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Slacker Radio impresses (photos)

We take a look at Slacker Radio, one of the lesser known but more impressive music-streaming apps on the market.

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Welcome to Slacker Radio

Start your listening with a search or browse through one of Slacker's more than 200 curated stations.
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Now playing

Vote songs up or down to help calibrate a station to your tastes.
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Not your typical radio app

Slacker offers live local ESPN Radio options, ABC lifestyle stations, tons of talk news radio, and dozens of stations that are actually curated by popular artists.
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Listen to what you want

Slacker lets you fine-tune stations based on factors like song popularity and release date. You can also add individual artists and tracks to stations to affect the programming algorithm.
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Inside info

While you listen, you can also pull up artist bios, album reviews, and even lyrics.

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