EMusic picks

Every month I have 30 credits to spend at emusic.com on finding new music or filling gaps in my collection. The emusic catalogue isn’t as big as I’d like, but it does skew towards the more obscure so it’s easier to find stuff that would be buried on other sites. Normally I ask for suggestions, but this month I thought I’d let chance find me a fewand just click until I found stuff that interested me.

The first of this month’s choices isn’t all that obscure though- nonstoperotik by Black Francis,in which the Pixies lead man gets all dirty.

Next I thought I’d try some of the music recommended by the site. So Dirty Mind by The Pipettes provided three tracks.

There’s a most downloaded section, which gave me Forced To Love/All To All by Broken Social Scene.

Next I looked at the recently added section, where I found Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast by Cornershop. Certainly not a new band to me, but a new album.

With two credits left I grabbed the last track needed to complete Switzerland by Electric Six and a random track by Ripperton, who are rated as the most popular artist on the site.

I have to develop a more organised way to find new music if this month’s selections are anything to go by, only three out of thirty choices was by an artist new to me.


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