When it comes to music recommendations, do you trust man or machine?

I’ve recently discovered a site that comes as close to matching music recommendations as almost any trusted friend, audiofile or otherwise. Check out Pandora, and pay particular attention not only to the music they recommend based on current artists you listen to, but how they make their recommendations.

For example, I told Pandora that I liked music by Alison Krauss. It matched me with other artists who exemplified the musical style of Krauss because they featured “bluegrass instrumentation, country influences, folk influences, acoustic sonority and paired vocal harmony.”