What was the site that mirrored allmusic.com's content but didn't suck?
December 20, 2007 1:35 PM   Subscribe

What was the site that mirrored allmusic.com's content but didn't suck?

I've read this question and visited mp3.com; that site doesn't seem to license allmusic's content anymore and I remember a site with a different interface.

Allmusic's user interface sucks enough to be the definition of a user interface that sucks, and it also hasn't loaded for me over the last two weeks.

Was there a second site that licensed its content? What was it?
posted by Tuwa to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This probably isn't what you were referring to, but Last.fm is very similar
posted by Sufi at 1:48 PM on December 20, 2007

last.fm's artist descriptions are often pulled from allmusic.
posted by kpmcguire at 1:50 PM on December 20, 2007

Yahoo music uses the amg data set.
posted by nomisxid at 2:05 PM on December 20, 2007

I loved allmusic before they jacked their site up with crazy java script and turned it into a pain to use. Now I hardly use the site unless I'm at a complete loss.

So I don't really have an answer other than to say that if there is a site which mirrors the AMD catalog, but doesn't suck or bog down your browser I'd be all over it.
posted by wfrgms at 2:10 PM on December 20, 2007

All of Pandora's album and artist reviews come directly from allmusic.
posted by LionIndex at 4:42 PM on December 20, 2007

maybe mp3.com? although it is looking less clean than it used to
posted by puffin at 5:51 PM on December 20, 2007

Billboard.com pulls info from Allmusic. I don't know if it's easier to navigate, but at least it doesn't crash all the time.
posted by fishmasta at 7:38 PM on December 20, 2007

vh1.com, perhaps?


Google "© 2007 All Media Guide, LLC" plus the artist of your choice to find others. There are literally thousands. I don't think any of them is guaranteed to be a full clone, however, as many of the pulling sites are selling stuff and have no need for artist information if they're not in the inventory.
posted by dhartung at 11:50 PM on December 20, 2007

Response by poster: Ah, I should have explained why I liked allmusic.com. One of the things I liked about it was that it would frequently have reviews of LPs that hadn't yet made it to CD, or of the albums of obscure/indie bands.

Billboard, vh1, and rollingstone all seem to focus on things currently available on CD. Still, those are not bad suggestions for more popular and currently available music.
posted by Tuwa at 6:20 AM on December 21, 2007

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