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A quick audition of Google's All Access Music shows more features, maybe fewer smarts than Pandora's Web radio.
Google's new All Access Music interactive-radio service reminds me a lot of Pandora (not least I spent Tuesday morning visiting Pandora's offices). You can create a station based on a particular artist, then thumb-up or thumb-down subsequent songs the station cues up: http://play.google.com/about/music/
Unlike Pandora, Google's service also shows what songs are coming up and lets you rearrange their order or remove them entirely--with no skip limit.
But the lineup of artists provided in a station modeled after the D.C. punk-rock band Fugazi shows a certain lack of focus compared to what Pandora's "Music Genome" can serve up: Sonic Youth and the Bad Brains seemed to fit in, but Jesus Lizard? Built to Spill? The Butthole Surfers?
Also relevant: All Access won't be free, at $9.99 a month--or $7.99 if you start a 30-day free trial by June 30.