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Books

I am a passionate reader. I keep track of books I read through goodreads.com, a web app that is basically meant to be your library on the web. That has a lot of advantages, the main of which is, for me, that it is shareable.

When someone asks ‘what do you like to read?’ I simply give them my goodreads URL, that shows all the books I own and have read. Here an example with a random user. I’m not sharing the books, you can’t read them, I’m just showing you what I enjoy reading.

Music

I am looking for the exact same service for music. I listen to music through iTunes, so I have a bunch of artists, each one with a bunch of albums and songs.

When someone asks ‘what music do you listen to?’ I’d like to have an URL/profile somewhere where these artists and albums are listed. I don’t want to share the actual songs, a list of what I listen to is enough.

Is there a similar service, a goodreads for music?

Example of what I am not looking for

There are web apps offering a similar functionality for playlists (e.g. Spotify public playlists), but it’s a fairly different thing. I have thousands of songs. The URL should give an overview of my own library (artists & albums, possibly indicating how much I liked them), not random songs from it.

Example of what I am looking for

It’s not the best that I can imagine, but Facebook has a decent functionality for this. In your info page, there are different sections for Music, Video, Books. And they collect Facebook pages that you liked. Sadly,

  • It sucks a bit, in that everything music related that you liked ends up there, and there’s no hierarchy. Also, you have to choose whether to stop at the ‘artist’ level or the ‘album’ level, or mix the two...
  • You don’t have a public facing URL for the Music section. Yes, you can pass your Facebook URL and have Music open to public, but... you know.

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