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  • The Obscurometer

    What is The Obscurometer?

    Simply put, it's a tool to measure just how obscure the music you listen to is. Are you a Top 40 fan, or an indie rock individualist? Simply enter your last.fm username, and The Obscurometer will calculate both how obscure your musical tastes are as compared to other people, and how obscure your favorite artists are. It's simple, easy, and fun; so what are you waiting for?

    How does it work?

    The Obscurometer uses data gathered from last.fm, runs it through some mathematical algorithms, and out comes your obscurity rating.



    Your musical tastes are more obscure
    than 92.7% of all users


    (This is just to have fun with, don't take it personal if your not that obscure)

  • But it only rates your top artists,

    surely obscurity is probably changing your tastes/weekly/daily seeking new obscure bands.

    This glorifies plays, and top 40 most obscure bands.

    fail-0-meter.

    "Or shall I perhaps know, That I was happy oft and oft before, Or must I be content with discontent..." - Edward Thomas, The Glory
  • HEY EVERYBODY LOOK AT ME I LISTEN TO STUFF THAT YOU DO NOT. ERGO I AM SUPERIOR.

    /derp

    • Kennoth disse...
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    • Jan 19 2011, 10h43
    Your musical tastes are more obscure than 27.4% of all users

    Bollocks. It's all because of Korn and Disturbed.

    Sweet Mother, sweet Mother, send your child unto me. For the sins of the unworthy must be baptized in blood and fear.

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    • Jan 19 2011, 11h09
    69.3%

    I am the only one that listens to my own noise projects after all :p

    • holly75 disse...
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    • Jan 19 2011, 15h37
    Well here's mine....

    Your overall obscurity level is...
    17.5%

    Yeah, okay. Obscure to what exactly? I don't even get it. Kinda like that rating bar that everyone has on their profile (and yeah I jumped on the bandwagon and got one too just for the hell of it).

    Nobody dies a virgin....life fucks us all. ~ Kurt Cobain
  • Your overall obscurity level is...
    27.5%

  • Oh just for laughs here's mine.

    Your overall obscurity level is...
    48.3%
    Your musical tastes are more obscure than 74.7% of all users.

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    • Jan 19 2011, 17h44

    • mmynxx disse...
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    • Jan 19 2011, 19h46


    Your musical tastes are more obscure than 92.6% of all users




  • I personally find these sorts of things fun. Those who dislike: do you really think people use these as elitist symbols? ... am I odd that this didn't occur to me when I put it on my profile?

    ... electronic music from a lost friend John Fleetham
  • 23.9
    my most obscure artist is the young veins. hurhur.

  • DaddyPobbin said:
    This glorifies plays, and top 40 most obscure bands.
    fail-0-meter.





    Your musical tastes are more obscure than 93.3% of all users.


    This is just to have fun with, don't take it so personal. =p

    • sgath92 disse...
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    • Jan 19 2011, 23h52
    There were a few surprises in the data of mine. Mainly I was surprised The Breath of Life, sToa and The Machine in the Garden weren't more popular. The rest was more or less as popular as I expected it to be. I think my result is artificially high because I have the Flowing Tears listed twice because of their first name [Flowing Tears & Withered Flowers]. I am pretty sure most people use the shorter name on everything including their really old releases. Kinda like the big debate as to whether or not it is accurate tagging to use "UK" at times for The Mission [UK] depending on the release.

  • M-e-r-r-i-c-k said:
    DaddyPobbin said:
    This glorifies plays, and top 40 most obscure bands.
    fail-0-meter.





    Your musical tastes are more obscure than 93.3% of all users.


    This is just to have fun with, don't take it so personal. =p


    I hate all of these meter's. There is only 1 I quite like and think it's relatively accurate.

    I guess you don't agree

    "Or shall I perhaps know, That I was happy oft and oft before, Or must I be content with discontent..." - Edward Thomas, The Glory
    Editado por DaddyPobbin em Jan 20 2011, 16h06
    • Z1955 disse...
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    • Jan 20 2011, 14h35
    I'm sensing DaddyPobbin's careometer is on the low side...

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    (Find out what other people have already discovered.)
  • 27.1%. It said I was more obscure that 16% of Last.fm users.

    The ghost of you lingers.
  • Rrrioght..

    From the panes a green mist swirls..
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    • Jan 20 2011, 21h47

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    • Jan 20 2011, 22h38


  • That doesn't really mean anything to me though... lol

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    • Jan 23 2011, 19h31
    Not to seem churlish but so far i'm winning. It is a comptetition right?

    :p

    • jsam93 disse...
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    • Jan 23 2011, 19h34
    Glass-Needles said:


    Sorry to go off-topic, but this genuinely did make me laugh out loud!

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