GODS OF MUSIC:
October 4, 2002 7:28 AM   Subscribe

GODS OF MUSIC: There's terabytes of mp3s by independent bands available. GODS OF MUSIC helps separate the wheat from the chaff. If you think particular reviewers are in tune with your tastes then you can customize your quest for music based around them.
posted by substrate (15 comments total)
 
I originally found this site after griping on slashdot that while mp3.com had a huge amount of music there was no way to find new bands unless you knew people who'd recommend new bands to you. In my case this isn't terribly likely since most people I work with think listening to anything other than Billy Graham, Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter is blasphemy.
posted by substrate at 7:31 AM on October 4, 2002


If you're interested in emerging artists you should also check out Emergent Music which lets you create recommendations that others can rate and then we use some fancy statistics to separate the wheat from the chaff. (Shameless self promotion)
posted by mgoyer at 7:38 AM on October 4, 2002


you messed the link up.
posted by trioperative at 7:40 AM on October 4, 2002


[this is good]
posted by walrus at 7:47 AM on October 4, 2002


indeed it is. I really like this, even if the quantity of music that appeals to me (appears to be/is) low at first sight. I'm gonna dig through this some more.
posted by trioperative at 7:49 AM on October 4, 2002


BLATANT SELF-LINKS:
There are a plethora of good underground music review sites. For rockers & metal-heads, there are:
White Trash Devil (I work for 'em)
Rickety Old Shack (mine)

As far as other genres go, I'm fairly in the dark. I get my hands on obscure doom and stoner releases from Hellride Music, who happen to provide reviews and a very good online store.

Other suggested sites:
Stoner Rock.com
The Pimp Rock Palace (awful name, good indy rock / metal reviews)

Anyone familiar with P2P software and / or mIRC can easily track down the bands mentioned on the above-mentioned sites. Many of them have free downloadable MP3s as well.

This post was a very good link too. But, you can never have enough happenin' tunes. Be it grindcore, or simple folk tunes, good music is good music.
posted by Dark Messiah at 8:58 AM on October 4, 2002


In the same style, (but with the recommendations being content based instead of community-based) check out www.playola.org.
posted by neustile at 9:01 AM on October 4, 2002


wow. i really didn't get this at first: i kept on typing in names of fairly well-known independent rock bands, etc, and seeing : "no reviews? what the?" -- only after i clicked on "most recent reviews" did i realize it's for (mostly) unreleased artists.

very very very cool. thank you.

[this is good]
posted by fishfucker at 10:07 AM on October 4, 2002


I hit the 'random review button' and was rewarded with this gem:
GENRE: METAL / DEATH
SIMILAR: ANY NUMBER OF METAL BANDS

Classic.
posted by Fabulon7 at 11:44 AM on October 4, 2002


Yessssssssss....Dark Messiah....Wookie and his gang over at Pimp Rock Palace have been quite the soothsayers for a while now. They seem to discover good stuff at least six months before it becomes mainstream. I love those guys and that site. Plus they are willing to answer all the dumb e-mail questions you can throw at them, like "Who is Buckethead?", I mean really WHO IS HE? :)

I'm adding your site to my list so you can influence me with your musical wisdom in the near future. Thanks!

And thanks for the link substrate ... we all need to stay thirsty for new music in hopes a Sex Pistol will rise up from the ashes and make us take notice. Just a reminder that another good way to undiscover fresh music is to browse the free downloads at Amazon. You can spend hours in there.

Another worthy reviewer you might want to check out is one of my favorite music psychics, John James, who does a column called Positively Yeah Yeah Yeah for Cincinnati Citybeat.
posted by oh posey at 11:46 AM on October 4, 2002


Jon Worley's one-man operation Aiding & Abetting has been around for more than ten years. It started out as a zine, and moved to the web. His tastes are varied, his writing style is industry-crapola-free and he's got humility.
posted by Mo Nickels at 11:52 AM on October 4, 2002


oh posey: his name is Brian Carroll. He's a really quiet guy.
posted by neustile at 12:29 PM on October 4, 2002


didn't check out the link yet.
dark messiah,
if you are into doom and stoner, (as far as stores) go to the all that's heavy shop or underdogma. ath almost always has a copy of something if they carry it, even if it is on the rare side.
going to stinking lizaveta tomorrow, i'm pumped.
i was planning my first post to the main page to be for stoner hands of doom festival, or if i were lazy about it, the emissions from the monolith. (i can usually barely afford to go to emftm, and it's in my own county, so there is no way i'm doing shod).
posted by the aloha at 2:12 PM on October 4, 2002


Hey, thanks a lot for the additional links. I've definately got some listening to do now.
posted by substrate at 5:43 PM on October 4, 2002


Very nice, Substrate, thanks for this. Their Dungeon page is pretty amusing ("Sorry, but these are the worst songs we've ever heard..."), too. With band names like "Dj Slut & Mc Monkeylicker" and the "Spaced Out Testicle Brothers", they sound like a bunch of Mefi members!
posted by taz at 11:36 PM on October 4, 2002


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