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    Vevo.com, PopJustice (or equivalent niche blog for the music you like), listening to different radio stations to your usual, Jools Holland's programme and listening to your friends' playlists on Spotify or Soundcloud as others have suggested. At least, those are the things I do! :cool:
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    Friends, last.fm and spotify.
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    I'd definitely recommend picking up a music magazine, such as NME. If you really want to pick up on a lot of artists, though, I'd recommend Mojo or Uncut. They're both monthly magazines that give loads of reviews of new albums, reissues and have a various stories on past artists. Don't be intimidated by the fact that you probably won't know a load of artists in them at first, you'll soon get into it and have a knowledge and appreciation of such a wide variety of music.

    However, for me, the best way is through Metacritic. Go to the music section and they have an aggregation of reviews for albums every week (they have a database going back about 11 years now) from critics and users; so you can go and get an album, from an unknown artist, safe in the knowlege that it will probably be good.
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    Youtube. I am subscribed to some absolutely perfect music promoters on youtube. Pandoric, MrSuicideSheep and 17tumba. These three have really allowed my appreciation for electronic music to flourish, and although I still have an extremely eclectic taste in music, electronic was always my one overriding preferred musical genre. I probably discover and download about 10 tracks a week from these three. I know there are many more music promoters on youtube that do a great job promoting 'under the radar' or independent artists through linking with websites such as soundcloud, beatport and bandcamp, and I think it's great that individual musicians can get their music heard by the masses through the medium of youtube. It really is fantastic.
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    A friend might suggest a new band or tell me about a song.
    Might read something on the internet and check it out.
    But if im feeling really daring i will click a related video on Youtube to try something new.
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    youtube, last fm, spotify, ask random people on tsr! What sort of bands do u tend to listen to usually?
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    (Original post by Clez)
    youtube, last fm, spotify, ask random people on tsr! What sort of bands do u tend to listen to usually?
    I know every says this but loadsa different stuff. Chili peppers, foos, weezer and strokes are up there at the top anything to recommend?
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    BBC Radio 1 Specialist shows are pretty good for this sort of thing

    Some of the music they play ends up making it onto daytime radio playlists eventually then onto the charts and then onto comercial radio stations but allot of the music they play doesn't and is left undiscovered by the massses despite being better than most that's played on the radio

    Zane Lowe - Rock, Indie, Dubstep, Dance
    Annie Mac - Dance, Dubstep,
    Nick Grimshaw - Hip-Hop, Rap, Dubstep, Indie, Pop
    Mista Jam - Dubstep, Drum & Bass
    Westwood - Hip-Hop, R&B
    Pete Tong - Dance, Trance
    Daniel P Carter - Rock
    Nihal - Urban Asian Music

    Also just go onto iTunes search for a band/singer that you like then look at the recomendations allot of it you will have already heard but you are guarented to find at least a few artists similar to them old and new.
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    (Original post by suggsina)
    I know every says this but loadsa different stuff. Chili peppers, foos, weezer and strokes are up there at the top anything to recommend?
    fair enough, you'd be at home in my itunes for sure :P Is there anything you dont like?

    right now this second my fav albums are Pedals by Rival Schools, Welcome Home Armageddon by Funeral for a Friend, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds album and some Joe Bonamassa, but my random recommendation for now would be go and download the entire Alice in Chains discography
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    Despite the NME's pratty approach, they do actually cover some pretty decent bands and they have a decent section on their website covering new music.
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    (Original post by Clez)
    fair enough, you'd be at home in my itunes for sure :P Is there anything you dont like?

    right now this second my fav albums are Pedals by Rival Schools, Welcome Home Armageddon by Funeral for a Friend, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds album and some Joe Bonamassa, but my random recommendation for now would be go and download the entire Alice in Chains discography
    the only genres i know i won't like are metal, classical and poncey instrumental stuff. oh and house/trance.
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    (Original post by suggsina)
    the only genres i know i won't like are metal, classical and poncey instrumental stuff. oh and house/trance.
    whats poncey about instrumental music?
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    (Original post by Clez)
    whats poncey about instrumental music?
    i don't listen to poncey instrumental music =/= instrumental music is poncey
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    Spotify
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    Last.fm, friends and 8tracks.com (:
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    friends, itunes, youtube: always finding new amazing bands
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    Friends, Youtube, Grooveshark, Last.fm, We7, Radio (Specialist shows: Radio 1: Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Pete Tong) 1xtra (Mistajam) Xfm, Kerrang, Ministry of Sound.
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    Psytrance-wise, I tend to check out new various artist compilations from favourite labels, or new labels with favourite artists on their roster.

    Other styles, YouTube is definitely a good start, what with all the related links on the right-hand-side. Spotify is also good for checking out related artists. I must use Last.fm more as that also has a very comprehensive related artists section.
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    Trance - I listen to Podcasts as I tend to hear new tracks which I've never heard of before

    Namely ASOT, TATW & Gareth Emery
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    I find the artists that I like the most on last.fm then click onto similar artists. I then use youtube so that I can listen to the songs in full if I like the samples and listen to other stuff by the same artist

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