Albunack combines data from two of the largest music information databases MusicBrainz and Discogs plus the AcousticBrainz database. Albunack can provide the data from these different databases in a consistent way based on the MusicBrainz schema, and find additional relationships between them. Albunack concentrates on release and artists and the database and webservice are optimized for this data.
Albunack is stored on a dedicated server giving fast and reliable service, and is used to power the SongKong and Jaikoz music tagger applications.
Here are some examples:
Because we combine two of the largest discography sites we think this gives music fans the most complete discography of their favourite artist.
The Albunack website uses the Albunack service to provide artist discographies that try to show all the important information on a single page so that once you have loaded the initial artist page there are not additional delays as you navigate the data. Each discography shows MusicBrainz release groups, releases and track listings and the equivalent for Discogs on a single page, each its own sub-section, with release and tracklist details initially hidden. Because information from both databases is available on a single page and at a greater level of detail we think it is easier to navigate around the combined discography than using MusicBrainz and Discogs separately.
The artist discography:
We do not currently show all releases on Albunack as follows:
This is simply because we have not yet decided on a sensible way to display them.
The website also allows you to view reports of additional data that could probably be added from Discogs to MusicBrainz, and provides a way to make it easier to add that data rather than doing it completely manually.
Albunack data is cached for faster results, currently the data is updated from MusicBrainz at least once a month.
For some time we have wanted a way to make it easier to find gaps in MusicBrainz discographies, and then plug those gaps as easily as possible, this is our attempt.
We hope by encouraging you to use the discography feature you will be encouraged to contribute to the MusicBrainz website by adding data using the Albunack discography Import and Link features, the Albunack reports or just by making use of Albunack for better identification of MusicBrainz data problems.
You might like to try out our automated taggers, both are provided with free trials.