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Please add searching by record label, which used to be possible with Advanced Search. By the way, kudos for the result relevancy of type-ahead search!
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rootsmusic

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Dariusz Klupi

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I love your moods, themes, and sub genre categorization. I would love to explore music by combining those filters. Example: show be 'cerebral' albums but only in 'trip-hop' or 'electronic' genre....Please, please....

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Combine filters to reduce result-set to the best fit..
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Is there some sort of advanced search option where I can lock in more than one variable? For instance, I'd like to know what compilations, if any, the Late Show's "Take A Chance" appears on. It would be great if there were some way to enter both the song title and the artist, or the songwriter, or what have you, and get a list of every result.

(In this particular instance, I can't just go to the original album and click on the song title, as the album page is mostly blank, though that may change as the reissue is processed. And searching for songs called "Take A Chance," without any way to limit it to a specific artist, spits out an unworkably large number of results.)

If you do have an advanced search function that allows this sort of thing, then I can't find it, which is also a problem, albeit a different one. Either way, adding this functionality would make the site much easier to use as well as more versatile.

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Advanced search options?.
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Hi SpaceCityMarc,
This is a functionality we are looking to enable in our advanced search which is in the process of being built.

The real problem you're having with not being able to find any versions of this song is that we don't have it in our database anywhere. We'll correct that and at least be part of the way there.

Thanks.
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Similar to "advanced search" sometimes I try to track down an album but the name is something too generic to search for, or just incorrect. Without the year, it can be nearly impossible to find. If there is a unique track I can search by that, but otherwise I am out of luck. What I would like is to find albums that have tracks A, B, C, ... on it. Either with an advanced search and an AND/OR/NOT kind of options or by searching within previous searches [a slow manual form of AND searches].

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Search with multiple pieces of information.
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it was really useful!

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"Search by label"...where did it go?.
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Jonathan Rummel

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It would be great to be able to browse only the albums that are marked as "Album Pick" on the site. Browsing by decade would also be a great filter option.

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Decade and Album Pick browsing.
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Advanced Searchers!

We are quietly rolling out our first stab at Advanced Album Search.
You can read about it here: https://getsatisfaction.com/allmusic/...

Please take a look and let us know what you think about our initial attempt. It's not everything we want it to be, but we wanted to start gathering feedback sooner rather than later.



Thanks much.
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Hello,
Could you add 'My rating' filter to Advanced Search? There is 'AMG rating' filter, but I would also like to filter albums according to my rating. Sometimes I ask myself questions like "What were the 2013 releases that I rated 4+ stars?".

Thank you. You're great.
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That is a solid idea. We'll see if there's a good way to implement that.

We store the Advanced Search data (everybody sees the same thing) and the user-specific data (available only to you) in different methods, so it is might be more complicated that it seems, but we can see if there is a good way to do it.

Thanks.
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Kamil Szymanski

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Thank you very much for looking into it.
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KC Lam

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Can you add advance search for a song or for an album from "my collection"? I have many versions or pressings of the same CD and I would like to comment on which version or pressing is recommended. I would also like to give comments on which singer or group sang a particular song and which is one has the best rendition and which has the best sound quality.
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Hi KC,
I was going to suggest using our User Reviews at the album level, but I see you've already started writing a bunch there. Nice work.