Recently, I’ve told you about my excitement about last.fm.
Slightly later I’ve discovered an interesting service related to last.fm: LastGraph. What it really does? Its auhor, Andrew Godwin says:
LastGraph is a web application that makes graphs of your musical listening history from your Last.fm profile.
In other words, LastGraph creates a special graph that shows what you listened to during the provided period of time. From that graph you can recall bands you listened to and how frequently you listened to one artist comparing to others. The only information you need to provide for this service is your last.fm login. After some time (it can take many hours if you want a graph for a long period of time, like year!) you can download the outcome in PDF or SVG file.
Why not trying it, you’ll get a proof of your music history
You can view my music history from last few months either in PDF (can get a very close zoom-in) or in the picture below:
I used to listen to Pandora, but that has been impossible for some time because it’s been suspended in Poland (and some other countries). Let me quote Pandora’s authors:
We are deeply, deeply sorry to say that due to licensing constraints, we can no longer allow access to Pandora for most listeners located outside of the U.S.
At the same time I listened to last.fm but for some reason (why?) I stopped. Recently I re-discovered that service and I’m really excited about it! For those who haven’t used it, it’s a social network that allows to listen music you like (what you declare and tracks with similar genre that you may like), learn your friends’ music tastes, find information about music events that take place near the place you leave, discover new artists/tracks, etc. You can listen music either via a web browser or using special player (the player is more efficient and handy). This player can also register (scrobble) what you listen on your PC from CDs or mp3 files and updates your music profile. Eventually, you can listen what you like wherever you go provided you have Internet connection.
If you’d like to see what I’ve been listening to recently, look below at my “Top albums music quilt”:
Pandora is one of the most popular streaming services. You just type an artist’s or the song name and Pandora serves you a collection of similar music. It bases on rich songs descriptions and evaluations of songs. You are allowed to create your stations, invite friends or listen to their music.
Thus, it is an example of online community services – people collaborate, share opinions, share music. After some time of listening, for each user there is a music profile created. This profile helps Pandora choose tracks to play for him and for other with similar music taste.
Recently, I’ve noticed a very interesting post about how to boost the player and get more out of it. Look the lifehacker. I escpecially like open-pandora project, which serves stand alone player – takes its load off your web browser.