This doesn’t seem right. In the view below you can see Top Tracks for The XX. I have all of their albums in the library. Note that there is a +/- toggle after Top Tracks. If this is a + the Top Tracks are hidden. If you click on the + it changes to what you see in this screen shot.
I really don’t know what’s going on under the hood.
I’ve seen a few situations:
Top tracks are shown, and match or very closely match top tracks from Tidal
Top tracks are shown, but its clearly based on only what i’ve listened to, so somewhat pointless.
Top tracks disappear as soon as I add music from an artist to my library. (Or don’t show at all in the case of some much smaller artists with limited tracks released)
Roon has some truly fantastic recommendations, the roon radio seems to give me MUCH better music than spotify, tidal, or even last.fm do.
But its such a shame that music discovery is so hindered by the fact that I have to open an entirely different service if I want to have a look at the top tracks of an artist.
When looking at top tracks, I’m not there to see what I have listened to most, i’m there for one of two reasons:
Wanting to quickly listen to the ‘best’ or most popular songs from an artist i’ve not yet listened to (ie: Discovering new music)
Wanting to see what is currently popular from an artist I already like, in case I have missed a good new release etc.
Not showing top tracks, or showing top tracks based on my own history helps with neither of these. If I wanted to see what I like best I’d just sort my track list by play count.
I really really hope this can be sorted at somepoint, it feels so clunky having to have tidal open alongside what is otherwise such a near-perfect and beautiful software.
(BUG): Top tracks sometimes don’t show at all. Particularly after adding a local file from an artist, it often stops displaying top tracks
(FEATURE) Top tracks seem to be based on your OWN most played songs from that artist, not from Roon or Tidal data.
If I wanted to know what I play most I’d look at playcount. I want to see the top tracks from the community/tidal so I can discover new music, not listen to stuff I’ve already listened to a lot.
I also only have an issue with Top Tracks, everything else is great. I only have Tidal connected, using an i7 Win 10 laptop as dedicated core and a MS Surface Pro with Win 10 as remote.
I noticed a few things today:
-If I have a track(s) in my library there are no top tracks displayed.
-If I click the View complete album on Tidal and then click add album to my library, going back to artist page it will have the top tracks displayed with only that album in some order, maybe my play count on Tidal?
-Adding a second album as above will now show only those two albums in the top tracks, again unknown order.
-If I have no track(s) in my library then top tracks will be displayed but not in the same order as my Tidal, close but missing some completely. This is also not the order of top tracks or highlights from allmusic.com as I’ve read.
-When I added the album who’s track was missing from my top tracks to my library, the top tracks changed to only that album in reverse order when I first went back to the artist page. After clicking favorite on a few of those tracks they then showed first in top tracks.
This does me absolutely no good as a top tracks list. So I’m sitting there with my perfect music experience with one tablet and I’m going back and forth with my phone or pressing a button and switching apps(the agony!!) I will pay you this years subscription again if you can do something.
Roon please add an option to always show either Tidal or Qobuz top tracks or to keep it as it is now in case anyone wants that… please!
Thanks for clarifying. I’ve been able to reproduce. But odd thing is my “bug” seems to be the opposite of what some others have complained about. No top track unless I add an album by the artist (no just locally but also via Tidal). Then it shows up,Top Tracks are only limited to the album I added not the artist’s complete library. However, for other artists it shows even if I don’t have any albums or tracks in the library. In that case is does seem to span all their work. Really odd behavior. I like Top Tracks for discovering new music. When I discover a new artist from of Roon Radio, I try to go to the artist and listen to some of their other stuff and Top Track is convenient.