Last.fm (CNET 100: iPhone Apps)
OK, I know that because both CNET and Last.fm are owned by the same parent company (CBS) you'll have to take this recommendation with a grain of salt--but I'm a big fan of the Last.fm app. I'm a big fan of Pandora too, but I use both apps for different purposes. To me, Last.fm offers a more personal experience, tailored to my daily listening habits by way of the scrobbler plug-in they've developed for iTunes.
If my obsession with Black Keys has run its course and a newly kindled interest in The Seeds has taken its place--the Last.fm automatically knows from watching my listening habits in iTunes. Plus, the social links into my network of friends and a Last.fm calendar feature for recommended concerts, just give the whole app a different, more music nerd-y air.
July 16, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
| Caption by: Donald Bell
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