Genius Playist & Gamma Ray

Genus Mix based on Gamma Ray

One of the new touted features of iTunes 8 is the Genius Playlist, which according to the Apple website:

a brilliant way to create perfect playlists. Play a song, click the Genius button, and iTunes creates a playlist of other songs from your library that go great together. Genius playlists help you discover songs in your library you never knew you had — and rediscover forgotten favorites.

And their examples uses one of my new favorite songs to create these playlists.  Some people seem to think that the Genius is a “moron”.  So, using Gamma Ray, I generated my own Genius playlist:

Bixby Canyon Bridge by Death Cab For Cutie
Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa by Vampire Weekend
Cath… by Death Cab For Cutie
Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! by Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Gamma Ray by Beck
Ghosts by Ladytron
Grounds For Divorce by Elbow
Happiness by Goldfrapp
Heart Songs by Weezer
I’m Amazed by My Morning Jacket
I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You by Black Kids
Kids by MGMT
Lately by The Helio Sequence
Little Black Sandals by Sia
Mansard Roof by Vampire Weekend
My Mistakes Were Made For You by The Last Shadow Puppets
Old Enough by The Raconteurs
Olympic Airways by Foals
Salute Your Solution by The Raconteurs
See The Sun by The Kooks
Tessellate by Tokyo Police Club
Walls by Beck
White Winter Hymnal by Fleet Foxes
Who’s Gonna Save My Soul by Gnarls Barkley
Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? by She & Him

Not bad, but not Genius.  Here is a streaming version of the songs via 8tracks.

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