last.fm used to give me great recommendations, now it gives me nirvana and nine inch nails when i ask for bands similar to air. looks like the site is being overrun by people with horrible music tastes, alas.
i have recently started to use last.fm more frequently, again. i have had an account there since 2003, but had forgotten about it. in the meantime, they have built out an awesome service that works really well. it was a nice surprise to see that they upgraded early adopters to their version of a pro user, for free. this allows me to have my own radio station without lifting a finger, and other nice benefits.