What would you say the best way to discover music is? I spend so much time on this forum every day and I don't really discover new albums that much ever. I've spent shit loads of time on last.fm, rateyourmusic, /mu/ wiki charts, what.cd and soulseek. I just don't see that much opportunity to find new albums like I used to. Sure a few years ago when I didn't really know any albums, there was so much to listen to. Now a days I just have a hard time finding one special album I feel is good enough to add to my collection.
Find out which labels your favourite releases are on and explore other artists from their catalog. You will find plenty of good stuff that remained obscure because it never got on p4k or whatever.
Labels you like
Genre tags on rutracker and what.cd,
Soulseek libraries of people with similar tastes
Support acts at venues you like
Contemporaries/inspirations of artists you like
Look through the catalogs of places like boomkat
please don't forget where you are, friend.
>find an album you like
>check the "People who like this album also liked..." section
>see what artists are in the related artist maps
>see what collages it's in
>see what personal collages it's in
>see what people who commented on it favorably have also downloaded recently
>literally over 50 /mu/ essentials charts all over the internet for dozens of genres/subgenres
>sharethreads almost 3-4 times a week
>Daily threads exist
idk what more you could want OP. You're telling me you listened to EVERY album from EVERY essential chart? You can check labels and then check contemporaries too. Like Coltrane? Well Lee Morgan has 20 albums too. There you go, you've got at least a whole day of that going for you.
I just listen to all kinds of shit all the time. Sure you sort through a lot of chaff to find the wheat, but that wheat is mighty tasty. Lately, I've gotten turned on to some great shit from movies and TV. The music supervisor for this season of Fargo is on point.
that doesn't address my issues with general threads at all.
yeah idk man. I I guess sometimes when I look through a share thread I can just look for stuff with cool tags. I can't remember ever finding something in a share thread that was really worth while either.
after your morning breakfast (eggs and smoke and coffee) you need to turn your pc/laptop on (don't use tablets or phones they ruin the experience, you need that low hum of radiator fan) and then log on your rym account, and then check the last album you rated and try to find stuff related to it, be it band with some of the members, or the other project of the leader, or something in the same genre or from the same city
then don't listen to it, just go on mu and find the dankest looking cover and download it
I do this all the time desu. At this point the stuff that I get recommended every time I make a rec thread is the same stuff over and over again. I do this practically every day, but I haven't done it that much lately,.