A friend at work sent me a link for a new music site called Pandora. Seems to use complicated algorithms to take an artist or song and bring back similar songs based on several factors. I’ve been listening to it for a few hours now trying to teach it what I like. It’s doing an OK job. The first artist I put in was The Arcade Fire and since I’ve heard 764-HERO, The Police, Genesis, Ben Folds, Jamie Collum (nice cover of a Doves song), Swords (whom I had never heard before but now like, thank you) and many more.
I could do without the Styx and Billy Joel. Not that I don’t like them but I don’t like to mix my genres when listening to music. Maybe that’s the point though, favorites are favorites – I just like to listen by mood, not songs.
They’re obviously not the first to take a list of favorite songs and give you another list of soon to be favorites so we’ll see if this actually goes anywhere.
You can apparently hear my setlist here.