Discovering New Music.....

In attempts to discover new artists/music, I typically surf by typing in one of my favorite artists in the search function and seeing what music other buyers have purchased as well.

Everyone has different musical tastes so I figured I'd list some of my favorite cd's. If you like any of my selections on my top ten list, I'd like to know some of your favorite cds/artists as well. There's nothing like learning about new music from others who have similar tastes in music.

Here's my list:

Natalie Merchant - Tigerlily
Jennifer Warnes - Famous Blue Raincoat & The Well
Billy Bragg - Workers Playtime
Sarah Mclaughlin - Surfacing
Jason Mraz- Mr A to Z
KD Lang - Hymns from the 49th Parallel
Linda Ronstadt - Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind
David Grey - Life in Slow Motion
Carly Simon - Coming Around Again
Sarah Brightman - Dive
Another Audiogoner posted about Pandora. It is an awesome site for discovering new music. I'm addicted.
Absolutely, try Pandora. It does Amazon one better as long as you have the time to listen.

From the list you've shared, here are a few artists/albums that come to mind that you may also enjoy:

Damien Rice, "O"
Tori Amos, Too many selections to pick just one, but try "Little Earthquakes"
Ray La Mantagne, "Trouble"
Jack Johnson, "Brushfire Fairytales"
Annie Lennox, "Diva"
Ben Harper, "Fight for your Mind"
Lorenna McKennit, "The Visit"
Emmylou Harris, "Wrecking Ball"


A few ideas:

Joni Mitchell - early/middle period
Norah Jones
Diana Krall - All for you, Love scenes

If you feel like branching out of female vocals, I'd recommend:

Bill Evans - almost anything
William Ackerman - solo guitar albums
Glenn Gould - any Bach album


Also, there's a great site - - you can do the same thing there that you do on Amazon.