I’ve used Internet Radio services for years. Mainly on-again, off-again. The past few months, however, I’ve started really getting into last.fm. If you haven’t tried it out you should. It can be listened to on your computer, on your ipod/iphone (probably other mobile platforms too but I haven’t checked), as well as music streaming services like Squeezebox. It’s broad availability is a strength but without a high quality music stream it wouldn’t have much appeal. Fortunately that is another area where last.fm shines … it does this by monitoring your listening habits and using that behaviour to refine your music likes and dislikes. Beyond just monitoring your listening habits on last.fm it also takes an inventory of your MP3 library and can also monitor your listening on your ipod, itunes, and windows media player. In very little time you’ll find yourself listening to a combination of music you know and love as well as new music that has a reasonably good chance of fitting your musical tastes.
My music ID on last.fm is ksnyder68. Add me as a friend if you end up joining.