I’ve created a hacky plugin that grabs album reviews from Pitchfork, you can find it here: https://github.com/fortes/beets-pitchfork
To install, run:
pip install git+git://github.com/fortes/beets-pitchfork.git@master
pitchfork to your plugin list.
You can now add reviews via the
pitchfork command, like this:
beet pitchfork kendrick lamar (be nice to Pitchfork’s servers, and don’t try to query your entire library at once!)
The plugin adds the following flexible album attributes:
pitchfork_bnm: Whether the album was awarded “Best New Music”
pitchfork_description: Album abstract
pitchfork_score: Numeric score given by p4k
pitchfork_url: The URL to the review
The plugin uses the full album name & album artist name, which means matches are not always found. I’m not yet sure how to best fix this, so I’m open to ideas!
A help question from me: I’ve tried using
format_album config, but it will output
$pitchfork_score when the value isn’t present. What am I doing wrong?