Ever get a little bored with your favorite music? Sometimes, I just need something new, but if I don’t know about a band, how would I ever be able to find them?
The tuneglue musicmap may be the answer. You begin by simply entering the name of a music artist.
Your choice appears as a grey circle in the center of your screen. Clicking it opens up your choices. You can delete your choice, lock its position on the screen, get a list of that musician’s releases or expand. Expanding creates a web of performers with a similar sound to the original.
My choice, R.E.M. expanded to include U2, Michael Stipe, The Smashing Pumpkins, Counting Crows and The Minus 5. Hmm… The Minus 5? I’d never heard of them. I hop over to Pandora, and create a The Minus 5 station and sure enough, I love the sound. The song I hear first, “With a Gun,” sounds like Tom Petty, The Byrds and yes, R.E.M. Time to do a little shopping!