Pandora Radio is a blessing to the ears. In a time where music is centered around worn out singles, there are few ways to introduce fresh songs and artists to the brain.
As of late my music library has grown stale. The solution was to fire back up my Pandora account. I use channels such as: Nirvana Radio(gotta have the grunge fix), City and Colour(relaxation at its best), Blink182(nostalgia), the Cool Kids(little hip-hop now and then), Girl Talk(hurray sampling), and Sufjan Stevens, among many others. I really like the thumbs up and thumbs down rating system. With a thumbs down the song is banned from your channel and with thumbs up, well you get it.
I decided a few weeks ago to start jotting down artists that I enjoyed, and here I am with more than twenty new(to me) artists from City and Colour Radio, alone. Another aspect I really enjoy is that singles don't fill your playlists. Just now, for instance, Coldplay came on. Rather than listening to Yellow for the 100th time, Sparks is gracing the airwaves. I have also found myself plugging the headphones into my droid phone instead of my Zune. Pandora's free app is great, and for the time being, will replace my MP3. As a side note, the app has a built in bookmarking system for both songs and artists for referencing later on.
The Ads can be annoying and you are only allowed six skips per hour per station, however this is a small price to pay. I was always the stereo control freak, picking every song, and it kept me from hearing many great songs off many great albums. Not to mention my productivity was way lower from sifting through my several thousand song library looking for a mood pleas-er every five minutes.
All in all Pandora leads to a horizon broadening and more satisfactory music experience. Even if your a pirator, I'd suggest you look into it for some stuff you wouldn't normally find yourself listening to.
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Pandora is an automatic music recommendation and Internet radio service created by the Music Genome Project. People enter a song or artist and the service plays a list of songs that are similar. Pandora refines the personalized radio station with the person's thumbs-up/thumbs-down feedback on each song. Over 400 different musical attributes are considered when selecting the next song.
The Pandora media player plays through a web browser and on portable devices such as iPhone. The service is supported through advertising and subscriptions.Pandora radio is the personalized internet radio service that helps you find new music based on your old and current favorites. Create custom web radio stations, listen free.