Of the huge influx of web2.0 products and services, this is one of the rare few that stands out.
If you haven’t seen this site yet, get yourself over to http://www.last.fm straight away. Set up an account, and last.fm starts learning what music you are into. It develops a profile of your music tastes, and based on this it reccomends new music that you will like.
This is what they say about it:
You get your own online music profile that you can fill up with the music you like. This information is used to create a personal radio station and to find users who are similar to you. Last.fm can even play you new artists and songs you might like. It’s addictive, it’s growing, it’s free, it’s music.
From a music lover's perspective, it completely eliminates the need to listen to crap music any longer. The music that is recommended to you istop-notch. It gives you the chance to try before you buy a new album. And it will introduce you to new music that you would have never found. Legally.
Being un-tech minded, I'm blown away by the technology here. And it's truly healthy for the music industry. It gives punters like me a new-found thirst to find good music. You can even filter by obcrurity with this nifty little long tail slider.
The entrepreneur in me is excited too. Last.fm has totally changed the rules of how we listen to music, much like the iPod did not that long ago. It's also breath of fresh air online. Where many of the new web 2.0 applications are beginning to seem the same, last.fm truly delivers something innovative. I'm hooked. You will be too.