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  • 5.0 stars

    "Grooveshark the best site for music on the planet earth"

    December 4, 2010  |   By mrleirbag

    Version: Grooveshark

    Pros

    everything

    Cons

    there is only one Grooveshark..too bad

    Summary

    listen while it lasts..nothing lasts forever...

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  • 4.0 stars

    "VIP not worth purchasing - free version does it"

    October 6, 2010  |   By frbra1

    Version: Grooveshark

    Pros

    Large selection of tracks
    Nice look
    Smooth playlist options

    Cons

    Messy album collection
    Android app has quite a few bugs
    No free Android/iPhone app - $3 per month
    The "advantages" of being VIP (paying $3 a month) are useless

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great interface, great music choice, weak iphone app"

    September 30, 2010  |   By Perseverentiae

    Version: Grooveshark

    Pros

    Great selection of music
    Good interface (wish they would go HTML5)
    Great support and the team behind the project are really passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    Weak application on the iphone. I downloaded the "official one" which was available for maybe a week on the app store before being pulled out again. It keeps force quitting when I try and look at my playlists, which is annoying.

    Summary

    Virus claims are not true at all.
    I don't see why a business trying to make some money would ruin their user database by sending viruses. the whole point is for people to stick to their product for them to have a job.
    For those with virus problems, three things:
    - Stop using Microsoft Windows
    - If you really need to keep windows, keep your anti-viruses up to date (and not talking about free anti-virus or hacked versions)
    - Stop going on porn sites or serial / free software websites

    To get back to Grooveshark, it's a great service which needs some more convincing to do in order to secure its userbase. Once they have all the major labels, no legal issues and have a healthy business model, it'll be all good for them.
    Until then, it's a matter of believing in them, and living through the minor flaws and bugs you can get.
    Thank you Grooveshark team for doing this for the people !

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  • 4.0 stars

    "This program is one of the best for listening to music."

    September 1, 2010  |   By sillydave

    Version: Grooveshark

    Pros

    no downloads, free, plenty of music

    Cons

    this program is slow

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  • 4.0 stars

    "One of the better streaming sites"

    July 30, 2010  |   By ablefton

    Version: Grooveshark

    Pros

    Clear, error-free streaming; all genres. Includes mobile app program at just $3/mo with access to playlists (yours and others), favorites, also accommodates uploading your own collection of mp3's. Web streaming is free.

    Cons

    None discovered yet.

    Summary

    I recently discovered Grooveshark, after being so disappointed by Rhapsody in its newest incarnation. Grooveshark is (so far) an excellent web streaming service. I can create a wide variety of playlists of my favorite tracks, upload my own to create a hybrid of both Grooveshark and my own tracks. The web site is free, and the mobile app. is only $3 per month for full/premier access to all the service on your smartphone. I use the Android app which works great. Bit rate, sound quality is really first quality, especially with headphones. True, one has to be satisfied with the selection of artists, but so far that hasn't been much of a problem since Grooveshark seems to have worked out the licensing issues to everyone's satisfaction, or so it seems. Having the option of being able to add my own favorite tracks is a real plus and there's no storage fee (cloud) so far. Seems as if every time an artist's song is played, they are paid (so it states). I'm happy. I just hope there isn't another unforeseen shoe that drops and ruins it all. I've been searching for this sort of service for a long time.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Virus claims are not true."

    June 19, 2010  |   By alexvardakostas

    Version: Grooveshark

    Pros

    Its the best way to get you music.
    I don't know why all these people are claiming that Grooveshark gives you viruses or spyware. It doesn't make sense as the company makes money on ads and/or subscriptions. I've been using it for a year just fine.

    Cons

    Sometimes songs take more than a few seconds to load.
    The radio feature is not what it could be although it has gotten a lot better.
    The UI needs to be less cluttered.

    Summary

    It is far and away the best way to get your music. I don't even use iTunes anymore. The more users who use this, the better the music selection will be so join in.

    Also, all of the people who claim that Grooveshark is giving out viruses are completely mistaken. Its just an Adobe Air program that streams music. Its a ridiculous claim, especially since the companies incentives are to sell more ads and make money on subscriptions. They don't make money by infecting your computer with viruses. Just stupid.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Ugh...Curse you, Grooveshark"

    June 10, 2010  |   By xxrjaxx

    Version: Grooveshark

    Pros

    It has a wide variety of music.

    Cons

    Some songs won't play right away.With Norton on my home computer and AVG on the work computer, both got viruses from this web site, one of them being Antivirus Soft which completely decimated the IP connection, networking, and crashed the computer.

    Summary

    Forget Grooveshark.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "USE ADBLOCK!"

    June 2, 2010  |   By deviant24x

    Version: Grooveshark

    Pros

    Great database!

    Cons

    Viruses for those who can't figure out how to protect their computers.

    Summary

    People... if you're going to go online unprotected, expect to get burnt. You can use something like adblock (plugin for both google chrome and mozilla firefox) to prevent those flash ads (which could do the same thing on any page) from infecting your computer.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Grooveshark is my favorite music website. :D"

    May 9, 2010  |   By jewishchodesac

    Version: Grooveshark

    Pros

    Grooveshark is easy to use. I like how it saves all of the music files you have on your computer from before, without requiring you to have an account. I also like how almost all of the songs I searched for are on Grooveshark.

    Cons

    I got a virus from using Grooveshark. I repaired it with no problems, and continued using Grooveshark. Didn't get a virus since. I didn't want to stop using Grooveshark since it's such a great website, so I hope I don't get another virus.

    Summary

    This website is great if you like being able to listen to all of your favorite music in a fast, easy manner. Just make sure you have an antivirus protector running when you use this website, or else you'll have to spend quite some time trying to get rid of a virus. Overall I think Grooveshark is great, and unless any other problems occur with using it, I will continue to listen to music on there. :)

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Dude, viruses."

    February 21, 2010  |   By johngrybos

    Version: Grooveshark

    Pros

    Decent streaming service with slick interface.

    Cons

    Dude, VIRUSES!

    Summary

    After imeem was swallowed up by myspace, this seemed like a great option. But dude, VIRUSES!

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