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You Look Like I Need a Drink

**Not Quite Web 2.0**

the Music Genone Project (Pandora)

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Let's play musical association. So you have a bit of time to kill while the boss is on a business trip and you are looking for the something new to listen to so you can 'wow' your musical elitist friends. Or maybe you listen to bad music and want more awful ear bleeding induced crap that passes for music these days. Awhile back, I posted a link called liveplasma that maps out artists according to what other people listen to. The next step would be Pandora. With the actual ability to listen to an artist as opposed to seeing a visual representation, I have to hand it to Pandora for this feature. So let's enter in an artist.

Granted, Gogol Bordello isn't something easily associable with other bands such as Blink 182 but I wanted to see what this web application was capable of. So after entering in the band name I am given a song I can listen to. Then if I want a suggestion for another would-be-similar band, I hit the 'next' (button which is the universal two triangles facing to the right) to cue up the next artist.

Look, new music that I can listen to. Of course this can go on and on which includes your own account in which you can create new stations, add more bands to a playlist and a few other minor options. Pandora limits its playlist by selecting one band at a time for you which seems to be a small drawback but is still good enough where if you want to check out some new music for free, and hear it streaming, it is worth checking out.


posted by aL, 10:22 PM


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