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Let's face it most of us on this forum are in our 30s and 40s. Do you still get excited about new music and discover new artists? I am curious. We all know the cliche is that as we get older we stick with our old favourites and as much as I always made fun of and criticised my parents as I was growing up I do wonder if I am falling into the same natural pattern. 

That being said, I was going through my music collection today - particularly the CDs and vinyl - inspired by Shane's thread earlier, and I found out that I have discovered artists over the past 5-10 years. Some of them have been: 

Ezra Furman, John Grant, Father John Misty, HAIM (:shy: ), First Aid Kit, Laura Marling, Bats For Lashes (OK not that recent I guess)

 

But the list is short and forever dwindling. I do worry. 

 

Where do you go for new music (if you do)? 
 

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Yes, absolutely.  That's actually one of the things I love about Spotify: that it saves me from wasting money on utter trash. When I love it, I buy the cd.

I got into a lot of music in the late OO's that I now consider favorites: Bat For Lashes, Flo and her Machine, Brandi Carlile.

Recent discoveries for me who I'm in love with are Chvrches, First Aid Kit, Emma Ruth Rundle, Wolf Alice, Haim, and Muna (every Madonna fan needs to check them out).

Sadly, I have a hard time getting into men (musically). My collection must be 90 percent female artists. Always trying to remedy this.

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Shane you must must must investigate JOHN GRANT. He's fantastic! 

 

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1 minute ago, Suedehead said:

Shane you must must must investigate JOHN GRANT. He's fantastic! 

 

THANK YOU!  I will!

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Yes, of course. Metacritic, Pitchfork and Les Inrocks are my favorite sites to discover new artists. I also like to explore Apple Music's new releases on Friday to discover new music.

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all the time. always on the lookout and listening. sounds intrigue me,  rhythms intrigue me, progressions intrigue me. and the top 40 of today does not, for the most part. so my little curious mind leads me to explore around. :)

 

i dont feel that the list of great music gets shorter @Suedehead but i do understand what you mean. i feel that the visible majority now is not pro diversity/creativity. it's more pro/cash. it will take very strong willed artists to bring demand back to diversity. 

I discover music on the internet, talking to people, and now i have somewhat in on the music scene and can discover that way too. you just have to be curious!

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6 hours ago, Martin B. said:

Yes, of course. Metacritic, Pitchfork and Les Inrocks are my favorite sites to discover new artists. I also like to explore Apple Music's new releases on Friday to discover new music.

Same for me, but I must admit I've been getting quite lazy lately. Besides, at the moment I'm rediscovering the fantastic music made in the seventies.

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Yes, but I've been so lazy lately.

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I like learning about older artists whom I'm unfamiliar with. Newer ones that are younger than me make me feel old unless their music has some heft to it.

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8 hours ago, surannée said:

Same for me, but I must admit I've been getting quite lazy lately. Besides, at the moment I'm rediscovering the fantastic music made in the seventies.

Same. It's the best decade for music. Specially the first half.

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For years, I was stuck listening to the same music over and over again, waiting for my favorite artists to release something new.  Then, I discovered indie music earlier this year by listening to playlists on Youtube and it was like an awakening for me.  I couldn't believe how much GOOD music was still being made.  I thought today's music was shit (some of it is, but some of it always has been).  It's been fantastic hearing all these new artists, new songs.  Some that have really come at the perfect time in my life.

Question for those who stream music.  Do you prefer Spotify or Amazon Music as a paid prescription service?  Right now, I use Amazon, but just signed up for a free trial is Spotify Premium.  I don't want/need both.  What do you guys think of Spotify?

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I actually listen to more new music now than I did in my twenties, simply because it's gotten so much easier and convenient. But I don't get attached as quickly as 10-15 years ago.

@Bill I use Spotify Premium and it's enough for me. It's fine. But I'm not a music maniac. I have no experiences with other services.

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2 hours ago, Lolo said:

I actually listen to more new music now than I did in my twenties, simply because it's gotten so much easier and convenient. But I don't get attached as quickly as 10-15 years ago.

@Bill I use Spotify Premium and it's enough for me. It's fine. But I'm not a music maniac. I have no experiences with other services.

Thanks! Excited to give it a try.

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I would listen to new music on Apple Music but I get bored with it really easy... nothing seems really exciting and new as it did before, I guess "I heard it all before, I heard it all before"

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I still discover a lot of new-ish bands. I don't really listen to a lot of music older than 5 years. Lately I've been listening to these, some of the bands/artists have been around for a while but mostly less than 10 years:

  1. Adventure Club - Dreams, Firestorm, Without You...
  2. Alabama Shakes - Don't Wanna Fight
  3. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness - So Close, Fire Escape, Walking In My Sleep
  4. Arcade Fire - Everything Now, Reflecktor
  5. Beck - Dreams
  6. Belle and Sebastian - The Party Line
  7. Big Data - Dangerous
  8. Bleachers - Don't Take The Money, Rollercoaster, Shadow
  9. Brandi Carlile - The Eye, Wherever Is Your Heart, I Belong To You
  10. Brandon Flowers - Lonely Town, Can't Deny My Love, Never Get You Right, Still Want You
  11. Broods - Heartlines, Bridges, Mother & Father
  12. Brother Sundance - Blind
  13. Chairlift - Moth to the Flame, I Belong In Your Arms
  14. Chvrches - Leave A Trace, Bury It, Clearest Blue, Gun, Recover
  15. Cold War Kids - First
  16. COIN - Talk Too Much, I Don't Wanna Dance
  17. Dana Falconberry - Singing Lullabies
  18. Declan McKenna - Brazil
  19. Dia Frampton - Good Boy, Don't Kick The Chair, Walk Away
  20. Echosmith - Cool Kids, Bright
  21. Empire of the Sun - High and Low, Friends, Two Vines, Way to Go
  22. Feist - I Feel It All, How Come You Never Go There, Bittersweet Melodies, Past In Present
  23. Fitz & The Tantrums - Run It, Roll Up, Get Right Back, Walking Target
  24. Florence + The Machine - Delilah, Make Up Your Mind, How Big How Blue How Beautiful, Ship To Wreck
  25. Foster The People - SHC, Doing It For The Money, Pay The Man, Helena Beat, Call It What You Want
  26. Glass Animals - Life Itself
  27. Goldroom - Fifteen, Silhouette
  28. Grouplove - Tongue Tied, Lovely Cup, Ways to Go
  29. HAIM - Want You Back, Right Now, Falling, The Wire
  30. Hamilton Leithhauser - A 1000 Times
  31. Harry Styles - Sign of the Times :nocomment:
  32. Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments
  33. Johhnnyswim - You And I
  34. Joseph - SOS
  35. Kaleo - Way Down We Go, All The Pretty Girls
  36. LP - Lost On You, Salvation
  37. Major Lazer - Sua Cara, Know No Better
  38. Matt & Kim - Let's Go
  39. Miike Snow - Genghis Khan
  40. Milky Chance - Stolen Dance
  41. Misterwives - Reflections
  42. Mount Moriah - Lament
  43. MS MR - Criminals, All The Things Lost, Fantasy
  44. M83 - Go!, Road Blaster, Time Wind, Midnight City, Kim & Jessie
  45. NoNoNo - Pumpin' Blood
  46. Of Montreal - Crystals
  47. Pacific Air - Float, Lose My Mind
  48. Panama Wedding - Infinite High, Into Focus, Younger Love
  49. Passion Pit - Carried Away, Take A Walk, Little Secrets
  50. Pete Bjorn and John - Young Folks
  51. Portugal, The Man - Feel It Still
  52. Ra Ra Riot - Absolutely, Water
  53. Richard Ashcroft - Black Lines, Hold On, This Is How It Feels Like
  54. Smallpools - Dreaming
  55. St. Lucia - Dancing On Glass, Do You Remember, Winds of Change
  56. St. Motel - My Type
  57. The Head and the Heart - All We Ever Know, Rhythm & Blues
  58. The Killers - Shot At The Night, Be Still, The Man
  59. The Naked and Famous - Higher, Punching In A Dream, Young Blood
  60. The Paper Kites - Bloom
  61. The Strumbellas - Spirits
  62. The 1975 - The Sound, Somebody Else, Loving Someone, This Must Be My Dream
  63. Twenty One Pilots - Ride, Heathens, Heavydirtysoul
  64. Two Door Cinema Club - Bad Decisions, Je Viens De La, Surgery, Fever
  65. Vacationer - Good As New
  66. Vance Joy - Mess Is Mine, Riptide
  67. Wet - Deadwater, Weak
  68. Wild Cub - Thunder Clatter
  69. Youngblood Hawke - We Come Running, Stars (Hold On)

Does anybody know any new stuff that would go with this? I'm always eager to increase my playlists.

 

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I love discovering new music, but I also love treasuring the artists I've always loved and discovered over the years.

Spotify is great for discovering new music, Muna came on the other week, I was immediately hooked and now I can't stop listening to their album, so I'm thankful for Spotify.

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8 hours ago, Django said:

Same. It's the best decade for music. Specially the first half.

Yesssss!!!! :grins:

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2 hours ago, tasteinmen said:

I love discovering new music, but I also love treasuring the artists I've always loved and discovered over the years.

Spotify is great for discovering new music, Muna came on the other week, I was immediately hooked and now I can't stop listening to their album, so I'm thankful for Spotify.

YES!  The Muna album is so cool.

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2 hours ago, mnino said:

I still discover a lot of new-ish bands. I don't really listen to a lot of music older than 5 years. Lately I've been listening to these, some of the bands/artists have been around for a while but mostly less than 10 years:

  1. Adventure Club - Dreams, Firestorm, Without You...
  2. Alabama Shakes - Don't Wanna Fight
  3. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness - So Close, Fire Escape, Walking In My Sleep
  4. Arcade Fire - Everything Now, Reflecktor
  5. Beck - Dreams
  6. Belle and Sebastian - The Party Line
  7. Big Data - Dangerous
  8. Bleachers - Don't Take The Money, Rollercoaster, Shadow
  9. Brandi Carlile - The Eye, Wherever Is Your Heart, I Belong To You
  10. Brandon Flowers - Lonely Town, Can't Deny My Love, Never Get You Right, Still Want You
  11. Broods - Heartlines, Bridges, Mother & Father
  12. Brother Sundance - Blind
  13. Chairlift - Moth to the Flame, I Belong In Your Arms
  14. Chvrches - Leave A Trace, Bury It, Clearest Blue, Gun, Recover
  15. Cold War Kids - First
  16. COIN - Talk Too Much, I Don't Wanna Dance
  17. Dana Falconberry - Singing Lullabies
  18. Declan McKenna - Brazil
  19. Dia Frampton - Good Boy, Don't Kick The Chair, Walk Away
  20. Echosmith - Cool Kids, Bright
  21. Empire of the Sun - High and Low, Friends, Two Vines, Way to Go
  22. Feist - I Feel It All, How Come You Never Go There, Bittersweet Melodies, Past In Present
  23. Fitz & The Tantrums - Run It, Roll Up, Get Right Back, Walking Target
  24. Florence + The Machine - Delilah, Make Up Your Mind, How Big How Blue How Beautiful, Ship To Wreck
  25. Foster The People - SHC, Doing It For The Money, Pay The Man, Helena Beat, Call It What You Want
  26. Glass Animals - Life Itself
  27. Goldroom - Fifteen, Silhouette
  28. Grouplove - Tongue Tied, Lovely Cup, Ways to Go
  29. HAIM - Want You Back, Right Now, Falling, The Wire
  30. Hamilton Leithhauser - A 1000 Times
  31. Harry Styles - Sign of the Times :nocomment:
  32. Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments
  33. Johhnnyswim - You And I
  34. Joseph - SOS
  35. Kaleo - Way Down We Go, All The Pretty Girls
  36. LP - Lost On You, Salvation
  37. Major Lazer - Sua Cara, Know No Better
  38. Matt & Kim - Let's Go
  39. Miike Snow - Genghis Khan
  40. Milky Chance - Stolen Dance
  41. Misterwives - Reflections
  42. Mount Moriah - Lament
  43. MS MR - Criminals, All The Things Lost, Fantasy
  44. M83 - Go!, Road Blaster, Time Wind, Midnight City, Kim & Jessie
  45. NoNoNo - Pumpin' Blood
  46. Of Montreal - Crystals
  47. Pacific Air - Float, Lose My Mind
  48. Panama Wedding - Infinite High, Into Focus, Younger Love
  49. Passion Pit - Carried Away, Take A Walk, Little Secrets
  50. Pete Bjorn and John - Young Folks
  51. Portugal, The Man - Feel It Still
  52. Ra Ra Riot - Absolutely, Water
  53. Richard Ashcroft - Black Lines, Hold On, This Is How It Feels Like
  54. Smallpools - Dreaming
  55. St. Lucia - Dancing On Glass, Do You Remember, Winds of Change
  56. St. Motel - My Type
  57. The Head and the Heart - All We Ever Know, Rhythm & Blues
  58. The Killers - Shot At The Night, Be Still, The Man
  59. The Naked and Famous - Higher, Punching In A Dream, Young Blood
  60. The Paper Kites - Bloom
  61. The Strumbellas - Spirits
  62. The 1975 - The Sound, Somebody Else, Loving Someone, This Must Be My Dream
  63. Twenty One Pilots - Ride, Heathens, Heavydirtysoul
  64. Two Door Cinema Club - Bad Decisions, Je Viens De La, Surgery, Fever
  65. Vacationer - Good As New
  66. Vance Joy - Mess Is Mine, Riptide
  67. Wet - Deadwater, Weak
  68. Wild Cub - Thunder Clatter
  69. Youngblood Hawke - We Come Running, Stars (Hold On)

Does anybody know any new stuff that would go with this? I'm always eager to increase my playlists.

 

I think you would like Muna and possibly First Aid Kit based on this list.

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5 hours ago, Shane said:

I think you would like Muna and possibly First Aid Kit based on this list.

Thanks Shane!

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Happy fans on forum are still looking for new music to listen to. My favorite albums that have been released  during past six months to a year have been from Royal Blood, Childish Gambino, Goldfrapp, Thievery Corporation, Depeche Mode, etc. Some of the new material from Harty Styles & even The Gossip have been good. 

Listening to music is like therapy for me. Listen while I'm working, exercising,  driving, cleaning my apartment etc. It's important to try to listen to diverse artists unless it's really not your thing at all. You can enjoy all your longtime favorites while broadening your taste. 

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I always love new music and always get excited when I hear a new song I really like (I'm 42).

The big difference is that I hardly even listen to a full length album by an artist I newly discover. Probably because I never buy a physical album anymore, with very rare exceptions.

 

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12 hours ago, mnino said:

I still discover a lot of new-ish bands. I don't really listen to a lot of music older than 5 years. Lately I've been listening to these, some of the bands/artists have been around for a while but mostly less than 10 years:

  1. Adventure Club - Dreams, Firestorm, Without You...
  2. Alabama Shakes - Don't Wanna Fight
  3. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness - So Close, Fire Escape, Walking In My Sleep
  4. Arcade Fire - Everything Now, Reflecktor
  5. Beck - Dreams
  6. Belle and Sebastian - The Party Line
  7. Big Data - Dangerous
  8. Bleachers - Don't Take The Money, Rollercoaster, Shadow
  9. Brandi Carlile - The Eye, Wherever Is Your Heart, I Belong To You
  10. Brandon Flowers - Lonely Town, Can't Deny My Love, Never Get You Right, Still Want You
  11. Broods - Heartlines, Bridges, Mother & Father
  12. Brother Sundance - Blind
  13. Chairlift - Moth to the Flame, I Belong In Your Arms
  14. Chvrches - Leave A Trace, Bury It, Clearest Blue, Gun, Recover
  15. Cold War Kids - First
  16. COIN - Talk Too Much, I Don't Wanna Dance
  17. Dana Falconberry - Singing Lullabies
  18. Declan McKenna - Brazil
  19. Dia Frampton - Good Boy, Don't Kick The Chair, Walk Away
  20. Echosmith - Cool Kids, Bright
  21. Empire of the Sun - High and Low, Friends, Two Vines, Way to Go
  22. Feist - I Feel It All, How Come You Never Go There, Bittersweet Melodies, Past In Present
  23. Fitz & The Tantrums - Run It, Roll Up, Get Right Back, Walking Target
  24. Florence + The Machine - Delilah, Make Up Your Mind, How Big How Blue How Beautiful, Ship To Wreck
  25. Foster The People - SHC, Doing It For The Money, Pay The Man, Helena Beat, Call It What You Want
  26. Glass Animals - Life Itself
  27. Goldroom - Fifteen, Silhouette
  28. Grouplove - Tongue Tied, Lovely Cup, Ways to Go
  29. HAIM - Want You Back, Right Now, Falling, The Wire
  30. Hamilton Leithhauser - A 1000 Times
  31. Harry Styles - Sign of the Times :nocomment:
  32. Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments
  33. Johhnnyswim - You And I
  34. Joseph - SOS
  35. Kaleo - Way Down We Go, All The Pretty Girls
  36. LP - Lost On You, Salvation
  37. Major Lazer - Sua Cara, Know No Better
  38. Matt & Kim - Let's Go
  39. Miike Snow - Genghis Khan
  40. Milky Chance - Stolen Dance
  41. Misterwives - Reflections
  42. Mount Moriah - Lament
  43. MS MR - Criminals, All The Things Lost, Fantasy
  44. M83 - Go!, Road Blaster, Time Wind, Midnight City, Kim & Jessie
  45. NoNoNo - Pumpin' Blood
  46. Of Montreal - Crystals
  47. Pacific Air - Float, Lose My Mind
  48. Panama Wedding - Infinite High, Into Focus, Younger Love
  49. Passion Pit - Carried Away, Take A Walk, Little Secrets
  50. Pete Bjorn and John - Young Folks
  51. Portugal, The Man - Feel It Still
  52. Ra Ra Riot - Absolutely, Water
  53. Richard Ashcroft - Black Lines, Hold On, This Is How It Feels Like
  54. Smallpools - Dreaming
  55. St. Lucia - Dancing On Glass, Do You Remember, Winds of Change
  56. St. Motel - My Type
  57. The Head and the Heart - All We Ever Know, Rhythm & Blues
  58. The Killers - Shot At The Night, Be Still, The Man
  59. The Naked and Famous - Higher, Punching In A Dream, Young Blood
  60. The Paper Kites - Bloom
  61. The Strumbellas - Spirits
  62. The 1975 - The Sound, Somebody Else, Loving Someone, This Must Be My Dream
  63. Twenty One Pilots - Ride, Heathens, Heavydirtysoul
  64. Two Door Cinema Club - Bad Decisions, Je Viens De La, Surgery, Fever
  65. Vacationer - Good As New
  66. Vance Joy - Mess Is Mine, Riptide
  67. Wet - Deadwater, Weak
  68. Wild Cub - Thunder Clatter
  69. Youngblood Hawke - We Come Running, Stars (Hold On)

Does anybody know any new stuff that would go with this? I'm always eager to increase my playlists.

 

I have a lot of these on my Spotify!  I will have to check out the ones I don't

Here's some you might like

Spoon-- Don't you evah, hot thoughts (but their albums are all really good and I like their newest ones better)

Death cab for cutie -- soul meets body, crooked teeth

cage the elephant -- come a little closer, ain't no rest for the wicked

phoenix -- listomania, 1901, if I ever feel better

young the giant -- cough syrup, something to believe in

tame impala -- the less I know the better, feels like we only go backwards

 

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Wait these are "new" just saw that:

I'm Only human -- John "The Rajun Cajun

Be the One -- Dua Lipa

Wish I knew you -- the revivalists

weak -- AJR

iSpy -- Kyle, Lil Yachty

Green Light -- Lorde

now or never -- Halsey

Where I wanna Be -- ARIZONA

Drink Up -- Train

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No Suedey...i just don't feel engaged anymore...what can I do?

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Y'all need to listen to Frankie Rose - Cage Tropical...amazing!! I'm also getting into Pvris. I really like their new tracks.

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On 8/22/2017 at 2:00 AM, rocknrolla said:

I have a lot of these on my Spotify!  I will have to check out the ones I don't

Here's some you might like

Spoon-- Don't you evah, hot thoughts (but their albums are all really good and I like their newest ones better)

Death cab for cutie -- soul meets body, crooked teeth

cage the elephant -- come a little closer, ain't no rest for the wicked

phoenix -- listomania, 1901, if I ever feel better

young the giant -- cough syrup, something to believe in

tame impala -- the less I know the better, feels like we only go backwards

 

Oh, yeah! 

I have Plans by DCFC but, besides You're A Tourist, I haven't paid attention to their newer stuff. I love Phoenix, should have added them to my list. I have known all of the other artists but have not looked into their catalog for any gems. Thanks for the suggestions. I have some homework to do now. :)

On 8/22/2017 at 2:12 AM, rocknrolla said:

Wait these are "new" just saw that:

I'm Only human -- John "The Rajun Cajun

Be the One -- Dua Lipa

Wish I knew you -- the revivalists

weak -- AJR

iSpy -- Kyle, Lil Yachty

Green Light -- Lorde

now or never -- Halsey

Where I wanna Be -- ARIZONA

Drink Up -- Train

I only know the ones in bold so I will be checking these other ones out too. Thanks.

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Yes. 

As recent as last week, I listened to music by 267 different artists, according to Last.fm. 44% of them were "new artists", i.e. artists that I hadn't listened to before last week.

Some of my favourite new and upcoming acts:

  • Alex Vargas
  • Jüri Pootsmann
  • Jon Bellion
  • Saveus
  • JP Cooper

 

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For me, it's whatever happens to be on the radio. If I like the song, I will look it up and find out more about it and the artist. I find that I'm liking the older stuff now, though. I also discover new music through movies as well, that helps introduce me to a new genre. I like discovering music that way. I discovered an artist called Nick Gillette recently through a short film on LA, and I really liked his song "Why".

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