Find missing albums

Can musicbrainzs list missing albums from an artist in my library?

Hello, @speedracerx0509, welcome to MusicBrainz!

That’s an interesting question!

I don’t know of an easy way to do this directly in the web user interface. You can easily list all albums by an artist. You can easily register a Collection of all albums by an artist which you possess. But I don’t know of an easy way in the web user interface to correlate the two.

If you were to download the MusicBrainz database, I imagine one could construct a SQL query to correlate the two lists. But nothing about that is easy.

Note that nothing guarantees that the list of an artist’s albums in MusicBrainz is complete.

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—Jim DeLaHunt

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I think they might be talking about using Picard to find missing albums, not the database itself.

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@jesus2099’s collection highlighter script can highlight everything from a collection on all pages, so it will do this :smiley:

There will be some manual work to add what you own to the collection, but after that you will be able to easily check a discography.

p.s. What I want is a way to highlight everything I haven’t played yet on an artist page, by comparing my ListenBrainz listen history… some day!


Yes as @aerozol said, mb_COLLECTION-HIGHLIGHTER is exactly made for that.
You can see missing albums, missing tracks, missing works.

Here is the mb_COLLECTION-HIGHLIGHTER support topic if you have any questions and where you can see screenshots.
There is also a link for a feature request ticket for this feature in native musicbrainz website.


I remember where I saw this, there is a tool that does this. Very cool, but takes aaaaages to generate:

Please don’t share tools intended for music piracy here, even if they happen to also help with this issue :slight_smile: