• Listen to:

    21 Jul 2007, 3:00

    Take the 50 top artists in your musical profile, and create a cloud of the similar artists that are not in your top 50. The result is a collection of highly recommended artists for your personal profile. You can generate your own cloud (in BBCode) at

    My recommendations are
    ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Andrew Bird Architecture in Helsinki Badly Drawn Boy Band of Horses Beck Belle and Sebastian Bloc Party Bright Eyes Broken Social Scene Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Death Cab for Cutie Eels Elliott Smith Grandaddy Hot Hot Heat Interpol James Reid Lou Reed Modest Mouse My Morning Jacket Nada Surf Neutral Milk Hotel Okkervil River Pavement Pixies Rilo Kiley Rogue Wave Spoon Stars Sufjan Stevens TV on the Radio Tapes 'n Tapes Ted Leo and the Pharmacists The Arcade Fire The Fiery Furnaces The Flaming Lips The Futureheads The Go! Team The Magnetic Fields The New Pornographers The Postal Service The Strokes The Unicorns The Velvet Underground The Walkmen Wilco Wolf Parade Yeah Yeah Yeahs Yo La Tengo
  • Eclecticism

    21 Jul 2007, 2:39

    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

    My eclectic score is currently


    The 87 related artists for my profile are Alanis Morissette, Andrew Bird, Bauhaus, Belle and Sebastian (2), Billy Childish, Billy Childish & Dan Melchior, Bob Dylan, Bob Frank, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Built to Spill, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Cat Stevens (2), Chris Ballew, Chris and Tad, Dan Melchior, David Bowie, Death Cab for Cutie (2), Devendra Banhart, Dolly Parton, Echo & the Bunnymen, Emmylou Harris, Fivehead, Fugazi, Garbage, Gwen Stefani (2), Hank Williams, Holly Golightly, Holly Golightly & Dan Melchior, Iggy Pop, Iron & Wine, Iron Maiden, James Reid, Joy Division, Judas Priest, Lou Reed (2), Love and Rockets, Mad Season, Maroon 5, Merle Haggard, Metallica, Minutemen, Mission of Burma, Modest Mouse, Mother Love Bone, Motörhead, Mudhoney, Neil Young (2), Nelly Furtado, Neutral Milk Hotel, Nick Drake, Nuzzle, Ozzy Osbourne, PJ Harvey, Patsy Cline, Pavement (2), Pinq, Pixies, Robbie Williams, Scissor Sisters, Scott Walker, Sebadoh (2), Silver Jews, Simon & Garfunkel (2), Soledad Brothers, Sonic Youth, Soundgarden, Sufjan Stevens, Take That, Temple of the Dog, The Arcade Fire (2), The Beatles, The Buff Medways, The Byrds, The Cardigans, The Cure, The Decemberists, The Husbands, The Replacements, The Rolling Stones, The Shins, The Stooges, The Velvet Underground (3), The Who, Tom Waits, Van Morrison, Wire, Yo La Tengo (2)