October 24, 2008
Friday random ten: Putting it all together

In my previous writings about Genius-generated iPod playlists, I have suggested that perhaps it's greatest strength would be shown when you put together those smaller lists into one big one. Well, I've done that for the first four Genius lists, and here's the Random Ten I get when I just tell the iPod to do its Shuffle Songs thing.

1. "C-U-B-A", Austin Lounge Lizards
2. "Wham" - Stevie Ray Vaughan
3. "Sisters of Mercy" - Leonard Cohen
4. "Flip, Flop & Fly" - Blues Brothers
5. "Material Girl" - Madonna
6. "Bad Moon Rising" - Thea Gilmore
7. "So Far Away" - Carole King
8. "Good Times Roll" - The Cars
9. "The Sweet Sound of Rhythm and Blues" - Big Twist and the Mellow Fellows
10. "One" - Eddie from Ohio

Okay, that's pretty good. If I can't get Genius to cross genres, I can at least fake it in this fashion. I'll try this one or two more times before I start generating more lists. It's nice to see proof of concept.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on October 24, 2008 to Music
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