Checking Out Online Music

While i’m working on my laptop I like to listen to music. Since I am always online when the laptop is on, I decided to check out some of the online music web sites. The two that I know about from friends who like them are Pandora and Spotify, and they both are free.

The Pandora site has you choose some music channels and they play an assortment of songs based on artists or genres that you select as a base. This is a cool way to discover new artists and songs that you might not otherwise have the chance to hear. If they play a song that you really don’t like, you can flag that as something you don’t want and skip over that song.

Spotify is different in that you make playlists of the exact songs that you like. If you don’t want to make a lot of your own playlists you can use playlists that other people have created or you can listen to a type of internet radio station using their site. I like the way you can pick exactly what you what to hear and even put it in the exact order that you want – or you can randomize it.

Between the two site, I think I like Spotify a little better and I have some awesome playlists created. My favorite one is what I called “Adult Contemporary” and I also have a walk down memory lane with a playlist called “My Teenage Years.”