Archive for July, 2008 is now audioscrobbling

Friday, July 4th, 2008

I recently discovered all of the web services that provides at their audioscrobbler site… There certainly is a lot of good information there so I just linked a couple of pages up with it.

On the homepage, I am pulling in my most recently listened to tracks and 50 most listened to artists. It’s not 100% accurate because it only keeps track of my digital music (ipod and computer – nothing from my stereo) which means that it’s cutting out all of the vinyl, cassettes (yes, I still listen to cassettes sometimes), and cds that I listen to but it’s relatively accurate.

I’m now pulling some audioscrobbler data into the artist detail page so now list a lot more of the artist’s recordings, related artists, and tags that are associated with the artist on There are surely going to be problems with artist name not matching exactly what has in their db but I can work on that later.

I was planning on bringing album info into the individual album details pages but forgot that I had been getting album info by album id (mine) and the scrobbler service uses album name. I’m going to have to plan how I’m going to get the two datasources to mesh before I can use that feed.