Similar tracks now only showing 4?

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I was really digging the Similar Tracks feature, showing 100 songs similar to the track I was viewing online. I can only see 4 now. That's quite disappointing. I discovered some really good music through this feature. I hope it's something that's gonna be expanded on??
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Jon, Community & Customer Services

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Hi, thanks for your feedback,

Can you give us an example to look into please?  Could be a problem that needs to be investigated (otherwise I'll raise it as a feature request).
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Trevor Stone

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Hi Jon, is this something that is being investigated, or is it likely to stay how it is? It's a feature I used to really enjoy
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As far as I remember, the missing long similar tracks list is an already known issue. I think sachin might have written a feature request / ticket for that.
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Trevor Stone

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Purely at random,

http://www.last.fm/music/Gnarls+Barkley/_/Going+On

Under "Similar Tracks", where in the pre-updated pages, it'd show 100 similar tracks, this is only showing 4, with no option to expand that selection.
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Another thing I hate: the more visual it became. It can turn very horrid looking, like this:

And those are the only four that are recommended.
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runeii

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Otherwise it looks like this, which takes up too much space and is not as easy to look at compared to the old site's similar tracks, and I cannot click on the title for more similar tracks.



I enjoyed seeing the amount of listeners- though that's been taken away as well.
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This is the feature I miss the most as well. It's very disappointing. It's how I find all my new music.
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runeii

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I posted a question about this as well. Very sad to see this disappear.
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Trevor Stone

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I think I've "me-tooed" your post. It's really disappointing that it's not being dealt with yet.
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Nipuna Sunath Jayatunge

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Yeah, this was how I discovered new music as well. I don't see any reason why similar tracks shouuld be limited to just 4. And, with weekly genre charts also gone, it's becoming harder for me to use last.fm as a tool to discover new music! Please get this feature back!
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Mark O'Sullivan

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Good grief this is endless. All the ways I used to use the old site to discover new music have been removed or ruined. It's an utter disaster. I don't care so much about how it looks (though obviously it looks atrocious) but it's just now become useless. This list needs way more than four to be useful otherwise it's like oh quelle surprise those four top tracks are more than likely from the same artist or album. I would previously go to the list of similars for a song I loved and scroll through it to find something I didn't recognise and then (which you now can no longer do using this truncated list) click on the link to that song so as to dig deeper. According to your propaganda digging deeper is your gig! Seems more like you've been digging a hole for yourselves. RIP last.fm
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This is a major loss. I discovered so much new music this way.
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Nipuna Sunath Jayatunge

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Commenting again, because I sorely need this feature back because last.fm was the ONLY site that used to allow us to discover songs by going through similar tracks. I'm trying to find some similar songs to some new songs I've just heard, but only having four recommendations is so frustrating, compared to what I was able to do earlier!

It's alright if you only display four similar tracks on the main page for a track but please at least provide a link where we can view more similar tracks on a separate page, or something like that. At least add it as a feature request. I miss this feature.

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