The joys of music discovery sites … They are hard to beat. I have long been a fan of Pandora and of LastFm (there is a widget displaying the last tracks played on my pc from that site in my side bar) The problem with LastFm for me was that you could either monitor what you play via your pc OR on your iPod. Enter Mog which claims to do both.
I have not tested this aspect out as yet but I do have some other thoughts on Mog. YOU can let it – with the help of gracenotes – scan and display your digital music collection, which is very nice, although seems a bit hit and miss, especially when you click on albums.
For example, whilst it correctly tells me I have Kate Bush – The Whole Story, if I click on that I get a page saying ‘The Whole Story’ by Various Artists. It correctly identifies The New Cars – ‘It’s Alive’, which it then also displays as being by Various Artists (as do about half of my collection) although in this case is sort of true as it has decided to add tracks from the Ramones album of the same name to the end of the New Cars tracks. The Grateful Dead’s – ‘American Beauty’ clicks through to a nice picture of the American Beauty soundtrack album …
I could go on, but you get the picture. Still, it is only in beta (but then again what isn’t these days) and if they can iron out issues such as this and if it does recognise what you play on the PC and on your iPod, I could like this site a lot.