One of the best things about music is there is never any shortage of it. One of the worst things about music is how do you find the best of it!?
Pandora, Last.FM and Grooveshark are the best answers to this dilemma. Not only do you have the ability to choose artists and genres to play, these sites will play similar music on your very own “stations”. You can create playlists, some you can even upload your own music if they don’t have it!
For instance, on my Pandora I have a “Young the Giant Radio”. This channel plays anyone from Phoenix to Sunny Levine. New indie artists that I never would have heard on the FM stations in the car. With profiles, bios and options to buy the songs right there the stations are a major boon for artists as well as listeners.
And what if you don’t like a song that they choose? Well, you simply have to hit the nifty little thumbs down button. The station will not play that song again and avoid similar songs in the future.
When I want to escape the Top 40 inundation this is where I turn.
The internet is a beautiful thing for music these days. Go explore!