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post #121 of 143

Spotify Discover. It would recommend you artists/albums/tracks related to what you listened a lot.

 

Also, I often manually search for artists I don't know by checking their 'related artists' on Spotify. If they have more than 3 or 5 related artists that I like, chances are I would like them as well.

post #122 of 143

For classical music: I rummage through CD bins at used record stores and follow my instincts.

 

For classic rock: I immerse myself in a particular band to the point where I end up buying all their albums over a few months.

 

For indie rock: My daughter - what she likes, I usually end up liking as well.

post #123 of 143

It really depends. The discoveries variate from either self-discovery or recommendations. Presently, I've discovered Last.fm and have found the website to be a very useful tool in music discovery. Another wonderful website for music discovery is Pandora. However, a habit I have recently picked up ever since venturing into Vinyl is picking records based solely on their artwork. This method is definitely a hit or miss but I've been lucky so far. : - )


Edited by Destroysall - 12/6/13 at 4:56pm
post #124 of 143
Thread Starter 

Wow looks like this thread has been getting some use.  Sorry for the inactivity on my part.  I will try to get the first post lined out with the suggestions here.  

post #125 of 143

Give http://rateyourmusic.com/ a try. You will get recomendations once you rate some albums.

post #126 of 143

To add to the Rate Your Music recommendation above, I would suggest taking a look at the different charts to possibly find some new gems you've never even heard of. Below are links to some examples of custom charts, but feel free to experiment with different search criteria to tailor the results to what you are looking for. All charts below include sub-genres along with archival and live releases, where applicable.

 

Top albums of all time

 

Top albums of the 00s

 

Top jazz albums of all time

 

Top jazz albums of the 50s

 

Top electronic albums of all time

 

Top electronic albums of the 70s

 

Top metal albums of all time

 

Top metal albums of the 80s

 

Top sludge metal albums of all time

 

Esoteric albums from all time (highly-rated albums with a small number of ratings)

 

Edit:

Don't forget to search for EPs too!

 

Top EPs of all time


Edited by TJ Elite - 11/17/13 at 5:26am
post #127 of 143

^ Of course that is the site's best feature. No idea how I could forget to metion that :ph34r:

post #128 of 143

Have only skimmed this thread, so I may have missed this somewhere in the middle, but aside from reviews (NY Times, JazzTimes), I find listening the the WFMU.org streams (they have a few, with live shows, archives, themed threads) lets me hear music that I wind up searching for within minutes. Worth a listen (reviews are nice, but hearing something that knocks you out can't be beat). The "Give the Drummer Some" is particularly great if you're an omniverous music junkie-they play everything, rock (old, current), jazz (20's, bop, free, swing), country, international...no classical, otherwise stuff you may never hear anywhere else!

post #129 of 143

Forgot to mention: Here in head-fi are a few thread about music. 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/142023/songs-that-make-your-headphone-wooooow/2820

http://www.head-fi.org/t/253245/what-are-you-listening-to-right-now-new-thread-new-rules-please-read-them

 

Head-fiers usually post the best songs of different artists or the best mixes.

post #130 of 143
Thread Starter 

Sorry guys.  Finals are coming up and I have been swamped.  I will have the OP fixed up by the end of December. Keep the good ideas coming!

post #131 of 143
In addition to the radio stations on this page http://radiobit.50webs.com which includes the 320 Kbps Linn stations, I have done some listening to Pandora and to iTunes Radio. This is a service similar to Pandora, it is free with a few ads, but it sounds pretty good despite what I assume is a low bit rate.
post #132 of 143
64K AAC for mobile. 128/192 (with subscription) for PC. frown.gif
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Pandora, it is free with a few ads, but it sounds pretty good despite what I assume is a low bit rate.
post #133 of 143
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64K AAC for mobile. 128/192 (with subscription) for PC. frown.gif

My reference wasn't to Pandora which has the bit rates you mention, it was to iTunes Radio which is similar to Pandora but I think sounds better. I don't know the bit rate of iTunes Radio but I assume that it is pretty low. The 320 bit rate for Linn Classical, Linn Jazz and Linn Radio sounds better, of course.
post #134 of 143
Ah, ok. I love the Linn streams. smily_headphones1.gif. I've not used the iTunes Radio much yet.....
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My reference wasn't to Pandora which has the bit rates you mention, it was to iTunes Radio which is similar to Pandora but I think sounds better. I don't know the bit rate of iTunes Radio but I assume that it is pretty low. The 320 bit rate for Linn Classical, Linn Jazz and Linn Radio sounds better, of course.
post #135 of 143

Mog is like Spotify and some of the other streaming sites, has higher bit rates than many and good sound.

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