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PUBLIC MARKS from garret with tags music & reviews

2010

Discogs | Database and Marketplace for Music on Vinyl, CD, Cassette, MP3 and More

by 23 others (via)
"Similar to RateYourMusic, except Discogs caters more towards DJs, with an incredible database of music, especially club and other electronic music. I've got an account there, under the same name." [SwimTwoBirds]

MP3 Insider - CNET Reviews

"MP3 Insider is a blog and weekly podcast created by CNET's MP3 technology experts, Donald Bell and Jasmine France. Each week, Jasmine and Donald discuss the latest digital music (and video) news, hardware, software, and media services, and address reader calls and e-mail."

2009

Under the Radar (magazine) | Reviews, Interviews

Reviews * Music * DVDs * Live Shows * Cinema * TV * Books * Comic Books * Video Games Interviews * Music * Cinema * TV * Comic Books

TrouserPress.com | reviews

"Trouser Press, online here since August 2002, began with the contents of all five Trouser Press Record Guides, those highly opinionated review books of alternative rock. Thanks to many fine contributors, the site now includes loads of new and updated entries — more than 3,000 in all. While it's by no means definitive, we're working to catch up and keep up. (Hit the What's New button to see what's been added recently.) There's a message board for sharing your thoughts about music and more. The Trouser Press Magazine button takes you to a cover archive with anecdotes about the issues and a complete index to the magazine's decade-long run. And for the truly devoted, we've got TP merch for sale."

BiggerBoat | Search engine: Music, Movies

Prices for music CD's (new or used, with short previews and reviews), MP3 downloads, and DVD's at Amazon and other stores.

CD HotList | New Releases for Libraries

CD HotList is a monthly review service offered exclusively by Baker & Taylor to the library community. Selections are divided into Classical, Country/Folk, Jazz, Rock/Pop, World/Ethnic.

2008

allmusic | music reviews, new releases, artists biography

by 50 others
Allmusic.com offers discographies and biographical information for both artists and composers, and gives ratings and reviews of recordings, past and current. Very useful for weeding. Also lists recently released CDs. [icpl.org] Mac users (Safari): In order to play audio samples, you will need to install a free plug-in called Flip4Mac, available at www.telestream.net/telestream-products/desktop-products.htm.

Google Music: Search

Search results are well organized. Google shows all albums and even all songs (if you prefer). Has links to reviews from all over the web.

Six-Word Reviews of 763 SXSW Mp3s by Paul Ford - The Morning News

by 1 other
"I recently downloaded the SXSW 2008 torrent file, which contains nearly 48 continuous hours of music from 763 acts appearing this week at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas (these bands elected to give away MP3s; they represent less than half of the total number of acts). I found myself wondering how to locate the songs worth hearing, and imagined that others were having the same problem. Thus, the 763 reviews you’ll find below. For brevity, I kept each to exactly six words."

2007

Rate Your Music | Find/Research Music

Rate Your Music is a metadata database where musical albums, EPs, singles, videos, and bootlegs are rated and reviewed by users. This data is then used to generate music recommendations for users and to create rated lists of music albums. Weighted averages are used to calculate the ordering for these lists; regular members who write reviews and rate more albums have a greater weight applied to their ratings. It is a wiki in the sense that users can add, edit and remove content; however, the majority of new, edited content must be approved by a moderator. [Wikipedia]

Stylus Magazine | daily web magazine (ceased publishing end of 2007)

by 3 others
"Our agenda at Stylus is to have no agenda. The music might be pop or rock or jazz or dance or alternative; it might be from a major label or it might be from somebody's bedroom. The movies may be Hollywood blockbusters, festival circuit darlings, or below-the-radar gems. It doesn't matter to us; all that matters is that we love them, and we want to help you to love them too by telling you what we love and why we love it."

Dusted Magazine | Reviews & Charts

by 3 others
"Dusted Magazine is updated every day. We run new reviews on Mondays and Thursdays, new features on Tuesdays and Fridays, and new charts on Wednesdays. Dusted is run on a voluntary basis and is not currently accepting any advertising. Our reviewers live all over the country and vary greatly in age and background. Our charts are compiled from top 30s submitted by approximately 40 handpicked college-affiliated/independent stations in the US and Canada."

2006

HipHopDX.com | Hip Hop, Rap Music, and R&B Lifestyle Magazine

"Centered in the realm of hip-hop and rap, HipHopDX (www.hiphopdx.com) hosts reviews, news, and lists of upcoming releases. You'll also find audio tracks, video clips, and playlist ideas (in the Mixtape section)." [O'Reilly]

Tasty | Web Zine

Album reviews (and singles), articles, contact, events, gig reviews, interviews, links, mp3s.