Pandora

Developer: Pandora
Price: Free
This is the same Pandora you know and love from your PC internet browser.  For those of you who have used Pandora before, stop reading this review and go download it.  If you are unfamiliar with Pandora, you are missing out big time.  You can create your own radio station based on a particular song, artist, or genre, and Pandora will generate songs it thinks you will like based on your original choice.  You can make as many stations as you like.  Furthermore, by liking or hating a song using the thumbs up or down buttons, Pandora tailors the station even more to your preferences.  From Pandora’s player, you can readily see info on the artist and song, or you can pause or skip to the next song (Pandora limits skips to 5 per hour per station).  You can also bookmark a song to look up later, or simply buy it from the player as well.  The only negatives about Pandora is there have been complaints about a slight lag, which would ruin the listening experience, but I did not come across any testing it on Android 1.5.  There is also a small add banner across the bottom of the screen, but if that is what makes Pandora free, I can’t complain.  Pandora’s most important feature is that it will keep playing your station if you need to go elsewhere on your phone.  Its no wonder Pandora is the most popular radio app, and is a must download.