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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Music Tip of the Day

I thought for sure we had already published a tip about this, but it turns out I was wrong.

There are tons of internet radio services that clam to be able to serve you songs that you'll like. Pandora is the only one that actually lives up to the promise. You type in a band that you like and Pandora plans a song of theirs. Then it plays a song by a similar artist. This keeps going, as you listen you can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down. Where most other services fail, is that they just examine the genre of the song you are listening too, Pandora has musicians who examine the "DNA" of every track. For example the song I'm listening to right now Pandora chose because "it features electric rock instrumentation, punk influences, a subtle use of vocal harmony, mild rhythmic syncopation and a vocal-centric aesthetic." It is so refreshing to like every sing song I hear. My iTunes can't even do that. As JCo says "Pandora is like a pile of presents and you must listen to one to get to the next".

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2 Comments:

Blogger Citizen Grim said...

I would like to hear more songs with piano and guitar as the primary instruments, epic orchestral backing at the 5-minute mark, a section of jazz syncopation, and thought-provoking commentary about politics, economics, and sports.

In all seriousness, that site is pretty cool, although after a while, some of the choices started getting pretty bizarre, regardless of how I rated the previous song.

The "Dont play this song for a month" button is awesome, though.

20 November, 2007 14:54

 
Blogger Amanda said...

I'm so glad that Tip of da Day is back in session. I've missed you guys.

20 November, 2007 15:14

 

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