After some thought I have a theory that this is related to Pandora trying to control their royalty costs. Sure we pay but potentially the value of non_Premium users ad revenue brings in more money. There is absolutely no technical reason for the omission of this feature. I've also noticed over the past couple of years that Pandora throws in the cheapest possible versions of popular songs. Has nothing to do with "variety" and everything to do with the cost of playing the song. I've also noticed that no matter what station I play it seems like I get the same 40 songs or so. I had a David Bowie station that never played any Bowie songs! Even when I shuffle all my stations I get the some finite list of songs. I have a diverse set of stations. From Danzig to George Strait to Los Lonely Boys and Alice Cooper. Definitely going to be seeking an alternative that offers dynamic curated, artist/genre "stations". Any suggestions?
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