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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Pandora.com: Auto-discovery of music similar to what you like

This is neat: pandora.com. You type in a song, and it immediately starts playing songs with a similar genre, tempo, style, etc. You can guide it with the options shown below.

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4 Comments:

  • I've been listening to Pandora for a few months now. Before that my roommate would listen to it and I'd have to ask after every track to find out who the artist was.

    I listen to the Mark Mothersbaugh stream: rarely a track I don't like.

    By Anonymous Jeff Werner, at 12/17/2006 9:32 AM  

  • Hi Jeff - I'll check out that Mark Mothersbaugh stream. Also wondering how Pandora compares to last.fm, which seems to be a similar service.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 12/17/2006 4:06 PM  

  • I tried last.fm out briefly, but I didn't like it. It wasn't in-browser like Pandora (although perhaps that's changed now) and its song selections didn't seem right.

    I've used Pandora for quite a while and have been very happy. Bought a few CDs because of it, and found a new favourite band (Keane).

    I've also made a few suggestions (direct control of the "expression" of the musical genes using sliding bars, as in StoryCode.com) and have received quick, friendly responses.

    Go Pandora!

    By Blogger Sean O'Hagan, at 12/19/2006 1:06 PM  

  • Sean - great! I've heard that Pandora is more "scientific".

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 12/20/2006 12:08 AM  

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