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Who gets publicly excited about music?

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People, I lack music.

My office in Berlin was in a bar, above rehearsal rooms, with an electro-heavy playlist constantly on the stereo. There was enough music around that I didn't need to find my own. So, aside from the odd medicinal piece for a particular mood, I just soaked up whatever was in the air already.

My current office is more mundane: choose headphones, or choose silence. I can't just sink into the emotional rhythm of other people's music, so I need to create my own or let the entire day be identical.
Still, I'm not really asking for music recommendations. I really want to find music journalists. Or music blogers, music essayists, whatever. I may draw the line at twitter. Suggestions?
Ones I already like:

  • Simon Reynolds (despite his habit of concealing his articles across a dozen half-forgotten blogs)

  • Velvet Coalmine


  • K-punk,
    Splintering Bone Ashes, and the rest of the hauntology crowd. Though they're more philosophy than music, and in any case seem mostly to have given up the ghost.

  • Sasha Frere-Jones (though I wish he were a bit less tastefully even-handed)

  • um...there most be some more? Right?
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On October 24th, 2011 05:06 am (UTC), writewrongs commented:
Have you ever used hypem.com?

It's a great place to find new music, aggregating music posted on music blogs.
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On October 24th, 2011 12:51 pm (UTC), oedipamaas49 replied:
I hadn't, but I have now. Seems pretty decent so far. Thanks!
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On October 24th, 2011 10:07 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
music blogs
I like ForTheDishwasher (http://forthedishwasher.blogspot.com/). Not necessarily for their taste (they post a lot of stuff anyway, including movies), but they have extensive info on every post they do. And having the download link right there is a matter of convenience ;)

Sahelsounds (http://sahelsounds.com/) is a very low volume blog about African music, but quality is excellent.

Daan
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On October 24th, 2011 12:50 pm (UTC), oedipamaas49 replied:
Re: music blogs
oh, thanks. And I did *very much* like the African music selection that you blogged a few months ago
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On October 29th, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC), blue_mai commented:
not sure it's quite the thing you're after, but here are a couple of links of music, rather than writing about music:
http://rcrdlbl.com/
http://pressplayandrecord.wordpress.com/ (titles lead to downloads)
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