Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 40 of 76

Thread: Cool/Interesting Music Links

  1. #1
    to wound the autumnal city.
    Posts
    5,310

    Cool/Interesting Music Links

    Complete list so far:

    http://www.gnoosic.com <- input the names of artists and music gropus you like, and it will give you a list of other artists/music groups that you may or may not have heard of, but will also probably like


    http://www.songtitle.info <- A list of names and artists for songs that have appeared in tv commercials.

    http://www.allmusic.com <- Look up a band and you can see a biography, a list of all the band members, a list of some of their influences, a list of similar bands, a list of bands they influenced, other bands the members were in, and a discography with reviews. Some bands have more information than others, obviously.


    http://www.audioscrobbler.com/ <- Audioscrobbler builds a profile of your musical taste using a plugin for your media player (Winamp, iTunes, XMMS etc..). Plugins send the name of every song you play to the Audioscrobbler server, which updates your musical profile with the new song. Every person with a plugin has their own page on this site which shows their listening statistics. The system automatically matches you to people with a similar music taste, and generates personalised recommendations.

    http://www.mysongbook.com <- AWESOME for guitar players, requires Guitar Pro tab software though.

    http://www.mxtabs.net <- not just for the tabs but the forums are pretty good places for tips and stuff, I learned some great popping techniques from some greats dudes on the forum.

    http://www.wholenote.com

    http://www.activebass.com

    http://www.killhannah.com

    Feel free to keep posting more...
    Last edited by DSettahr; 09-16-2004 at 09:56 PM.

  2. #2
    I meant to post this an hour ago, but firefox keeps crashing. I'm biting the bullet and using IE.

    www.allmusic.com
    Look up a band and you can see a biography, a list of all the band members, a list of some of their influences, a list of similar bands, a list of bands they influenced, other bands the members were in, and a discography with reviews.
    Some bands have more information than others, obviously.
    It's not the side effects of cocaine, so then I'm thinking that it must be love

  3. #3
    http://www.audioscrobbler.com/

    Audioscrobbler builds a profile of your musical taste using a plugin for your media player (Winamp, iTunes, XMMS etc..). Plugins send the name of every song you play to the Audioscrobbler server, which updates your musical profile with the new song. Every person with a plugin has their own page on this site which shows their listening statistics. The system automatically matches you to people with a similar music taste, and generates personalised recommendations.

  4. #4
    to wound the autumnal city.
    Posts
    5,310
    ^^ That looks pretty cool. I'm definately checking it out.

  5. #5

  6. #6
    Balls of steel.
    Posts
    7,150
    www.wholenote.com

    www.mysongbook.com <-- AWESOME for guitar players, requires Guitar Pro tab software though

    [edit]

    www.activebass.com - almost forgot that one

    www.mxtabs.net -- not just for the tabs but the forums are pretty good places for tips and stuff, I learned some great popping techniques from some greats dudes on the forum
    Last edited by Shintock; 09-12-2004 at 12:01 PM.

  7. #7

    Re: Cool/Interesting Music Links

    Originally posted by DSettahr


    http://www.gnoosic.com <- input the names of artists and music gropus you like, and it will give you a list of other artists/music groups that you may or may not have heard of, but will also probably like
    The irony of this site is that it only really knows popular bands/artists who play mainstream music.
    The music industry is a cruel and shallow money trench where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.

  8. #8
    Really? I've had it give me plenty of non-mainstream artists, Flexor.

  9. #9
    to wound the autumnal city.
    Posts
    5,310
    Same here. It seemed to know a lot of underground electronic musicians/groups.

    The database is constantly updated based on your replies of "I like them," "I dont like them," and "Never heard of them," So it only makes sense that it would be a bit better at grouping music that the majority of people enter into the search.

  10. #10
    SAJN_Master
    Posts
    11,157
    It says I will like a band called 'Vaakevandring' we shall see.
    Think while it's still legal.

  11. #11
    It knew none of the names I've tried. And I wasn't even trying too hard, I put in big names like crystal method and fluke.
    The music industry is a cruel and shallow money trench where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.

  12. #12
    Well, I'd try again because since the last time you tried it's learned both of those names.
    Last edited by Wuss; 09-16-2004 at 01:12 PM.

  13. #13
    to wound the autumnal city.
    Posts
    5,310
    Crystal Method works for me. Gives me some pretty good results too.

  14. #14
    Yeah, it knew some of the fairly obscure stuff I put in like Big Star and Chris Bell.

    I also tried putting in the 3 most obscure punk bands I could think of, and it gave me a whole bunch of stuff I've never heard of.
    It's not the side effects of cocaine, so then I'm thinking that it must be love

  15. #15
    Originally posted by Wuss
    Well, I'd try again because since the last time you tried it's learned both of those names.
    Bah. They have spies everywhere!
    The music industry is a cruel and shallow money trench where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.

  16. #16
    It's evolving! Pretty soon that thing will have opposable thumbs!

  17. #17
    The Man with the PlanT
    Posts
    2,865
    http://www.beatles-discography.com/

    I don't want to go so far as to say complete history the Beatles, but it's pretty close. Just go to the "song-by-song, day-by-day, record-by-record index".
    "I got kicked off the high school debate team for saying 'Yeah? Well, **** you!'
    ... I thought I had won."

  18. #18
    If you want to go really in depth with The Beatles, check this out.
    If you click on the songs, you see notes on them by Alan Pollack, a musicologist. He goes in to extreme depth with each song, pointing out arrangement, chord progressions, music structure, rhythm, and tons of other stuff. Most of it is way over my head.
    It's not the side effects of cocaine, so then I'm thinking that it must be love

  19. #19
    The Man with the PlanT
    Posts
    2,865
    I'll definitely check that site out. I'd like to know as much about the Beatles as possible.

    The site you mentioned is more about how the made their songs, while the site I mentioned is more about what inspired them to make the song, and what was going on with the band at the time. Both are really in depth and worth checking out for any Beatles fan.
    "I got kicked off the high school debate team for saying 'Yeah? Well, **** you!'
    ... I thought I had won."

  20. #20
    Yes. Even if you don't understand a lot of the stuff on the site I linked, it's still interesting. You come out with a lot more respect for the Beatles as well.

    Your site is also cool.
    It's not the side effects of cocaine, so then I'm thinking that it must be love

  21. #21
    It's crystal-clear to him.T
    Posts
    2,648
    Tab of every guitar chord ever.

    It's probably been posted before, but...oh well.

  22. #22
    Bah, HUMBUG!
    Posts
    13,278
    http://www.gibsonmagic.com/digitalguitar.html <-------------- Fear the future.

  23. #23
    Audiscrobbler seems to crash my Winamp (5.03a). Anyone else having problems with it or know of a fix? When I uninstall the plugin, Winamp works great again.

  24. #24
    It's crystal-clear to him.T
    Posts
    2,648
    Holy crap, that almost looks like a phone line input on that les paul.....oooh, that would be wierd, playing guitar using telephone dial-tones as the sound. Damn, that's a good idea.

  25. #25
    No Longer Homeless!
    Fancy Pants

    Posts
    9,833
    Isn't it CAT-5?

  26. #26
    And the pharmacists
    Posts
    517
    www.metalrules.com

    A must for any metal head.

  27. #27
    a necessary change
    Posts
    1,433
    No, it's not CAT-5. It's similar though. I was reading up on that the other day. It's main beauty is individual processing for each string and no sound quality loss.

  28. #28
    The sites insound.com and epitonic.com both have a large selection of free, legal mp3s. Holy crap!

  29. #29
    Play that funky music, white boy
    Posts
    1,073
    Pitchfork - Great indie music site. It has an extensive collection of reviews and the latest news on artists.

    Delusions of Adequacy - Another indie music site with the biggest collection of reviews I've ever seen. Great site.

    Downhill Battle - Music activisim site with tons of articles and editorials about the state of the music industry. A must-read.
    "I'm afraid of OC'ing my video card. You never know when Ogre Calling can go terribly wrong."

  30. #30
    I forgot about Delusions of Adequacy, thanks.

    I read Pitchfork every weekday. It's great.
    It's not the side effects of cocaine, so then I'm thinking that it must be love

  31. #31
    The jig is up, the news is out, they've finally found me
    Posts
    1,222
    Yeah, the gnoosic site wasn't that good at all. I entered Metallica, it returned Judas Priest. Entered Megadeth, returned Judas Priest. Entered Iron Maiden, returned Judas Priest. I think that whoever made the database doesn't particularly care for or know about that many genres of music, so they just added well known bands for the genres they don't specialize in.
    Who made you God to say "I'll take your life from you"?

  32. #32
    He broke your intarwebs.
    Posts
    2,137
    musicplasma.com

    Far better than gnoosic

  33. #33
    http://www.magnatune.com/

    Non-RIAA record label. Good stuff.

    http://www.alwaysontherun.net/muse.htm#s2

    Lyrics to all Muse songs, if you're into that sort of thing (which I most definately am).

    http://www.purevolume.com/

    Lots of Indie/Punk/Rock. Not the greatest music, but you'll find something good every once in a while.
    Marsz, marsz, Dąbrowski,
    Z ziemi włoskiej do Polski,
    Za twoim przewodem
    Złączym się z narodem.

  34. #34
    Not sure if this is a 'music' link, but its close enough:

    http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/

    Its for Exact Audio Copy, as you can tell. Its an excellent, free CD Ripping program, just about the best. If you have/get LAME, it can rip and convert to MP3 for you. The difference as compared to, say, WMP ripping is incredible.
    A Knight's Tail
    Exile: A Tale of Light in Dark
    The Never Ending Story²
    "I consume the life essence itself!... Preferably medium rare" - Mauldis

    -----@%

  35. #35
    No Longer Homeless!
    Fancy Pants

    Posts
    9,833
    Easy CD-DA is better.

  36. #36

  37. #37
    Seen Your Member
    Posts
    1,568
    http://www.di.fm/edmguide/edmguide.html

    A guide to electronic music genres, with lots of samples.
    I'm just a little boy.

  38. #38
    Balls of steel.
    Posts
    7,150
    I've always been partial to Audiograbber for ripping CDs.

  39. #39
    Originally posted by Flirbnic
    http://www.di.fm/edmguide/edmguide.html

    A guide to electronic music genres, with lots of samples.
    Good site for the samples, but other than that it makes no sense. What's up with the links between genres? some of those really shouldn't be. And don't get me started about the trance section! I could name a thousand things wrong with that!
    The music industry is a cruel and shallow money trench where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.

  40. #40
    Originally posted by Flexor
    Good site for the samples, but other than that it makes no sense. What's up with the links between genres? some of those really shouldn't be. And don't get me started about the trance section! I could name a thousand things wrong with that!
    Yeah, it's definitely a little biased. :p

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •