The handcrafted Internet radio platform 8tracks is more of a social network than a music service. An emphasis on Internet radio created by people, not algorithms, is the site's mission.
Users create an online playlist with eight or more tracks (hence the name) and add tags so that listeners can search for music by genre and different moods like "chill." The site's mobile app got a complete upgrade in late October, and the full-screen artwork and bold new look are quite beautiful. The app could only be better if it allowed offline caching.