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I don't know US mags (assuming that's where you are?) but UK titles I'd recommend are Uncut and Mojo. Neither are genre specific...they just cover "good" music.

 

Yeah I am in the US.  Uncut is on Google Play and BN Newsstand and I may end up trying that.  Thinking about grabbing a Nook HD for my upcoming birthday anyways...  Can't find Mojo on either so I guess I will try Uncut.

post #17 of 143
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Yeah I am in the US.  Uncut is on Google Play and BN Newsstand and I may end up trying that.  Thinking about grabbing a Nook HD for my upcoming birthday anyways...  Can't find Mojo on either so I guess I will try Uncut.

 

I've bought music magazines for about 30 years now and pretty much only buy one of those two (or occasionally Classic Rock or the likes) now. They're well-written and knowledgeable. The kind of magazines that see it as a "big thing" when a new Flaming Lips album is released.

 

They also both have an online presence too, not surprisingly.

 

http://www.uncut.co.uk/

http://www.mojo4music.com/blog/

post #18 of 143
I use my local libraries. I can check out 10 cd at a time. I can try new artist that i never heard of without any money spent. i also use this website http://www.last.fm/music. I do a search of my favorite artist and then I use the similar artist section under my favorite artist to find others that are like them.
post #19 of 143

head-fi.org "What are you listening to right now?" thread

 

here is a link normal_smile%20.gif

 

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

post #20 of 143

I've gotten a lot of ideas from last.fm but I haven't used it too much recently as my internet connection isn't that great so there are quite a few dropouts.

 

I also make use of Amazon recommendations, as it says what other people bought when looking at any given CD.

 

I've discovered quite a few bands from going to music festivals as well.

post #21 of 143
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post #22 of 143
I love this thread. Got a couple of good ideas for discovering new music. Personally I subscribe to Rhapsody and use the allmusic.com website. I know some of the allmusic stuff is kind of bogus but there similar album list works pretty well for me. Especially combined with Rhapsody where I can download pretty much anything I want to listen to at a pretty low monthly fee. Can't tell you how much my music library has expanded this way. Only wish services like this existed when I was younger.
post #23 of 143
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Originally Posted by gtcharlie View Post

I love this thread. Got a couple of good ideas for discovering new music. Personally I subscribe to Rhapsody and use the allmusic.com website. I know some of the allmusic stuff is kind of bogus but there similar album list works pretty well for me. Especially combined with Rhapsody where I can download pretty much anything I want to listen to at a pretty low monthly fee. Can't tell you how much my music library has expanded this way. Only wish services like this existed when I was younger.

 

Glad you like it biggrin.gif.  Thought it would be a good idea and tried to find a similar thread here and couldn't so I threw one up myself.

post #24 of 143

Mostly get my Music from DJ Mixtapes and Hip Hop Blogs such as www.2dopeboyz.com

post #25 of 143

The sources I use are:

 

Prog music mag reviews

Amazon Wishlists

Youtube

Bandcamp

Music blogs

 

Using these tools I can checkout a specific artist and their back catalogue and that often takes me down side roads to other similar artists.

Sometimes one side road leads me down a completely different to road, where I then discover artists I have never heard of, in genres I dont really listen to.

Invariably I often then find artists I like enough to buy their music.

post #26 of 143
A great way to hear music you won't hear anywhere else comes from Bob Dylan himself. His "Theme Time Radio Hour" is excellent. There are 100 episodes and each one focuses on a theme (money, weather, divorce, etc). Highly recommended.
Edited by Radioking59 - 4/11/13 at 11:54pm
post #27 of 143

I use Amazon's "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought" feature a lot and can easily sink hours jumping from one CD to another that way. Usually I'll just click on a random album that has interesting cover art and then it spirals from there. So I have to try not to use it too often. wink.gif

 

I also get AllMusic's weekly newsletter, the ElusiveDisc newsletter, and HDTracks' newsletter.


Edited by Asr - 4/12/13 at 12:20am
post #28 of 143
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I use Amazon's "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought" feature a lot and can easily sink hours jumping from one CD to another that way. Usually I'll just click on a random album that has interesting cover art and then it spirals from there. So I have to try not to use it too often. wink.gif

 

I also get AllMusic's weekly newsletter, the ElusiveDisc newsletter, and HDTracks' newsletter.

lol - I can spend hours too doing similar on Amazon and adding them to my "To investigate further" wishlist on Amazon....the hard part is not transferring the CDs to my basket (too often)

 

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A great way to hear music you won't hear anywhere else comes from Bob Dylan himself. His "Theme Time Radio Hour" is excellent. There are 100 episodes and each one focuses on a theme (money, weather, divorce, etc). Highly recommended.


I like the sound of that, I'll check it out

post #29 of 143

I use youtube, and some music blogs. 

 

Also, last.fm to find out similar artists. You'll find some really interesting music.

 

Internet radio like TuneIn has a good selection of music.

post #30 of 143

like many others, i too use amazons "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought". head-fis "electronic music exchange thread" has also been very useful to me. 

another way which hasnt been mentioned here is to find out what label the band your enjoying is signed with, and checking out other artists that are signed on. 

and theres youtube ofcourse...

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