The sheer volume of options and tools in SoundHound is impressive, if nothing else because it really does its best to immerse you in your music as people tend to listen to it now--live and socially. The tool, itself, is designed to recognize tracks playing in the background and help you find the artist or album in its database; but it goes beyond that, providing music headlines, a list of the recent charts, popular music from its users, and a Twitter stream of top songs.
If you love music, you will love SoundHound. The app is designed to be as easy to use as possible, while cramming as much information onto the screen as can fit. With a rolling ticker of recently discovered songs, chart toppers, songs that are being ID'ed a lot, and Twitter statistics, you have multiple ways to interact with and find new music. At the same time, the core functionality to ID and find music you want to buy is intact and there are links to the iTunes store if you want to buy songs, along with StubHub integration to find concert tickets and Pandora to create a new station or recent music videos.
SoundHound is a sleek, attractive, and easy-to-use app loaded with features that make it immediately useful for anyone interested in growing their music collection and interacting with musicians and other music lovers more actively on their iPad. If you love music, love exploring new music, or simply have a track stuck in your head and need to know who sings it, download SoundHound.