Nov 28, 2006

For music lovers

Three websites to keep your neighbours awake if you listen to the kind of music that I do. :)

The following requirements must be met before you start using these websites.

  1. You must be willing to listen to songs (Obvious if you had noticed the name of this post duh)
  2. You should have a Internet connection (Christ we are talking about websites another obvious)
  3. You should have speakers (What else were you thinking of listening to the songs in)

OK lets cut to the chase, here are the three websites.

Pandora

Pandora
Pandora

Last.fm

last.fm
Last.fm

Mercora

last.fm
Mercora

So there you go. And there are enough Pandora Vs Last.fm wars going on, so I won't start another war here. And I have already mentioned about last.fm in my previous post, so would not bother to repeat it again. And Pandora is the latest of the three. It does not offer any kind of social networking features like last.fm, but is still awesome. Unlike the Greek myth this Pandora brings music to your ears. It offers two options you can either subscribe to its paid service which does not features any ads or the ad supported free version. The free version is good enough in my opinion & seriously I don't mind the ads at all. Also unlike last.fm(earlier, now you can listen online too), Pandora doesn't require the user to download any software, so you can log onto any computer and start listening to songs, but make sure you log out if it not your computer(this is important!). Pandora is the outcome of the music genome project. Music genome project has nothing to do with Human DNA. The music genome project is something where a bunch of guys listen to more songs than their ears can withstand and then they categorize the song according to its composition(no its not tagging with genre), rather they categorize it according different sounds that make up the song. Its getting too complicated to explain so I will leave the rest to the folks from the project to do the explanation, you can read about it in their official website. Pandora has been a great help in finding new artists and they really can help you discover more music that you'll like.

But last.fm can also help you discover songs. So as i said earlier I don't want to start another fight here so will it at that. Its upto you guys to decide whether what is good.

Now a few words about Mercora, well firstly its been around for quite a long time and yet its not as popular as the other two. All that has happened recently is that it has undergone a web2.0 plastic surgery. But I wasn't exactly fond of it maybe you folks might like it.

My last.fm profile

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16 comments:

  1. Hi,don't waste your money any more to buy cd,you can download huge amounts music from
    http://www.freemusicforum.com
    ALL FREE,HURRY UP!!!

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  2. huh. so u seem to keep ur nighbours always awake???

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  3. @anonymous: thanks nice forum.

    @sastha: well if i use speakers then they have no choice. but nowadays i listen in headphone so they sleep now and then ;)

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  4. You might want to also check out Goombah. It uses a grid approach to handling the recommendation computations, which make it really powerful.

    It also offers free, taste-targetted, downloadable, iPod-ready music from well-known artists.

    Full disclosure: I'm the CTO of the company that makes Goombah (Gary Robinson).

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  5. hey cooooooool man.
    now am hearing never gone by BSB :) :) now hearing Let love be your energy by robbie williams. :)

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  6. @gary: thanks for dropping by. I will try goombah but I don't think it will work properly since i have only 256 MB of ram and not the recommended 512 mb. who cares i will give it a go anyway. :)

    @bharathi: which one are you using pandora or last.fm

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  7. using Pandora.

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  8. machi kalakure` pa.....

    howz life man...

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  9. Neighbours awake ?? :P LOL
    Hehehe.....
    Hey thanks for those links...:)
    Will try them tomrow...
    If i try them now...
    I shall get a big kick from sleeping inmates :P

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  10. well forgot to mention - cool template!! :)

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  11. you have a nice and informative blog buddy.. :-)

    will try pandora..

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  12. hey nabeel my writing is not as good as urs though ;) life is going fine.

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  13. @marutham: thanks for your comments marutham. I am serious when i say i wake up my neighbours. :)

    @venkatesh: thanks dude.

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  14. hey am unable to download white and blue.... :(
    why did u take? :(

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  15. rakesh.. hope you can help me.. what is the code to preview comment and post comment in the same page.. thank you if you can help me..

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  16. @anonymous: you might want to try this theme from bloggertemplates.org. It has the inbuilt commenting system. full template with advanced commenting system.
    If you need any more assisstance, then i will put up a blog post for it.

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