Last.fm Web Services

album.getTopTags

Get the top tags for an album on Last.fm, ordered by popularity.

Example URLs

JSON: /2.0/?method=album.gettoptags&artist=radiohead&album=the%20bends&api_key=YOUR_API_...
XML: /2.0/?method=album.gettoptags&artist=radiohead&album=the%20bends&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY

Params

artist (Required (unless mbid)] : The artist name
album (Required (unless mbid)] : The album name
autocorrect[0|1] (Optional) : Transform misspelled artist names into correct artist names, returning the correct version instead. The corrected artist name will be returned in the response.
mbid (Optional) : The musicbrainz id for the album
api_key (Required) : A Last.fm API key.

Auth

This service does not require authentication.

Sample Response

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<lfm status="ok">
    <toptags artist="Radiohead" album="The Bends">
        <tag>
            <name>albums I own</name>
            <count>100</count>
            <url>http://www.last.fm/tag/albums%20i%20own</url>
        </tag>
        ...
    </toptags>
</lfm>
Hover over the underlined tags and attributes to get detailed information.

Errors

  • 2 : Invalid service - This service does not exist
  • 3 : Invalid Method - No method with that name in this package
  • 4 : Authentication Failed - You do not have permissions to access the service
  • 5 : Invalid format - This service doesn't exist in that format
  • 6 : Invalid parameters - Your request is missing a required parameter
  • 7 : Invalid resource specified
  • 8 : Operation failed - Something else went wrong
  • 9 : Invalid session key - Please re-authenticate
  • 10 : Invalid API key - You must be granted a valid key by last.fm
  • 11 : Service Offline - This service is temporarily offline. Try again later.
  • 13 : Invalid method signature supplied
  • 16 : There was a temporary error processing your request. Please try again
  • 26 : Suspended API key - Access for your account has been suspended, please contact Last.fm
  • 29 : Rate limit exceeded - Your IP has made too many requests in a short period