Get to know new music

I’m not sure if it’s the case for most of you, but I’ve found it increasingly difficult to get to know new music.

Maybe I’ve grown out of techno. I need a breather from classical.

Maybe a friend has sent you a single song that you really like but don’t know where of that came from.

Sure you could check out the other songs from the same artist. But what if you could get to know new songs that feel similiar?

In comes Last.FM

The sky got a little clearer when I finally stumbled back on Last.fm. A webservice that introduces music based on similar artists you specifiy.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but you could only listen to a limited number of 30 second samples from the website when you search for an artist.

And you even have to sign up to preview the 30second tracks. Oh well, I signed up grudgingly and guess what I stumbled on?

A Last.FM Player application download!

It recommended me the Mac OSX version, but there are also Windows (maybe Linux) versions for download too.

And what does it do?

Search for an artist and it plays FULL length tracks of similiar music!

Such a godsend. :D

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Searched for Stevie Ray Vaughan and what did it get me? Led Zepplin Stairway to heaven, another of my favourites.

Found another nice band!

The Allman Brothers Band - In Memory of Elizabeth Reed.

Anyone has the CD? :D

Enjoy!

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