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"rockland fm" (last.fm)
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The best music, is the music I hear for the very first time....

I'm still a collector, I still buy CDs when I find music I like. I do however also use Spotify, WiMP, SoundCloud, Hype Machine, podcasts, netradio stations and other internet sources to explore music. When I find something I like, I buy it to be physically displayed and available on my shelf. One of the first thing I also do however, is to rip the CD (alternatively buy 24 bit HD flac, if available). And for convenience, most times I listen to an album, I play the ripped version using my Squeezebox setup... I guess I just cannot make up my mind if I should be an old-fashioned conservative grumpy music-collector, or if I should try to follow and be a little like the young teenage hipsters...

But I refuse ever to listen to my music using the small lousy built-in speakers of my smartphones or tablet. An awful insult to the music being played, IMO. No music for ringtones being cut of after a few seconds either. How can you treat music like that?...

I'm also an album listener who wants to hear an album from beginning to the end, and gets a bit annoyed if I have to interrupt the listening half the way...

Yeah okay, I guess I am old-fashioned. Maybe even grumpy too ;-)

Bonus fact: I have been to every Roskilde Festival since 1990. There was a few years I speculated if I was getting too old for this and next time should be the final one. But I have given up that idea again. I know now it will be high priority again every year when Summer arrives :-) ...

Try my tool for grabbing big coverart

Looking for highres covers for your digital music collection? You might like my little browser-tool (Can be used either as a "bookmarklet" or as a "userscript"). Read more and try it:
https://greasyfork.org/scripts/20771-stig-s-art-grabr

A (slightly messy?) links collection...

* AllMusic (AMG music) - Music lexicon and meta data. Submissions to Rovi or corrections-form on entry pages.
* MusicBrainz - Music metadata/discographies. Also home of the Picard tool which can be used for submissions.
* freeDB.org (open continuation of the old CDDB) - Submit from website or use for example dBpoweramp.
* Gracenote (closed/commercial continuation of the old CDDB) - Submit using for example WinAMP?
* Music at metacritic and Rate Your Music - Critics stats...
* Squeezebox community - The old but more interesting semi-unofficial forum from the days of slimdevices is still very well alive (The "real offical" but usually less interesting forum is at forums.logitech.com). Also bug database ("my votes" page). Worried about future of the Squeezebox "eco-system"? See Community Projects...
* Latest commits for LMS 9.0, changelog for the community driven version of Logitech Media Server for Squeezebox systems: https://htmlpreview.github.io/?https://github.com/Logitech/slimserver/blob/public/9.0/Changelog9.html .
* Hydrogenaudio forums (and wiki).
* Dynamic Range Database - Loudness war data. Easiest way to submit is to use foobar2000 with component found on http://www.dr.loudness-war.info/ .
* General music shopping: CDON, imusic, Targetshop, Vibrashop, Gucca, Dvdoo, CD Market, cdbaby, Amazon UK, Amazon US and Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab.
* Shopping music download (Not all available everywhere or tested/tried yet): HDtracks, Linn Records, 7digital, JunoDownload, Bleep, Tidal Store, Google Play Music, cdon downloads, Acoustic Sounds, ProStudioMasters, Klicktrack Music, Beatport, Bandcamp, cdbaby, Boomkat, HighResAudio, OnkyoMusic, TechnicsTracks (7digital), iTrax, qobuz, Zunior.com, 4AD ShopUSA, eMusic and more HD options...
* Crowdfunding music: PledgeMusic, Booomerang.dk, IndieGoGo/Music and Kickstarter/Music
* I should make more visits to Vega, Pumpehuset, Rust, Stengade, Loppen, Den Grå Hal, Amager Bio, Beta 2300, etc etc...
* dBpoweramp - Best CD ripper around. Also see Spoon's Audio Guide and DAE Drive Features Database. dBpoweramp also includes dBpoweramp Music converter.
* Mp3Tag - An universal tageditor (mp3, flac, ogg,...). Jaikoz - another tageditor. Command-line flac tag tool: metaflac. Tag mapping lists: Mp3Tag, Jaikoz/jAudioTagger and Picard/MusicBrainz.
* Other tools: DVD Audio Extractor, LAME mp3 encoder (binaries), FLAC (Windows frontend), dBpoweramp Music converter, MuvUnder Cover and PerfectTUNES.
* Misc. Discogs: Advanced Search, Groups, WiKi Packaging, Credits list, BBcode text formatting ([img=url] also works in some places), API forum, Forum>API2.0, API documentation, API Docs>User, API Docs>Database, Danske Discogs 'værktøjer', Discogs Search Tool for Firefox.
* Tags, tags, tags: ID3v2 (mp3), Vorbis comments (flac), Side-by-side Comparison of ID3 Versions, MP3TAG tag fields mapping, MusicBrainz Picard tags mapping, ID3 implementations, TagLib (C/C++ and more), jAudioTagger (Java), old id3lib (C/C++ and more).
* Misc. misc: Cover image grabbing tips, Copy Discogs releases to Musicbrainz GreaseMonkey script, General/MusicBrainz capitalization, MusicBrainz Style Guidelines, BBcodes on last.fm.

Some albums I've been listening to lately...


- Based on scrobbles to my last.fm account. Auto-generated by album collage tool at http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/.

Recent Activity

Action Description
Helena Gao - Mirth & Matter
submitted Helena Gao - Mirth & Matter. about 18 hours ago
Helena Gao - Extended Adolescence
submitted Helena Gao - Extended Adolescence. about 18 hours ago
English Teacher - This Could Be Texas
submitted English Teacher - This Could Be Texas. 2 days ago
Billie Eilish - Hit Me Hard And Soft
submitted Billie Eilish - Hit Me Hard And Soft. about 1 month ago
Various - Everyone's Getting Involved: A Tribute to Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense
submitted Various - Everyone's Getting Involved: A Tribute to Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense. about 1 month ago
Beth Gibbons - Lives Outgrown
submitted Beth Gibbons - Lives Outgrown. about 1 month ago
St. Vincent - All Born Screaming
submitted St. Vincent - All Born Screaming. 3 months ago
Ride - Live Manchester Albert Hall 2015
submitted Ride - Live Manchester Albert Hall 2015. 3 months ago
Ride - Interplay
submitted Ride - Interplay. 3 months ago
Empress Of - For Your Consideration
submitted Empress Of - For Your Consideration. 4 months ago
Elbow - Audio Vertigo
submitted Elbow - Audio Vertigo. 4 months ago
Julia Holter - Something In The Room She Moves
submitted Julia Holter - Something In The Room She Moves. 4 months ago
Hope Sandoval And The Warm Inventions* - Until The Hunter
submitted Hope Sandoval And The Warm Inventions* - Until The Hunter. 4 months ago
The Last Dinner Party - Prelude To Ecstasy
submitted The Last Dinner Party - Prelude To Ecstasy. 4 months ago
Kim Gordon - The Collective
submitted Kim Gordon - The Collective. 4 months ago
Mannequin Pussy - I Got Heaven
submitted Mannequin Pussy - I Got Heaven. 4 months ago
Baby In Vain - Afterlife
submitted Baby In Vain - Afterlife. 5 months ago
Chelsea Wolfe - She Reaches Out To She Reaches Out To She
submitted Chelsea Wolfe - She Reaches Out To She Reaches Out To She. 5 months ago
Snooper (3) - Super Sn​õ​õ​per
submitted Snooper (3) - Super Sn​õ​õ​per. 5 months ago
Voyager One (2) - Monster Zero
submitted Voyager One (2) - Monster Zero. 5 months ago
Astrid Sonne - Great Doubt
submitted Astrid Sonne - Great Doubt. 5 months ago
The Smile (5) - Wall Of Eyes
submitted The Smile (5) - Wall Of Eyes. 6 months ago
Yo La Tengo - This Stupid World
submitted Yo La Tengo - This Stupid World. 7 months ago
Wednesday (10) - Rat Saw God
submitted Wednesday (10) - Rat Saw God. 7 months ago
Ellis May (2) - Medicine
submitted Ellis May (2) - Medicine. 7 months ago
Ellis May (2) - The Distance
submitted Ellis May (2) - The Distance. 7 months ago
Ellis May (2) - The Distance
submitted Ellis May (2) - The Distance. 7 months ago
Debby Friday - Good Luck
submitted Debby Friday - Good Luck. 7 months ago
Soccer Mommy - Karaoke Night
submitted Soccer Mommy - Karaoke Night. 9 months ago
Cherry Glazerr - I Don't Want You Anymore
submitted Cherry Glazerr - I Don't Want You Anymore. 9 months ago
The Raveonettes - Rip It Off
submitted The Raveonettes - Rip It Off. 10 months ago
Yeule - Softscars
submitted Yeule - Softscars. 10 months ago
Mitski - The Land Is Inhospitable And So Are We
submitted Mitski - The Land Is Inhospitable And So Are We. 10 months ago
Badlands (12) - Call To Love
submitted Badlands (12) - Call To Love. 10 months ago
Badlands (12) - Djinn
submitted Badlands (12) - Djinn. 10 months ago
PJ Harvey - I Inside The Old Year Dying
submitted PJ Harvey - I Inside The Old Year Dying. 12 months ago
Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee
submitted Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee. about 1 year ago
Kesha - Gag Order
submitted Kesha - Gag Order. about 1 year ago
Nicole Dollanganger - Married in Mount Airy
submitted Nicole Dollanganger - Married in Mount Airy. about 1 year ago
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cool It Down
submitted Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cool It Down. about 1 year ago
The Klittens - Citrus
submitted The Klittens - Citrus. about 1 year ago
Soap&Skin - From Gas To Solid / You Are My Friend
submitted Soap&Skin - From Gas To Solid / You Are My Friend. about 1 year ago
Soap&Skin - Narrow
submitted Soap&Skin - Narrow. about 1 year ago
Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend
submitted Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend. over 2 years ago
Wolf Alice - Visions Of A Life
submitted Wolf Alice - Visions Of A Life. over 2 years ago
Porridge Radio - Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky
submitted Porridge Radio - Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky. over 2 years ago
Suuns - The Witness
submitted Suuns - The Witness. over 2 years ago
Suuns - Felt
submitted Suuns - Felt. over 2 years ago
The Horrors - Primary Colours
submitted The Horrors - Primary Colours. over 2 years ago
Jack White (2) - Fear Of The Dawn
submitted Jack White (2) - Fear Of The Dawn. over 2 years ago