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.
- You must be willing to listen to songs (Obvious if you had noticed the name of this post duh)
- You should have a Internet connection (Christ we are talking about websites another obvious)
- 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.
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.Technorati Tags: Online radio, music, internet, web 2.0, web2.0, social networking, pandora, last.fm, mercora, music discovery, music genome project, rakesh, rakesh 2.0 likes to blog