Since (as my ranting on the Who may have revealed) my musical tastes can be this weird mix of hipness and stodgy rock cheesiness, I'm giving Pandora a chance today. It's an Internet radio station recommended by a friend of mine, which will build a playlist composed of similar songs to artists that you pick. So far, so good. At the very least, I can't imagine otherwise finding a station that would play the Darkness, the Talking Heads, and Rilo Kiley within 15 minutes of each other. So it's got that going for it.
The hardest part is forcing myself to listen to some of the sketchier songs it kicks out, just in case they turn into something really good halfway through. But if it works right, I should probably be discouraging it from giving me songs that only rock after 3 minutes of wandering.
I love that it's telling me I want songs based on "extensive vamping."