I don’t know about everyone else, but the recent release of Spotify Wrapped was a much needed source of joy. I love how detailed the presentation is, playing your favorite songs out loud while flashing different shapes and colors. It’s interesting and hilarious to compare with friends and celebrities online, especially if ‘sleep sounds’ or The Glee Cast makes it into your Top 5 again. It almost seems like Spotify employees understand the stress that college students are under right now as the fall semester comes to an end. All in all, the announcement really was a gift, but it left me wanting more. Thankfully, the Internet is full of fun programs to get to know your music taste even better. These stats can be accessed at any time of the year, and you can find new artists as well. In addition to the apps Last.fm and TuneTrack, try out these websites in the little free time you have these next couple of weeks, or fiddle with them over break! It's as easy as ABC.
Self-described as ‘A search engine for music you don’t know about’, Gnoosic contains hundreds of thousands of artists.
Input three of your favorite bands or artists and enjoy a lesser-known artist based on that combination!
You can input whether you enjoy their music or not and move onto the next one.
Create your own festival lineup by signing in with your Spotify or Last.fm!
Choose the stats you want Instafest to pull from (the last 4 weeks, 6 months, or all-time).
Choose a theme and name, and share with friends!
Log-in with spotify, last.fm, or Apple music.
Choose the stats you want Receiptify to pull from (the last month, 6 months, or all-time).
Feature your top tracks, artists, or genres on a receipt, and share with friends!
This one’s an app, basically Tinder for music.
While hearing a sample of a song, you are given the option to like or dislike.
Liked songs are saved to your library. You can also check out what’s trending and upload your own music.
This website begs the question; ‘How obscure is your music taste?’
See your most obscure artists and tracks before comparing them with users in your country.
View the different moods and decades that are reflected in your music taste.
Instead of showcasing underground music, this project by The Pudding asks; ‘How bad is your streaming music?’
This one is interactive, and if you don’t get enough criticism from your parents or siblings for your favorite tracks it’s perfect!
All jokes aside, it’s fun to make fun of yourself every once in a while.
Pokeplaylist turns your top three artists into Pokémon cards!
Sign into your Spotify and select stats from the last month, 6 months, or all-time.