Last.FM is listener-driven radio that integrates with an Audioscrobbler profile (if you have one, which you should) or works on its own to provide you with music that you’ll like by analyzing what you listen to and what similar people choose. It also allows for some bare bones social networking and lets you keep up with what your friends are listening to. For instance, I know my friend Nathan just played Hope Of The States‘ “Sadness On My Back.”
The enormous collection of music on the internet calls for a new kind of online radio. A radio that connects you straight with the right music without having to do mind-numbing searches and scrolling endless playlists. There is already enough knowledge out there to play you the right music everytime, we just need to bring people together to share that knowledge.
Mega star or an unsigned band, on Last.fm every song gets the same starting point. You, the listeners, decide what’s great music and what’s rubbish. So you all together are building the Last.fm program, for yourself and for each other. Have fun sharing and get connected to people who like music you like too.
I’ve fallen head over heels in love with Last.FM and some of the new tunes it’s brought to my attention (Zero 7 is one project I like a couple songs from). If you want to give radio one last chance to save your soul then go listen.