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Posted 11 September 2007 - 10:26 AM

General

http://Allmusic.com - Has information on virtually every somewhat well known bands

http://www.1212.com - Music industry database.

http://www.pollstar.com - Good website to find out about tour dates.

http://www.rollingstone.com - Home of the Rollling Stone magazine, an American magazine devoted mostly to music. Has reviews, articles and other stuff like this.

http://www.spin.com/ - Home of the Spin magazine, a magazine devoted to pop music. Like Rollingstone.com, it has reviews and articles.

http://wikipedia.org - Wikipedia is obviously not just about music, but most well known bands have a page dedicated to them. There's usually their discograpy and a short biography and links to the band's website/myspace/fanclub etc.

http://www.imeem.com - It's kinda of youtube for music only, but the songs are loaded extremely fast.

http://metacritic.com - Metacritic compiles reviews from respected critics and publications for film, video/dvd, books, music, television and games.

Rock

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/ - Seems mostly focused on indie rock, although they also cover other genres from time to time.

http://www.rockdetector.com/ - Rock music database.

http://hypem.com/popular - Another really useful site is The Hype Machine, particularly the "Popular" section, which gives you a top 50 chart of the most viewed/downloaded music blog tracks. It's great for indie/electro kinda stuff. It's also the best place for getting remixes, b-sides, covers and rarities for your favourite bands.


Heavy Metal

http://bnrmetal.com - Grood metal database, this guy has information on most of the well known bands with a short description of their music.

http://Anus.com - Stands for “American Nihilist Underground Society”, one of the first website dedicated to metal music. This site is one of the best place to go if you want to learn about the early death/black metal bands.

http://www.metal-archives.com/ - The Encyclopedia Metallum, best place to go if you’re looking about information on obscure metal bands.

http://www.chroniclesofchaos.com/ - Chronicles of Chaos. One of the longest extreme metal webzine on the internet. Has reviews, interviews and articles on everything related to extreme metal music.

http://www.blabbermouth.net - Heavy metal news website. Not always very relevant, but sometime has interesting things

http://www.icebergradio.com/bwbk - Internet radio, reviews and a lot of information on most known metal bands. Feature well known metal critics Martin Popoff and Tim Henderson.

http://x.aceboard.com/ - A forum that includes links to a lot of extreme metal video and documentary.

http://www.metalstorm.ee - News, reviews, interview etc.

http://www.metal-observer.com - Reviews etc.

http://www.ultimatemetal.com - Community, review etc.

Anime Music

http://Gendou.com - for all of those anime music lovers.

Electronic

http://synthtopia.com/Articles/ElectronicM...StylesTech.html – Interesting website on everything related to techno music. Has reviews, articles and a forum related to the genre.

http://techno.org/electronic-music-guide/ - Ishkurs guide to electrono music. Has a graphical map of different electronic music genres and when they were invented, also has lots of samples for each style.

http://www.trackitdown.net - Dance music mp3/wave distribution center

http://www.beatport.com - Beatport is a US-based online music store located in Denver, Colorado that specializes in electronic music, dance music and remixes. Beatport offers new releases, classic and exclusive tracks, all of which are categorized by genre, such as house music, trance music and techno.

Even if you don't use it for purchasing music its a great way to find new stuff, see their recommendations etc. Very cool site.

http://www.newmixes.com/ - Free legal mp3 live sets and radio dj mix download.

Folk

http://www.fluxeuropa.com/ - Website that specialises on NeoFolk music. Hasn’t been updated since 2005 but the website is still up, and still has a lot of interesting reviews.

Online Radio

http://Pandora.com - Internet radio where you enter a song or an artist you like and they'll play similar songs from similar artists. I used it for a while a couple of months ago, and it's actually pretty good if you give it some time to adapt to your tastes. It's not available anymore to canadian users though =(.

http://Icebergradio.com - Canadian old fashioned (meaning you don't get to choose what you listen) Internet radio. I can only vouch for the metal part of the site, which is ok.

http://chroniXradio.com – Internet Metal Radio. Might be an ok alternative to Iceberg Radio although it seems to stay a bit more within the boundaries of popular metal.

http://last.fm Internet radio where you can somewhat decide what you listen to. A bit like pandora, you enter an artist name, or a genre, then it gives you tracks from similar artists. Also allows you to keep track of all the songs you listen to with a plugin that works with most media player.

http://musicovery.com You decide the type of music you want to hear, and the mood you're in, and it gives you musical suggestions. I tried it a bit and I wasn't impressed by the choice of music they seem to have. Might still be a good place if you can't use any other internet radio.

http://www.Live365.com - Has hundreds of internet radio on almost every genre that exist.

http://www.live365.com/stations/kylegann – Post classical radio. The playlist includes mostly newer classical composers. You might need to register to listen to it though.

www.technobase.fm - Electronic radio

http://death.fm - Extreme metal radio

Media Player

http://www.foobar2000.org/ - Arguably the most customizable music player that exists, you can do amazing things with this if you put some time into it (look for columnsui if you are interested in customizing foobar)

http://www.mediamonkey.com/ - Music player for those like me, who can't be bothered to take the time to customize foobar to their need, and that do not like iTunes and the like smile.gif. You can synchronize iPods with it, which means you don't have to install iTunes or quicktime at all (same holds for foobar).

Winamp -  The most popular media player after WMP, Winamp is another option if you want a good media player that does not use a lot of memory.

Lyrics

http://www.evillabs.sk/evillyrics/ - the best lyric plugin you'll ever need. You can find lyrics for nearly any song by nearly any band very easily with it. It's not perfect, as it sometimes gives you either wrong lyric or unrelated stuff, but it's much better than having to look on the internet each time you're lisetning to music.

http://darklyrics.com - One of the best website about metal lyrics (updated regularly).

http://sing365.com - General lyric website. Seems to have an ok selection.

Other

http://www.freedb.org/ - Database of cd track listing. Pretty useful if you’re looking for some cd information.



Obviously I don't know a lot of websites in the non metal department, so feel free to suggest intelligent and well thought websites.

Thanks to
AvariceX for reminding me of Pandora.
Chilln_1ce for last.fm
Karasuhebi for gendou.com
Aftermath for Wikipedia.org
Vicious for darklyrics.com and chroniXradio.com
hfswjyr for sing365.com and freedb.org
Robzor for Winamp
Cloudpost for The Hype Machine
aamupaamu for Ishkurs
Fratyris for imeem
PleasureToKill for ultimatemetal.com, metal-observer.com & death.fm

Edited by Taxes-, 24 May 2009 - 04:21 PM.


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Posted 11 September 2007 - 01:18 PM

Great post, thanks for all the links.  I would also suggest adding www.pandora.com to that list.  It is another internet radio site that adapts the music it plays to your personal taste.  I've actually vastly expanded my knowledge of existing bands because of it...but it's not available in Canada anymore. sad.gif

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 02:07 PM

QUOTE(AvariceX @ Sep 11 2007, 04:18 PM) View Post

Great post, thanks for all the links.  I would also suggest adding www.pandora.com to that list.  It is another internet radio site that adapts the music it plays to your personal taste.  I've actually vastly expanded my knowledge of existing bands because of it...but it's not available in Canada anymore. sad.gif


Added Pandora and another internet radio + a part on Media Player.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 07:53 AM

Nice compilation but ... no Last.fm? How is this possible?



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Posted 12 September 2007 - 09:19 AM

QUOTE(chilln_1ce @ Sep 12 2007, 10:53 AM) View Post

Nice compilation but ... no Last.fm? How is this possible?


Just added Last.fm, musicovery and evil Lyrics. Also added Spin.com, RollingStone.com and Weltmacht oder Niedergang earlier this morning.

And please, there has to be many more good website about music I don't know about, I need your help people! Please try to include a description of the website you suggest though, to make it easier for other people to know what the site is about.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 01:36 PM

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And please, there has to be many more good website about music I don't know about, I need your help people! Please try to include a description of the website you suggest though, to make it easier for other people to know what the site is about.


www.lyrics.com has a good collection of lyrics but I haven't visited it in a while and last I checked they were slacking on updates.

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 03:16 AM

darklyrics.com if you want any metal song lyrics (updated regularly)

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 07:02 AM

gendou.com for all of those anime music lovers.

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 10:54 AM

Wikipedia.org is a great source for learning about a particular band if you know the name that your looking for. Theres almost always up to date bio's, discographys and links to reviews on various websites.

Nice list btw Ta_xes, quite a few that I didn't know about in there.

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 02:47 PM

Added wikipedia, gendou and darklyric.

And I just looked at lyrics.com, and it seems to me that the selection isn't too good. Could anyone else look over it to see if I'm just crazy? If it is indeed lacking I think won't add it to the list. Thanks for the suggestion though AvariceX.

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 09:14 PM

I don't think lyrics.com is very good for lyrics. Try sing365.com I think.

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 12:22 PM

Just added sing365.com.

And for the metal fans, bnrmetal.com has finally finished it's redesign, so you might want to have a look to see the new feature he added.

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 12:33 AM

k, I have a link that has almost all albums available for download, but I won't post it here, since it's illegal.

Great links though.

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 12:40 AM

QUOTE([ King.Spades ] @ Sep 15 2007, 12:33 AM) View Post

k, I have a link that has almost all albums available for download, but I won't post it here, since it's illegal.

Great links though.

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 01:51 PM

QUOTE([ King.Spades ] @ Sep 15 2007, 04:33 AM) View Post

k, I have a link that has almost all albums available for download, but I won't post it here, since it's illegal.

Great links though.


Google is the only website you need if you know how to search ^^ (though there are websites that make finding some albums quicker).

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 11:08 AM

QUOTE(Ta_xes @ Sep 16 2007, 05:51 AM) View Post


Google is the only website you need if you know how to search ^^ (though there are websites that make finding some albums quicker).


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Posted 16 September 2007 - 11:33 AM

QUOTE(Ta_xes @ Sep 15 2007, 02:51 PM) View Post

Google is the only website you need if you know how to search ^^ (though there are websites that make finding some albums quicker).

Well, yeah, google "[album name] torrent" and you'll find it, but whatever. That site works as well.

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 01:09 PM

QUOTE(Synegh @ Sep 16 2007, 02:33 PM) View Post

Well, yeah, google "[album name] torrent" and you'll find it, but whatever. That site works as well.


actually it's google ["Artist Name - Album Name" "Name of popular One Click hosting Website"] but shhhhh don't tell anyone :).

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 02:22 PM

Maybe rename Heavy Metal to only Metal?

Anyway, great list, sticky plz!

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 05:44 PM

QUOTE(Cigaro @ Sep 16 2007, 05:22 PM) View Post

Maybe rename Heavy Metal to only Metal?

Anyway, great list, sticky plz!


Well heavy metal is not actually a subgenre of metal music, it's the real, formal term of the genre. Any bands that have been classified as heavy metal can usually also be classified in another subgenre (ie: Iron Maiden is NWOBHM, Black Sabbath is Doom Metal and so on). Not everyone seems to agree with this though, but imo it's the most accurate way to name it.

Anyway, anyone else has some interesting links to share? The list is kinda lacking in some genres. There has to be good and interesting websites about hip hop, techno, blues and jazz and things like that.

And I have to report my thread if I want to get it stickied right?

Edited by Ta_xes, 16 September 2007 - 08:36 PM.





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