What's the best website for learning about your favorite music subgenre?
September 27, 2013 11:36 AM Subscribe
I'm interested in learning about music based on specific subgenres. I feel like I acquire new music in a sort of scattershot way, hearing things randomly and liking them or not liking them. Which is mostly fine! But I don't think I have a good sense of how different musicians have influenced each other or how people who make music define the sort of music they make. I would like to focus on one subgenre at a time and learn about it, try to figure out how it works and what I think of it. So pick your favorite niche subgenre and give me the single best website for learning about that genre.
posted by marginaliana to media & arts (5 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
Ideally, I'd like a website that has:
--detailed reviews of albums or tracks (preferably in text form, not as a podcast, though I'd take a podcast if you think the one you're reccing is really the best source)
--links to the music so I can listen online for free and compare to the review
Focusing on new releases or older stuff is fine either way. Any type of music. Also, the more specific your subgenre, the better - I'm not interested in "indie" or "country" since those are too broad. More like "Norwegian grindcore" level of specificity.