I listen to and read a lot of music sites. Most are blogs, a collection of quick thoughts – a fairly quick look at a topic, then they move on (like, um, mine). The Onion’s AV Club is more like a traditional magazine, with columns (sometimes weekly or at strange intervals). What’s really grown on me since the start of the year is Popless, best introduced with its own tagline:
After 17 years of professional music-reviewing, Noel Murray is taking time off from all new music, and is revisiting his record collection in alphabetical order, to take stock of what he’s amassed, and consider what he still needs.
And it’s exactly what it says, and fascinating to read and listen to, even if you don’t agree with what he says all the time. It is time consuming, but I’ll start the song playing, read the track description, and go look at something else until it’s done (tabbed browsing is your friend). And I guarantee you’ll find that you don’t know every band (and like some of the new ones), and some of it will reinforce your opinions, and sometimes you’ll figure out you really don’t like that artist anymore.