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Old 08-10-2005, 10:29 PM   #21
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On amazon.com they have a thing where if you go look at a cd, it'll show you other CDs that others have bought who also bought the CD you are looking at.

that's how i found out about death cab, from looking at a postal service cd
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Old 08-10-2005, 11:51 PM   #22
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i hear new music from the good people at this board plus about a half dozen others. i've bought a bunch of cds because of what people here alone have reccomended. i've bought a couple things as a result of ICDE mixes i've received

i go to shows where i see opening bands (or headliners on occasion when i go to see the opening bands) i've never heard of.

i read through the thank-yous on cds from bands i like and check out the bands they mention.

i look into side projects from people in bands i like, along with post-band work from ex-members.

i frequent the sites of record labels i like and dowload free mp3s they post. the most recent album i purchased based on a single mp3 was the new breed's "off the beaten path". that album is great, kind of a rock n roll-y type punk with some underlying rockabilly/psychobilly tendencies, i guess. i've downloaded and liked almost every single song from every single band on thorp records current roster.

various internet radio-type sites that i've found on message boards.

for a while i was listening to launch.com's radio. that was pretty cool. i'm considering getting online XM radio when i'm at school, depending on whether or not my connection likes it. i tried the free trial on my dial-up. it

every once in a while i'll go through itunes videos. i'm still not a huge fan of the idea of buying mp3s rather than albums. if i want to hear something before buying it, i'll find some other way of hearing it first. and then if i like it, i'll go buy it.

college radio. i rarely actually listen to college radio. i'm somewhat of a jerk, i hardly ever listen to my friends' shows. the longest stretch of time i can spend listening to anything that any college station i've ever heard plays is the 2 and a half hours a week where i'm doing my own show. i hear a lot of stuff going through the stacks of music while i'm looking for stuff to play, and when i'm reviewing stuff for music staff. i should really spend more time down there listening to music because i know there's a lot of great stuff i'm missing as it is.

i listen to the mainstream country stations around here. i used to listen to the mainstream rock stations and the oldies and classic station when we still had them. (technically we still have a classic rock station, but they play mostly stuff from the 80s and 90s now. i love pearl jam, but i'm sorry, they don't belong on a classic rock station. when they do decide to play "classic stuff", they don't play much more than the same 5 zeppelin songs over and over)
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Old 08-11-2005, 12:18 AM   #23
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Direct or indirect suggestion from artist I respect. that seems to carry the most critical weight for me.

Artists usually have the least to gain - unlike the usual hype machine.

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Old 08-11-2005, 04:00 AM   #24
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On amazon.com they have a thing where if you go look at a cd, it'll show you other CDs that others have bought who also bought the CD you are looking at.
Yeah - I have bought CD's on the basis of that as well. Other than that recommendations from friends or stuff via internet radio.
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Depends.

There are bands I discovered through my brother's stereo - Queen, U2.
some through radio - Crowded House, Beatles.
some through their legendary status and I just want to know more about them - Clash, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Springsteen, Dylan, Bowie, Elvis. (in this case, I will usually get a Best of)

And well, there's some bands I see on *ducks* MTV that get my interest - like The Killers, Coldplay, the Strokes.
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some through their legendary status and I just want to know more about them - Clash, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Springsteen, Dylan, Bowie, Elvis.


ah, yes. i forgot about that. "hmm, i should know stuff by this band, lemme check em out"

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(in this case, I will usually get a Best of)
that's too bad. especially with a band like the clash. although i'm biased as i've yet to see (at least i can't recall seeing one) a "best of" with "death or glory" on the track listing.
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Well for the Clash it was London Calling.
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Old 08-11-2005, 05:03 AM   #28
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I have several methods, most of which have been mentioned...

- Checking out bands/artists that other bands/artists that I like are into or have been influenced by.

- Checking out bands/artists that are similar to or related to the ones I already like.

- In the past I used to get recommendations from music mags, but I don't really do that anymore because they have been steadily going down the toilet.

- Sometimes I have even investigated music just because it's associated with certain labels or producers that I respect.

- When I was growing up, my older brother had a big CD collection that I used to go through and listen to. That was far and away the most important source during my formative years.

- I have shopped from music clubs for a long time and in the days before sampling music online was common, sometimes I would just buy stuff from their mail order catalogs because they made it sound interesting.
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This forum, the Ryan Adams board, and music magazines. I read a ton of them. Unfortunately, I spend all of my money reading about new music, and then I can't afford to buy the music.
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Well for the Clash it was London Calling.


ah, so you've got death or glory then

but you're missing out on straight to hell, white man in hammersmith palais, and safe european home. not to mention a bunch of other great songs

ok, i'll stop now.
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It's a combination of things.

I read lots (websites and magazines)
Internet Radio
Suggestions from friends

Mostly, I actively seek new music because I have an insatiable music craving.


This is how I do it too. Sometimes I feel guilty because I constantly buy new music and I feel that I don't give some albums enough time but I need more.
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The local college radio station, Subterranean on MTV2, Rhapsody and recommendations on Internet boards like this one.
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Usually i would hear a song by the band i like on the radio, then i would find out what album it's on and see what allmusic.com gave it. If it was positive i would go from there.
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Re: How do you discover new music?

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still listening ONLY to Van Halen in your camaro


I love 70s and 80s music ... I guess I'm trapped in those eras ... wouldn't give them up for nothing !!

As for the small amount of new music I do listen to, I usually hear it on VH-1, MTV or the radio and then decide if I like it or not, before actually buying anything from the music store !!
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Music Blogs are my favorite new way of disovering music, other than suggestions from friends

You Ain't No Picasso, Indie Surfer Blog, Welcome to the Midwest, Revolution in the Head, Confabulators, Dolphins with Radars -- all great.
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I explore music after hearing something about them from the following people who post here:

U2popmofo
Elvis Presley (eachnotesecure)
Caisenma
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Barlowdog
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Meggannie
Jkayet
Mr. Brau1
Calluna
Heartlandgirl

I also have a group of friends from the last town that I lived in that are WAY ahead of the indie curve. They tell me about music - and sure enough, it has a lot of buzz one month later.

AND I visit parasol records website and pitchfork...although I don't HAVE to visit Pitchfork when I have u2popmofo's Interference/pitchfork music news feed.
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From this board. I also have a friend who knows a lot of cutting edge, so I ask him for suggestions
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Magazines, MP3 blogs and other Internet places, radio stations like WOXY and KEXP.
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