Last.fm pushed out a new web-based music player that has some nifty new features including an artist slideshow, multi-tag radio and multi-artist radio. It is pretty nice.
I like the new artist slide show (it is very Snapp Radio like), but they seem to run out of unique artist images rather quickly – and what’s with the grid? It looks like I am looking at the artists through a screen window.
I really like the multi-tag radio, but it is not 100% clear to me whether it is finding music that has been tagged with all the tags or whether it just alternates between the tags. Hopefully it is the former. Update: It is the former.
It is nice to see Multi-tag radio come out of the playground and into the main Last.fm player. It is a great way to get a much more fined-tuned listening experience. I do worry that Last.fm is de-emphasizing tags though. They only show a couple of tags in the player and it is hard to tell whether these are artist, album or track tags. Last.fm’s biggest treasure trove is their tag data, so they should be very careful to avoid any interface tweaks that may reduce the number of tags they collect.