Artist albums endpoint ignores market parameter

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Artist albums endpoint ignores market parameter

kkhal
Gig Goer

I've been using the Artist Albums endpoint for a long time but it is now returning duplicates as it is ignoring the "market" parameter.

eg https://api.spotify.com/v1/artists/5GxyeQagayzZOg4UwffQlD/albums?offset=0&limit=10&include_groups=al...

This is currently returning several duplicate albums (which is a specific reason given in the docs to include the market parameter!). Could this be fixed please?

6 Replies

kkhal
Gig Goer
Edit: the important part of the URL has been truncated! Can be seen if you hover it.

kkhal
Gig Goer

Sorry to bump this - but this is still occurring. Can it be looked at please?

mherger
Regular

Yes please! I can confirm the issue. Eg. with the artist "Seefeel" I'd get the following two records which produce duplicate entries:

 

        {
            "album_group": "album",
            "album_type": "album",
            "artists": [
                {
                    "external_urls": {
                        "spotify": "https://open.spotify.com/artist/0jyH4jtanxaysaxwDVhR6f"
                    },
                    "href": "https://api.spotify.com/v1/artists/0jyH4jtanxaysaxwDVhR6f",
                    "id": "0jyH4jtanxaysaxwDVhR6f",
                    "name": "Seefeel",
                    "type": "artist",
                    "uri": "spotify:artist:0jyH4jtanxaysaxwDVhR6f"
                }
            ],
            "external_urls": {
                "spotify": "https://open.spotify.com/album/1Q6ES6AJFAz2N5LQWlPdh7"
            },
            "href": "https://api.spotify.com/v1/albums/1Q6ES6AJFAz2N5LQWlPdh7",
            "id": "1Q6ES6AJFAz2N5LQWlPdh7",
            "images": [
                {
                    "height": 640,
                    "url": "https://i.scdn.co/image/ab67616d0000b273ccceb451e00131c952cf5111",
                    "width": 640
                },
                {
                    "height": 300,
                    "url": "https://i.scdn.co/image/ab67616d00001e02ccceb451e00131c952cf5111",
                    "width": 300
                },
                {
                    "height": 64,
                    "url": "https://i.scdn.co/image/ab67616d00004851ccceb451e00131c952cf5111",
                    "width": 64
                }
            ],
            "name": "(Ch-Vox) Redux",
            "release_date": "2021-05-14",
            "release_date_precision": "day",
            "total_tracks": 12,
            "type": "album",
            "uri": "spotify:album:1Q6ES6AJFAz2N5LQWlPdh7"
        },
        {
            "album_group": "album",
            "album_type": "album",
            "artists": [
                {
                    "external_urls": {
                        "spotify": "https://open.spotify.com/artist/0jyH4jtanxaysaxwDVhR6f"
                    },
                    "href": "https://api.spotify.com/v1/artists/0jyH4jtanxaysaxwDVhR6f",
                    "id": "0jyH4jtanxaysaxwDVhR6f",
                    "name": "Seefeel",
                    "type": "artist",
                    "uri": "spotify:artist:0jyH4jtanxaysaxwDVhR6f"
                }
            ],
            "external_urls": {
                "spotify": "https://open.spotify.com/album/5YMZC087G8jIy4d4qzCwuf"
            },
            "href": "https://api.spotify.com/v1/albums/5YMZC087G8jIy4d4qzCwuf",
            "id": "5YMZC087G8jIy4d4qzCwuf",
            "images": [
                {
                    "height": 640,
                    "url": "https://i.scdn.co/image/ab67616d0000b2736177549409699fa475c38600",
                    "width": 640
                },
                {
                    "height": 300,
                    "url": "https://i.scdn.co/image/ab67616d00001e026177549409699fa475c38600",
                    "width": 300
                },
                {
                    "height": 64,
                    "url": "https://i.scdn.co/image/ab67616d000048516177549409699fa475c38600",
                    "width": 64
                }
            ],
            "name": "(Ch-Vox) Redux",
            "release_date": "2021-05-14",
            "release_date_precision": "day",
            "total_tracks": 12,
            "type": "album",
            "uri": "spotify:album:5YMZC087G8jIy4d4qzCwuf"
        },

There is no availability info in there. 

mherger
Regular

The responses are lacking the "available countries" lists, too. But if I look up the albums using the albums/id query, I'd get that info. And it would show that the first copy was only available in Japan. There's a problem with artist/albums specifically.

harkelino
Newbie

Finding same issue.   Example API call https://api.spotify.com/v1/artists/6mdiAmATAx73kdx…?offset=0&limit=20&include_groups=album&market=GB

kkhal
Gig Goer

Well this remains an issue, 6 months on with no reply from Spotify. These things used to be quite attentively looked at by Spotify staff. Have they stopped responding to issues? We are supposed to restrict access to albums outside the user's market, but this issue prevents the ability to do that.

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