Let me begin by saying that this blog is not meant endorse any certain product or service (well, besides Drea’s budding photography business.) HOWEVER, I find that Pandora Radio is so brilliant that it merits its own special spot on our blog. I discovered it about a year ago, and it has since received continuous play at my work computer. To explain Pandora’s brilliance would be beyond my ability, so here’s the “official” scoop taken from their website:

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.

Again, sheer blog post worthy brilliance. I’ve discovered so much great music that I probably would never have heard otherwise. So I urge you to check it out!

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