From the marketing geniuses who brought you that adorable 4-year old girl who knows she's a PC comes Pandora.
How many times did you spend 99 cents on a song you only wanted to hear right now and only then? What about the pesky tunes that demand the purchase of an entire album? (i.e anything from the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind soundtrack or Marquis Moon ). I've never understood the Microsoft platform's claim to "solutions" until they purchased Pandora : Where self-indulgence plus immediate gratification yields something you might have missed. And listen closely, because you can't hear the same song twice on the same playlist. I'm half sure the Music Genome Project is abject bullshit (I tried to trace it to TED and failed) but eight out of ten times, I'm pretty much down with what it delivers me. There's a madness to the method.
Check it out:http://www.pandora.com/. We want to know if you care more about excessive vamping or challenging harmonics, so please do report back.