There are many different sources of streaming music available today – Pandora, Spotify, Rdio, etc… All of these rely on what I call the ‘fallacy of similar music’. You put in a starting artist or song, and it builds you a playlist of similar music. While this makes getting started relatively easy, after about a half an hour I get really bored.
As I get more into photography, I am figuring out the difference between a snapshot and a portrait is the ability for the picture to create an emotional reaction in the viewer, music is the same way; a well crafted playlist will make you go ‘oh wow’.
I have yet to find an algorithm that does that.
Do you want to listen to snapshots or portraits?