Glaring Omissions in Discographies

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I love the new layout, but ever since the change I've notice quite a few issues with discographies, namely missing albums. Some albums are even referenced either in other reviews or in the bio and are still not in the discography. You guys are pretty much the only music DB worth it's weight out there, but these omissions really undercut your credibility.
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JJ Frederick

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Posted 7 years ago

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Chrysta Cherrie

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Hi JJ,
Can you provide some examples of albums you're not seeing? That will help us nail down whether it's an issue of us not having the product, or if it's a linking problem (like this related issue: https://getsatisfaction.com/allmusic/...).

Thank you for using AllMusic!
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Artist- Brinsley Schwarz- missing 'Silver Pistol' even though it's referenced in the Bio.

Artist- Robyn Hitchcock- missing several albums. Before the re-format of the website you were able to have all albums by an artist of this type despite his appearing as solo, Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians and Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3

These are two I noted, but I had noticed several others that I dismissed as growing pains with your new website. I don't have any problems with the layout, but I would like items like this to be accurate.

JJ
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JJ, the album "Silver Pistol" is at http://www.allmusic.com/album/silver-... . See https://getsatisfaction.com/allmusic/... regarding Robyn Hitchcock's backing bands.
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I saw both of those. I was able to find the information I sought. I was just pointing out errors on your website that you may want to address. You used to list all of an artists albums regardless of backing band and still do in some cases (See Elvis Costello). I would just like some consistency and accuracy if possible. You have the best music database out there, but that doesn't mean someone won't come along and do it better. Clean up your act and I'll remain a lifelong fan. Don't and I'll seek my information elsewhere.
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To be clear, Rootsmusic doesn't represent AllMusic, he was simply sharing his knowledge of the site to offer some help. Anyway, Silver Pistol should indeed be in the discography for Brinsley Schwarz the band, not the person as is currently the case, so my colleague will fix that.

The Robyn Hitchcock albums are another example of a known, ongoing "incomplete discographies" problem we've been working to solve (see the link in the first post, https://getsatisfaction.com/allmusic/...).

Thanks!