Wanderings — Pandora Radio

If you haven’t discovered Pandora Radio yet, you’re in for a treat. It’s an internet radio station that lets you pick the songs you want to listen to. From your selections, through their Music Genome Project, the radio will add additional songs similar in quality to the ones you’ve picked. It’s a great way to find new artists and great music you might not otherwise come across.

Here’s what Pandora has to say about itself:

Since we started back in 2000, we have been hard at work on the Music Genome Project. It’s the most comprehensive analysis of music ever undertaken. Together our team of fifty musician-analysts has been listening to music, one song at a time, studying and collecting literally hundreds of musical details on every song. It takes 20-30 minutes per song to capture all of the little details that give each recording its magical sound – melody, harmony, instrumentation, rhythm, vocals, lyrics … and more – close to 400 attributes! We continue this work every day to keep up with the incredible flow of great new music coming from studios, stadiums and garages around the country.

With Pandora you can explore this vast trove of music to your heart’s content. Just drop the name of one of your favorite songs or artists into Pandora and let the Genome Project go. It will quickly scan its entire world of analyzed music, almost a century of popular recordings – new and old, well known and completely obscure – to find songs with interesting musical similarities to your choice. Then sit back and enjoy as it creates a listening experience full of current and soon-to-be favorite songs for you.

You can create as many “stations” as you want. And you can even refine them. If it’s not quite right you can tell it so and it will get better for you.

8 thoughts on “Wanderings — Pandora Radio”

  1. I know once you all try it, you’ll be hooked! It’s the only way I like to listen to music now. Because like you, Caffienated Cowgirl, I have very eclectic taste which makes it hard for me to enjoy most mainstream music. This solves the problem!

  2. Caffienated Cowgirl

    I stumbled across Pandora earlier this year…such a dangerous site! I sat for hours playing with it…it appeals to my eclectic taste in music.

  3. Carolyn Burns Bass

    I just dropped in from Lynn Sinclair’s Animal Ovations. Now I can’t wait to get set up with Pandora radio. What an idea whose time has come. Thanks.

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