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Old 06-20-2010, 04:04 AM   #4501 (permalink)
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RYM, Last FM and forum members.

I've never bothered with Amazon, wasn't sure it even did recommendations.

My Last FM recommendations at the moment aren't bad

Spoon
Fionn Regan
Blind Pilot
Wolf Parade
Horse Feathers
Local Natives

All them are meant to be good, I think anyway.
Amazon has this 'people who bought this also bought...'-type thing, and if you take that as a rec, it's usually spot on.

As for LastFM, I like how now they recommend new albums to you - it's how I found out that UNKLE, Junkie XL and Hybrid had new albums out, among others of course. As for artists...

Swell Maps
Kasey Chambers
Anna Nalick
The Mekons
The Orb
Prefab Sprout

...to name a few that should be interesting judging by what I've read about them.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:57 AM   #4502 (permalink)
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RYM, Last FM and forum members.

I've never bothered with Amazon, wasn't sure it even did recommendations.

My Last FM recommendations at the moment aren't bad

Spoon
Fionn Regan
Blind Pilot
Wolf Parade
Horse Feathers
Local Natives

All them are meant to be good, I think anyway.
Those are really awesome recommendations, I suggest you listen to Horse Feathers because they are amazing, start with House With No Home.

My top 6 recommendations...I think they are pretty good (minus the incredibly terrible Merchant Ships).

The Devil Is Electric
Operation: Cliff Clavin
Merchant Ships
The One-Up Downstairs
Look Mexico
Toby Foster

Oh and last 7 days

Angus & Julia Stone 32
Math and Physics Club 30
Hop Along 22
Frank Turner 20
Madeline Ava 19
Ghost Mice 18
This Town Needs Guns 18
Good Luck 17
CunninLynguists 16
Dessa 15
Heathers 15
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros 15
Cage 14
The Max Levine Ensemble 14
Paul Baribeau 12
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:53 PM   #4503 (permalink)
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I never use RYM for recommendations really. I just use it to catalog my collection, rate stuff, keep track of how many times I've played new acquisitions, and basically keep a running record of what I play. I "bump" every album I listen to so the most recent stuff listed is what I've most recently listened to (exceptions being when I remember I own something and need to add it...but I'm not actually listening to it).

I think last.fm suggestions are pretty good, but I don't use them all that often either. I have gotten some great ones over the years though. A lot of times I already know of the artists so I ignore them until I'm ready to explore them.
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:09 PM   #4504 (permalink)
 
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Last 7 Days:

1. Portishead 33
1. The Drums 33
3. Belle and Sebastian 27
4. Beach House 21
5. Beck 19
5. School of Seven Bells 19
7. Ryan Adams 17
7. The Smashing Pumpkins 17
9. The Smiths 16
10. The God Machine 13
11. Joy Division 12
11. Girls 12
11. Wintersleep 12
14. Yo La Tengo 11
14. Autolux 11
16. Swirlies 10
16. The Gaslight Anthem 10
18. Electric Wizard 9
19. PJ Harvey 8
20. LCD Soundsystem 7
20. Whipping Boy 7
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:18 PM   #4505 (permalink)
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Last 7 Days:

1. Portishead 33
3. Belle and Sebastian 27
4. Beach House 21
5. Beck 19
5. School of Seven Bells 19
7. The Smashing Pumpkins 17
9. The Smiths 16
11. Joy Division 12
11. Girls 12
14. Yo La Tengo 11
16. Swirlies 10
19. PJ Harvey 8
20. Whipping Boy 7
Every time you post I am amazed at how similar our tastes are. I try to go everywhere, but my mainstays are usually spot on with what you seem to listen to regularly.
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:44 AM   #4506 (permalink)
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Week of June 14-20:

Unique Artists: 139
Total Tracks: 542
Total Plays: 616

Autechre 61
Boards of Canada 41
Band of Horses 38
Ice Cube 29
These New Puritans 23
The Thermals 21
The Kinks 18
Flying Lotus 17
Cougar 16
10-20 16
The Beatles 15
The Black Keys 15
Actress 14
Download 13
The Idle Race 13
Coheed and Cambria 13
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:48 AM   #4507 (permalink)
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Seems like you are loading up on BoC...nice.
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Seems like you are loading up on BoC...nice.
It just takes playing 2 albums to get that kind of number.
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:53 PM   #4509 (permalink)
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@stunning: those are great recommendations! Local Natives are awesome, definitely worth checking out if you haven't already

these are my recent recs:
The Morning Benders
Yeasayer
Say Anything (I don't like this band)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience (LOLWAT)
Kevin Devine
Rogue Wave
Tokyo Police Club
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