Six Degrees of Black Sabbath

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Six Degrees of Black Sabbath

Postby Sandry » Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:48 am UTC

I'm finding this to be super fun, and thought I'd share: http://labs.echonest.com/SixDegrees/index

(Finds the shortest link between two musical artists/groups.)

So far the best I've done for a long chain is I think 18 degrees of separation:
http://labs.echonest.com/SixDegrees/?st ... abney+park

Actually, 22:
http://labs.echonest.com/SixDegrees/?st ... g+the+vein

The shockingly short ones are actually more fun than the super long ones, I think. :)
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Re: Six Degrees of Black Sabbath

Postby frogman » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:58 pm UTC

I got 20 between Silversun Pickups and Muse, which is odd because they toured together.
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Re: Six Degrees of Black Sabbath

Postby TaintedDeity » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:57 pm UTC

I found a singer it knows but apparently can't find any links for.
'Sopor Aeternus' is auto corrected to the full band name but none of the ones I tried had a link.
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Re: Six Degrees of Black Sabbath

Postby TaintedDeity » Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:03 pm UTC

By performing a count of the links between Sopor Aeternus and Sopor Aeternus I got a green link to the band page which has all the people and bands that are linked. Counting all of the trails until a dead end gives less than 10 possible bands and singers. Cool.
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Re: Six Degrees of Black Sabbath

Postby Dasboard » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:06 am UTC

I got 24 from Sparks to Golden Earring.

Yay.
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Re: Six Degrees of Black Sabbath

Postby Midnight » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:07 am UTC

frogman wrote:I got 20 between Silversun Pickups and Muse, which is odd because they toured together.

Yeah that sort of shows how this wobsite doesn't work that well. Best to do it on the wikipedia.
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Re: Six Degrees of Black Sabbath

Postby bosonicyouth » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:21 pm UTC

This appears to be a lesser version of http://www.bandtoband.com/

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Re: Six Degrees of Black Sabbath

Postby TaintedDeity » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:28 pm UTC

I'd call it a better version seeing as bandtoband failed to even find 6 out of 8 bands I put in, let alone find a link for them. Also, when it finally does know a band and links them it gives way less information.
Bugger that, Six Degrees of Black Sabbath has a cooler name and what appears to be a better system 8)
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Re: Six Degrees of Black Sabbath

Postby Kolko » Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:48 pm UTC

We shouldn't be turning this into a game, but still, I got 23!

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Re: Six Degrees of Black Sabbath

Postby TaintedDeity » Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:11 pm UTC

Why not? Games are fun!
I got 26 with your help :wink:
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Re: Six Degrees of Black Sabbath

Postby Cheburashka » Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:41 am UTC

RAGUS wrote:There are more metal bands than there are Pokemon,

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Re: Six Degrees of Black Sabbath

Postby Xerillum » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:56 am UTC

Somehow Rammstein is only 4 steps away from Justin Bieber...


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