June 20, 2012 10:26 AM Subscribe
How can I make my music discovery process more effective and efficient? I listen to hip hop plus some alt R&B, electronic, and experimental.
posted by acidic to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I rarely listen to music on the computer nowadays, but listen to about 3-4 hours a day while I'm out of the house. Spotify is fine for getting new albums but it's lacking a lot-- such as hip hop mixtapes, remixes, and free/self-released songs. I used to spend a lot of time on Hype Machine but I don't have that kind of time anymore, and my tastes have changed. I'd like to be able to spend half an hour every day skimming really good music blogs/sites, ideally with built-in links to Spotify/Soundcloud/etc so I can download and listen later.
- Emphasis on describing the music, rather than the emotional response it elicits
- Smart but not overly serious
- Don't want to have to wade through a ton of non-experimental indie rock
- Analyzing the hype rather than participating in it