I often find new music by looking at albumoftheyear.org, which is an aggregator of music reviews by various music blogs. No Spotify playlists, just reviews, so I would then need to see if there’s anything on Youtube to see if I like the band. Hmm, I think I’m talking myself into subscribing to a streaming service.
Thanks for the great list! I’ll start looking through the links today.
I can give back a little - I found di.fm that is focused on electronica. It’s a freemium low-res streaming service that has lots of categories and playlists. They don’t have spotify links but you can let it play in the background and take note of anything that strikes you.
There are also sister sites for different genres - jazz, classical, rock and ‘zen’ (relax/sleep/study).
Your bandcamp link is a real find. I’ve already found music to add to my collection on Tidal.
I’m glad you’re finding good stuff - bandcamp can be wonderful for its sheer scale and diversity, and bandcamp can be awful for its sheer scale and diversity. It definitely needs curation!
Thank you for the di.fm suggestion, it looks great!
Not sure when this was rolled out (am I late to the party?) but I noticed Qobuz on Windows has dark mode finally!
I received an email from Qobuz today reminding me that I can save $29 a year on my subscription by paying for it annually, and that I can sign up for an annual plan at any time.
I suspect Apple’s new lossless is the cause for their concern; I’m sticking with Qobuz, though. It’s been a great service, the sound quality is excellent, the catalogue is now really very good, I like the interface, and I’d like to support one of the smaller companies out there, especially one said to pay artists more than some of the other streaming services (I don’t know how reliable the data on payments per stream is, though).
I hear that!
Another selling point is being able to use roon with it.
Occasionally there’s a song or two that isn’t available on qobuz, but most of the time it’s there.
I think the only thing that would pull me to Apple down the road is/if they bring airplay to their wireless devices (airpods etc.). But I’d probably still keep my qobuz subscription, unless I find myself not using roon…