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Last.fm tool: Level 2 of the musical eclectic test!

The following script takes the 50 top artists in your musical profile from Last.fm, and finds the collection of top 20 similar artists (where the artist itself is the #1 most similar artist) for this top 50. The resulting is a list of artists similar to your preferred artists. As the list is larger (maximum = 1000), your musical preference is more diverse.


As a result, with this test it is harder to get a high score, as compared to the original eclectic test. And because this score goes up to 1000 (and not to confuse it with the orginal "eclectic score"), this test is the "super-eclectic" test!


Username

Please be patient, the script may require up to a minute to process your request because of Last.fm policies. I'm using extensive caching of requests to Last.fm's web services to minimize computation time.


How super-eclectic is the musical preference of ezekieledgeworth?

ezekieledgeworth's super-eclectic score is


832/1000

As this number is larger, you have a more eclectic musical preference. People with scores over 700 have bragging rights. People whose score is below 400 should consider more musical styles!


The following are the artists with the most occurences in your list

  • Tori Amos (8)
  • PJ Harvey (5)
  • Sarah McLachlan (5)
  • Björk (5)
  • Goldfrapp (4)
  • Tara MacLean (4)
  • Paula Cole (4)
  • Sarah Slean (4)
  • Kate Bush (4)
  • Charlotte Martin (4)
  • Alanis Morissette (4)
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees (3)
  • Dido (3)
  • The Knife (3)
  • Portishead (3)
  • The Smashing Pumpkins (3)
  • Imogen Heap (3)
  • Delays (3)
  • Jann Arden (3)
  • Rachael Sage (3)


The following is a histogram of computed super-eclectic scores (updated on the hour), so you can compare your score with that of other users. The green line denotes the most representative normal distribution for the histogram (the bash/gnuplot code I wrote to generate this graph is awesome).

BBCode!

The following BBCode can easily be copied to Last.fm forums, journals, ...


Take your top 50 artists. For each of these artists, collect the top 20 similar artists (where the artist itself is the #1 most similar). The resulting number of unique artists is your [b]super-eclectic score[/b]. You can compute your own score at http://anthony.liekens.net/pub/scripts/last.fm/supereclectic.php


My super-eclectic score is currently

[align=center][size=18][b]832/1000[/b][/size][/align]


The most similar artists for my profile are Tori Amos (8), PJ Harvey (5), Sarah McLachlan (5), Björk (5), Goldfrapp (4), Tara MacLean (4), Paula Cole (4), Sarah Slean (4), Kate Bush (4), Charlotte Martin (4)

Or, if you computed someone else's super-eclectic score, copy the following to their shoutbox.


Your [url=http://anthony.liekens.net/pub/scripts/last.fm/supereclectic.php] super-eclectic score [/url] is 832/1000!


Learn more about your profile

I have written a few other scripts based on data in Last.fm user profiles to ...


You're also welcome to visit my profile page on Last.fm and say hi! You can find more online stats in the last.fm Stats group.

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