Google Play Music competes with Spotify

Like the author of the article noted below, I’ve been a big fan of Spotify for a long time, eschewing the lure of Pandora that everyone seems to push as an alternative. Yeah, Pandora is everywhere, but it’s not the same type of service as Spotify.
In the last few months I’ve been making the switch over to Google services with the purchase of a Chromebook. So I’ve been looking into Google Play music as an alternative, and this article seems to make some good points.