Responses from users of The Similarities Engine
These are some of the best responses we have received, your mileage may vary.
Great system! It is getting better all the time too. I have already
gotten into one band that I had never even heard of before.
This is how you helped me: I took my answer list to my
usual CD store. There, I listened to what your Engine suggested
and I went back home with NINE new cds.
I bought two of the recommendations - and LOVE them!
Someone claiming to be Howard Stern tried out the system and said they loved it.
This is great!! There is nothing worse than spending $15 or $20 on a
CD only to realize that you only like one song on it. I definitely
know where to look when making future music purchases!
I like the SE very much. It's pretty cool and interesting. I bought one
of the recommended CDs (I never knew the CD and never have thought to
buy it). I am listening to the CD almost everyday!
I put in a variety of favorite CD's and the list I received contained most
of the CD's my friends and I have. The other recomendations are great
and I look forward to getting them.
- Michael B
The system is fantastic. I've already bought two CD's because of it.
Rodney Dangerfield has not even visited once as far as I know.
Great job on the Similarities Engine!! I already had five of the top
ten albums, and have taken your advice and previewed some of the other
five, and I liked what I heard!
The author of the controversial computer security program SATAN
tried the system, (I don't know if he was able to break in!)
I was introduced to the Similarities Engine by a friend, and have
fallen in love with it after one use! Like most people, I already
own some of the suggested albums; but the Engine has given me some
ideas of what to try at the local listening bar. It's comforting
knowing that the WWW does offer some useful tools.
An excellent service, and a lot of spot on results. My top suggestion
introduced me to a great artist. Thanks.
This is an awesome idea. It's a great way to find out about new bands!
Takes some of the randomness out of CD shopping.
- Gord P.
The folks in alt.music.reggae are hoping more Reggae fans will use the system.
After my first entry, due to the overwhelming result, I went out and
bought the album, and I was very happy.
- Markus L.
My Dad likes getting email about MS Flight Simulator.
Thanks for the output, it was great. I will probably try it some time
when I have a birthday present to buy for a friend. Nothing like
automated decision making.
- Benjamin R.
I had a go on your Similarities Engine, and I must admit I'm jolly
impressed. Among the albums it came back with were many that I already
have and enjoy. I was surprised to see a suggestion weighted at 212
for an artist I have I'd never heard of. Ignoring the nagging suspicion
that this was all some sort of conspiracy on the part of the artist's
record company, I went out and bought the album. It was well worth it,
- James B.
Yes, I tried out a recommendation from a relatively obscure band and
yes, I loved it! The SE was right on!