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A Universe of Music

23 Mar 2014, 02:31 UTC
A Universe of Music
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I continue to be obsessed with Spotify. I thought I was familiar with a lot of music, but Spotify shows me every day that I have barely scratched the surface of the world of music that I could really love. How did I miss The Jam? The Smiths? Paul Butterfield? Dozens of great albums by artists I do know? Oh well - nothing to be done about it but to explore and listen. I've been using playlists to help expand my horizons - some of them found, most of them built myself (which is very easy to do). Some examples:1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die - This is based is based on Tom Moon's excellent book. I found one playlist (821 selected songs from most works in the list) and I started my own (complete albums, but only about 1200 songs so far).Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums - I found this playlist with 6300 songs. Everybody's Dummy - This is one of my favorite album review blogs, with a lot of classic rock that I enjoy, as well as a lot of cool discoveries, so I made a playlist of his highly rated albums "4.5+ on Everybody's Dummy."Voyager ...

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