Do you use last.fm?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by AJ Muni, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

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    I tried searching, but couldn't find a thread about this. So does anyone here use it? I started using it about 2 days ago, and I think its great. For those for you who don't know what it is, is a social networking site but with music. Pretty much logs what you've played in itunes, and logs it onto the site. It then give you information on similar artists, and other users with similar taste. Blahh I'm talking too much.. check it out:

    last.fm

    and my profile: AJ Muni
     
  2. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Yeh I set up an account recently, it's great!

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

    That's me. The artist page I manage is Drafts on a Theme, some of the lounge tracks I make if anybody wants to chill...
     
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  4. Alt10 macrumors newbie

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    I think it's great to find similar artists.
    And the radio function is cool when your not in front of your own computer :)

    I was also looking forward to Pandora, but they only do U.S..... (Something with music rights.....)

    http://www.last.fm/user/Alt_10/
     
  5. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Bah. I tried Last.fm. It saw that I listen to Deadman (http://www.deadmanonline.com/) which is folkish music but it assumed it was some Japanese rap band called Deadman. Now it thinks I listen to Japanese rap all the time. And I can't fix it. It won't let me, and Last.fm says there is nothing I can do about it.

    So yeah, I don't use it anymore.
     
  6. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Not a big fan....I like to control my music....thats why I use my iPod over the radio. In the morning I'll listen to the radio because the DJ is good, and so if the music. And I don't need to worry about wiping my iPod out
     
  7. true777 macrumors 6502a

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    I *love* last.fm!

    I find it phenomenal! So enjoyable to use, and really useful finding new music that's spot-on your taste. I have rare taste in music, so it's great to find people with similar taste and see what else they're listening to -- what a fantastic service.

    http://www.last.fm/user/true777/
     

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  10. cube macrumors G4

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    The problem is that there is a lot of tag spamming.

    I think pandora.com is more accurate, as it is based on the Music Genome Project, but it is only available in USA.
     
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  12. AJ Muni thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't control your music. You pretty much play what you want in itunes or your ipod, and it logs it. I rarely use the radio player on there as well, but I think its real cool how you can find people with similar taste in music. For example, you might have a play count of a certain song that is extremely high, and I'll be like "Hmmm..this might be good, he/she must like, let me check it out" and then bam! new artist/band for me. I just think its great if you really love music, and want to explore other artists.

    Thats exactly what I was hoping for.
     
  13. AJ Muni thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You need to use iScrobbler, which is a real good alternative to the last.fm client (too buggy).
     
  14. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    I tend to be more of a Pandora guy myself, but with all the buzz about Last.FM lately, perhaps I should take a look at it...
     
  15. it5five macrumors 65816

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    Patrick Wolf rulllessss.

    Here's Mine
     
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    Yes. I love it and i also have the Last.fm app for Facebook so it displays my last played songs! I don't use it to network that much but its fun to see what other people listen to and sometimes if im bored with my library i'll do some radio from it.

    http://www.last.fm/user/rockxcasbah/
     
  18. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Nah, If I want radio, there's one on my nightstand. :)
     
  19. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a

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    i dont use it for radio if i want radio o turn on xm
     
  20. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    Yes (when I remember to turn on iScrobbler), because it's an easy-to-use automatically generated suggestion list. That and because of the "Events" calendar -- I love this feature -- but I don't use any of the other social networking aspects. In fact I wish I could disable the "Neighbourhood" area all together. It has its issues, but it's a good gateway. Great site and service.

    When I really want to take initiative and dig in and get great suggestions I use Pandora (as was mentioned a couple times in this thread). I love Pandora.
     

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