Streaming music sites for discovering new artists.
May 18, 2012 12:26 PM Subscribe
I want to discover new artists by streaming music.
I've tried Pandora and Spotify, but it seems like the same artists are played repeatedly, and I'm entering the severely diminished returns phase. It doesn't help that a lot of what they suggest based on my preferences is crap. (Like, you like Cheb I Sabbah, you must like ALL insipid New Age electronic music with "exotic" vocals.)
My taste is pretty eclectic, but things I don't like all that much are (a) party hip-hop, (b) insipid pop music, (c) whiny-vocaled indie. Hip-hop, pop, and indie themselves are fine. So are blues, classical, electronic, folk, country, etc... I also like to listen to international music, especially stuff that incorporates local musical traditions (I adore molam, shidaiqu, old-fashioned enka, etc). In general, overall quality of the music is much more important to me than the genre it belongs to.
Maybe what I need is more on the lines of a good internet-streaming radio station, or podcasts? Nothing is more frustrating than when the group/artist isn't credited and I really like them and can't find out more about them, though...
Complications, maybe: Can't install programs on the work computer.