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Last week’s road trip out west to avoid Hurricane Irene was a long one. On the equally long drive back, I needed a boost to keep me alert and awake on the road. Caffeine doesn’t do anything for me, but music does.

Enter Spotify, a streaming music service with a library of over 15 million songs. Basically, you can search for an artist, song, or album and play it instantly. It’s awesome.

It’s free to use Spotify on your computer if you can tolerate the occasional ads while streaming music. You can upgrade to Unlimited ($4.99/mo) to remove the ads. However, you have to upgrade to Premium ($9.99/mo) if you want to use Spotify for streaming music on your phone. With the night drive ahead of me, the $10 monthly fee was well-worth us getting back safely. Continue reading