BBC 6Music, and Uncut magazine. Uncut has really good reviews, and it has a quality CD on the cover with selected tracks from the review albums. Very iTunes/iPod friendly. I can't be arsed with LastFM or Spotify, they really just seem to work on the 'if you like that, then you'll like this' principle, whereas I like to be surprised by stuff. Mark Radcliffe played a piece by Henryk Górecki this afternoon, Symphony No 3: II Lento E Largo - Tranquillissimo. Just heartbreakingly lovely, and not something I would have thought to look for. I'm familiar with Lamb's 'Górecki' but that's it.
I have my phone by the radio with Shazam open, and a notepad and pen for tracks Shazam can't recognise.
It's cost me a lot of money over the years...
Just this week I've tagged The Ex, Nomeansno, Landshapes, Caracol, American Royalty, Coney Island Sound, Summer Camp, The White Buffalo, and a new Field Music track.
All different styles, and all totally new to me.