Website update - 8th December (Last.year)

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Hey all,

Today we released Sprint 197 and Sprint 198. This includes one big thing, your Last.year listening report.

The report features a whole bunch of stats around your listening habits, and other Last.fm activity, from 2016. We're really excited about this feature and hope you like it.

You can see your report here: http://www.last.fm/user/_/listening-report/year

Cheers,
Team Last.fm
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James Scott, Web dev lead

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RedRage

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Wow, fancy.  Now if you guys would just bring back the things that made last.fm great.  My personal tags would be a start.  Why the hell does one care what the most popular tag is?  Why do I care when I listen to music the most?

Honestly, what useful data does that new feature really offer?  Next to nothing.  How is it you guys don't realize this?  Amazing, really.

The sad reality is, last.fm has dropped significantly. 

The latest efforts prove that you guys have a pulse, yet aren't I still question if you all have ears!

Again, I was a subscriber for a decade, would love to subscribe again, yet still see no reason to.
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Last.fm also released a global statistics overview in the Features section listing Top Discoveries, Songs Artists And Albums Of 2016. So this is an interesting addition to the personalised Last.Year overview for each user.

For example listing The Beatles as Top Artist #4 shows how much influence streaming providers have these days, as their catalogue was released one year ago on Spotify, Apple Music etc. Same is probably true for Radiohead being #1, as they decided to release their full catalogue, too.
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neo

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Hows does that benefit people who don't listen to those bands or those type of genres? all I listen to is heavy metal, it seems lastfm wants to force other types of music on me????
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cptchi

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that's not what those stats are for at all... 
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sakigaby

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All this is just reinforcing what's popular and what is trending. This adds nothing for music discovery especially for those of us that go out of our way without popular influence. How people listen and discover music nowadays is spontaneous. There is no one factor so I would take that information with a grain of salt and a squirt of lemon. Keep playing Hans.
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George336

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So Neo, does it really seem that LFM is forcing you to listen to genres of music that don't interest you or are you having a bloody laugh? I mean, I think that Radiohead are inexplicably popular but I've yet to find an LFM employee in my bedroom with a gun in his hand telling me that I must listen to Radiohead and The Beatles or else. Is that what has happened to you? If so , I hope you've called The Police( Sting may not reply) and have informed them of this terrible act of sonic oppression.
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George336

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Jeez, even on Xmas Eve, the humourlessness of some people still continues apace.

I don't have to answer Neo's question because it is so obviously ridiculous. Maybe instead of asking me to answer his risible question, you should ask yourself why he's suggested that LFM is forcing him to listen to music within genres that are independent of the only one he's interested in. Because if you think that he's not being overly dramatic and annoyingly whiny, then I'm not going to take you seriously either.

LFM have merely told us what bands, songs etc... have been the most popular on the site this year. Maybe Neo would like to have seen bands like Avenged Sevenfold on these lists but they're not because not enough people were interested in them, maybe because they're pant suckingly dreadful. These stats aren't meant to assist anyone's musical discovery. They're just there to inform people of a few facts. I'm sorry if Neo finds this disagreeable( Actually, I'm not sorry. I couldn't care less) but I didn't. I just looked at the lists, shrugged my shoulders and moved on.

Merry Xmas to you, by the way. I hope Santa gives you the gift of a sense of humour.
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LOL@ george336 getting upset about something I typed and assuming avenged sevenfold is a heavy metal band? Assuming about me and making me laugh even more. You do care about everything I typed on that comment. I couldn't careless about what neo said about this or that. You're the only one responding to my comment and attacking me and assuming you know so much about me. I am not over dramatic about anything, douche bag. I was questioning all these useless updates The fact that you think avenge sevenfold is a heavy metal and somehow I listen to core bands is really funny. Keep assuming about me and thinking you know anything about me based on a question. I will be waiting for your next response about your assumptions about me and what  bands  that aren't heavy metal that you think I listen to. You probably think  numetal and core bands are heavy metal. With your two responds above about me and saying you couldn't careless about what I typed and getting upset over things makes me laugh.
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George336

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I note that you've edited your post and have removed the words 'this faggot'. Did your conscience prick you or did you remove these words by accident? And you think it's me that gets upset. You poor little snowflake. I also like how by using these words you've managed to make yourself the atypical stereotyped meathead metal fan. Well done. I don't think it's you that's laughing.

The fact that I think Avenged Sevenfold are a heavy metal band? Well, that' is how they are described so I reckon I was correct. You can't teach me diddly squat about music, even your preferred genre. However, I await your essay about why they're not Heavy Metal and what differentiates them from the no doubt wonderful( Sorry, Awful) music that you think fits under that umbrella.

Merry Xmas. Keep headbanging, you adorable little sweetheart.

Keep laughing
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Pissing match aside, fuck you @neo and your homophobia - you've just made sure all your comments are entirely irrelevant to any discussion that happens on these forums.
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neo

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All the leftist seem to be offended when one doesn't agree with their views. Everyone has freedom of speech no matter if they don't agree with yours or not. @Elliot Robinson fuck off with your heterophobia.
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Chris

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Aww someone's upset about being called out for being homophobic ;-)

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Action Radar

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Turn your head to the right.
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pizzicatoiv

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Honestly no improvement over the google search "music 2016"
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Chris

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Aww, Neo you special little snowflake. Lot of assumptions there buddy, considering all we did was call our your homophobia. Quick, get back to your safe space where you can say what you want without the big bad internet people being mean to you about it ;-)
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Neo, freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from criticism of whatever you said. Guess what? Others have as much freedom to call out on whatever BS you spew out. It's funny there's people out there that want to say anything regardless of how others will react and then hide it under "freedom of speech" or worse, label and assume those that doesn't agree with their opinions. "Leftist," "heterophobic?" Great job there, sir.

A round of applause for Neo, please. //sarcasm
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"It's free speech, guys. That means you either have to agree with me or shut up."

Pathetic damage control.
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neo

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All the leftists using their propaganda  to make themselves feel  so righteous. OMG!!!! you fucking racist, bigot, asshole. I need no safe place. The left side is always getting offended and upset about everything and anything. @chris, I don't fear you and I am sure you don't fear me, but it's funny how it takes a bunch of social justice warriors to bring me down and failing.
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Why does my Last.year page say I gained 0 followers and my Discovery Leaderboard is empty?
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Patrick

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I'm having the same problem too. It tells me that I gained 97 followers, yet, I reached over 100. The same goes for new artists, 48% only. I should have 100% considering that I have 15 new artists on my list.
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why this func year does not update at least once in a week?! what a sheet did u develop?!
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Action Radar

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One of the staff members on Get Satisfaction said that this is not under their control. The staff members themselves claim to read every piece of feedback and forward the requests to CBS Interactive. Since Last.FM is on winter vacation, 2017 will probably settle many of the users' most-demanded features.
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This whole last.year thing is pretty stupid because my scrobbels from December are not mentioned there. So basically a last.fm year is only 11 months? Sorry, that's the perfect example for whats wrong with the "new" last.fm.
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Frankenrin

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Soooo this is completely static, yes? Great.
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Tom Stephen

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Jesus, everytime when I see these some links connected to old Last.fm, I feel so sad that it becomes like it is nowadays.
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B3RTO

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When there will be notifications (in the app, an e-mail, or sth) for the Inbox?
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B3RTO

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And will you create Notifications when we have a new follower?

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