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Published on January 5th, 2013 | by Alan Cross

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Boil the Frog: A Very Cool Playlist Generator

There are many apps that seek to connect the dots between artists.  Discovr, for example, is a cool app that blossoms like dividing cells, taking you on potentially interesting journeys of music discovery.  I use it all the time on my iPhone.

Now there’s Boil the Frog, a playlist generator that shows some potential.  From Evolver:

To try it, simply go here and enter the names of two bands that are ideally quite dissimilar to each other. The app instantly puts together a playlist of Rdio music, fading as gently as possible from the first artist to the second artist, from song to song. Get it? This is sort of what happens when you boil a frog, starting with lukewarm water. The water gets hotter, but the frog doesn’t notice, and you can probably piece together the rest.

Read more here.  Thanks to Brad for the link.



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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.



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