Last.fm Web Services

album.search

Search for an album by name. Returns album matches sorted by relevance.

Example URLs

JSON: /2.0/?method=album.search&album=believe&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY&format=json
XML: /2.0/?method=album.search&album=believe&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY

Params

limit (Optional) : The number of results to fetch per page. Defaults to 30.
page (Optional) : The page number to fetch. Defaults to first page.
album (Required) : The album name
api_key (Required) : A Last.fm API key.

Auth

This service does not require authentication.

Sample Response

<results for="believe">
  <opensearch:Query role="request" searchTerms="believe" startPage="1"/>
  <opensearch:totalResults>734</opensearch:totalResults>
  <opensearch:startIndex>0</opensearch:startIndex>
  <opensearch:itemsPerPage>20</opensearch:itemsPerPage>
  <albummatches>
    <album>
      <name>Make Believe</name>
      <artist>Weezer</artist>
      <id>2025180</id>
      <url>http://www.last.fm/music/Weezer/Make+Believe</url>
      <image size="small">http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/34/8673675.jpg</image>
      <image size="medium">http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/64/8673675.jpg</image>
      <image size="large">http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/126/8673675.jpg</image>
      <streamable>0</streamable>
    </album>
    ...
  </albummatches>
</results>

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