Music junkies, audiophiles, and bored college students have it made when it comes to finding new music, thanks to the internet-phenomenon known as Pandora. This comes as nothing new for most people (and myself), but the site continues to amaze me. As I was giving songs the stamp of approval and can the songs I've heard before, I noticed a little button that says "Menu" on the song. "What could possibly be the use of this 'Menu' button?" I ask myself, and, to no surprise, it was a menu giving me information about the song. Neat-o. One of the options was "Why was this song selected," so I clicked it. This is why Pandora is the zenith of internet radio:
"Based on what you've told us so far, we're playing this track because it features electric rock instrumentation, punk influences, mild-rhythmic syncopation, major key tonality and a vocal-centric aesthetic."
Yeah. Yep, that's right. That's EXACTLY right. Pandora just put my musical taste into words. Now I don't have to feel like this every time I go to the record store.