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Um, yes.

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

Just listen to what you like!

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

xpost

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

two years pass...

last.fm should add badges + achievements and totally gamify

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

or shut down

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

ten months pass...

deadpool 2015

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

I would be absolutely devastated if they shut down.

austinato (Austin), Wednesday, 7 January 2015 02:20 (five years ago) link

How do you check to see the rate at which they're gaining users?

Position Position, Wednesday, 7 January 2015 03:24 (five years ago) link

I remember seeing that some time ago:
http://www.skilledtests.com/wiki/Last.fm_statistics#user_accounts_at_last.fm

Could be bullshit obv and it was a bit better in my memory but still it seems to keep growing.

Dinsdale, Wednesday, 7 January 2015 06:44 (five years ago) link

three months pass...

i'd be sad if this shut down but i assume someone else would pick up the torch for at least the personal stats component of it, which is all i care about anyway. it's really neat to have a record of my listening habits for the past 12 years, i don't need to have it social-media-ized though.

ciderpress, Friday, 1 May 2015 17:39 (five years ago) link

Imagine if they shut this down without warning, I could easily see more than a few people having a meltdown because their stats have disappeared.

I'm the reverse, I don't care about the scrobbling only the social media aspects

xp

anthony braxton diamond geezer (anagram), Friday, 1 May 2015 17:55 (five years ago) link

they ever gonna fix the iTunes plugin for this?

frogbs, Friday, 1 May 2015 18:50 (five years ago) link

What's wrong with it?

austinato (Austin), Friday, 1 May 2015 19:14 (five years ago) link

their "similar artists" algorithm is really really good.

brimstead, Friday, 1 May 2015 19:57 (five years ago) link

i mean, the results of it is really really good. way deeper and more accurate than anything else on the net i've seen.

brimstead, Friday, 1 May 2015 20:00 (five years ago) link

xxp - it doesn't work with newer versions of iTunes

frogbs, Friday, 1 May 2015 20:38 (five years ago) link

seems to work fine for me (Mac/iTunes 12.1.something)

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Friday, 1 May 2015 20:53 (five years ago) link

It also works fine for me (Vista w/latest iTunes).

austinato (Austin), Friday, 1 May 2015 22:43 (five years ago) link

i don't care as much about last.fm now that less of my listening happens on platforms allowing (decent) scrobbling

dyl, Friday, 1 May 2015 22:55 (five years ago) link

Is there something more concrete about them shutting down than Dudes In A Thread Talking About It?

No, just speculation at this point.

austinato (Austin), Saturday, 2 May 2015 00:12 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

I still hate the beta. Last.fm gonna lose a lot of users when they roll it out. I've had access to the beta for 2 or 3 months and its awful. You don't even get the pic of the album cover beside the tracks now.
http://i.imgur.com/3wIr75d.png
http://i.imgur.com/Bxpp07j.png
http://i.imgur.com/iN7Ajim.png

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Tuesday, 16 June 2015 09:44 (four years ago) link

and yeah, it's drop down menus to see stuff

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Tuesday, 16 June 2015 09:45 (four years ago) link

plus Subscribers cant see who visits their page

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Tuesday, 16 June 2015 09:55 (four years ago) link

how do you see that?

campreverb, Tuesday, 16 June 2015 15:00 (four years ago) link

every scrobbling mechanism I use seems to have decided to become a dick and not record anything I listen to

I Am Curious (Dolezal) (DJP), Tuesday, 16 June 2015 15:11 (four years ago) link

same, none of my ipod plays get scrobbled, plus the fact that a large portion of my listening is on youtube and this new design = seeya later

wappy legs (clouds), Tuesday, 16 June 2015 15:23 (four years ago) link

how do you see that?

― campreverb,

http://beta.last.fm/user/Algerian_Goalie

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Tuesday, 16 June 2015 18:00 (four years ago) link

you need to be a subscriber tho

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Tuesday, 16 June 2015 18:07 (four years ago) link

I think it's open to all users now.

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Tuesday, 16 June 2015 18:17 (four years ago) link

They finally updated their Android app and... now nothing scrobbles at all. Nice work guys.

Just noise and screaming and no musical value at all. (Colonel Poo), Friday, 19 June 2015 16:23 (four years ago) link

wtf is this shit, where is my calendar of upcoming events

anthony braxton diamond geezer (anagram), Friday, 19 June 2015 16:31 (four years ago) link

WHERE ARE MY PM'S

anthony braxton diamond geezer (anagram), Friday, 19 June 2015 16:33 (four years ago) link

you cant tell if you have stalkers now either

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Friday, 19 June 2015 16:53 (four years ago) link

Nice.

What does being a subscriber get you - more analysis/stats?

groovypanda, Thursday, 26 March 2020 08:39 (two months ago) link

yep though I hardly use them - monthly charts, historical charts, library images etc. But I appreciate the no-ads browsing.

Back in the day, I used to subscribe for their radio streaming service but spotify pretty much killed it off so it wasn't really worth it anymore.

Roz, Thursday, 26 March 2020 08:50 (two months ago) link

I still check mine fairly often without really knowing why. I've been on there 12 years.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Thursday, 26 March 2020 09:11 (two months ago) link

Who am I kidding, I LOVE knowing my stats. And haven't once played a record and queued it up on Spotify so it won't be missing from my data. Nope.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Thursday, 26 March 2020 09:13 (two months ago) link

Haha. That's a dark secret but yep.

kraudive, Thursday, 26 March 2020 09:21 (two months ago) link

I still wonder what went on there in what was it 2015/2016 when for no apparent reason they rebuilt the site, made everything worse or just removed features completely, then just let it rot. why even bother rebuilding it? what was it like working in their development team at that time? was there some demented management decision behind it?

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 26 March 2020 09:34 (two months ago) link

I think the re-design was meant to make the site more phone/tablet-friendly, as this had been introduced as a factor in Google page rankings, and they needed to maintain the site hits to retain the ad clicks.

mike t-diva, Thursday, 26 March 2020 09:53 (two months ago) link

It's one of those things that I would just never stop using and would probably be low-key sad about if it went under. I've got like 13 years' worth of listening on there.

Matt DC, Thursday, 26 March 2020 09:55 (two months ago) link

Also, for the recent noughties poll I was looking back over my loved tracks from 2007 or so and there were loads of great tunes I'd completely forgotten about

groovypanda, Thursday, 26 March 2020 09:59 (two months ago) link

biggest stats gripe atm is that the iphone app will sometimes scrobble a song 20 times after i listen to it once

btw if anyone wants to add me - last.fm/user/jdevine28

devvvine, Thursday, 26 March 2020 11:24 (two months ago) link

And haven't once played a record and queued it up on Spotify so it won't be missing from my data.

just fyi you can use openscrobbler.com to do it without having to waste the time/bandwidth

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 26 March 2020 13:22 (two months ago) link

signed a guy who used to go to great lengths to scrobble vinyl and mp3 player tracks

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 26 March 2020 13:23 (two months ago) link

I had no idea that existed - cheers.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Thursday, 26 March 2020 19:08 (two months ago) link

I use universalscrobbler.com to log my cd/vinyl listening.

Was disappointed to find that the new Apple Music app doesn’t tell last.fm what’s been played on my phone - iTunes did.

michaellambert, Thursday, 26 March 2020 19:58 (two months ago) link

Who am I kidding, I LOVE knowing my stats. And haven't once played a record and queued it up on Spotify so it won't be missing from my data. Nope.

― Vanishing Point (Chinaski), donderdag 26 maart 2020 10:13 bookmarkflaglink

Haha. That's a dark secret but yep.

― kraudive, donderdag 26 maart 2020 10:21 bookmarkflaglink


Too true. Color me meticulous.

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Thursday, 26 March 2020 21:00 (two months ago) link

I haven't been able to scrobble anything through iTunes for 2 years....anyone else have that issue? the scribbler still pops up every time I open the program, it just....doesn't do anything

frogbs, Thursday, 26 March 2020 21:06 (two months ago) link

Mine hadn't worked for a long time, either. Since switching laptops I've abandoned it altogether (iTunes) and haven't missed it for a moment.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Thursday, 26 March 2020 21:23 (two months ago) link

had a laptop with iTunes until last year, and it was working just fine (maybe too well: it double-scrobbled every played track)

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Thursday, 26 March 2020 21:40 (two months ago) link

I'm still on this thing. If anybody would like to add me I'll add you back
https://www.last.fm/user/Algerian_Goalie

Oor Neechy, Friday, 27 March 2020 00:36 (two months ago) link

"signed a guy who used to go to great lengths to scrobble vinyl and mp3 player tracks"

I listen to a lot of SACDs with 5.1 surround sound. I have evolved this little dance where I hit play on my media center so that the rip of the album starts playing and scrobbles, and then I quickly switch the stereo over to my SACD player so I can actually enjoy the music.

Melomane, Friday, 27 March 2020 22:20 (two months ago) link

glad i'm not alone in my obsessiveness!

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 28 March 2020 00:58 (two months ago) link


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