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Found this video on CNET.

post #62 of 143
Well, for anything even remotely related to Progressive Rock (take, for example, Prog's fourth cousin twice removed on its mother's side - Raga Rock!), this
post #63 of 143

I do about the same. I listen to Spotify and check out their recommendations from time to time as well as check out what my friends are listening to. I'm also connected to Last.fm and they've given me some pretty good recommendations.  Recently, I've been finding some movies to have some really great stuff so I check out a lot of artist that way.
 

post #64 of 143
I am a big fan of bandcamp, and I have found some useful things there from their recommendations.


I also tried the following (not cheap!) strategy:

Occasionally I like to look outside what i know i like and about 3 years ago i saw a thing on the bbc news site about classic album sundays. This got me thinking that there are loads of classic albums i haven't heard. So i looked for one of those "500 top albums" lists (i think it was rolling stone's), and went through it and bought anything that i thought i wouldn't hate. Most records on the list are pretty old so the cds were not expensive (i think they averaged about ukp3-4), and if memory serves i bought about 60-70 cds out of the list. As a result i got a lot of stuff that was ok, some that i really didn't like at all, and about 10% were epiphanies - solid gold in my opinion.

This led to me exploring the bands i found i liked on the list, and achieved my objective of finding new "starting points" for further exploration. It was a risk in that i paid money for material i didn't necessarily know i would like, but the discoveries i made as a result were worth it to me.
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It may seem strange but reddit has some good stuff too.  I browse my favorite music genre subreddits and also r/listentothis.  There is some very strange stuff but sometimes there is some amazing stuff. Other than that youtube is amazing and so are friends.  +1 for indie bands and supporting them.  

 

Strange? Not at all.

I use Reddit immensely for pretty much all my interests. Even /r/headphones because sometimes I'm too lazy to jump on another website and post :P
This is one of those odd days when I do.

Anyway, I too am on /r/listentothis, /r/music and /r/electronicmusic. I think all three are exceptionally awesome for finding new stuff, people from all walks of life use Reddit which I think is very handy because it helps to bring new and interesting unheard of content from around the world.

Another subreddit which is awesome for finding recommendations is /r/ifyoulikeblank -- pretty much if you post "If I like (IFL) 'insert music or show/movie here' What else would I like?(WEWIL)" and people reply with similar or relevant content that may be appealing to you.

Another great website is www.tastekid.com It's awesome for finding similar music. I think it's done pretty well. Definitely check it out people!

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As well as Pandora (despite poor sound quality, even at 192 it has amazing range) I follow a number of threads on head-fi like "Songs that make your headphone WOWWW"http://www.head-fi.org/t/142023/songs-that-make-your-headphone-wooooow. I do much discovery from this High BitRate Internet Radio page: http://radiobit.50webs.com/ I particularly listen to the 320 Kbps Linn sites.
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Spectacular find
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I do much discovery from this High BitRate Internet Radio page: http://radiobit.50webs.com/ I particularly listen to the 320 Kbps Linn sites.
post #68 of 143

https://soundcloud.com/explore

 

I like soundcloud, it has all kinds of music and lots of underground stuff too. And some of them are downloadable at 320kbps.

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https://soundcloud.com/explore

I like soundcloud, it has all kinds of music and lots of underground stuff too. And some of them are downloadable at 320kbps.

I listened to several classical selections and jazz on this site, sounded pretty good. Then I listened to American Idiot by Green Day, they bleeped out "dirty words"! Is this typical of this site?
post #70 of 143

Last.fm, Sputnik, and Discogs. 

post #71 of 143
This may be my endgame for online radio: http://www.linn.co.uk/music#radio. Yes, the Linn 320 channels are outstanding!
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As well as Pandora (despite poor sound quality, even at 192 it has amazing range) I follow a number of threads on head-fi like "Songs that make your headphone WOWWW"http://www.head-fi.org/t/142023/songs-that-make-your-headphone-wooooow. I do much discovery from this High BitRate Internet Radio page: http://radiobit.50webs.com/ I particularly listen to the 320 Kbps Linn sites.

Edited by GrindingThud - 6/16/13 at 5:41pm
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This may be my endgame for online radio: http://www.linn.co.uk/music#radio. Yes, the Linn 320 channels are outstanding!

Glad you like it.
I do much listening on the 3 Linn stations (Linn radio, jazz and classical). Linn also offers high quality downloads in FLAC, ALAC at 24 and 16 bit, and 320 MP3 s. Some of the downloads aren't available in the US due to copyright restrictions.
post #73 of 143

I tend to have a particular genre in mind that I want to explore, and then google the big names in said genre before listening to samples on iTunes and spotify. Has not let me down yet. 

post #74 of 143

Usually the radio or Youtube

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