iTunes Genius Open Thread

Posted Sunday October 12, 2008 by John Gunders in |

OK, this is the post that had to happen eventually…

iTunes 8 most vaunted feature is Genius: “Play a song, click the Genius button, and iTunes creates a playlist of other songs from your library that go great together.” Sounds fun!

First up I selected “Her Song” by Hungry Lucy, a laid-back, electro “trip-pop” outfit from Cincinnati. Sure enough, Genuis constructed a playlist of cruisy, chillout songs like “Finished Symphony” by Hybrid, “Teardrop” by Massive Attack, and a lot of stuff from the gentler end of Faithless, VNV Nation, Smashing Pumpkins, and Assemblage 23.

And “Smack My Bitch Up” by The Prodigy.

Oh well…

I’m reminded of the John Cusack character in High Fidelity, who makes mix-tapes as a way of picking up women. I wonder whether Genius is going to ruin that age-old last-resort for the terminally geeky?

I’d like to hear your own Genius stories…

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