Music worth exploring
Remember discovering your new favorite band or song for the first time? That rush, that sense of wonder, the immediate urge to listen to it again? And again? Nowadays, access to music is so ubiquitous, and so much music is being released, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. To just sit back and enjoy the classics and same old songs. We get it.
Addtowantlist.com is here to help you fight off that musical paralysis. Add To Wantlist is run by two brothers on a constant journey to uncover past and future gems in an ever expanding musical landscape. We share what we dig up. Because we care, about the music, and about the artists. So try it. And if you like it, buy it. Or, put it on your wantlist if you’ve already bought too many records this month. We will post primarily about records (or digital releases), but will throw in the occasional book and documentary recommendation. Follow us on Twitter for additional recommendations, interesting reads, and discount codes and sales at record stores.
Dennis: ‘I try to find a balance between old & new in my listening and collecting behavior. I still play and buy classics – from The Animals to The Zombies, from 60’s garage to C86 jangle, from northern soul to southern rock, from Little Richard to Big Star, and so on – but I’m also always looking for new music, often artists who have <100 listeners per month on Spotify. My children describe my music taste as ‘gravelly voices with guitars’, which is quite accurate. Here, I will mainly write about garage / country / indie rock, jangle and soul, probably with some exceptions.’
Niek: ‘I have a soft spot for bands who ‘hit all the wrong notes at the right time’ (I totally stole this from Bob Mehr’s excellent biography of the Replacements). I like my music short, fast, loud, and catchy though not necessarily all at the same time. I still listen to 80’s hairmetal. Here, I will post primarily about punk, powerpop, indiepop, indierock and jangle.’