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.
Pump It Up
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.
Station highlights: techno for the Indie set.
Don your keffiyeh and stand around.
Station highlights: Cudi, Drake, even some MGMT.
Rambling Through Campus
So college. Pull out the pinnie.
Station highlights: Iron and Wine, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, Ingrid Michaelson.
Admit it, they just make you happy.
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.
Station highlights: The Fray, The Script, Singer Songwriters.
Pop flavorings, sweet lyrics, mellow music.
“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.
Station highlight: California Girls.
I can’t get away from that song.