Ok, so this might not be news to some of you, but to others, it certainly will be.
Online social music sites have definitely blossomed over the last few years, but I always keep my eye out for another to add to the arsenal. Some of my favourites in the past were Pandora.com (the true OG of 2.0 music sites) and Last.fm.
However, what with Pandora having closed its doors to non-US IP addresses (and it just being too much of a bitch to always listen through a proxy), and Last.fm’s suggestions seeming to deteriorate lately, I’ve now moved on to one of my new best friends online… Finetune.com.
Although Finetune’s been around for a while, it’s only recently that I became aware of its existence; all I can say is that it has seriously impressed me within that short time.
The layout and design is simply stunning, and it not only supports the standard “artist radio” of other social music sites, but also allows the user to create custom playlists of specific songs.
Unfortunately damn WordPress won’t let me embed the player here.
However, I would suggest you take a look at a sample playlist… one of mine is at http://www.finetune.com/playlist/1778859
That’s a snippet of what it looks like. Curse WordPress and its inability to embed this flash player and instead compress the image to make it look crappy!
Anyway, go check it out.