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Pandora: Music Your Way

AnnaLee Rice | Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Pandora: no longer known in popular culture as that impulsive Greek chick. No, Pandora has commanded the Internet signals of laptops and smart phones across campus, save for that weird dead zone between the library and Starbucks.  As an Internet radio app and website, Pandora enables listeners to create a station based on an artist, then streams music from similar artists through that station. And although Pandora may not have encountered exactly what she wanted in her box, your Pandora Radio will be fine-tuned to your tastes. No random Pitchfork-endorsed artist will pop up on your beloved Britney station. But you will get a heavy dose of the Princess of Pop as well as some quality Christina and Rihanna. So the next time Steve Jobs and iTunes lets you down, or you’re on the verge of tears because using Limewire can now land you a lawsuit, check out Pandora.

Station Suggestions:

Pump It Up

“Lady Gaga”

Station highlights: Gaga. Ke$ha. Katy Perry. B.o.B. Britney.

Need I say more? If your night proves wilder than Gaga’s Grammy regalia, congratulations.

“Daft Punk”

Station highlights: techno for the Indie set.

Don your keffiyeh and stand around.

“Kid Cudi”

Station highlights: Cudi, Drake, even some MGMT.

Rambling Through Campus

“Dave Matthews”

So college.  Pull out the pinnie.

“Vampire Weekend”

Station highlights: Iron and Wine, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, Ingrid Michaelson.

“The Beatles”

Admit it, they just make you happy.

Studying

“Chopin”

So you haven’t touched a piano in three years since high school — it’s okay, this station is pure relaxation.

“Explosions in the Sky”

Indie instrumental, minus nonsensical lyrics. 

“The Script”

Station highlights: The Fray, The Script, Singer Songwriters.

Pop flavorings, sweet lyrics, mellow music.

Springtime

“Third Eye Blind”

Because nothing says summer than thinking off all the fun you had as a middle schooler listening to “Semi Charmed Life” before you understood the lyrics. 

“Katy Perry”

Station highlight: California Girls.

I can’t get away from that song.

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Pandora: Music your way

AnnaLee Rice | Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pandora: no longer known in popular culture as that impulsive Greek chick. No, Pandora has commanded the Internet signals of laptops and smart phones across campus, save for that weird dead zone between the library and Starbucks.  As an Internet radio app and website, Pandora enables listeners to create a station based on an artist, then streams music from similar artists through that station. And although Pandora may not have encountered exactly what she wanted in her box, your Pandora Radio will be fine-tuned to your tastes. No random Pitchfork-endorsed artist will pop up on your beloved Britney station. But you will get a heavy dose of the Princess of Pop as well as some quality Christina and Rihanna. So the next time Steve Jobs and iTunes lets you down, or you’re on the verge of tears because using Limewire can now land you a lawsuit, check out Pandora.

Station Suggestions:

Pump It Up

“Lady Gaga”

Station highlights: Gaga. Ke$ha. Katy Perry. B.o.B. Britney.

Need I say more? If your night proves wilder than Gaga’s Grammy regalia, congratulations.

“Daft Punk”

Station highlights: techno for the Indie set.

Don your keffiyeh and stand around.

“Kid Cudi

Station highlights: Cudi, Drake, even some MGMT.

Rambling Through Campus

“Dave Matthews”

So college.  Pull out the pinnie.

“Vampire Weekend”

Station highlights: Iron and Wine, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, Ingrid Michaelson.

“The Beatles”

Admit it, they just make you happy.

Studying

“Chopin”

So you haven’t touched a piano in three years since high school — it’s okay, this station is pure relaxation.

“Explosions in the Sky”

Indie instrumental, minus nonsensical lyrics. 

“The Script”

Station highlights: The Fray, The Script, Singer Songwriters.

Pop flavorings, sweet lyrics, mellow music.

Springtime

“Third Eye Blind”

Because nothing says summer than thinking off all the fun you had as a middle schooler listening to “Semi Charmed Life” before you understood the lyrics. 

“Katy Perry”

Station highlight: California Girls.

I can’t get away from that song.