When I type www. into my browser, the first suggestion is Facebook. (They are in order of most visited :]) But right below that comes Pandora-www.pandora.com. What is Pandora? Well, it’s an online “radio station”. You create an account, log in, and Pandora will guide you through the rest! Basically, you type in the name of a song or artist that you like and Pandora will play you music that is similar to the song or artist. (If you want to add more artists, just click on the add variety button from the menu). That’s how I discovered more songs of Jack Johnson. It’s also how I discovered Adele. Her song, Chasing Pavements, almost won a Grammy. But I don’t like that one so much, and it didn’t even play on Pandora. Pandora plays the music of the artist that is lesser known. Instead of that song, they played a blues song by Adele which I think is better than the song that became popular. I discovered Adele by putting in Amy Winehouse, and they also played lesser known Amy Winehouse songs which are way better than Rehab, which is the song that became popular. I liked John Legend before, but I only knew a few of his songs. Pandora played him, and it inspired me to get the album out of the library, listen to it, put every single song in my itunes library, and discover that JOHN LEGEND IS AWESOME!!!!!!! (Does anybody sense a blog entry coming up……) So Pandora: 4 out of 5 stars. The only problem is that when you first start listening, they repeat some of the songs when you open the page again. But when you listen to them as often as I do, you find awesome new music every day!! To listen to my Pandora radio station, click here.
UPDATE: apparentely, you have to create an account to listen to my radio station….but that doesn’t matter since after reading this you will create one anyways, right? :]