Looking for some new music? Try Musicovery!
Musicovery is an interactive tool, more of a toy, really, that allows audiophiles to explore music based on mood, style, artists and more. What makes Musicovery unique and fun is a color-coded map that shows you what you're listening to.
Say you're in the mood for some dark, energetic 80s rock? Well, you can indicate on a clickable graph just how energetic and dark you want your music.
The squares you see light up and show a color based on where it falls on the graph. As you scroll over each square, a clip of a song fitting that style will play. You can narrow your choice down by finding a clip to suit your mood.
In essence, it's just another music searching site. What I like about it, really, is the colorful interface, the fun addition of searching by mood and the ability to narrow things down to find more obscure music you might not hear on Pandora.
The service is free or subscription-based. I feel no need to subscribe to services like this, but I've read in other reviews of Musicovery that the music quality is better if you pay, which is to be expected.