I have been stuck in a rut when it comes to listening to the same music. I was tired of listening to what ever was on the FM radio and on my ipod. I just needed something new to spice things up a bit. A friend of mine told me about Pandora Radio to find new music that will match your existing musical tastes. I had never heard of Pandora Radio before so this was all new to me.
I figured it would be too good to be true. How could a website know what kind of music I like and match it with similar artists I had never heard of. Yeah, right… I was skeptical but I decided to try it anyways so I logged onto Pandora.com.
The home page had a log in so it could keep track of the my music. I signed up and began playing around with the features on the website. In order to get started it had me plug in a name of a song or name of a band to match their sound. I plugged in one of my favorite bands and hit play right after I did that.
They played a song from that band to get things started which was fine and the next song after that was by a new band I had never heard of before. I started listening and I started to really like it. It was a similar genre to what I had plugged in, but it was new a very refreshing. The next song after that was good too. Before I knew it I had been on this site for over an hour listening to new music within the genres I love.
I was very impressed with Pandora Radio. I would say that I liked 95% of the songs Pandora pulled up on that radio station I had made. The only thing that was annoying were the advertisements that played every 5 or 6 songs. It was disruptive to my listening of Pandora Radio. It kept trying to get me to sign up for the premium version where I could pay to avoid the advertisements, but I didn’t think it was really worth it.
One other limitation of Pandora Radio is that you are limited to the amount of times you can skip songs in a given amount of time. I guess that limitation is annoying too but I understand why it is that way. So that didn’t really bother me all too much.
I would definitely recommend Pandora Radio to anyone that loves music, which should be everyone. It is a great way to find new music that fits your tastes for free! I find myself listening to Pandora Radio all the time, and have even downloaded the free application for my iphone and listen to it while I’m in the car.