after a while of thinking about rdio select, i agree.
i made this post in the apple thread but it's more relevant here.
i wish there was a plan for these streaming services where you can listen to anything on mobile, both albums and stations, without ads, but for limited hours a month/less quality (to make up for not paying as much as premium/unlimited). i would pay for that. rdio select is not what i want, but it's what i can afford. there's got to be some middle ground kind of plan for people who want to listen on mobile without interruptions but aren't restricted from listening to full albums.
i haven't listened to music properly in a long time, and i don't really buy music anymore, so what i would like is to have rdio on my phone (or maybe an iPod touch if i get one in the future, which i would like to) and be able to listen to a full album in correct order without interruption.
if it means i can't listen to many albums every month, or it's not 320 quality, i don't mind. but rdio select is nonsense...it's just stations! it's just ad-free pandora with some downloads at that point.