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  • stephenmaughan's eclectic score is 79/100

    13 May 2007, 22:10 by stephenmaughan

    Take your top 20 artists. For each of these artists, collect the top 5 similar artists. The resulting number of unique artists is your eclectic score. If the score is small (extreme = 5) your musical preferences are very limited, and if it is large (larger than 80, extreme = 100), then you have an eclectic musical preference. You can compute your own score at http://anthony.liekens.net/pub/scripts/last.fm/eclectic.php

    My eclectic score is currently

    79/100


    The 79 related artists for my profile are ABC Art of Fighting Aztec Camera Beck Belle and Sebastian Beth Orton Bill Pritchard Blondie Blur Bob Dylan (5) Broadcast Buzzcocks Chris Knox (2) Corduroy Utd. David Bowie (2) David Kilgour David McComb & Adam Peters Douglas Heart Duran Duran Ed Harcourt Elliott Smith Elton John Grant McLennan Josh Rouse Joy Division Led Zeppelin Leslies Lou Reed Madonna Martha Wainwright Modest Mouse My Bloody Valentine Orange Juice (2) Paul Weller Pavement Peter Astor Pink Floyd Pixies Prefab Sprout R.
  • I'm Your Fan - Impact on Last.FM Similar Artists

    15 Apr 2007, 10:02 by slimduncan

    In preparation for the excellent Monsieur Camembert gig Famous Blue Cheese I recently gave the Leonard Cohen tribute I'm Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen a bit of a bash. This is probably the best artist tribute album I've heard, by the way !

    In listening to this I remembered how much i used to like That Petrol Emotion, so, in the great tradition of Last.FM distractions, I dug out the old CDs and looked them up on last.FM. I was a little surprised at the Similar Artists list:

    * Watermelon Men
    * Peter Astor
    * The House of Love
    * Mickey & The Milkshakes
    * Julian Cope
    * Bill Pritchard
    * David McComb & Adam Peters

    until I realised that most of them also appeared on I'm Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen. Snooping around, i discovered that many of the other artists (especially the lesser known ones) on that disc have suffered the same fate.

    I guess it's a small flaw in the Similar Artists algorithm, and to really calculate the similar artists of bands such as That Petrol Emotion
  • Watoo Watoo biography

    14 Nov 2005, 15:20 by mkorchia

    Watoo Watoo is Pascale & Michaël. Michaël usually records new songs on his computer, calls friends to help with the guitars, and then asks Pascale to add her lovely voice. But Pascale is always busy doing something else, so Michaël often needs to ask her some time in advance.

    Watoo Watoo latest release is le fumalin, in 2003. The songs are a capricious mix of pop dashed with jazz, bossa, or even "chanson française", depending on the mood. It was released by Clover Records in Japan and on LeS DiSqUeS MaLaDrOiTs, the « home » label, for the rest of the world.

    Watoo Watoo has about ten new songs ready for a new label. Among the four songs on the enclosed CD are a melancholic waltz, a pop song with 60’s orchestral arrangements, an electronic tune and even a funk number sounding like a 70’s movie soundtrack. Pascale’s soft voice and the apparent softness of the melodies pull everything together, stamping the Watoo Watoo brand on the entire production.

  • Watoo Watoo biography

    14 Nov 2005, 15:20 by mkorchia

    Watoo Watoo is Pascale & Michaël. Michaël usually records new songs on his computer, calls friends to help with the guitars, and then asks Pascale to add her lovely voice. But Pascale is always busy doing something else, so Michaël often needs to ask her some time in advance.

    Watoo Watoo latest release is le fumalin, in 2003. The songs are a capricious mix of pop dashed with jazz, bossa, or even chanson française, depending on the mood. It was released by Clover Records in Japan and on LeS DiSqUeS MaLaDrOiTs, the « home » label, for the rest of the world.

    Watoo Watoo has about ten new songs ready for a new label. Among the four songs on the enclosed CD are a melancholic waltz, a pop song with 60’s orchestral arrangements, an electronic tune and even a funk number sounding like a 70’s movie soundtrack. Pascale’s soft voice and the apparent softness of the melodies pull everything together, stamping the Watoo Watoo brand on the entire production.

    Short discography:
  • Watoo Watoo biography

    14 Nov 2005, 15:20 by mkorchia

    Watoo Watoo is Pascale & Michaël. Michaël usually records new songs on his computer, calls friends to help with the guitars, and then asks Pascale to add her lovely voice. But Pascale is always busy doing something else, so Michaël often needs to ask her some time in advance.

    Watoo Watoo latest release is le fumalin, in 2003. The songs are a capricious mix of pop dashed with jazz, bossa, or even chanson française, depending on the mood. It was released by Clover Records in Japan and on LeS DiSqUeS MaLaDrOiTs, the « home » label, for the rest of the world.

    Watoo Watoo has about ten new songs ready for a new label. Among the four songs on the enclosed CD are a melancholic waltz, a pop song with 60’s orchestral arrangements, an electronic tune and even a funk number sounding like a 70’s movie soundtrack. Pascale’s soft voice and the apparent softness of the melodies pull everything together, stamping the Watoo Watoo brand on the entire production.

    Short discography:
  • Watoo Watoo biography

    14 Nov 2005, 15:20 by mkorchia

    Watoo Watoo is Pascale & Michaël. Michaël usually records new songs on his computer, calls friends to help with the guitars, and then asks Pascale to add her lovely voice. But Pascale is always busy doing something else, so Michaël often needs to ask her some time in advance.

    Watoo Watoo latest release is le fumalin, in 2003. The songs are a capricious mix of pop dashed with jazz, bossa, or even chanson française, depending on the mood. It was released by Clover Records in Japan and on LeS DiSqUeS MaLaDrOiTs, the « home » label, for the rest of the world.

    Watoo Watoo has about ten new songs ready for a new label. Among the four songs on the enclosed CD are a melancholic waltz, a pop song with 60’s orchestral arrangements, an electronic tune and even a funk number sounding like a 70’s movie soundtrack. Pascale’s soft voice and the apparent softness of the melodies pull everything together, stamping the Watoo Watoo brand on the entire production.

    Short discography: