alternative to itunes genius

by digitalintx - 11/23/10 1:51 AM

hey guys, I'm new here and looking for a good alternative to itunes genius. i have used it and always end up hating the recommendations.
i look it up and it doesn't seem like anyone REALLY knows how they go about recommending the next songs to you etc and picking it out of your playlist. SO i'd like something that's a bit more intelligible.

i've heard about:
pandora (but i want something that i can use offline also)

anyone know anything about them? opinions would be nice before deciding on one.

thanks for helping the newbee!