This past year, I’ve realized I like finding new music more than I previously realized. I figure it might be interesting to share my own sources for new music and maybe receive some good recommendations from others.
They only sometimes cover music, but that just means that when they do, it’s usually a notable song.
This is actually a women’s interest blog. But they have good taste, so I generally like any featured music.
This is a San Francisco fashion, entertainment, and shopping blog. They post a lot about non-music issues, so I recommend filtering by “This is our Jam”, which is the phrase they use when highlighting a new song.
Speaking of which, the site “This Is My Jam” is a neat social media music-sharing site. You point it at a song that you’re into right now (say, on Youtube) and it will add that song to your friends’ feeds. After a week it goes away, and you pick a new jam. I’m user “mterry” on it!
The recommendations here are pretty hit or miss, because people tend to post songs that are interesting to them, not necessarily songs that are likely to be interesting to others. But it’s a lot more personal than the other sites for sure.
An actual, honest-to-goodness music recommendation blog. Daily updates and sometimes a link to the mp3 is provided too. They tend to feature more mellow works.
This is a subreddit for music recommendations from fellow redditors. In truth, I haven’t found it to be super useful, but it is eclectic. Lower Frequencies puts all their songs here too.
This one isn’t a music recommendation blog, but rather a site that puts out regular compilations of interesting free web music. Quite variable quality but with a good mix of genres. I’ve found some gems here.
This is a monthly collection of 15 to 20 hip hop songs. Worth the listen.
Again, this one isn’t a blog, but rather a yearly collection of the best mashups featured in the weekly San Francisco mashup club event Bootie. If mashups are interesting to you, these are worth downloading.
This is my go-to Internet radio station. You can play it right from your browser or they have links to play from your media player.