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Musicality, an iPhone app whose price just dropped from $2 to free, sounds like a fantastic way to rediscover your music collection. The app purports to answer a series of question with music from your iPhones library, which would be neat, if it worked.

Musicality (not to be confused with the $6 Mac App Store client for Pandora, Last.fm and Grooveshark) could use lyrics and semantic data to answer questions such as “Why did the chicken cross the road?” and “What do my friends think of me?” or any questions you enter yourself. But if it’s doing so, we couldn’t tell.

Once this app has identified the song in your collection that “best” answers a given question, the app presents a number of ways to find out more the song, in the form of links to Wikipedia, Song Meanings, YouTube, Song Facts, and Ticketmaster. However, this feature rarely worked in our testing, because the app conducts a search, and rarely comes up with the correct song, artist or album on these services.

This idea is interesting. If it worked, Musicality would be a fine new way to filter one’s music collection, and we can see schoolkids who are seem to be find of this sort of thing. And the idea of being able to research any song in your collection on the web is quite appealing.

As things stand, however, we were hard-pressed to uncover the rationale behind any of its answers. Have a look:

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Publisher's Description

Musicality takes all of your questions - from life, the universe and everything - and after careful consideration generates an answer just for you using the music from your library.

Prepare to be amazed as you get sage advice from Lady GaGa, get pressing questions on your future love life answered by Green Day, and discover just why the chicken crossed the road with a little help from Eminem!

Musicality is much more than a one-trick pony though! As well as answering a random question for you (a pool of which you can add to yourself), you can sit through a short quiz on subjects such as your family tree, what your future holds, and find out what your future boy or girlfriend have in store for you!

Musicality is so pretty you might just want to use it as a plain old jukebox, and... WOW!! it can do that too! All the controls you need are placed at your fingertips for you, giving you access to the best-looking music player on the App Store!

Best-looking? Musicality has a great collection of themes (with more on the way) including a holiday theme for the Christmas season, a young couple in love for all the romantics reading this, and a SHARK! Because who doesn't love sharks?

Other features include a built-in web browser for discovering more about your favorite bands and artists, features for sharing your question and quiz results over Twitter, Facebook and email and support for all the latest iOS whizz-bang features such as retina-display and multitasking.

The real question at this point is why do you NOT have Musicality on your iPhone or iPod Touch?

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