ArtistX Offers Astounding View of Any Band
The Echo Nest director of developer community Paul Lamere put together a nice new app called ArtistX over the weekend. Enter any band name, and his creation, which runs on The Echo Nest’s data, presents you with graphs and other science sure to amaze and amuse. Oh, and it also lets you listen to everything on Rdio.
The app lets you explore across 11 different song parameters: energy, loudness, danceability, liveness, speechiness, hotttnesss, tempo, duration, key, time signature and mode.
You can use the app to find all sorts of interesting things. Want to listen all the stage patter for an artist? Create scatter plot for the artist with liveness and speechiness as the X, Y parameters. The songs in the upper right-hand corner of the plot will be the ones you are looking for. Try it with an artist like Elvis Presley or Dean Martin.