Hyping it up

The Hype Machine has butt-ugly web-design, but it's content is stunning. I've had a hard time trying to keep myself dialed into music since moving from Toronto out here, but at least with the hype machine I get the odd tidbit from interesting bands. I wonder when they'll go all web 2.0 and start offering me recommendations from people with "similar" tastes. And more interestingly, I wonder when/if those recommendations will be better than the recommendations that iTunes spits out at me. Hmmmm...