durden999uk wrote:Hey trix, I have tried several times in the past to manually tag my files with genre, but have always given up out of frustration over my ambivalence towards the genre of a certain artist/album - in other words, I love the idea of this script!
However, I tagged 5000 tracks and got 502 different genres, leaving me with the bigger task of correcting them than if I was doing it from scratch. The fault, of course, lies with the innacuracies of lastfm, so my quesion is, is there any way the genre can be sourced from a more reliable database; allmusic.com, for example?
durden999uk wrote:Thanks for the feedback,
@ trix - I was thinking more of a direct access to allmusic, cutting out lastfm altogether, but maybe that isn't possible...
@ easye - thanks for the tip. I had checked it out before, but wasn't in the mood to put the work it at the time. I might revisit it though.
@ Nebbin - the question of accuracy with genre is a tricky one, I think - as you rightly point out, lots of music straddles multiple genres, making the job of accurate tagging difficult. The advantage of allmusic, however, is the consistency - it is put together by professionals, wheras lastfm is user based, so you end up with very odd genres like 'work', 'favarites' (sp.), 'civil war' etc. that are essentially meaningless.
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