Streaming music sites for discovering new artists.
May 18, 2012 12:26 PM Subscribe
I want to discover new artists by streaming music.
posted by Kutsuwamushi to computers & internet (21 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
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.