Ryan’s Smashing Life

After reading a post on Ars this morning, I got turned on to a new music blog called Ryan’s Smashing Life. I’m really liking it so far. In the past few years, I’ve become a bit disgusted with modern music, but I’ve perked up these past few months. Maybe I was just sick of the music that makes its way to mainstream radio. Or maybe the music industry is finally turning around and picking good artists. Or maybe the market is correcting itself in spite of the industry. Or maybe I’m just an idiot who didn’t know that there’s a lot of good music out there that doesn’t make it to the airwaves and the Interwebs is a good place to find it. Either way, RSL has got some decent stuff on it. He’s also got a really nice, unobtrusive streaming music player on there. I recommend listening to “Peace and Hate” by The Submarines.

2 thoughts on “Ryan’s Smashing Life

  1. “Or maybe I’m just an idiot who didn’t know that there’s a lot of good music out there that doesn’t make it to the airwaves” — “idiot” is a bit harsh, but in short I believe this is the problem

    If you find an online music zine that generally fits your taste in music I’m sure you’ll find hundreds of new artists you can listen to. Since high school I use http://www.adequacy.net/ .. I actually haven’t perused the site since junior year in college but whenever I get back to it I can’t wait to see what I discover. Sometimes Pitchfork is good too. All these sites (especially Pitchfork) can be very pretentious though.

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