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post #91 of 143
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Originally Posted by Duncan View Post

For me, it is by random purchases of second hand CDs, only $1 or so each, so - if they're not to my liking, no harm done - but, if I do like them, then I go hunting for the back catalogues!
Yeah, makes sense. Local library is having annual used book sale for Independence Day (includes CDs). Unfortunately, I missed the 1st day & the good stuff was gone already. Found a lot of gems last time...
post #92 of 143
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Just as an FYI, I will be slowly editing my OP to include the ideas given here so interested readers don't have to slog through pages and pages of recommendations.  Just give me some time as I have a lot on my plate etysmile.gif.

post #93 of 143

Music blogs like Pigeons and Planes provide me with an endless supply of new music. Just look for a blog that suits your tastes and check out their recommendations.

post #94 of 143

I'm sure this has been mentioned at some point, but now that digital has taken over as America's preferred method of music consumption, all of my local libraries' CD collections have exploded as donors are coming out of the woodwork! I'm able to check out 5-6  CDs a week, the majority of it new to my ears! Oh and the best part? They're free.

post #95 of 143
I listen to the A State of Trance weekly podcast and note any tracks I like, which I end up buying off Google Play Music(320kbps FTW:). I then find other songs by those artists and similar ones, and quite often I buy older artist album CDs off Amazon or from HMV.
post #96 of 143

Spotify, pandora, last.fm, Youtube related etc. Somehow after 4 years of wandering around I'm looking at 100 GBs+ of mp3s.

 

It finds me, really.

post #97 of 143
last.fm 'similar artisits' tool.

Awesome stuff
post #98 of 143

I discovered most of the music I listen to by browsing music forums and getting suggestions from other people for new bands that were similar. The only music site I visit is sputnikmusic.com.
 

post #99 of 143

Most of the music I discover these days is on YouTube. Back when MySpace was king, I use to find many local underground bands. Now, I can't, or that I don't know of any other site were you can search for local talent :(

 

I did try Last.fm and Spotify, but they don't cut it for me unfortunately,

post #100 of 143
I used to be a strict Dubstep, electronic instrumentalic kind of music before i delved into Audio Enthusiasm.

Well, hearing others say how Grado headphones shine with rock music, not a suprise that i started listening to more rock. preferably Euro rock and soft rock is my liking.

Sometimes thats how you find out thru wanting to know the sound of your equipment from different genres.

by Then, i found about Gorillaz very bleak-like. its hard to explain but when i got more into gorillaz by listening to their music (ehem, via Youtube..) i just became more drawn in to their music, how the whole project started, and wow how interesting the artwork is. And how lifelike a cartoon, fictional band felt so realistic.

in simple terms, Self Discovery, Word-Of-Mouth, Advertisements, and personal interests/ curiosity is typically how i would find my music.
post #101 of 143
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

Yet much of the stuff of today is a far cry away from the quality of yesteryear ;(.

 

Sure, if you're only listening to the stuff on the radio.  Search for your favorite genre on bandcamp.  I'm sure you'll find something that blows your mind.

post #102 of 143
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Originally Posted by inoan View Post
 

Most of the music I discover these days is on YouTube. Back when MySpace was king, I use to find many local underground bands. Now, I can't, or that I don't know of any other site were you can search for local talent :(

 

I did try Last.fm and Spotify, but they don't cut it for me unfortunately,

Again, try bandcamp.  You can search for artists by location.

post #103 of 143
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Originally Posted by kuhchuk View Post
 

Sure, if you're only listening to the stuff on the radio.  Search for your favorite genre on bandcamp.  I'm sure you'll find something that blows your mind.

 

I never said all music. I said most. Especially dealing with mainstream and that is just what it is. Of course this is my opinion. The quality of older music (early 90s and before that) was just simply better IMO (that includes dynamic range).

post #104 of 143

This is not universally accessible but if your local library or university/college have subscribed to the Naxos Music Library, they have more than 80,000 albums available for sampling. The collection is mainly classical recording, a lot of Jazz and some audiobooks. The standard streaming quality leaves a lot to be desired but it is free (for me at least) so I am happy enough.

post #105 of 143

Movie soundtracks. That's were i find most of my music lately

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