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Best online music service?

edited January 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I'm about to renew my napster subscription and i wondered if you guys had any alternative suggestions? I like napster cause i pay £10 a month and i can rape it as much as i want (which on a 10meg connection is quite a lot)
There are the obvious ones like iTunes but i dont want to pay per song as i like to be able to grab stuff just to see if i like it and at iT prices i'd get like 13 songs a month. (Yeah i know napster is DRM'd but i dont have an iPod/whatever at the moment anyway so nevermind)

Are there any others which use the same theory (as much as you want for X) as napster which you guys would recommend more?

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    edonkey
    torrents
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    You can give http://www.pandora.com/ a shot for free, it's pretty unusual...
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    pandora is pretty smart. Though i cant download stuff on it?
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    allofmp3.com does the trick for me.
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    If I had a 10meg connection I'd be on Napster too.

    As you say, iTunes is pretty pricey really.

    The only thing I don't like about Napster is that to keep your music you have to stay subscribed. Unless I'm mistaken.
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    Well you can keep it when you're not - you just cant use it :)

    Though i'm curious what happens if you transfer it all to a WMA player then cancel your subscription - untill you next connected it it wouldnt know. I dont think? Eitherway yeah that is a bit annoying but at the price you cant really complain. If you want to keep music you can buy the nonDRM version.
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    I like how with pandora you can just leave it playing. Though it still isnt what i was looking for it's a cool link. If only they did it as a program so its flash7ness didnt keep raping my firefox.
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    The wma contains an expiration timestamp. Once that time comes, the file no longer plays. There are some conversion utilities to convert drm wma's to non-drm wma or mp3. I found I was only using napster/yahoo/etc for listening to their streams while on the PC. For usage on my ipod or to burn, I just use allofmp3.com.
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    edited January 2006
    The only problem with Pandora is that it is terrible at figuring out my (albeit pretty weird) music tastes, which means I use up my skip credits in like 10 min.

    Somewhere between the Bloodhound Gang and Emiliana Torrini, the suggestion algorithm exploded.
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    skip credits?
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    It only lets you skip ahead a certain number of times on the free version.
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    I had the same problem Bergamot.
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    altho pandora is not perfect by any means at least it tries to break the mould a wee bit and actually respond intelligently to your listening preferences :-D
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    So i've had pandora sat playing stuff to me all night as background sound and i've only bothered skipping one song. And even that wasnt that bad i just focussed on it more than the rest probably. I fucking love this thing!
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    lechlech Chicagoland
    yahoo music maybe?
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