Internet radio streaming sites have never been entirely satisfying. A major reason for this is inevitably imperfect nature of the algorithms that sites like lastfm use to work out what you want to listen to. It’s not the fault of those sites, it’s the fact that replicating the randomness of what people want to listen to is beyond our reach just for now. 8tracks neatly sidesteps this issue by allowing users to post themed mix tapes and then vote them up and down. Whether it’s knowing that a person has created the mix or whether we just have better taste than computers, it provides a more enjoyable listening experience in my opinion.