Rotten Tomatoes for Jazz?
October 9, 2012 9:50 AM Subscribe
I'm buying CDs for a friend to fill in his jazz collection. What are good online resources to help me pick the best discs?
posted by kristi to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My friend is a jazz fan. He has lots of discs by his favorite artists, but there are still a lot of CDs he doesn't have.
I'm looking for sites that will help me figure out which discs are the best discs.
So, for example, say he likes Miles Davis but only has half of his CDs. What would be a good resource to help me figure out that Disc X is a classic but Disc Y is a badly-recorded bootleg?
Fan ratings are great, but something with some knowledgeable criticism would be even better - something along the lines of Rotten Tomatoes would be terrific.
Something that is both sortable by numeric ratings and complemented by text reviews would be ideal.
I would especially like something with albums ranked for each artist - so, using the Miles Davis example, a list of the best Miles albums would let me go through and check off which discs my friend has and then get the top albums he doesn't have.
(Note: I'm not worried about buying him something he already has; I have a good idea of what artists he likes and what discs he owns.)