Saturday, March 25, 2006

Opening Pandora's Box Can Be a Good Thing

A friend of mine tipped me off to this: Pandora, a website that allows you to create personalized music stations. You pick a favorite artist or song as a station, which then plays similar songs by other artists that you might also like. And you usually do. My first foray with Depeche Mode as a station brought up the following:

  • "People Are People" by Depeche Mode
  • "Doctor! Doctor!" by The Thompson Twins
  • "Summer in Berlin" by Alphaville
  • "Voices in My Head" by Naked Eyes
  • "Lie to Me" by Depeche Mode
  • "Dreaming" by OMD
  • "5 8 6" by New Order

I could have let it go on and on and on, but I tried some other stations. It's a very impressive -- and time-consuming -- site.

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