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Spotify users are now able to compare their music tastes to their friends with a new online app called musictaste.space.

It’s a service built by Kalana Vithana to see just how compatible people’s music tastes are with others.

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According to the website’s “About” section, Vithana created it after finding themselves constantly asking the question “so what kind of music do you listen to?”

After importing your Spotify data, you’ll see your top artists, tracks and genres. They give you a code and a URL you can share with other people to see how compatible your music tastes are with each other. You can also share it anonymously with other users.

A compatibility score if given and a breakdown of common artists is offered.

“Log in with Spotify to find out how compatible your music taste is with your friends. Get your code, and share it with others to see how your taste stacks up against the rest of the world!

So far, I’ve been to 75 countries, calculated 167,279 compatibilities for 128,261 users and counting!” a description for the website reads.

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The way the site’s algorithm works is by taking all of your top Spotify tracks while sorting artists into their genres. Spotify features a massive amount of genre tags though so if an artist falls into multiple, they are ranked into more niche genres first instead of common ones. For instance, an artist would be sorted into “indietronica” before “pop.”

Compatibility is sorted by artists and genres more heavily than top tracks. They describe this as a way of saying that top songs don’t reflect general sounds people are interested in as well.

It also generates playlists based on two people’s data built from matching tracks and genres so you can share the music you both love together.

The project is still in the early stages of development, being a project started in 2020 by the creator. If any bugs or fixes do come across your mind while testing it out, they encourage you to reach out over Twitter.

You can test out your compatibility in music with your friends here.

What do you think of the service allowing people to rank their Spotify listening habits for compatibility with others? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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