I’ve discovered last.fm. My [profile is at http://www.last.fm/user/Vodex/ . The ability to not only recognise, but even index, the obscure crap I listen to, and then come out with recommendations base on other people’s listening patterns, is amazing.
I mean, I know all about collaborative filtering and all, but to see something like this , and then this, is amazing. The power of the network is amazing. It sounds a bit sad, but I can’t wait until it has learnt enough about me to find people with the same music tastes & work out a personalised playlist, and all that.
EDIT: blimey, The most obscure thing I could find, and it’s not only had 2,422 plays, it suggests half-a-dozen similar tracks. Impressive.