I’ve been listening to a lot of music lately. In Rainbows is still in heavy rotation, and I still strongly recommend it. I’ve been listening to a lot of internet radio, too. There are a couple of cool options that I thought I’d share here.
Last.fm has been a favorite for a while. You can type the name of a band in, and it’ll play a stream of music within that same genre. Pretty cool, really. Pandora is very similar but you can also enter a song name to generate a playlist. Between these two I like Last.fm more, but for some reason I’ve been listening to Pandora more recently. I’ll correct that straight away.
So that’s all fine and good, but when you want to hear a specific song neither of these are great options because while you can pick a genre that you like, you can’t pick the specific song. What to do? YouTube. I realized that this was possible when B-Dub linked to Young Folks on his site (not sure why it hadn’t occurred to me previously, seems obvious now). The thing that’s cool about this is that its legal (as long as you don’t download it), and literally anything you can think of is there.
Lately I’ve been doing this a lot because I don’t know enough about the band to know whether or not I want to buy the CD, but I really like one song. One quick note, these are links to the music videos, but I haven’t bothered to watch the vids, I’m just here for the tunage. Okay, so here’s my list: Hysteria, The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret, Young Folks, Lazy Eye, Take Me Out and Perfect. I probably need to buy a couple of these CD’s.
Dear internet, you’re the best. Is there anything you can’t do?