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.Posted 4 years ago
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.
And discovering new stuff.
I’d kinda phased out of music for quite a few years now. What the best means for getting back into it.
I only really know Lastfm and Spotify but haven’t really used either for a couple of years now. With the focus on being led to new artists. Where’s best to go?Posted 4 years agosomafunkSubscriber
6music is the nuts!……
Not 6 music below but if i listed everything i listen to we’d be here all night, i’ve never owned a TV as i much prefer the radio/listening to music – i haven’t got the patience to watch moving pictures but i can quite happily sit n’ drift off to good music for hours n’ hours, it helps if you’ve got a good set-up or decent headphones.Posted 4 years agoSTATOMember
I struggle with soundcloud, there just seemed to be so much rubbish to wade through. Need to have a proper look.
Spotify is ace tho, build a playlist, run a radio off it (picks songs vaguely associated), tune it with a few likes/dislikes and more often than not it will kick out some great tunes. If you find a good one jump to the album and save as a playlist for later. Had a great run of Disco tunes tonight!
6music is great for building up playlists too, cant listen to it all day tho, to talk-y.Posted 4 years agobikebouyMember
I agree, many times I have followed an artist to be linked to some other artist to find out its been a bit lame, agreed you do have to wade through stuff.. But once you have found an artist you do like, it’s rather easy to meander around the genre.
I don’t use spotify any longer, but then I probably listen to stuff you would hate.
All good though.
Music rocks.Posted 4 years agogofasterstripesSubscriber
Better gear to listen to it with – always motivates me.
Been listening to my main speakers on £many000 front end tonight -interesting, to say the least. That dude also lent me a coupla hundred quidsworth of Van de Hul and Audioquest cables, I shall be using the CDP a lot more in the next few days….Posted 4 years agomrben101Member
Another 6Music listener here 🙂 Favs are Gid Coe, Tom Ravenscroft and The Freak Zone. Found some amazing stuff because of the Freak Zone that you won’t hear anywhere else.
Have 6 on in the studio all day, but the evening is better/more interesting listening I think. Got to love a station that can go from this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhfKK547r94 to this: http://metz.bandcamp.com in a few tracks 🙂
Or just go make friends with your local indie record shop. They are usually a friendly bunch and if you tell them what you like will suggest stuff. Where you based? I’m sure some can point you in the direction of a decent indie near you.Posted 4 years agofreddygMember
Another 6 music fan here.
It was solely responsible for getting me back into music having become very dissolusioned with the whole music scene in the late 90’s and early 80’s.
One day, there was an ad on BBC1 (I think) advertising a new digital only station – set at a wedding reception and the DJ put on the White Stripes – “fell in love with a girl”. I hadn’t heard anything like it for years. I jumped on t’interweb and found 6music – I’ve been there ever since. It does have a couple of annoying presenters but the music more than makes up for it.Posted 4 years ago
I miss Phil Jupitus in the morning.
Too right! Lovely bloke, sent him a text once, asking about a track he’s just played. A couple of minutes later my phone rang, and it was Phil, calling to give me details about it! Top bloke.
It still amazes me how much new and undiscovered music is out there waiting for me.
Don’t! I keep finding far more than my meagre finances will allow me to buy, and then there’s the concert tickets… 🙁Posted 4 years agosurroundedbyhillsSubscriber
More soundcloud love here, yes it takes a bit of fishing but once you find the shoal it is great now have more than I could ever listen too!
Try Funkanomics for mash up stuff and The Reflex fro how to do remixes properly.
Craig Charles is the best “feel good” show on Radio ever. F.A.C.T.
Gile Petersen – illuminating
Don Letts – smooth and sophisticated
FWIW I have just “discovered” AWOL Nation and frankly can’t get enough.Posted 4 years ago
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