Pandora - A great Way To Discover New Music

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  1. Joe Moore

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    http://pandora.com/

    Type in the name of an artist or song you like and Pandora creates a radio station based on that type of music. So far, it works really well. Plus, if you like a band, you can buy the tracks through iTunes or the CD through Amazon. It's a great way for new artists to get exposure and allows users to give easy feedback to help shape the music playing decisions for specific types of music.
     
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    That's pretty neat. I actually found a few Electric Six-style songs on there worth listening to.
     
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    Electric Six!

    Weird I had the strangest urge to listen to them over the weekend. So I did.


    As for Pandora, it's pretty nice, but I found it didn't really stick to what I'd asked for after an hour or two and I hit the "skip this" limit really, really fast.
     
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    I was impressed that it picked up on the really particular stuff I liked. I typed in "John Spencer Blues Explosion," "Electric Six" and "Dismemberment Plan" and it actually found good, similarly enjoyable artists. That's pretty impressive.

    I kinda figured it'd be one of those generalized programs where you type in, like, "Radiohead" and get a million sad-techno-progressive artists back.
     
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    I think it uses a similar system to iTunes' "Party Shuffle", selecting groups of songs based on similar rhythm's and sounds. Of course their music selection is hella larger and probably a little more advanced.
     
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    Hmm this is pretty cool!

    You guys should look into Last.fm, it tracks what you listen too and suggests new music you might like, it also allows you to find other peoples with similar tastes and keep track of what your friends are listening too. It also has a radio component that will make a custom channel based around user selected music types, based on tags you and others have given to particular tracks. Its pretty cool, better than i've made it sound at any rate...
     
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    yes, last fm is a great website! Just check out my sig suckas
     
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    I type in Sevendust.

    Got 4 Sevendust songs in a row.

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    Pandora actually worked for me. I'm kind of a picky music snob, and it played stuff I've never heard of that I like.
     

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