How do you find new music? Do you just randomly listen to your local radiostations in hopes of finding something that catches your ear? Am I the only one who feels like I risk just going crazy from music overdose while ending up not finding anything? The only good music I ever hear is something that plays in 3km so I can't shazam it and then I forget the tune after sometime, because oftentimes I am in public a when it happens and humming it to your phone would look weird (I don't understand people, whi shamelessly record voicemessages in public
You find old music that somebody else uploaded to YouTube mostly and peoples basement bands on sites like BandCamp. The Culture Industry Hates to see this but it's true.
I do a few things. Sometimes, I try recs on Youtube.
Sometimes, I literally just use google, more help than you'd think, many music sites exist full of lists of bands and albums, I just scroll through shit till I find something I never listened to.
Last fm "similar artists" is also helpful, as is metal-archives "similar artists" but that's only for metal.
- I ask for reccs from some friends/family (usually don't like it enough to stick but it's fun nonetheless)
- Find songs I like on Youtube and go on the uploader's page to see what else they posted
- go on AllMusic and go under "Albums like this" on Albums I really like
- Stalk random bandcamp accounts with taste that I like
- searching up the genre in particular I am interested in
- Lastly, there's an LULZ wiki that has charts of all sorts of genres that you can find
i peruse LULZ charts, i look up bands that are similar or from the same scene of bands I already like and bands that influenced them, and also RYM recommendations, as well as from friends and family
anywhere. go to a store that sells used CDs and grab one with a cool cover. listen to a local radio station maybe. sometimes spotify recommends good stuff. i suggest the first option above all else, because it's how you find some real gems. things you wouldn't find on the internet or the radio. you have to sift through a lot of shit, but used CDs are cheap assuming you have a job.
I let youtube recommend shit to me but I haven't heard an actual new song I like in about a year and a half.
Absolutely fucking hate when a band tries to do a sound thats already been done better.
Thrash bands trying to be early metallica, it ain't happenin bubs.
LULZ chart threads. Or just use discogs homosexual
have friends, online and irl.
read old magazines.
read old blogs.
browse vk pages.
browse lastfm tags.
follow labels. see an interesting album? always research the label.
scroll through all the artists from certain cities on rym til i find something that interests me.
look at other rym users' maps.
stalk old youtube channels dedicated to posting old concerts and obscurities (there are more out there than anyone could ever realize).
train your streaming/yt/whatever algos to rec specifically music. i have a yt account specifically for this.
music is very important to me. i thought i'd lost the teenage magic of constantly discovering world-changing new albums until i started doing these things. it sounds like a lot, but outside of the listening itself, i only spend an hour per day maximum specifically looking for new stuff. it's completely changed my outlook on art and made me a more positive person in regards to music's future.
When I feel like listening to new music I usually go to
and put in my current favorite band, it spits out tons of similar music
it should be noted that that site works via spotify's internal tagging system and catalog, and your findings are thus limited to what's on spotify. it is pretty fun tho
FINALLY another everynoise CHAD
I've been trying to get anons on this for years
All the good songs have been written. I just try to find the best performances of them.
How much of a fucking normie are you? Just make a new Spotify account, add only music you currently like and are interested in having shape your recommendations. In a week or something go to the discover area and follow your discover weekly playlist. You'll get a ton of new shit. Or just browse by looking up artists and then "fans also like". If you can evaluate songs quickly you can sort through 20 bands in like 10 minutes this way.
>calls OP a normie
cmon man. local radio is eons less normie than spotify lmao
I browse new genres I'm into on RYM and discover new artists from my sister's Spotify playlists
this board, youtube/spotify recs, discord music channels. i used to find some artists through my local college radio station but i haven't bothered to tune in for a long time
John Peel radio programs
Unironically video games
I just go to Rym chart and see what new albums pop up and listen to it. Most suck tho.
>Am I the only one who feels like I risk just going crazy from music overdose
I think he's talking about how you sometime can just end up consooming music for the sake of it, not really taking it in or anything
I used to go through RYM charts and stuff. Now though Ive listened to most of the popular or somewhat known bands in the genres I like, so I started going through the catalog of record labels that have put out albums I like. Have found some gems that have been completely forgotten that way.
A mix of rateyourmusic, random youtube reccomendations and whatever my friend with about the same taste as me sends me
college radio is actually a good source. the problem is the reception is usually crap, but most let you stream from their website
can confirm. i work for a college radio station and ive found a shit ton of great music listening and auditioning for the station.
You're looking at it
Also spotify recs and rym
Just go to one of many music cataloging sites and pick albums with cool art
>Favorites musicians influences
>Labels which focus on specific genres
>Focus on listening to one specific countries music
>Focus on listening to one specific period of time/year
>Give a chance to an anon (be it here,Rym, YouTube) that shit on a fav of mine and recommend something
I just lurk here and listen to stuff that looks cool.
I used to ask LULZ for recs back when this board still talked about less commercially successful old music. I also let youtube vomit algo shit at me and if I find one good album (out of hundreds) I will exhaust every musical connection to that album and that usually nets me a couple more.