktop app, web app and mobile app can still seemingly really confuse it also.

nashwan, Saturday, 2 September 2023 15:37 (seven months ago) link

Same for me. Although everything scribbled when the connection was "lost" shows up on reconnecting

groovypanda, Sunday, 10 September 2023 08:41 (seven months ago) link

my phone blocks it for no apparent reason and doesn't tell me, it does this every three months or so.

the world is your octopus (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 10 September 2023 10:35 (seven months ago) link

I got lazy about constantly re-connecting and found that the missing scrobbles will eventually show up after about a few days to a week anyway.

Roz, Sunday, 10 September 2023 13:18 (seven months ago) link

Smith, Sunday, 10 September 2023 13:31 (seven months ago) link

Your compatibility with Smithsixe is Very High.

You both listen to McCoy Tyner, Lee Morgan and Art Blakey & The J….

Toshirō Nofune (The Seventh ILXorai), Sunday, 10 September 2023 16:56 (seven months ago) link

File this under 'things that shouldn't matter but HELL they matter': listening to lots of Grant-Lee Phillips and different platforms calling him Grant Lee vs others calling him Grant-Lee and the result being split results on Damn. I assume there's no way of fixing this? (And, again, why should this even matter to me?)

Slays two. Found gassed. Thinks of cat. (Chinaski), Thursday, 14 September 2023 15:34 (seven months ago) link

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Thursday, 14 September 2023 15:48 (seven months ago) link

Your compatibility with El_Zanahoria is Super.

You both listen to Acetone, The For Carnation and Bark Psychosis

Toshirō Nofune (The Seventh ILXorai), Thursday, 14 September 2023 16:05 (seven months ago) link

Your compatibility with El_Zanahoria is Super.

You both listen to The Clientele, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and Acetone.

Slays two. Found gassed. Thinks of cat. (Chinaski), Thursday, 14 September 2023 16:14 (seven months ago) link

Your compatibility with El_Zanahoria is Very High. You both listen to The Fall, Slowdive and Los Lobos.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 14 September 2023 19:42 (seven months ago) link

Your compatibility with El_Zanahoria is Very High.

You both listen to Fishmans, Slowdive and King Krule.

the adventures of Yari and ixa. (Austin), Thursday, 14 September 2023 22:02 (seven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Odd one, all my listening is scrobbling ok. However albums listened to in past 7 days isn’t updating or only doing so after several hours.

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 7 October 2023 07:30 (six months ago) link

they posted yesterday that they had problems with scrobbling

Toshirō Nofune (The Seventh ILXorai), Saturday, 7 October 2023 08:21 (six months ago) link

Ah, ok didn’t see that. Thanks.

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 7 October 2023 08:25 (six months ago) link

Aye, I saw it on Twitter.

Toshirō Nofune (The Seventh ILXorai), Saturday, 7 October 2023 08:39 (six months ago) link

We're currently investigating a possible lag issue with scrobbling, which started approximately 2pm BST (30 mins ago). Scrobbles should come through, but may be slightly delayed. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this.

— Status (@lastfmstatus) October 6, 2023

Toshirō Nofune (The Seventh ILXorai), Saturday, 7 October 2023 08:44 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

19 years today

294,477 tracks
19,637 artists

also i'm pretty old now

mookieproof, Saturday, 25 November 2023 07:58 (four months ago) link

dang. 20,000 artists!!?!?

i just had my 14th bday last month and mine looks like—


i need to work on my diversity, sheesh.

"another slice of death, please." (Austin), Saturday, 25 November 2023 17:11 (four months ago) link

I'm 17 years and 6 months.

216,238 tracks
13,452 artists.

Also pretty old.

I would prefer not to. (Chinaski), Saturday, 25 November 2023 18:38 (four months ago) link

17 Years, 9 months
203,748 scrobbles
5718 artists

treefell, Saturday, 25 November 2023 20:23 (four months ago) link

18 Years, 4 Months
92,224 scrobbles
14,323 artists

I have gone through long periods of not using it / it not working for one reason or another, so my page is kind of odd.

the world is your octopus (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 25 November 2023 20:32 (four months ago) link

my original account sat dormant for a long time & I switched from it to a new one in 2017 but sometimes I end up logged into the wrong one, there's a lot of Sonos-related "this didn't scrobble" stuff but the stats since 21 May 2017 say:

47.,443 scrobbles
6,921 artists
9,953 albums scrobbled

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Saturday, 25 November 2023 20:57 (four months ago) link

I've only been using it consistently since 2020 tbh

36,092 scrobbles
6,158 artists

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Saturday, 25 November 2023 23:47 (four months ago) link

made my new account in april 2022:

36,438 scrobbles
2,012 artists
3,265 albums

ivy., Sunday, 26 November 2023 00:08 (four months ago) link

tracks from 37,812 albums in my 19 years

top album has 775 scrobbles; seven others are over 400

mookieproof, Sunday, 26 November 2023 00:31 (four months ago) link

Yikes. Coming up on 20 years in 5 months! I’m amazed it’s still around — and even more amazed it seems to be gaining traction with Gen Z (observation based on tiny sample, granted)

798,925 scrobbles
9,136 artists

Xgau Murder Spa (nikola), Sunday, 26 November 2023 01:50 (four months ago) link

I hadn't looked at in years, but had to check to see if I had still been scrobbling all this time in the background. No, apparently I stopped. Active 2006-2016; 85,057 scrobbles from 16,362.

glenn mcdonald, Sunday, 26 November 2023 03:37 (four months ago) link

Since December, 2005 (across MediaMonkey, iTunes, iPod, lala, rdio and now Spotify)

223,599 scrobbles
18,104 artists
37,701 albums

My first two tracks were Philip Glass and John Cage and both remain my most played artists (5077 and 3961 scrobbles respectively) followed by Domenico Scarlatti, John Fahey and the Black Angels. Better Luck Next Time by Royal Baths is my third most scrobbled album and probably my favorite.

aworks, Sunday, 26 November 2023 05:14 (four months ago) link

18 years one month

597,714 scrobbles
19,058 artists

groovypanda, Sunday, 26 November 2023 08:50 (four months ago) link

Coming up to 19 years on 23rd December.

180,350 scrobbles
14,923 artists
29,612 albums

Saint Etienne top with 868, Bowie close by with 861 then a gap to Pet Shop Boys on 789.

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 26 November 2023 09:10 (four months ago) link

since 20 Apr 2004, 132,555 scrobbles from 11,621 artists

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 26 November 2023 12:49 (four months ago) link

My most listened to acts

The Clientele
Thin Lizzy
The Reds, Pinks and Purples
Fontaines DC

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Sunday, 26 November 2023 13:08 (four months ago) link

since 10 Oct 2005
153,076 tracks
12,213 artists
16 loved tracks

silverfish, Sunday, 26 November 2023 14:33 (four months ago) link

Since 2007.

528,443 tracks.
29,942 artists.
0 loved tracks.

Friend me up, creeps.

Smith, Sunday, 26 November 2023 15:56 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

will presumably hit 300,000 this week

too lazy to actually bother, but let's just say this song will turn the scrobometer over

mookieproof, Monday, 12 February 2024 05:04 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

lol know-it-all ass bitch...

tesia is NOT a typo lol. the data is coming from straight from spotify. wtf is happening!?

(shoutout edge tho, good to see you around!)

interstellar anthropologist+music philosopher, (Austin), Thursday, 18 April 2024 22:16 (five days ago) link

also current stats-



Loved tracks
scrobbling since 24 Oct 2009

haven't really kept up with the "loved tracks" thing in recent years. it would surely be twice that if i had.

interstellar anthropologist+music philosopher, (Austin), Thursday, 18 April 2024 22:20 (five days ago) link

I've been out scrobblin'

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 18 April 2024 22:28 (five days ago) link

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