Last.fm Web Services

album.getInfo

Get the metadata and tracklist for an album on Last.fm using the album name or a musicbrainz id.

Example URLs

To get an example URL for this API call you'll first need to join Last.fm and then get an API account.

Params

artist (Required (unless mbid)] : The artist name
album (Required (unless mbid)] : The album name
mbid (Optional) : The musicbrainz id for the album
autocorrect[0|1] (Optional) : Transform misspelled artist names into correct artist names, returning the correct version instead. The corrected artist name will be returned in the response.
username (Optional) : The username for the context of the request. If supplied, the user's playcount for this album is included in the response.
lang (Optional) : The language to return the biography in, expressed as an ISO 639 alpha-2 code.
api_key (Required) : A Last.fm API key.

Auth

This service does not require authentication.

Sample Response

<album>
  <name>Believe</name>
  <artist>Cher</artist>
  <id>2026126</id>
  <mbid>61bf0388-b8a9-48f4-81d1-7eb02706dfb0</mbid>
  <url>http://www.last.fm/music/Cher/Believe</url>
  <releasedate>6 Apr 1999, 00:00</releasedate>
  <image size="small">...</image>
  <image size="medium">...</image>
  <image size="large">...</image>
  <listeners>47602</listeners>
  <playcount>212991</playcount>
  <toptags>
    <tag>
      <name>pop</name>
      <url>http://www.last.fm/tag/pop</url>
    </tag>
    ...
  </toptags>
  <tracks>
    <track rank="1">
      <name>Believe</name>
      <duration>239</duration>
      <mbid/>
      <url>http://www.last.fm/music/Cher/_/Believe</url>
      <streamable fulltrack="0">1</streamable>
      <artist>
        <name>Cher</name>
        <mbid>bfcc6d75-a6a5-4bc6-8282-47aec8531818</mbid>
        <url>http://www.last.fm/music/Cher</url>
      </artist>
    </track>
    ...
  </tracks>
</album>
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Errors

  • 2 : Invalid service - This service does not exist
  • 3 : Invalid Method - No method with that name in this package
  • 4 : Authentication Failed - You do not have permissions to access the service
  • 5 : Invalid format - This service doesn't exist in that format
  • 6 : Invalid parameters - Your request is missing a required parameter
  • 7 : Invalid resource specified
  • 8 : Operation failed - Something else went wrong
  • 9 : Invalid session key - Please re-authenticate
  • 10 : Invalid API key - You must be granted a valid key by last.fm
  • 11 : Service Offline - This service is temporarily offline. Try again later.
  • 13 : Invalid method signature supplied
  • 16 : There was a temporary error processing your request. Please try again
  • 26 : Suspended API key - Access for your account has been suspended, please contact Last.fm
  • 29 : Rate limit exceeded - Your IP has made too many requests in a short period