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    I tend to watch alot of youtube videos and want the song used or I like an artist and listen to other songs they've produced.
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    Mostly a last.fm group I'm in and some forums for metal and browsing blogs and such on the internet for the rest.
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    It comes to me.

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    http://rateyourmusic.com/charts/top/album/all-time

    Fantastic resource, lot of real music fans.
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    Last.fm - use tags, or look through neighbours' libraries.

    Spotify - I look at what complications srtists/songs I like appear on; usually there's a couple with similar music on. I've found some real gems this way
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    I end up going back in time and listening to bands from the 60's/70's.

    Not particularly appreciating the music of the last year or so.

    And I listen to Absolute Radio, so get some gems from there too
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    Watching films and catting songs from the soundtracks, typing some vague genre into Youtube and viewing the lists that people have made, Spotify radio etc.
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    It finds me
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    (Original post by CatatonicStupor)
    I'm pretty fed up with the music that's out lately. I've had enough of Chip-diddy-chipmunk and Florence with her Machine. I feel like I'm trapped inside a bubble where everything boils down to the same old artists over and over and over and over, on repeat, from sun up to sun down.

    Two years ago I used to discover a new band or artist nearly every week or so. I started out exploring Post-Rock, then branched into indie pop; I had a phase of going through J-Pop, K-Pop and C-Pop. Lately though, it seems like the well has run dry, and I have no idea what to do to quench my insatiable thirst for new music.

    So, I'd like to know:

    Where do you guys and gals discover new music?


    I use Last.fm, but, since my music is practically on repeat every week, I end up not getting many recommendations. Lately, they're all Catalan bands because I've been listening to Manel, Jofre Bardagi and Josep Thio a lot. It's just not filling me out.
    I'm sort of 'against' the NME and Pitchfork; but at the same time I'm not down with the music blogs like Gorilla vs Bear to get anything useful out of these publications - in other words, I don't know enough to get anything from them.
    I listen to the radio, but Radio 1 seems to just have the same bands on in the day, and I'm always doing something else when Huw Stephens or Radcliffe and Maconie are on, so I miss out there.

    So that's why I've come to you, to get inspiration.
    amazingradio.com and amazingtunes.com - only unsigned artists, and you can browse through loads of music on amazingtunes.com, and see the last few songs that have played on the radio on amazingradio.com (so if you hear one you can find out what it is). It's on an FM frequency I think, and online.
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    (Original post by Riderz)
    Um.... what the hell is C-Pop, J-Pop and K-Pop?!
    'Chinese'-pop, 'Japanese'-pop and 'Korean'-pop.
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    Jango.com give you recommendations on similar artists to the ones you search for. Also some TV adverts have good music in them

    This is from a Skins advert, Effy's promo, only discovered it days ago and it's in my youtube faves
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    YouTube mostly, discovered tons of music this way:

    Nightwish
    Within Temptation
    Muse
    Bosson
    Three Days Grace
    Aqua
    Toy-box
    Play


    Movie and broadway OST's are pretty good as well, found these from YouTube:
    Avenue Q - If You Were Gay/Internet is for Porn
    Chicago - Cell Block Tango
    Moulin Rouge - El Tango de Roxanne
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    Friends.... I loaded my iPod up with my friends entire music album recently. This way on my PC I have my usual music, and on my iPod I have his stuff. We like similar styles so its cool.
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    Buy compilations. Rough Trade do good ones, or just find one with a couple of bands you like on it, chances are you'll like some of the other bands too.
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    (Original post by aliluvschoc)
    Last.fm,

    Kerrang!/Skuzz when I'm at home and they have sky. :sigh:

    Or the itunes store recommendation.


    Sometimes I even google something like "similar bands to Children of Bodom" and it should bring up fan-compiled lists.
    aaaah I miss Scuzz....Kerrang used to be pretty awesome buts its gone a little off the rails lately!
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    (Original post by xands)
    aaaah I miss Scuzz....Kerrang used to be pretty awesome buts its gone a little off the rails lately!
    Yeah it has, that's why I prefer Scuzz now. Kerrang seems to be having more and more pop-rock :erm:
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    GET A LAST FM ACCOUNT! Simples
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    I use youtube and listen to american radio stations when im on the computer =) lolol
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    rateyourmusic.com, blogs and forums.
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    last.fm, friend recommendation, a forum i go on has a bands section so i go in there and try bands, putting random spotify playlists on, hearing them on the radio, off films. Mainly friend recommendation though really, one of my friends opened me to a whole genre of music i probably wouldn't have listened to or found on my own.
 
 
 
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