I came across a whole bunch of Last.fm profile scripts on Anthony Lieken’s blog while I was looking for a Scrobbler plugin for Winamp. One of them gave me an eclectic score and made me feel all warm and fuzzy. How do you score?
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
The 86 related artists for my profile are Ash, Athlete, Audioslave, Better Than Ezra, Big Wreck, Blues Traveler, Breaking Benjamin, Bush, Cobra Starship, Collective Soul, Creed, Crossfade (2), Cute Is What We Aim For, Default, Disturbed, Edwin McCain, Elbow, Embrace, Fair to Midland, Faithless, Fall Out Boy, Finger Eleven, Fort Minor, Frou Frou, Fuel, Gavin DeGraw, Goo Goo Dolls (2), Hawksley Workman, Hoobastank, Hootie & the Blowfish, Hooverphonic, Howie Day, I Am Kloot, Idlewild, Incubus, Ingram Hill, Jack’s Mannequin, Jay-Z and Linkin Park, Jem, Joseph Arthur, Kate Havnevik, Ko?n, Lamb, Lifehouse, Limp Bizkit, Matchbox Twenty (2), Matt Nathanson, Matt Wertz, Moloko, Morcheeba, My Chemical Romance, Neverending White Lights, Nickelback, Nirvana, OneRepublic, P.O.D., Panic! At the Disco (2), Papa Roach, Pilate, Queens of the Stone Age, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Regina Spektor, Rob Thomas, Saliva, Shinedown (2), Something Corporate, Staind (2), Static-X, Stephen Fretwell, Stereophonics, Switchfoot, System of a Down, Taking Back Sunday (2), The Academy Is… (2), The Calling, The Early November, The Postal Service, The Starting Line, The Used, Third Eye Blind (2), Three Days Grace, Tonic (2), Train (3), Turin Brakes, Vertical Horizon (3), Wintersleep