fuzmeister: Listening Statistics
Last.fm is a great tool for tracking listening statistics, but, often times, longer albums will naturally carry more weight for a user statistics often skewing statistically what a listener's actual favorite releases by a given artist might be. The concept of "album listens" or "actual favorites" is an attempt to rectify last.fm statistics and actually attempt to break down what a user's favorites might be (not simply what has been played the most).

The concept goes as such:
Overall Listens from Album / Tracks on Album = "Album Listens"

An example below shows two Pink Floyd albums - each has a very different number of tracks (one being a double album and the other having a mere five tracks). While "The Wall" has had significantly more listens due to the sheer scope of the album, "Wish You Were Here" checks out as being the album that was listened to more frequently!

Wish You Were Here
161 / 5 = 32.2

The Wall
547 / 26 = 21.04

I'd like to actually use the last.fm webservice and build a front end that does a comparison of overall plays vs. actual favorites.

Mood: Fatigued
Music: The Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog

Tags (beta): music, development, webservices, last.fm

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