Alaz Approves: Songza
We are always on the lookout for the next best thing when it comes to piping tunes into Vitamin’s studio. We’ve tried all of the popular internet radio services over recent years – Sirius, Pandora, Last.fm, Slacker, and Spotify to name a few. The latest “jukebox” that is getting a lot of attention is Songza.
We’ve been using Songza almost exclusively for the past month and haven’t found a reason to stop. There is a ton to like about it. For starters, aside from the fact that is subscription free AND commercial free (at least for the time being), there seems to be an endless supply of tuneage.
With the exception of Alaz, whose voracious appetite for early 80’s hair metal can never be fully satisfied, the Vitamin team has been impressed with the amount of tunes that Songza can dish out from any genre without repeating. We found this to be a major drawback with other services which may have tons of indie rock tunes to choose from, where the selection of hip-hop tracks is comically slim.
But one of the coolest features about Songza has to be that the playlists are actually curated by people as opposed to algorithms, which means no more Jack Johnson in your Bob Dylan radio.
Not sure what you want to listen to? Try out Songza’s Music Concierge feature which will offer up music selections based on the day of the week and even the time of day. Clicking through a series of survey-style panels will bring you to a station that is sure to match your mood.
Just for fun, we thought we’d leave you with a few the Songza playlists we’ve enjoyed of late: