Question about the artwork displayed next to tracks in Library

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I realise a lot of work is being done on the database at the moment, so perhaps this question/suggestion will be automatically addressed by that, but currently the tracks in our libraries show semi-random artwork. Is there an intention to make it so that the associated album with the most plays of that particular track will be shown.

FWIW and on a side note, I also liked the way the old library showed you the various albums you had played each track from - will this be coming back?

Anyway, this is possibly easier to explain with pics. This is the current state of how the library lists some of my tracks:

And this is how it should look if it was a more accurate representation of my listening:
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This is a great idea, but the dev in me can't see it happening any time soon.  The amount of computation that would need to happen just to view a list of tracks/artist would be pretty huge, plus it'd need to be updated regularly, and because it's not generic it'd be harder to cache.  Wouldn't be impossible though, so would be really cool if they could work out an efficient way of doing it.

TBH, right now I'd just be happy to see any image for some songs.  If the artist has an image and the album doesn't, there's no good reason why it doesn't fall back to using the artist's main image.
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@Chris I'm not a dev, but I understand what you're saying. However, the old site was already doing this computation, wasn't it? When you had a track in your library from more than one album, it would always list the associated album you had listened to it most from first. So if the old, allegedly inferior, site could do it, I'm not sure there's any justification for this new supposedly superior iteration of Last FM being able to do the same...

As for our champ @svilcans' comment, I don't see how that has any bearing on the matter we/I am talking about.
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Did it? Then maybe this is something that's already been puzzled out and not ported across to the new site yet.

I thought that generally it just used the image of the most popular album associated with that song sitewide, rather than taking into account your own scrobble counts.  If I'm wrong, cool!
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In case it's not clear, it didn't also show images next to each track in the old library, but it was already calculating the album the track had the most associated plays from by how it listed the albums you had listened to it from.
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As far as I know the code that tried to figure out the album a track is from was deactivated and not it just works like the old site (just use whatever you use in you tags).
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It may very well be a simple coincidence, but here's another reason for those missing or wrong images that appear next to songs in your library:
I had this situation in my library with Jean Michel Jarre's album "Equinoxe": song titled "Equinoxe part 1" had a different picture than the album because of the video included in this song's page ! (the picture that I see near this song is also the static picture of the youtube clip embedded in this song's page).
Other song (Equinoxe part 7) had such a video in it's page but this video is no longer available from youtube site itself, and thus it appears as with no picture at all.

Of course, this may be a simple coincidence. Can you check you have similar problem with those songs in your library ?
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So did anyone reach an actual answer? Is it all or nothing on the users' side or just nothing on the corporation's side?
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That depends on what you want. If you just want to add missing albums covers you can indeed fix it yourself by uploading them.
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Understand Tiffany’s reluctance and advice, she lost 30,000 tracks in an argument with a mod. last July, was promised it would come back after a week on a reset and never did. No help, nothing.

I have taken a lot of crap for art, simple art, so please if it is on my end have someone explain to me how to fix it, and I am fairly good with a pc.

does this look right? http://www.last.fm/user/pinkpinkpink999/library/tracks?page=3&date_preset=LAST_30_DAYS

Check the whole library i.e. live material --- NIN no cover-art? It was not missing this much art as pre-beta and I could fix tracks several ways; it has been like this since August 2015 ---we have lost the functions to fix things on our own. 

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On a positive note; finally some feedback!

“We” have complained about quality and another repeated/unanswered complaint is if the art is not recognized as a cover; it uploads into images for artist? You see my frustration? No one until today in maybe close to 4 months has answered any of my questions since the update that was to fix most of this.

You asked me about tags, I like or don’t like. I just want an orderly library and art
helps a great deal. This is for sure: I did not have any of these problems that I could not fix with some small exceptions before August 15. 2015.

I realise I don't listen to music within the "norm," but forgotten is that web scrobbler, no one has that but Last FM.
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If it already works it is no point in fixing it.
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If you upload album covers for the albums they will (if the image server isn't down) have album covers. If you have weird album names only you use and you never upload an album cover image it will not get one by magic, you will have to put in some work yourself. Please go to http://www.last.fm/user/username/library/albums and check to see if you have album images for your albums.

MusicBrainz has to do with track listings et.c., not album covers. But if you tag your music using something like http://picard.musicbrainz.org/ the odds of getting your tags right and thus something someone already uploaded an album image for is vastly improved.
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Hmm... @Ronbozo ... what do you expect svilcans to understand ?
For instance, I don't understand what exactly do you say here: "to stop treating it as an image and as a cover"
What exactly do you mean ?
Or do you mean anything at all ?
Do you find any difference between an "image" and a "cover" ?
If so, what, and where ?

I try to imagine that you wish that albums have a special category of image, called "cover image" ? If so you are wrong. This is not so now, and more, never was like this !
The official cover images of albums were simple images added on the site either by users or by artists themselves through Music Manager .
If you did such thing through Music Manager for you artist, I think you misunderstood everything you had done here. You only added a simple image to the album's list of images.
Yes, the vast majority of images added for albums are indeed official covers, but this doesn't mean anything special -- those images are simple images.

So, take your time and try to write with more than 2-3 words what is it that you want.
If you continue this robotic-like conversation, you will never get anything good back (and yes, svilcans is similar to you in his responses).
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Could someone please just answer there three questions in plain English without rant and conspiracy theories:
1. What do you do?
2. What is the expected result?
3. What happens instead?

Please provide links where relevant.