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  1. insanitylevel9

    insanitylevel9 triple nubby

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    what channels you guys been listening to? as of late ive been listening to "social distortion radio" latly but im always looking for new channels to try.
     
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  2. CBJ

    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    I make my own channels. I use it mostly for comedy tough as I think it such a bit for music as the variation start sucking after a while.
     
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    Lhasa de Sela
    Prong
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    John Fahey
    M.I.A.
    Espers
    Leo Kottke
    Astor Piazzolla
    Erik Satie
    Kronos Quartet
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    Willy Vanilly Monkey

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    daft punk (if you're into that sort of music). found some cool new tunes that way.
     
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    ICEBALL585 Bacontard

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    I've been using pandora for years but I just make my own stations. I feel the premade ones always throw in too many crappy songs.
     
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  6. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    miike snow
    monte negro
    phoenix
    mad caddies
    soja
    sdib
    rza
    pepper
    ...

    for some reason the Rancid channel plays mostly Johnny Cash songs. :think:
     
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  7. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Make my own stations.
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    never used it....
     
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    The Dirty Heads and Pepper, though they each play on the opposites stations quite a bit as well!
     
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    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    There should be a version for 8-track very soon.
     
  11. mandown

    mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    monster magnet (but it gets polluted with AIC and metallica)
    red fang (slacker's channel for red fang kills)
    suicide commando
    django reinhardt
    motown
    howlin' wolf
    ministry
     
  12. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    Black Keys station is my fave
     
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    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    Pandora is sweet. It's like listening to the radio, if listening to the radio didn't fvcking suck.
     
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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Cant get it here...trying Groove Shark.
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    would prefer 78 rpm vinyl...
     
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    I noticed that too, not that I mind.

    For me its just made up stations......
     
  17. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    for some reason Modest Mouse radio always starts playing dubstep within 2 or 3 songs....
     
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    4130biker PM me about Tantrum Cycles!

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    Second black keys- plays lots of cool old blues, white stripes, etc.
    I also like the Dwight Yoakam station plays George straight, Johnny cash, Waylon, Garth Brooks, etc.
    Finally, Early Man is my favorite for some metal- plays lots of old slayer, pentagram, a little stoner rock thrown in there too...
     
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  19. insanitylevel9

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    checking out black keys radio now since i like the old blues type stuff when im at work. then im gonna probably check out some of the metal stuff mandown suggested either tonight or driving up to new york this weekend.
     
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    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    How to build a channel, for the noobs. (And some of our slower members)

    • Create a channel using an song or artist you like. Pandora will try to find similar music.
    • Click thumbs up for the real good stuff and thumbs down for the crap. Pandora will modify the channel and it will get better and better.

    Thumbs up and down also works for stock channels.
     
  21. skibunny24

    skibunny24 Enthusiastic Receiver of Reputation

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    YES!!!!!
    The Dirty Heads!!! Best ever!! And I love Pepper too... will have to try that station out ;)
    Offspring Station
    I use Dance Cadio (a true Pandora station) for the gym
    Zee Avi station is super mellow bluesy surfy beachy music
    G Love & Special Sauce
    Laid Back Beach Music (another Pandora station)


    Buffalo loves his Pennywise station.. ;)
     
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    insanitylevel9 triple nubby

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    pennywise is a good band i dont see the problem lol and i will have to try pepper and the dirty heads as well
     
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    I hate the ads... So I use grooveshark. Screw the ads. I got my jam on and then they play an ad. Yeayeayea, it's how they maintain the site blah blah blah... Tell me they aren't making copious amounts of money already....
     
  24. insanitylevel9

    insanitylevel9 triple nubby

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    i only get adds when i try to skip like 6 songs..... in fact ive been running it since 9 this am at work and its about 3 now and havent had a single add.
     
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    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    Pandora is not for those who want to skip around like an ADHD preteen. The ads come up often when you change stations or skip songs.
     
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    Just put in Vanilla Ice.

    No thumbs up or down or anything.

    This is all you need to know for a party. Trust me.
     
  27. Willy Vanilly

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    I like Groove Shark when I want to hear a specific song but have found that their radio algorithm (or whatever they use to guess your musical tastes) isn't quite as good as Pandora's.
     
  28. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    yep. if you dont touch the app, you dont get many. for some reason, when i use my computer to stream, i get almost no ads.
     
  29. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    yes / make my own.
     
  30. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    I actually pay for their premium service for my gym because the audio quality is much better. I make my own channels too.
     
  31. BUFFALO

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    Pennywise radio FTW!
    Sublime is pretty sweet too!
     
  32. Matchew

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    My RJD2/DJ Krush/Mushroom Jazz channel has been kicking out some good instrumentals recently. Tribal Seeds/Rebelution is pretty good once I dialed it in.
     
  33. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    is it really that noticeable? on wifi and 3G's?
     
  34. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    Yep, especially if you have your system (I'm using a laptop) attached to a decent stereo system. It's kind of like listening to an mp3 encoded with a low bit-rate vs high. I don't think they throttle the quality based on your connection speed. Non-subscriber quality seemed the same to me on wifi vs 3g.
     
  35. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    They still only allow you to skip something like 6 songs/hr?

    Has anyone compared Spotify radio to Pandora? Just interested how they stack up.
     
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    Yeah Pandora only allows like 5-6 skips per hour.

    A lot of my friends and I use the free version on Spotify and like it a lot (plays an ad once in a while). One of my friends pays for the full version of Spotify, he loves it. He can listen to pretty much any artist he wants to on a computer AND his phone. It's nice to be able to just type in an artist and listen to whatever album you want to instead of a computer trying to predict what song you want to hear next.

    I still do like Pandora a lot cause its free for the phone app.
     
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  37. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    are you using just a mini-stereo connector or a digital connection to your stereo?
    i also havent noticed a audio difference b/w the wifi of 3G's. i thought about upgrading to skip as many times as i want but didnt realize there would be an audio improvement...i thought it was good as it as now.
     
  38. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    I use a stereo 1/8 to RCA cable (ya know, fat red and white ends) out of the headphone jack to connect to the stereo. For you, I'd pay the $3.99 for a single month just to see if the improvement is worth it. You can always go back to regular w/o anyone calling you, begging you back, like the cable company.


    Pandora One
    For a yearly payment of $36 or a monthly payment of $3.99, Pandora listeners can upgrade to a Pandora One account. The benefits of Pandora One are:

    • All advertising removed
    • Access to the Pandora One Desktop App, which functions independently of a browser window
    • Higher Quality Audio - Listen to Pandora at 192 KBps on the web or in the Desktop App
    • Increased number of skips - The 12 skip per day limit is removed (the 6 skips per station per hour limit remains)
    • Custom skins - Surround the Pandora tuner with a range of designs
     
  39. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    I inspected a BMW dealership and the "radio" playing in the service bay was a laptop streaming Pandora into a rack amplification system that most DJs would envy having. The music was clear without being loud.