AMG's All Music is the most comprehensive encyclopedia of popular music artists and releases on the web. Look up some of your favorite artists, read their bios, check out their main album discography and reviews, drill into single reviews from there, follow the influence chain around........I'm not responsible for the fact that you're going to waste the rest of your life here.
An item is worth, as the saying goes, only what someone will pay for it. Thanks to GEMM, you're about to find out exactly what your record collection is worth. Buy some impossible-to-find stuff while you browse. I'm not responsible for the fact that you're going to spend the rest of your life's income here.
Remember college radio? Remember DJs who came in and played whatever they wanted - A-lists, B-lists, and commercial "alternative" radio be damned? Remember people who loved music so much they couldn't give a damn about silly genre labels? WMSE does. Seriously, people of Milwaukee - this is one of the last great American college radio stations, standing tall above the post-Nirvana commercial wasteland.
3wk is all indie, all the time. OK, I lied - but the major label stuff they play (only a few times an hour) tends to be innocuous stuff like Bjork, Radiohead, or the Cure. A great place to catch up on all the new Hipster bands. Am I cool yet? 3wk offers a wide variety of formats, now with XXX Ogg Vorbis XXX!!!!
All hail the Master of British Quality, John Peel. He's older than your grandpa, and cooler than you - at the same time. The most significant DJ in rock music, ever, period. Click the "Listen Live" link here at BBC Radio One, and tune in Tuesday through Thursday, 4:00 - 6:00 PM CST. Alternately, you can listen to programs up to a week old on demand - in the window that pops up choose an old program on the right - very nice. You'll need RealPlayer. R.I.P. JOHN PEEL