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John G.
01-31-2007, 11:18 AM
A lot of us here are big into music, so I was wondering what music sites you fellas check out to browse for bands/artists. No obvious ones like Allmusic or Rolling Stone... I'm looking for more specialized and specific sites.

Here are my favorites...

www.metal-archives.com
The single most definitive and comprehensive site for heavy metal on the web, notable for their fan-submitted reviews and their blatant elitism (no "hard rock").

www.progarchives.com
The single most definitive and comprehensive site for progressive rock on the web, notable for their fan-submitted reviews and their blatant elitism (not from England? then you probably suck).

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/
Awesome resource for heavy metal and hard rock reviews... I check this on a daily basis to find out what albums are coming out, whose going to tour, who got arrested, and how much people will bitch about Metallica selling-out. The reader posts are absolutely hilarious.

www.classicthrash.com
I got into this genre in a big way a couple of months back, and it's making a bit of a comeback for me ever since the Overkill show. A very informative set of reviews.

www.nolifetilmetal.com
Some guy put up his entire collection of music cds and reviews every single one of them. I find reading album reviews to be endlessly fascinating, and I shudder to think how much time I've wasted browsing through this dude's site, but it's really quite impressive, and helps to motivate me to enhance my collection. Sometimes he has an annoying tendency to preach his pro-Christianity nonsense, but man his collection is something else.

Chris Poggiali
01-31-2007, 11:31 AM
www.soulfuldetroit.com
Message board for R&B/soul/disco/funk, especially Motown and other Detroit artists. Moderated by Ralph Terrana.

www.robertchristgau.com
Reviews and essays by Robert Christgau

Robert Plante
01-31-2007, 12:10 PM
waxidermy.com
For folks who collect weird, obscure vinyl.

Gary Banks
01-31-2007, 12:32 PM
Since I'm an old geezer I usually hit these places looking for tunes to eventually put on my iPod:
http://www.allbutforgottenoldies.net/
http://www.alaskajim.com/charts/yearlysingles/yearlysingles.htm

Dave Starry
01-31-2007, 01:10 PM
Off the top of my head, here are a few of the sites I visit...

<u><a href="http://tofuhaus.antville.org/">totally fuzzy</a></u>
A very good music blog compendium that I make sure to visit daily. The most comprehensive site of its type that I've found so far.

<u><a href="http://www.bnrmetal.com/">The BNR Metal Pages</a></u>
A very good heavy metal encyclopedia website. Not as comprehensive as metal archives, but still a great reference and my first stop for metal research.

<u><a href="http://www.markprindle.com/">Prindle Rock and Roll Record Review Site</a></u>
Biased, but entertaining reviews of all stripes. Something I like to consult when I want to see how other people's opinions differ or match my own.

Matt A
01-31-2007, 01:15 PM
www.classicthrash.com
I got into this genre in a big way a couple of months back, and it's making a bit of a comeback for me ever since the Overkill show. A very informative set of reviews.

I was listening to Hard Attack on Sirius a few weeks ago and they had an hour of modern Brazilian thrash that all sounded like a throwback to the mid 80's stuff. Very cool. The DJ said that a lot of the bands he was playing were unsigned so I'm assuming he had some sort of compilation or demos. I didn't catch any names unfortunately.

John G.
01-31-2007, 01:22 PM
The best modern Brazilian thrash band I've heard is Torture Squad... their stuff sounds like early to Beneath the Remains era Sepultura... in other words, totally awesome.

Tom K
01-31-2007, 01:59 PM
Mainly Blabbermouth...

Also, one of my bands have their own forum at Metal Realm (http://www.metal-realm.net). There are also news stories and news posted by other bands who have forums there...


www.metal-archives.com
The single most definitive and comprehensive site for heavy metal on the web, notable for their fan-submitted reviews and their blatant elitism (no "hard rock").


Funny story...I stubled across that site your the first time last year...after searching around, I found my old band...It also had my two newer bands listed and linked...and pics...same with the other members...I was impressed that everything was so current...

John G.
01-31-2007, 02:25 PM
That's pretty cool Tom... care to name off some of your band names?

Tom K
01-31-2007, 02:32 PM
Dogod was my old band...

Severed was formed about a year after Dogod was laid to rest...

I joined Cardiac Arrest last year...

Thanks for the interest John...

Alex D
01-31-2007, 05:02 PM
http://www.twee.net/intro.html

http://www.indiepages.com/


For all things Indiepop

Travis Sheldon
01-31-2007, 11:24 PM
If I am having trouble with a discography or bio, I usually consult All Music Guide (http://www.allmusic.com/).
For new release stuff I check out Amazon (Link at top of page).
Any other news or info and I usually check out the artists' web page for answers.

Chad Haden
01-31-2007, 11:46 PM
http://www.garagepunk.com/forums/index.php

Horace Cordier
02-01-2007, 12:01 AM
For heavy stuff I use

http://www.rockdetector.com/

Randy Thomas G
02-01-2007, 01:38 AM
http://www.doom-metal.com/

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