It came to mind because I’ve just reached the point where some of my top artists (Steve Lawson, Michael Manring, King’s X and Emily Remler) are passing the hundred track mark. Most of those are long term favourites but Emily Remler is someone whose work I’ve only discovered in the past two or three months. Joe Jackson would be up there as well, if there was some way to tell the system to lump together the counts for “Joe Jackson” and “Joe Jackson Band”.
Therefore, as you can see, it’s still not a perfect representation of things (and I’m still maintaining my original listing, which was my introduction to the world of blogging). However, I’ve found the software is working more reliably, probably because the Last.FM servers now seem much more resilient, so I’m going to stick with it.
While musing on the subject, I’ve also realised that Last.FM is a good example of a web 2.0 service – it’s about interacting with and aggregating data, using an API to allow third party services to contribute and building a social network. On that note, if you’re someone I know and you’ve got a Last.FM profile of your own, let me know – I’d love to be able to find out what you’re listening to as well!