Wow. I knew I had a ton of music, but I lost track of a lot of it. With the addition of Genius to iTunes 8 and my iPod Touch, I have rediscovered a lot of music I used to have.
Genius is very similar to the Random button, except it’s way smarter. Random is great in a playlist of the same type of music. When you have a really extensive music selection, random can pull up anything from Frank Sinatra to Metallica to Phil Collins. While I enjoy the 3 of them, I don’t necessarily want to hear them all in a row. What Genius does, and very well I have found, is take one song you want to hear and then it generates a playlist of other things you probably would enjoy hearing along the same type of music/energy level.
This morning Turbo was on a conference call. I wasn’t really interested in listening in anymore, so I popped Our Lady Peace in my Genius playlist, and it proceeded to play some Fuel, Goo Goo Dolls, and Tonic. Looking down on my list, I have some Pumpkins and STP to look forward to.
Genius gets my vote. I’m definitely a fan. What are your thoughts? Have you tried it yet?