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Saturday, December 16, 2006 Auto-discovery of music similar to what you like

This is neat: 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.



  • 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, which seems to be a similar service.

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

  • I tried 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 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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