If you’re as much of a lyrics fiend as I am, then you’ll definitely be familiar with Genius, which started out as a site specializing in interpreting rap and hip-hop lyrics and has since expanded to all genres. The app is a faithful rendition of the spirit and utility of the site, offering curated interpretations and behind-the-scenes info on each track. There’s a heavy emphasis on recent tunes, but you’ll find goodies on the classics as well. The app also lets you stream the tracks either from Soundcloud or YouTube.
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FIND LYRICS FOR THE SONGS PLAYING AROUND YOU
NEW: Get Genius lyrics for currently playing music on your phone! Let Genius match lyrics with your songs on Spotify, Pandora, Play Music, Soundcloud and more.
Or hold your phone up to the music, tap the soundwave button (powered by Gracenote), and lo, the annotated lyrics appear.
*Genius requests the “Notification access” permission only to listen for music. We promise we’ll never access, read, or save your notifications.
The sheer volume of curated info means you'll learn something new every time you look up a track. The design is solid and simple to use.