It’s never been easier to discover new music. Cleverly coded sites like Biblify.com and Pitchify.com trawl the web for album reviews and produce an aggregate review score alongside a Spotify link (Cheers holidaying Greg). Lastify (britify.com/lastify) conjures a Spotify playlist of music recommendations based on your last.fm listening habits. (As the site says, “It’s like iTunes Genius, but less smug.”)
The Hype Machine’s Popular chart has long been used as an industry barometer of what music bloggers are excited about. With its latest Fast Forward feature (hypem.com/fast-forward) you can skip through recently blogged music by popularity or genre, seeing a screenshot of the blog post and hearing a sample of the track. If you’re not keen on a song, click to move on. If you like it, click the heart to remember what it was.