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Audiostiles.com Picks Tunes For You

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Audiostiles.com Picks Tunes For You

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Audiostiles.com Picks Tunes For You

Audiostiles.com Picks Tunes For You

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A 'Starter' Song

Jennifer Ludden told audiostiles she likes music by artists such as French Canadian singer Daniel Belanger:

'La Folie en Quatre'

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Four New Favorites?

Ludden particularly liked these pieces suggested by audiostiles:

Madeleine Peyroux

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'J'ai Deux Amours'

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'Dya'

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'Kanou'

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'Para el Dolor'

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Maybe you're lucky enough to have a cool friend who introduces you to new music. Maybe you're that cool friend. Or just maybe you're neither.

For a fee, the musical consulting company behind the Web site audiostiles.com introduces clients to fresh tunes based on a survey of their current tastes.

As Jennifer Ludden learned, using the service is as simple as fillling out a questionnaire. But the results can be mixed.

Audiostiles' Jeremy Abrams helped put together a 16-song mix for Ludden after she answered the survey. He explains how the service works, and why Ludden wound up with a CD entitled World Lounge Today.

  • Audiostiles' List:
  • 'Meu Samba Torto' by Celdo Fonseca
  • 'J'ai Deux Amours' by Madeleine Peyroux
  • 'Para el Dolor' by Ana Laan
  • 'Jardin d'Hiver' by Keren Ann
  • 'August Day Song' by Bebel Gilberto
  • 'Dya' by Issa Bagayogo
  • 'Chege de Saudade' by Rosa Passos
  • 'Je Ne Sais Qui Fumer' by Paris Combo
  • 'Bom Dia Rio (Posto 6)' by Bossacucanova
  • 'Milonga delo Moro Judio' by Jorge Drexler
  • 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' by Nouvelle Vague
  • 'Luisas' by Cibelle
  • 'Bandy Bandy' by Zap Mama, Erykah Badu
  • 'Kanou' by Rokia Traore
  • 'Makeda' by Les Nubians
  • 'La Vie' by Philippe Saisse, Angelique Kidjo

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