Streaming Internet radio sites, such as Pandora
and Slacker, provide a simple and direct way to connect people with the music they love. But for serious music fans, the site that blows them all away is Last.fm
If you're new to Last.fm or just a casual fan, here are some tips on taking your experience to the next level.
At first glance, Last.fm works just like any other streaming music service. The home page gives you a little text box where you can input your favorite artist, and with just a few clicks you're listening to a mix of their songs along with similar bands.
Last.fm is a property of CNET's parent company, CBS. Our enthusiasm for it is genuine, but we don't blame you for being suspicious.)