Gamiila (gamiila) wrote,
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Any recommendations for an alternative to Last.fm?

Last.fm changed its policy about a year and a half ago; from that time onwards users from outside the USA, UK and Germany were no longer able to listen to the radio for free but had to pay a monthly subscription fee. The company found itself unable to generate enough advertising income to keep the free service going except in those countries where it actually had a presence on the ground, which is fair enough, I suppose...Even though the subscription fee is low, I didn't sign up for it because I'd always been an infrequent user; but lately I've been wondering if anyone knows of any other free Internet radio that isn't restricted to the US and has a half decent catalogue? For a while it seemed Deezer might fulfill my needs, but it fails to recognise many of the artists I'm interested in. So my question now is: does anyone have any experience with Spotify, preferably a positive one, that they'd like to share with me?

Sort of related, here's a meme I nicked from fenchurche:

Open your music player and select to shuffle the songs from your full collection. List the first 15 songs that play. Worse case, just shuffle your ipod. Tag 15 friends, including me, because I'm interested in seeing what randomly plays from your collection, and don't lie about the obscure horrible stuff that might play

No obscure horrible stuff here, I'm afraid; I seem to have become quite staid in my musical tastes and the following list only serves to confirm that impression.


01. Songbird - Eva Cassidy
02. Some Like It Hot - The Power Station (Robert Palmer, how I miss you!)
03. Elephant Stone - The Stone Roses
04. The Whole Point Of No Return - The Style Council
05. Rockin' The Suburbs - Ben Folds
06. When Love Breaks Down - Prefab Sprout (oooh, that takes me back!)
07. Safesurfer - Julian Cope
08. Sunshine - Keane
09. Washington, D.C. - The Magnetic Fields
10. Take It Off - The Donnas
11. Radioactivity (Warsaw) - Kraftwerk
12. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2
13. The Infanta - The Decemberists
14. Gideon - My Morning Jacket
15. Saturday Night - Herman Brood & His Wild Romance


As always, I won't tag anyone, but leave it up to the individual to decide whether or not this meme is for them.
Tags: last.fm, memes, music
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